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Real estate returns with self direct IRA

In the past few years, Denver real estate has proven to be a profitable alternative investment that offers attractive risk-adjusted returns. Unfortunately, quite a few investors who have wealth concentrated in retirement accounts haven’t explored this opportunity - due to real estate traditionally being available through taxable amounts. Real estate IRA is opening new doors that you probably haven’t considered earlier.

What is Self-Directed IRA?

A Self-Directed IRA is not very different compared to other IRAs. However, it is unique because of the investment options available. A lot of IRA custodians allow only investing in bonds, stocks, mutual funds and CDs, but a self-directed IRA custodian, (such as Equity Trust) allows those types of

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Denver’s newly earned status as a world-class city has catapulted the local food scene to impressive proportions. The Mile High city now plays venue to many delicious and innovative restaurants and has become a James Beard Award focal point. If you haven’t heard about the James Beard Awards, it’s the US’s food equivalent to an Olympic medal. Needless to say, this honor is very coveted and restaurants bestowed with it meet the highest of standards. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable night on the town with incomparable cuisine, look no further than this list of award winning Denver restaurants.

Award Winners:

Denver's best restaurants

These Denver restaurants won the big prize for Best Chef in the Southwest! Visit these James Beard Award winning restaurants for

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it's a great time to buy in Denver real estate

Denver real estate buyers, take a sigh of relief. Denver may still be a strong seller’s market, but buyers have more choices and less competition than just a few months ago.

Over the past several months, the residential real estate market has been incrementally cooling, providing a bit more opportunity for buyers. So, dust off that house hunting fatigue and hop into the Denver real estate pool.

More homes for sale in Denver

Denver’s home inventory is continuing its steady climb as we head into August! Given our popular city’s inventory shortage, this is promising news for buyers in the area. With more houses to choose from, potential buyers may face a less competitive market this month and will certainly be able to explore more options. In

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Your home is likely the biggest investment of your lifetime. Treat your house like the gem it is and shine it up before putting it on the market for maximized profit and ease of sale. After all, a little elbow grease now could mean more cha ching later!

Wondering how to get top dollar for your home? Follow our easy tips:

Spruce it up

how to get top dollar for your home

When it comes to selling your home, it is only as good as it looks. You already know that first impressions are everything, so take the time to make the very best first impression with your house.
The first thing you’ll want to do is clean, clean, clean! Dust those shelves, mop those floors, and store clutter out of site. Adding storage boxes can provide double duty - eye appeal and clutter camouflage all in

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buy or rent in denver

Denver’s real estate market can feel scary. We all know that buying a home in Denver could involve multiple offer situations and that houses on the market are expensive. Feeling tentative about one of the most important investments of your life is only natural - and quite thoughtful actually.

But, did you ever consider that if you’re renting, you’re completely missing out on that amazing investment? Your housing cost descends each month into the bottomless pit of the property owner’s pocket. If, on the other hand, you find a way to purchase a home, that monthly housing bill becomes an investment in your own financial portfolio. Sounds much better, doesn’t it?

Experts agree that owning a home is one of the largest wealth-builders available to

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Quiet Neighborhoods in Denver

You settle into your patio chair, steaming mug of coffee begging to be sipped and bestselling novel eagerly awaiting your attentive gaze. Ahhh… it’s a lovely Saturday morning of relaxation when suddenly - weeeeeeooooooooooooo weeeeeeeeooooooooo weeeeeeooooooooooooo - police sirens screech past. Then - dumduh dumduh dumduh dumduh dumduh dumduh dumduh dumduh dumduh dumduh - music blares from a nearby car. Finally - vrrrrrroooooooooooommmmmmm HONK - the highway rumble that you’ve managed to tune out in the name of calm re-enters your consciousness.

Where are the Quiet Neighborhoods in Denver?

We’re not all cut out for city noise. I mean, there’s a reason they call it noise pollution. If it were pleasant, they’d call it noise enhancement or

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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, 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.


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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