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Less People are Choosing Colorado as Their Home

Colorado has welcomed transplants from bordering states and states throughout the country in the recent years.  Colorado's beauty has finally been discovered and it seemed people couldn't get enough of it.  However, it seems with the rise in the housing market Colorado has become less affordable.  This realization has impacted how many people are moving to the state and how...

Elizabeth Peetz and Madeline Cain Recognized by Colorado Politics

Elizabeth Peetz CAR's Vice President of Government Affairs and Madeline Cain CAR's Government Affairs Manager are both featured in Colorado Politics Article as "New Political Players".   Elizabeth Peetz will be directing the association's efforts on public policy, as well as manage its government affairs division.  Besides advocacy and legislative work, Peetz will oversee the Realtors’ Legislative Policy Committee, candidate endorsement process...

Prices Remain on the Rise for Logan/Sterling County

The housing market for Logan/Sterling county remains active and on the rise.  The county showed a decrease in the third quarter median sales price for 2017 when compared to 2016.  This decrease is not a sign of a slow down, but rather outside factors that are affecting the statistics for this market.   Sales volumes in Logan county have also decreased from last year,...

A Westminster Neighborhood Pub is Closing their Doors Due to the Fast Growing Housing Market

Much like the rest of the state Westminster, Colorado has seen a jump in its real estate with the median home price increasing from $345,750 in 2016 to $350.00 currently.  This boost is expected to only increase as Westminster has become an affordable option for those looking to settle in between Boulder and Denver.  A consequence of this fast-growing housing...

Housing Construction in Colorado on the Rise

Colorado's low inventory has caused frustration and a limitation on housing market growth.  Luckily, statistics show a major increase for residential building in areas across Colorado.  DODGE Data & Analytics reported that September construction starts in the metropolitan statistical area of Denver-Aurora, consisting of Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park in Colorado.   According to Dodge Data &...

Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing

  Highlights from Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist Sourced from The National Association of REALTORS® - Economic Updates Original Article   Research has consistently shown the importance of the housing sector on the economy and the long-term social and financial benefits to individual homeowners. However, in recent years many have questioned the role of homeownership due to the housing downturn and foreclosure crisis. Thus, a related question...

Colorado Ranks Twice on Realtor.com Hottest ZIP Codes for 2017

Realtor.com third annual list of the Hottest ZIP Codes in America  BY JAVIER VIVAS REALTOR.COM DIRECTOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH   The hottest ZIP codes for 2017 illustrate the power of millennial gravitation toward affordable suburbs with local “it” factors. While low inventory is a challenge, millennials are the largest generation in U.S. history and they are flexing their muscle when it comes to the...

Pueblo County Remains Strong in Seasonal Cooldown

As Colorado cools down with the changing of the seasons, typically so does the housing market.   Dave Anderson, a RE/MAX Pueblo West agent spoke with The Pueblo Chieftain offering his professional opinion on the current status of Pueblo County housing market.   "The Pueblo market is still strong, although a low inventory continues to limit growth in sales volume."   While low inventory does limit...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2017-18 Leadership; Ann Hayes Installed as Chairman

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) installed its 2017-2018 Leadership Council during the organization’s 97th annual State Conference in Broomfield, Colo. last week. Ann Hayes, Broker Associate at Keller Williams Colorado West Realty in Grand Junction, Colo. was inducted as Chairman of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, a role she will assume from Nov. 1, 2017 through Oct....

Colorado Association of REALTORS® honors Bonnie Smith as REALTOR® of the Year

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Bonnie Smith, Owner and Managing Broker of Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate in Breckenridge, Colo., was recognized as the Colorado REALTOR® of the Year by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) at its 97th Annual Conference.   The award is the most prestigious honor given to a CAR member and is a culmination of a distinguished career within the...