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Meet Colorado REALTOR Chet Choman: 2018 NAR Good Neighbor Award Winner

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It is in moments when this type of generosity and servitude are displayed that recognition is in order. This type of philosophy is unmistakably present in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.   Earlier this month, Chet Choman,...

Good Neighbor Award Winners

A Nod of Appreciation to 2018 Good Neighbor Winners

If you’re wondering whether heroes still exist in a world where greed and power seemingly reign supreme, we found five.   The National Association of REALTORS®’ 2018 Good Neighbor Award winners have shown incomparable dedication to improving the lives of people in their communities and beyond, stepping in to provide aid in desperate situations when no one else could or would. They’ve...

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Pledge to vote in the 2018 election

Sign the pledge to vote in the 2018 election.   The work we do as REALTORS®, and as an organization, is noble, good, and lasting. Voting is opportunity to exemplify and solidify this point.   This November, the National Association of REALTORS® wants to make sure your voice is heard: PLEDGE TO VOTE IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTIONS!   To view the rest of this article and...

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Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

Real estate agents and others involved in home transactions have become increasing targets for hackers   A report by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center said the number of victims of email fraud involving real estate transactions rose 1,110 percent between 2015 to 2017 and losses rose nearly 2,200 percent. Nearly 10,000 people reported being victims of this kind of fraud in 2017...

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Local Realtors committed to providing fair, knowledgeable service

Local Realtors are dedicated to helping clients get the best deal and avoid costly delays or mistakes. One local Realtor, Janene Johnson, is so dedicated that she ran for and was elected to the positions of the 2019 chair-elect for the Colorado Association of Realtors.   "This is an industry that I love, for which I have the utmost respect," Johnson said....

Good Neighbor Award

Good Neighbor Award Finalists Announced

Chet Choman, of  Colorado Realty and Land Co. in Alamosa, Colorado has something to celebrate and so do 9 other awesome REALTORS® who are finalists in the 2018 Good Neighbor Awards program for their outstanding volunteer work in their respective communities.   Choman co-founded one of the first rural homeless shelters in the country and has dedicated 40 years to fighting homelessness and...

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Summit County sees record number of luxury homes sold in July

July is always one of the best months for property sales for Colorado's High Country, and that was exactly the case in Summit County's exploding real estate market.   Defined as any home sold at or above $1 million, luxury housing sales boosted the overall real estate sales volume to more than $150 million, a $5.2 million increase over July 2017 and...

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IRS Guidance Out on 20% Business Income Deduction

The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income. The new qualified business income deduction is available for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017. Taxpayers can claim it for the first time on the 2018 federal...

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Health of the Real Estate Economy

You may have seen recent articles warning of “ominous signs for the U.S. housing market.”  One article states that, “recent housing starts data were extremely weak for the month of June, raising alarm about housing.”  Another headline announces that the, “Housing Market Looks Headed for Its Worst Slowdown in Years.”   NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, says that despite the headlines, “Home price growth...

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Breaking News: Flood Insurance Extension Passes Overwhelmingly

In a big win for REALTORS®, the National Flood Insurance Program will continue renewing or issuing new insurance for four more months under legislation overwhelmingly by the U.S. Senate today. The bill, which cleared the House last week, is expected to be signed into law before midnight tonight, when the program expires.   "We applaud lawmakers for taking this needed action to...