Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

Welcome home to this gorgeous, light filled condo in the First Creek Farms community.

The large living area features vaulted ceilings, a cozy fireplace, an open floorpan, and amazing mountain views from your private balcony. The large master suite has a large walk in closet and en suite full bathroom. *Fresh Paint and New Carpet* This unit also includes a large storage closet located across the hall. The First Creek Farms gated community includes a community pool with hot tub, a large clubhouse available for rental, a fitness center, picnic areas with grills and a playground. The grounds are beautifully maintained with lots of green grass and mature trees. Lovely Singletree Park is just a short walk away. Close to public transportation and DIA.

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Demo day fun.  

Our homeowners waited fifteen months to get into their new home.  During that time there was a lot of planning, drawing, hiring, etc.  

You can only imagine the excitement for demo day!  So why not share that excitement, the Facebook post went out and friends, family and even a couple of realtors showed up!  





So could anything go wrong?  In doing a renovation, you have to be prepared.  But when you do not have access to your home on a daily basis some things could go wrong, here is what our homeowners experienced:

1.  One of the first things we uncovered in the kitchen were base cabinets hiding a

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Part Four.

Our buyers had a vision of taking an older home that needed some love, rehabbing that home, and turning it into a beautiful family home.  In previous blogs, they have taken you through the steps of how the vision starts, what compromises buyers must make to allow for their dream to come true and how to put it all into place.  Now the good stuff, below are the plans for the rehabbed home.


And while the buyers are naturally inclined to gravitate toward the interior of a building first, curb appeal cannot be overlooked.  After our buyers took into account the site orientation, daylight access, and plant health on the existing site, they came up with the following site plan:


Next up, demo day.

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Part Three.

When we first saw the house, the house was occupied by five smelly, dirty, hippie boys, so it was tough to see the potential.  The rent was far below market value, it was difficult to wrap our brains around continuing the lease for another 16 months.  The space was so cluttered, it was hard to see the walls and windows, let alone how much of a money pit it could be.  Extreme "vision" was required!  Unfortunately (or fortunately?) for you, though, we don't have any photos of the space while it was occupied by the tenants.  To give you a good overview of the layout, we do have a video of a much cleaner version of the property, narrated by my lovely wife!

Determining what we'd like to do with the space required diligent scientific

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Helping homeless pets is as simple as a walk in the park! The Dumb Friends League is hosting its annual Furry Scurry dog walk on Saturday, May 7, in Denver’s Washington Park to raise money for homeless pets in our community. Brokers Sara Murdoch and Sandi Klatt with The Live Denver Team, are a proud sponsor of this year's event! Stop by our booth in Wash Park for great dog-friendly gifts!

Animal lovers and their dogs will enjoy a beautiful spring day while participating in the two-mile walk around Wash Park, followed by refreshments, food trucks, contests, dog demonstrations and more than 150 pet-related vendors and sponsors at the Flealess Market.

The Dumb Friends League encourages individuals and teams to start fundraising now to help

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Part Two.

We reached out to our buyers and asked a few questions about their motivation, what they were looking for in a home, any compromises along the way. We also inquired about the design process, picking a contractor and pulling permits and of course the plan.

"We were looking for a place to expand our family, where our dogs could get a little bit of green space and where we could leave our mark.  We wanted a bungalow style home with a big front porch, open concept floor plan, historic details, close to green space, and within 5 miles of downtown.  Also wanted a detached garage to build an Au Pair apartment, and environmentally-friendly upgrades. Simply put, we wanted a LOT on a budget that could definitely not support the dream.


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Part One.

How many of us watch those cable channels specifically geared to make us feel that anything is possible with remodeling or rehabbing a home?  We were privileged to meet and help a couple who dreamed of taking this type of journey.  Even better they are willing to share with us some of their trials and tribulations with the process.  In the next few months we will be sharing their story.

We met Kelsey and Meghan at an open house almost a year and half ago.  At that time they had started the process of looking for a property they could call home.  They knew what they were looking for might be hard to find and wanted to give themselves enough time to find just the right home.  After seeing many homes both physically and virtually, they

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Menus are here for Visit Denver’s 12th annual Denver Restaurant Week, presented by Lexus. 

Denver Restaurant Week, February 26 through March 6, features hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants offering multi-course dinners for the tasty price of thirty dollars per person. 

Nearly 300 restaurants—Italian to Japanese, steakhouses to bistros—will be participating in this culinary celebration throughout the Denver metro area.

Visit to find restaurants, browse menus and make reservations today. Bon appetit!

Beginning February 26, 2016 and running through March 6, 2016, join these restaurants for dinner (as listed on

Restaurant Week in Uptown.

Uptown is one of our favorite

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