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Consumer Awareness

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

Indeed, Denver's popularity is reflected in the ever-increasing cost and competitiveness of buying a home in the metro area   BY MATTHEW LEPRINO   There are only so many Top 10 lists those of us who adore our city can read. I find myself silently saying “Tell me something I don’t know,” whenever I read one. Sure, Denver is, one of the best place to live in...

Summer slowdown or shift in the housing market?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Summer slowdown or shift in the housing market? http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – July 12, 2018 – With median and average sales prices continuing to rise due to ongoing inventory issues, other key measurements of the housing market have buyers, sellers and REALTORS® asking the same seasonal question; is this the typical summer slowdown or are we seeing a shift in...

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Priced out: Fort Collins home sales slow as prices soar beyond $400,000

Frustrated by high housing costs in Fort Collins and Larimer County? You're in good company. According to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, homes listed in Larimer County this year have sold for a median $405,000 this year, making the county the 16th-most expensive of Colorado's 64 counties in which to buy a home. Through May, 2,045 homes were sold in Larimer County, a 9 percent...

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Social Media Strategies for Real Estate Agents Class

Join FirstBank on Friday, August 3rd from 3:30 to 5:00pm for an informational, engaging, and practical class on social media insights and strategies.   With social media becoming more prevalent than ever, this class offers tips for shifts in thinking on Facebook, how to network efficiently and effectively through social media, and advice on finding and posting content that will engage your target...

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Volunteers Help Seniors And People With Disabilities Protect Property From Wildfires

As a part of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Project Wildfire campaign, REALTOR® volunteers from Summit County spent Thursday helping local residents — specifically seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities — to clear slash from their properties and help protect these properties from future wildfire risk through mitigation and the creation of defensible space around their homes.   Officials throughout the state’s firefighting and public...

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Colorado Project Wildfire – Success Stories

In the face of long-term, ongoing wildfire risks, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) launched Project Wildfire, an education program designed to help reduce and/or prevent the destruction of land and property, injuries, and loss of life by raising awareness of and access to wildfire mitigation resources.  With 25,000-plus REALTOR® members spread across the state, CAR and its members are...

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Longtime REALTOR® Bob LeGare Selected as Aurora’s New Mayor

Last night, the Aurora City Council selected Bob LeGare, longtime REALTOR® and member of the Aurora Association of REALTORS®, to be the city’s new mayor. LeGare will serve through the remainder of Hogan's four-year term, which ends in December 2019.   Bob has been a REALTOR® since 1983 and has lived in Aurora for 43 years.  He has served on numerous boards and committees for...

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Durango Wildfire Program & VBR REALFire Program

Durango Wildfire Assistance   Those affected by the 416 Fire near Durango are in need of monetary donations, food and household items, and animal-related donations. The Durango Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) is working in partnership with area relief organizations, and recently collected nearly 325 lbs of food for the Durango Food Bank as well as monetary donations to assist evacuees.   As of June 19,...

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Is Home Inventory Really So Dismal in Denver? Not Exactly

By Kelcey McClung  – Reporter, Denver Business Journal   May saw both a slight bump in inventory and a minute decline in median price of homes for sale in Denver, according to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.   Both the median and average price of a single-family residence in the seven-county metro area dipped less than one percent from April to May – $435,000 and $515,204,...

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Aurora Housing Inventory — Yes, There’s More But Not Enough

Posted by Marty Schechter on June 16, 2018   The Merry Month of May delivered strong seasonal increases in new listings for single-family residences and condos in both the seven-county Denver metro area and the state.   However, home buyers continue to face the same scenario that has dominated the state’s housing markets throughout the past year. Strong sales and record-high median pricing of both single-family homes...