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Amazon released a shortlist of cities for its new headquarters... and Denver is in the running!

Out of the 238 cities who made a bid in November, Denver has made it to a list of 20 possibilities for Amazon Headquarters. Amazon cited the 20 cities' abilities to offer tech talent and proximity to an airport - both of which were highlighted features in the Denver bid. With up to 50,000 new jobs and $5 billion in construction and planning at stake, Denver now has its ear to every snippet offered by Amazon.

Amazon headquarters in denver

In November, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation announced bits and pieces of Colorado’s bid for Amazon headquarters in Denver.

 

Here Is What We Know About Amazon's 2nd Headquarters:

  • The headquarters would employ as

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Denver Real Estate Agent

2017 was a busy year for Denver real estate! Live Urban Agents enjoyed the company of many personalities and the view of countless eye-popping home interiors. From colorful conversations to memorable home decor, Brokers see it all. Step into the shoes of a Denver real estate agent with their favorite home selling and buying stories from last year.

     Jen Larson-Brown

I opened the door to show a condo in Uptown and there was water gushing out of a pipe in the ceiling with about 6” of standing water already on the floor. The buyers took off running while I found the building super. Needless to say, they did not offer on that property!

     Penny Ritter

While touring a patio home in Lakewood, we entered the master bedroom suite to find a

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Denver Real Estate Slow Down

The Apparent Slow Down, By The Numbers

The Denver real estate market expects to see continued winter slow down in December, especially with the holidays playing into non-real estate distractions. The number of sold homes are down and days on market are up - does this mean that Denver will see a real estate slow down? This month’s numbers certainly indicate the holiday season, with a slowing in sold homes (-13%), as compared to December of last year, that exceeds the decrease in active listings (-10%). 

...But The Numbers are Skewed

However, consider single family homes as vs. attached homes. Since October, we’ve noticed new-build luxury condo numbers skewing the rest of the market data. This was just as true in December.

Condo

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How New Tax Code Affects Denver Homeowners

With a sweeping new tax code taking hold for the 2018 fiscal year, homeowners and taxpayers of all kinds are wondering how they’ll be impacted. When it comes to owning a home, your tax situation will vary depending on where you live. Moreover, entire real estate markets may see shifts due to the new legislation. In essence, two tax code measures have the promise to affect Colorado homeowners and homebuyers:

  1. The Standard Deduction Increase

  2. The Mortgage Interest Deduction Cap

Will You Really Save With The Increased Standard Deduction?

Trump described the deduction increase as, “nearly doubling the standard deduction that most families take on their taxes”. The truth isn’t so simple. Yes, the standard deduction will almost

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Home Design Trends 2018

It’s 2018 and we’re giddily awaiting the new decor hitting home design trends for this coming year. Home design trends historically follow fashion movements that trickle into living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Yes, the crocheted couch covers of the 70s started their trending lives as dresses and tops, while the golden arches of the 90s made their way into our hearts through the ear and neck bling of the day.

Our Home Design Trends Predictions in an Infographic

Interior Design Predictions Infographic

The same is true now… future throw pillows are our current jackets, tops, and sweaters! So, with one eye on the fashion trends of 2017 and one looking forward into 2018, we put together some home design trends in the form of predictions for the new year.

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2018 Home Decor Trends

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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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Denver Holiday Events 2017

There’s only one weekend left until Christmas! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun - and when it still feels like autumn out there. Whether Colorado’s unseasonably warm weather threw your holiday plans for a loop, you’d just like to squeeze in some last-minute festivities before the big day,  or you want to plan something special for Christmas Eve on Sunday, we have the list for you. See Denver holiday events 2017 that will be open all weekend (December 22th, 2017 through December 24th, 2017) in the Metro Denver area.

Downtown Denver Ice Rink- Denver, CO

Skating is FREE! Rentals: Adults $8, Children $6 (FREE on Sundays): Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Your kids’ skate rentals are free on Christmas Eve and it’s always free to skate at the

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Denver Home Prices Continue to Rise

Last month’s data was business as usual for Denver’s low inventory, rising value real estate market. In November, the average single family home sold for $479,192. And while a yearly seasonal slow down is underway, year over year data shows the market continuing to thrive. Active inventory decreased as compared to this time last year and the average home price increased year over year. With high demand and low numbers of homes on the market, residential property values continue to bolster, even in this highly valued market! The short of it is that Denver home prices continue to rise steadily.

According to Joe Chang, Denver real estate agent, "Tight supply and sustained demand should drive prices higher into next year."  

One metric of

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Live Urban Real Estate’s community commitment shines most through our Live & Give program!

Live and Give in Denver

Each year, in January, Live Urban agents nominate their favorite local charities and passionately plead their cases to the rest of the brokerage. In the end, Live Urban Real Estate elects 3 beneficiaries for the coming year’s Live & Give program.

Every Live Urban Real Estate closing signifies a collaboration between Live Urban, the agent, and the homebuyer or seller to provide valuable funds to the selected Live & Give partners. A portion of every commission is donated to the Live & Give recipient of the client’s choice, allowing the community to benefit from Live Urban, just as Live Urban is continuously benefitting from the community!

In 2014, Live

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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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