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Tax Reform Update

There have been a number of developments in Washington, DC to share with you.   TAX REFORM: Both the House and Senate have named the members of the conference committee.  The committee will begin meeting next week, its goal is to send a final bill to the President by December 15, 2017.  NAR will continue to run the Call for Action until the...

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...

National Flood Insurance Program Extended

On Thursday, September 7, the Senate voted to pass a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The House of Representatives passed the legislation on Friday, September 8, 2017, and the President signed the bill into law later that day.   This legislation ensures that the NFIP will not lapse on September 30, 2017, and will be extended until December...

Ask Your Representatives to Pass The 21st Century Flood Reform Act

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) needs your help to drive messages to Members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act."   H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the NFIP and makes a number of critical improvements to the NFIP including increased funds for mitigation activities, caps on overall premium increases, improved claim and mapping processes, as well...

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...

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®...

REALTORS Confidence Index - six-month outlook for single-family homes map of the USA

REALTORS® Confidence Index – Colorado and the Nation in 2017

The statistics included in this article are provided by the National Association of REALTORS® and was posted in Economist Commentaries, by Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist on February 7, 2017.   The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for...

Home Sales Expected to Expand Modestly in 2017

WASHINGTON (December 14, 2016) — Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home, according to new consumer survey findings and a 2017 housing forecast update from the National Association of Realtors®. In NAR's fourth quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey 1,...

2016 Election Recap

What the 2016 election results mean for Colorado REALTORS®. “Pundits Befuddled!” is how news headlines could have described the 2016 elections. Pundits, and the world, were stunned by Donald Trump’s inconceivable victory. Perhaps even more unexpected than the Presidential race, was the fact that Republicans retained their U.S. Senate majority. As of Friday, November 10th, a few Colorado counties were still...