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Colorado developer builds single-family homes for under $250,000

Earlier this month, Oakwood unveiled its 24-home development off Pena Boulevard and 54th Avenue in Green Valley Ranch. The homes are priced around $230,000. While smaller than the average Denver home — roughly 1,200 to 1,400 square feet — buyers can choose a one- or two-car garage, the number of bathrooms, and from two to four bedrooms.   "The average price of...

CAR CEO Tyrone Adams Featured on Real Estate Titans

Real Estate Titans, hosted by Greg Fowler, interviews the top real estate professionals in our marketplace, gathering insight, inspiration, and business advice from the top minds industry wide! See CAR CEO Tyrone Adams discuss preparedness, sudden change, and always believing in yourself.   ...

Jobs Fuel Absorption; Vacancy Decreases

By Kyle Malnati CEO, Broker Owner Calibrate Real Estate   Denver’s apartment market has been in an Expansion Phase for 7 years, resulting in amazing appreciation for multifamily owners. Cary Bruteig, MAI, of Apartment Appraisers & Consultants has studied Denver apartment buildings for 25+ years. His firm has surveyed over 400,000 apartment units in 2,000 completed appraisals and/or market studies. Bruteig is...

Holiday Housing Market a Gift to Buyers?

Holiday and seasonal slowdowns combine to create more opportunities, less stress for homebuyers across the state   ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Dec. 12, 2018 – Despite the start of the typical seasonal and holiday slowdown in the housing market, median sales prices continued to tick upward while inventory supply and active listings continued to deliver mixed results in markets across much of the state...

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Did you know? Home inspectors not regulated by state of Colorado

When it comes to home inspectors, the amount of government oversight varies between states. Colorado is one state that chooses not to regulate home inspectors, meaning it's up to buyers and sellers to do their homework.   There are buyers themselves, facing fierce competition and skipping inspections altogether in Colorado.   "Unfortunately, I have seen that happen," said Matthew Leprino with the Colorado Association...

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6 Trends to Know about Fire Season in the Western U.S.

Lately, it feels like we’re hearing about wildfires erupting in the western United States more often. But how have wildfire occurrences changed over the decades?   Researchers with the NASA-funded Rehabilitation Capability Convergence for Ecosystem Recovery (RECOVER) have analyzed more than 40,000 fires from Colorado to California between 1950 to 2017 to learn how wildfire frequency, size, location, and a few other traits have...

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Homes with no energy bills are catching on — even in Pueblo — and the extra cost isn’t as high as you’d think

A study that found building net-zero homes costs not much more than standard homes changed the trajectory of a Pueblo housing project. Now, more than 5,000 net-zero ready homes are proposed for Colorado.   Pueblo has seen an uptick in new residents moving in from the Front Range looking for a home that’s “a little less expensive,” said Scott Hobson, an assistant...

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An Interview with 2019 CAR Chair Justin Knoll

How long have you been in real estate and why did you decide to make this your career?    I am a 4th generation REALTOR®, a story that began with my great grandfather, then my grandmother, to my mom, and now me. My mom is still an agent after 45 years in the business. I always joked that it’s like the mob:...

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Colorado REALTORS Laud Legislators of the Year

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® has named it's Legislators of the Year.   They are Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, and Reps. Matt Gray, D-Broomfield; Mike Weissman, D-Aurora; and Terri Carver, R-Colorado Springs its legislators of the year.   “Our legislative policy committee, comprised of members throughout the state of Colorado, has carefully considered this decision and believes that a legislator whose approachability and...

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Half of Coloradans Now Live in Areas at Risk to Wildfires

As of 2017, approximately 2.9 million people live in Colorado’s wildland-urban interface (WUI) – the area where human improvements are built close to, or within, natural terrain and flammable vegetation – compared to 2 million people just five years earlier. The new figure represents approximately half of the state’s total population.   To read this article in full, please visit the Colorado...