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Seasonal Shift or Sustained Market Slowdown?

The Denver Market Shows Signs of Slowing

July’s Denver real estate numbers show a continued balancing of the market - an incremental slow-down, if you will. Last month, we reported our prediction that this slowing market was the product of a seasonal shift. In other words, residential real estate busy season began early, so it was ending early too. “It makes sense, as we look at the numbers [...] We may be seeing a seasonal shift,” explained Megan Aller from Land Title Guarantee Company.


Market Report Stats from Doug Yetman

Multiple industry leaders agree with this assessment, but some believe this slow down is far more than seasonal. According to DMAR’s Steve Danyliw, “ [...] an extreme seller’s market may be behind us.” Those of the

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All families deserve food, shelter, and safety. Live Urban Real Estate is honored to partner with Growing Home through our Live and Give program for 2018. This local non-profit organization serves children and families facing poverty through their innovative wrap-around approach which serves to overcome both short-term and long-term obstacles. Currently, Growing Home is collecting school supply donations so that the children they serve can attend school prepared to learn this fall.

Stop by our office from now until July 27th to drop off school supplies for Growing Home’s families in need.  So far, 1052 children have received backpacks and school supplies through Growing home! Help them grow this number for the 2018/2019 school year. Sending

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Fourth of July Pet Safety

Do’s and Don’ts for Keeping your Pup Safe this Independence Day

Fourth of July Fireworks are fun and exciting for us, but can be truly terrifying for our pets. It can cause them to go into Fight or Flight Mode, either destroying the house or leaving a Fido sized hole in the window screen. More dogs go missing and end up in shelters on Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year. According to PetAmberAlert.com, animal control sees a 30-60% increase in lost pets on July 4-6 every year. Sadly only 14% are returned to their owners. We want your dog to be safe and happy this Independence Day, so we’ve put together a list of Do’s and Dont’s to minimize the negative impact on your best friend.

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Do- Make sure your pup is microchipped

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Whether you go for decadent chocolate, creamy vanilla, or a fresh fruity sorbet, we're willing to bet you can't make it through summer without a scoop of ice cream. It's like a handful of portable air conditioning that comes in every imaginable flavor! Our agents share their favorite ice cream spots (by Denver neighborhood) and crave-able flavors. So, take a break from the heat and enjoy a scoop at one of Denver's best ice cream shops. 

Traci said:

High Point Creamery in the Curtis Park neighborhood

I love that we can ride our bikes and their milk chocolate ice cream is delish! The impeachment is good too. LOL!

Kelley said:

Sweet Cow Ice Cream in the Platt Park neighborhood

They always have different flavors rotating (like

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With Father’s Day quickly approaching and countless amazing dads to celebrate, we’ve compiled the best things to do for Father’s Day in Denver and beyond. Yes, every activity on the list actually occurs on the big day itself! From cars to grills and everything in between - treat your big guy to day he’ll remember.

best things to do for father's day in denver

Scooter Tour of Denver

Downtown Denver
https://scootoursdenver.com/

Looking for a new way to enjoy The Mile High City? How about scooting through the streets on a guided scooter Tour?

Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver

Departs from Union Station
https://www.viator.com/tours/Denver/Foothill-Explorer-Tour-From-Denver/d4837-8950P9?subPageType=important-info

Enjoy a 4 hour tour of some of metro Denver’s most scenic locations,

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why didn't the average home price increase this month?

A seasonal shift may be coming to the Denver real estate market! DMAR’s June numbers (based on May data) look as though Denver’s summer slow down hit a bit early for 2018. But, with the market so hot one might mistake it for the blazing summer sun... why the early cloud cover?


Rebekah Robinson, Live Urban Real Estate Realtor, discusses the June numbers.

The Typical Summer Trend

Since Denver’s great recession recovery, the housing market’s peak appeared each spring (May/June), then entered the summer slowdown through July and August. Denver’s yearly spring real estate boom seems to arrive as temps warm and buyers begin hopping in their cars for a sunny day of house hunting.

Come midsummer, many buyers head out of the state for vacation,

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 why summer is a great time to buy a house

Denver’s awash in green and sunshine and you can hardly open a window without inhaling the scent of a newly fired up barbecue grill… summer is on its way! Summer undoubtedly offers fun in the sun, but what about house hunting? If you’re planning to buy a home, you’re probably wondering if summer is a good time for your search.

It sure is! Summer has much more to offer than rooftop dining and pool parties. It’s also a great time to search for a home and here’s why:

Home prices typically drop in the summer

Spring really gets the real estate market cooking, but the summer months tend to simmer on low heat. With many buyers heading to vacation spots, home buying traffic subsides between May and October. This reduces purchase competition,

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Affordable Housing in Denver

Denver home prices have been pedaling up a steep slope since the great recession of 2008. Thanks to Denver’s strong economy and growing popularity for both tourism and relocation, the residential real estate scene is booming. But, some Colorado wages have failed to keep pace with ballooning home values and the number of newly built houses have fallen behind that of new Denver transplants - creating high competition for houses that do hit the market.

Colorado's impressively strong real estate market creates problems for some looking to buy a home. Denver’s affordable housing regulations make some headway in alleviating this problem for those who qualify, requiring multi-dwelling new builds to include affordable units. Affordable housing in Denver

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Denver spring and summer festivals

Denver, Colorado is one of the most beautiful and eventful cities in the United States. While many people associate it with the abundance of winter activities due to the snowy mountains that are nearby, summer and spring are glorious in the region.

Annually, you'll find calendars published for your enjoyment. These calendars advise you of the many shows, exhibits, and festivals in Denver. You can gather this year’s information here. 

Here are our top picks for festivals that you can enjoy in Denver in spring and summer 2018.

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

Colorado spring and summer festivals

On July 14th and July 15th, head to Steamboat Springs for the annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the balloons and watch them do tricks like dipping into the lake and

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why I haven't bought a house in denver

Denver’s pie in the sky; your last rent payment and a place to call home… for good.

As Live Urban Real Estate’s content writer, I soak up home purchase knowledge like a Denver lawn soaks up water in a Colorado drought. But, despite my real estate info absorption and my affinity for the Realtors and company I work with, I still haven’t bought a house.

My current abode is a 2 bedroom apartment in Stapleton and I pay A LOT of rent. Yes, I could easily pay the same amount monthly for a realistic mortgage - and I’d have a house! As a new mother, I can just picture my little one running through our sprinklers and chattering with her imagined tea party guests in our backyard. I want her to be a big sister, so at some point, we’ll have to up-size

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