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October is RPAC Month!

  37% of Colorado REALTORS® invested in RPAC last year to protect your business and the real estate industry. Don't let the 37% carry the burden this year.     What business risks does RPAC help you mitigate?   PRESERVING INCENTIVES FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP Tax deductions for mortgage interest, state and local taxes are in the cross-hairs. Congress proposes tax reform financed by modifying or removing the Mortgage Interest...

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...

Cliffhanger’s Game

Everyone is expecting a cliff at the end of the market’s rise, but what appears to be occurring instead is a leveling off in the Denver real estate market   We all know the Bavarian Yodeler bit on ‘The Price is Right’ – where the little guy climbs higher and higher on the mountain as the audience’s hum turns to a rumble....

Typical fall slowdown or has Colorado housing market reached a plateau?

Answers may not be known until spring season http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Oct. 11, 2017 – While the first measurable snowfall of the season just hit Colorado’s front range, experts in Colorado’s real estate industry are already turning their attention to spring 2018 for potential answers to the growing list of questions surrounding the state’s residential real estate market. Traditional fall slowdowns are...

Denver Housing Market: A Tale of Two Cities

By CAR Spokesperson Matthew Leprino. Read the entire article on Colorado Biz Magazine.   Like Charles Dickens’ fabled tale, Denver’s housing market remains conflicted in its ‘Tale of Two Cities,’ a lopsided story of condos and single-family homes. It would seem that with every dollar the single-family home’s median price rises, the demand for the condo market – tantamount to “entry-level” ­– rises...

Amazon in Denver? A Look at Housing Implications

CAR spokesperson Kelly Moye spoke with Next on 9News to discuss housing implications of Amazon building a second headquarters in the metro area. See the full story on 9News.com.   DENVER - Gridlocked roads, high housing prices, crowded restaurants, disappearing beautiful scenery.   It sounds like Denver, but it’s a description of Seattle, Amazon’s current headquarters.   After Amazon announced it’s looking to build a second headquarters outside of Seattle...

Wildfire Mitigation Education at the State Capitol

CAR spreading the word to State lawmakers about wildfire education and mitigation.   While hurricanes and earthquakes have rightfully been the focus of attention for so many people in recent weeks, the path of smoke and hazy skies across a majority of the western United States reminds us all that the impact from current and future wildfires can be equally devastating.   With long-term...

Wire Fraud Alert From DORA

Colorado Bureau of Investigation warns of wire fraud with the email address aab14117@gmail.com.   The Division of Real Estate (Division), received an alert by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation regarding a specific email address (aab14117@gmail.com) being used compromise business transactions through a wiring instructions scam.   Changes in wiring instructions have been sent from the above email, posing as title company closers, from at...

More Than a Seasonal Slowdown?

Buyer interest remains however, low inventory, steady housing prices continue to dictate state’s housing market.   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Sept. 13, 2017 – While the number of potential buyers in Colorado’s housing market remains strong, traditional seasonal cooling, coupled with low inventory and steady median housing prices across the state, are defining the fall market according to the monthly statewide housing report...