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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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Amazon Prime Day is back and it's the perfect time to score some gear for your pup! We put together a list of our favorite Prime Day deals for your dog to get you started. These "members only" deals opened at noon today and are only good through tomorrow, July 17, at midnight. Snag some swag for your pup before the sale is over!

Our Favorite 2018 Prime Day Deals for Dogs

1. Plush Paws Ultra-Luxury Pet Seat Cover    
WAS:$50    PRIME DAY PRICE:$36

 Save your car from pet hair AND give your dog a comfy ride with this pet hammock for your backseat!

2. Pawaboo Dog Safety Vest Harness     
PRIME DAY PRICE:$15.99

 Your pup will be stylish and safe with this adjustable harness compatible for seat belts!

3. Pet Zone Designer Diner

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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.

DO

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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East side office opening this fall in the center of Denver’s classic historic neighborhoods

Live Urban Real Estate, a city-focused real estate brokerage, is opening a second neighborhood real estate office at the four corners of the Cherry Creek, Congress Park, Cheesman Park, and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Live Urban will occupy a storefront location along busy East 6th Avenue, adjacent to other local neighborhood businesses including Shaver-Ramsey and Barolo Grill.

“I’ve wanted to open a second location for a few years, but wanted to find just the right location,” says John Skrabec, President of the growing boutique brokerage. “It’s in a great spot filled with unique shops, restaurants and service providers, with a walkable connection to the

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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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The Mile High City; the city of the moment - the city of cool. World class dining, unbeatable outdoor recreation, unique neighborhoods and breathtaking scenery await all who visit and reside in Denver, CO.  But, one of the coolest things to do in Denver (The Square on 21st) has vanished into thin air, only to be resurrected on a larger scale! The upcoming 5280 Loop will connect the hottest locations in Denver, and will be designed as a pedestrian’s oasis throughout the city.

The Coolest Things to do in Denver

Based on this past summer’s popular pop up park (The Square on 21st), the 5280 Loop will combine recreation areas and pedestrian throughways for use by all residents and visitors. The project will connect Downtown Denver, Coors Field, Union Station, The Auraria Campus, The

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Choosing a Discount Broker

We get it, real estate in Denver is expensive. With average home prices reaching new records monthly, discount brokerages are popping up faster than you can pound in the For Sale sign. These brokerages offer their services for a lower percentage than full-service brokerages or for an up front fee. They are capitalizing on a fast-moving market by offering less-than-full service for lower fees.

By all means, investigate every option when selecting your Denver real estate agent but don’t forget that you get what you pay for! Not only is buying a home utterly intimate, it is also likely one of the most important financial investments you’ll ever make. So, consider investing in high quality service as you buy and/or sell a home.

Full service agent- A

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how to avoid wire fraud

 

Your home purchase process slows to a close as the frantic business of buying your house comes to end. You can almost feel the keys in your hand - almost experience the excitement of stepping through the front door for the first time! By all means, enjoy this moment to the fullest but don’t allow wire fraud to creep its way in and steal your happiness. Learn how to avoid wire fraud and you'll be in the clear!

As explained by The Washington Post, wire fraud continues to be “the fastest-growing form of real estate cybercrime in the United States: thefts of home-purchase money wired to complete closing transactions.” Given the prevalence of this crime, safeguarding yourself against wire fraud is more important than ever.

Wire fraud occurs as a

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