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REALTORS® join forces with insurance companies, wildfire safety organizations to offer preparedness guide for Colorado residents

ENGLEWOOD — With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association and other state wildfire prevention and insurance stakeholders to create a consumer-focused Colorado Property and Insurance Wildfire Preparedness Guide.   Digital and hard-copy guides featuring best practices in wildfire...

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Tips from experts: How to figure out if a home you’re trying to buy was once a grow house

Probably one of the most surprising facts about pot grows and home buying is that a seller doesn't need to disclose that the house ever had marijuana growing inside of it - all because owning the plant is technically legal in the state.   The DEA says it's finding more illegal grow homes in the Denver Metro area since they started tracking...

Colorado homebuyers may be getting a touch of relief in seesaw housing markets

http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Oct. 10, 2018 – Colorado homebuyers may be feeling a little bit of relief as a combination of seasonal and market factors have helped to slow down the fast-paced, over asking price sales and hold steady or even drop the median sales price in many parts of the metro area and state. Yet, some of the state’s...

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A Nod of Appreciation to 2018 Good Neighbor Winners

If you’re wondering whether heroes still exist in a world where greed and power seemingly reign supreme, we found five.   The National Association of REALTORS®’ 2018 Good Neighbor Award winners have shown incomparable dedication to improving the lives of people in their communities and beyond, stepping in to provide aid in desperate situations when no one else could or would. They’ve...

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Move Over Denver, Colorado Springs Might Have The Hottest Housing Market

In the state’s second largest city, home prices have jumped 44 percent in the last 5 years. The Colorado Springs real estate market is the second most active in the country, according to Attom Data Solutions which tracks how many people are moving in an area.   “It is good to be an agent at this time. It’s always good to be...

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Colorado Project Wildfire and Insurance Guide for September 2018

REALTORS® JOIN FORCES WITH INSURANCE AND WILDFIRE SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS TO OFFER PREPAREDNESS GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Sept. 25, 2018 – With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA) and other state wildfire prevention and...

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More people are moving out of Denver than into it, study says

About 20 percent want to stay in Colorado, but move to other cities around the state like Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.   DENVER — More people are looking to leave Denver than move in, according to a new report by real estate company Redfin.   "When our prices are going up at an average of 10 percent a year for single-family homes, we...

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Heat in the morning, AC by noon – Denver’s Market isn’t a ‘set and forget’ just yet

Heat in the morning, AC by noon - Denver’s Market isn’t a 'set and forget’ just yet By Matthew Leprino   Like the climate control in your car, the climate of home buying season in Denver can change on a dime. Like its namesake, sometimes we skip spring altogether and head right for the 90s while every now and then, our summer flowers...

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Single-family houses still hard to find as local market remains in midst of “sellers market”

The median selling price remained near $200,000 and the share of available single-family homes slipped as the Pueblo area's housing market stayed hot through August.   Last month's median selling price of $192,500 was up 10 percent from a year earlier, according to Colorado Association of REALTORS® data. In June, the median sales price jumped to $203,000, up 13 percent from the prior...

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Sterling Credit Required to Purchase a Home in Boulder

Boulder, CO Median home list price: $612,550 Share of borrowers with a 649 FICO score or lower: 7.3%   On the edge of the Flatiron Mountains, Boulder boasts beautiful panoramas befitting a Coors ad. It regularly pops up on lists of the best places to live for its high quality of life, and plentiful gigs. These things just keep driving up the cost of...