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Property owners are responsible for upcoming mandatory sidewalk repairs

The goal of creating well-maintained sidewalks across Denver may soon become a headache for property owners.   Sidewalks around the city are about to undergo mandatory repairs on the property owners’ dime.   This month, a city inspector will start hunting for damaged and uneven sidewalks that need repair in Denver as part of the Neighborhood Sidewalk Repair Program. City ordinance says the cost to fix them falls on the property...

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Home Inspectors: When to Connect or Reject

Hiring an inspector can bring an interesting dynamic to the home buying process, as it is the only profession in the real estate transaction that does not require any credentials or licensing. Only an estimated 25% of inspectors carry insurance and even fewer have been subjected to a background check. With home inspectors having unlimited access to your client’s home,...

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Which City is Better: Denver or Colorado Springs?

DENVER -- Denver and Colorado Springs — are we rivals or friends? And which city is better to live in?   Several recent surveys are giving the nod to Colorado Springs.   U.S. News and World Report ranked Colorado Springs as the second-best place to live in 2018, and the most desirable city in the country. Meanwhile, Denver was ranked as the third-best place to live and...

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Real Estate Work Day

Yesterday was Real Estate Work Day and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation partnered with Extreme Community Makeover to spend a day volunteering in the local community.   Stacey Brown, the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation, shared that the day consisted of meeting at a local church to gather the tools needed for the day and then they...

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Key-Turning Tips for Homebuyers — and for Home Sellers — in Denver’s Molten Market

Getting pre-approved for your loan, knocking out your home chores and more ideas for making buying and selling a home pain-free Joe Amon, The Denver Post   We talked to REALTORS®, loan originators and nonprofit home-buyer educators about the best strategies for people on both sides of the home sale transaction.   “I recommend my clients do everything humanly possible with their lenders,” REALTOR® Matt Leprino said....

2019 CAR Leadership Election Results

The results for the 2019 CAR Leadership Elections are in. But first we must show our appreciation for all the candidates who willingly raised their hands to make a difference in the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. On behalf of all Colorado REALTORS® we thank you!   We would also like to thank Marcel Savoie from South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association and Denise...

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2018 Colo. Legislature REALTOR Win with Squatters Bill

Author: Dan Njegomir - May 22, 2018 - Updated: May 22, 2018   Builders, developers and real-estate agents as well as affordable-housing advocates, among others, closely watched a number of bills that stood to affect the housing market along with basic property rights. You guessed it: Two legislative chambers run by opposing parties put the kibosh on some proposals those stakeholders opposed while forging compromise...

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Hard to Play Real Estate Game When Rules Keep Changing

A new phenomenon is creeping into Denver that is posing an enormous problem for the 2020-plus buyers and sellers   BY MATTHEW LEPRINO   Like a game of Whack-A-Mole at Chuck-E-Cheese, it would seem that every time one low inventory-fueled abnormality pops up, another takes its place just as we begin to wrap our heads around it.   Desperate buyers seeking to find a way, any...

Market conditions result in record-high median pricing

Market conditions result in record high median pricing levels in both Denver metro area and state as low inventory dominates housing discussion.   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - March 12, 2018 - While housing hope springs eternal, inventory statistics across the state paint a different picture and have resulted in numerous record-high median pricing levels in Denver and across the state, according to the...