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Coming Soon Listings

Are They Illegal or Immoral? BY CAR GENERAL COUNSEL SCOTT PETERSON   I am convinced that “Coming Soon” listings will forever be a source of REALTOR® frustration and confusion in the State of Colorado.  Regardless of the market cycle, transaction velocity or geographic location, I hear frequently from our members about the “Coming Soon” rider occasionally (often?) seen on broker signs in a...

Inventory remains top of mind in sizzling housing market

What will homebuyers sacrifice just to get in on a piece of the action? BY CAR SPOKESPERSON MATTHEW LEPRINO   The Denver real estate market has recently become a hotbed of conflicting cause-and-effect discussion. Our condominium regulations (construction defects reform) have gained national attention, while our scorching home prices seem unstoppable to everyone except those who worked and survived the 2008 market. Instantaneous...

2017 CAR Fall Conference – Don’t Miss These All-Star Speakers

Learn From Top-Notch Speakers In addition to several national speakers, the Fall Conference will feature Keynote Speaker Lee Cockerell (former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort) speaking on “You Can Create Disney Magic Too!” Other education topics will include: Negotiation Success in a Challenging Market Coaching your agents with The 7 Success Styles Double your Income &...

Call for Action Coming Soon!

Ask your Representatives to pass H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act.”   NAR is launching a Call for Action (CFA) on Tuesday, August 22nd!  This CFA will be sent to all REALTOR® members and will be asking the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act.” Click here for more information regarding the National Flood...

Seasonal slowdown or changing market?

July housing data delivers mixed bag across Colorado   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Aug. 10, 2017 – While Colorado’s housing market remains extremely hot, seasonal factors contributed to create a mixed bag of results in Colorado’s housing market activity in July, according to the monthly statewide housing report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR).   Despite decreases in new (-14 percent), active (-3.5) and...

Homes in Denver Metro Area Surpass $410,000 Median Sales Price

Across all of Colorado, there are 30 percent fewer homes for sale across state than one year ago. Active and new listings rise but strong sales, low inventory continue to shape seller’s market.    Key findings from the June 2017 research report include: Peak summer housing market sees median sales prices for single family homes in the metro region, as well as statewide,...

REALTORS® Choose Bob Goldberg as Next CEO

Bob Goldberg has been named CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®, officially taking over the largest trade association August 1, 2017. He currently serves as NAR senior vice president of Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions. He's also senior vice president of administration for REALTOR® University and president and CEO of the REALTORS®...

CAR’s Top 5 Legislative Successes at the Capitol in 2017

TOP 5 LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES AT THE CAPITOL 1) Construction Litigation Reform CAR, along with the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance, championed compromise legislation that is the first step in the right direction to building more attainable housing for all Coloradans while also protecting homeowners and giving them a voice in whether or not to pursue litigation. After more than four years of negotiations on...

Wildfire Event in Crested Butte

Wildfire Event in Crested Butte   June 29, 2017   On June 29, 2017, the Gunnison Country Association of REALTORS® hosted a Wildfire Awareness Event in partnership with Colorado Project Wildfire, The West Region Wildfire Council, Crested Butte Fire Protection District, Markit! Forestry Management, and the Colorado State Forest Service.     This event, held in Crested Butte, featured several speakers and a tour of current mitigation...

Down Payment Resource Program

  3 Most Common Down Payment Programs   How do today’s buyers go from dreaming of owning a home to holding their first set of keys? Like most new buyers, the down payment is what’s holding them back. But, it could pay off big time to investigate down payment options. There are more than 2,400 homebuyer programs available across the country--they can be...