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In the spirit of new beginnings, we went searching for some good New Year's resolutions for the homeowners we love and value -- Live Urban clients, friends and family!

New Year's Resolutions for Homeowners

We really like this list of 5 suggestions from HGTV.  They consulted with experts and came up with some resolutions that will make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean and green place in the coming year:

 1. Streamline the stuff.

One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter. Each year most of us acquire a mountain of stuff. Without some regular purging, cabinets and drawers get jam-packed and it becomes hard to find the things you use and enjoy the most. (All that clutter also makes your house look dated and dirty,

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Holiday cheer has been spreading like glitter around the Live Urban Office... a dusting of snow greeted us this morning and shoppers have been bustling around Highland Square. The only thing that could make a day like today better is an evening of holiday lights viewing. 

But, have you ever driven Denver's streets only to head home without setting eyes on any truly impressively decorated homes? 

Well, it turns out the Denver Post has an interactive map where you can find all of the most fantastic decorated homes across the Denver Metro Area - and if your house isn't already on the map, you can add it!

So, fill those travel mugs with hot chocolate and hit the road for some good old-fashioned holiday light viewing!

Have fun checking out

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Real Estate Agents Protest Trump's Tax Plan

While President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans celebrate their progress with the tax code overhaul, real estate agents across the country have banned together to protest tax revisions that will affect their clients and the residential real estate industry as a whole.

Though the 2018 tax plan continues to experience revisions - with more promised - as it works its way through Congress, agents’ concern over existing tax policies related to home ownership continue to grow. Bipartisan groups formed by real estate agents have assembled throughout the United States to urge more consideration for American homeowners.

Though a handful of components of the tax bill would impact homebuyers and future homeowners, two specifics have drawn the

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For eleven years, Live Urban Real Estate has collected coats and other warm gear for recipients in need. This year, we'll be bringing all gently used donations the The Denver Rescue Mission to help keep Denver's homeless toasty. The cold has already rolled in, and those without shelter desperately need coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. Stop on by our Highlands Square office to drop off donations. Put the season of giving to great use this year!

 Live Urban Coat Drive

Live Urban Real Estate


3627 W 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Drive runs from November 20th until December 31st

 

Denver Mission Coat Drive

About The Denver Mission

The Denver Mission serves those experiencing homelessness through a multi-faceted approach. Through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional

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Live Urban is proud to support Girls Inc. of Metro Denver which offers programs that prepare girls to succeed in a world where women still encounter social and cultural barriers to success. Founded in 1983 by a group of Denver community members concerned about the rising number of girls becoming teen mothers, dropping out of school prior to high school graduation, and entering youth corrections facilities. GIMD is an affiliate of the national Girls Incorporated organization, an established and recognized authority on girls' issues with a history dating back to 1864, and is the only Girls Incorporated affiliate located in Colorado. GIMD’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. GIMD implements comprehensive, gender-specific programs,

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Last Month's Paradox of Real Estate Trends

The Real Estate Paradox: Days on Market are Up, While Inventory is Down

Metro Denver’s residential real estate data for November is a bit all over the place. Active inventory has decreased by 6% since last year, yet homes are spending 15% more time on the market (equalling an extra 5 days on average). In fact, according to real estate agent Shelley Conger, "inventory set a new record low" despite the sizable increase in days on market. These two numbers seem at odds with each other… there’s less inventory (tipping the market scales even farther in favor of sellers), yet homes for sale are spending significantly longer on the market than this time last year! And, to make things even more confusing October saw 10% more Denver homes under contract

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What Halloween events are there in the Highlands this year? If you live in Highlands or are coming for a visit, then you are in luck. The next two weeks hold plenty of great events to get you in the Halloween spirit whether you are young or old. We may be a bit biased - Live Urban Real Estate has called the Highlands home for almost 15 years, after all - but we think Denver's hilltop is the best place to spend your Halloween weekend. A Highlands Halloween just can't be missed!


Trick or Treat Street on Tennyson

Saturday, October 28th, from 11 to 2

Businesses along Tennyson will be handing out candy and offering Halloween specials to Trick or Treaters and their families.  Come in your best costume and enjoy a Highlands Halloween.

10th Annual

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Getting your home ready for winter in the Denver metro area

Deep cold has held off this autumn so far for Denver. But, rest assured, an icy blast is sure to hit the front range! Getting your home ready for winter in the Denver area can save you on costly repairs and winter-time stress. 

What?! You don't have a Winter Prep List for your home?! Now you do...

Preparing your home for winter takes some serious planning, but getting your home ready for winter in the Denver Metro area doesn’t have to break the bank or your back. There are several simple ways to make sure your house is up to the task of getting through the coldest months. It’s important that you take the steps to get them done before the first freeze so you’re not left floundering at the last minute.

One of the first steps toward winterizing

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Denver's Best New Restaurants

Can't decide where to eat this weekend? Don't worry, Denver just got a whole slew of options for you to choose from. Wait, that might make the decision harder! Not to worry, we've created a list of the Best New Restaurants in Denver that's sure to include a new spot you can get excited about trying right away. Want to keep a pulse on the Denver restaurant scene? Eater Denver is a great resource and will keep you up to date on all the new happenings around town. 

URBAN FARMER STEAKHOUSE in LoDo
1659 Wazee St
Urban Farmer's self described “rural chic” atmosphere aims to combine the feel of Denver's historical beginnings with the trendy scene that it is today. Think "country boy marries city girl" as you enjoy butcher's cuts of locally sourced,

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The month of September is the ideal time to witness a gilded aspen spectacle on a scenic drive, but you have to time it right: The color lasts only about a week in most places. It's difficult to predict when exactly the leaves will turn in any given location. The best strategy is select travel dates in advance, but not destinations. Then go wherever the color is. Here are a few road-tripping routes, sorted by region, that have become fall-color pilgrimages for aspen lovers, according to Colorado Come to Life, a great resource for visitor information, things to do in Colorado, and special tourism offers:

Southwest Colorado Fall-Color Drives

Dallas Divide and Lizard Head Pass: Begin your journey in the town of Ridgway. Head west on Colorado 62 over

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