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Heat in the morning, AC by noon – Denver’s Market isn’t a ‘set and forget’ just yet

Heat in the morning, AC by noon - Denver’s Market isn’t a 'set and forget’ just yet By Matthew Leprino   Like the climate control in your car, the climate of home buying season in Denver can change on a dime. Like its namesake, sometimes we skip spring altogether and head right for the 90s while every now and then, our summer flowers...

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Single-family houses still hard to find as local market remains in midst of “sellers market”

The median selling price remained near $200,000 and the share of available single-family homes slipped as the Pueblo area's housing market stayed hot through August.   Last month's median selling price of $192,500 was up 10 percent from a year earlier, according to Colorado Association of REALTORS® data. In June, the median sales price jumped to $203,000, up 13 percent from the prior...

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Sterling Credit Required to Purchase a Home in Boulder

Boulder, CO Median home list price: $612,550 Share of borrowers with a 649 FICO score or lower: 7.3%   On the edge of the Flatiron Mountains, Boulder boasts beautiful panoramas befitting a Coors ad. It regularly pops up on lists of the best places to live for its high quality of life, and plentiful gigs. These things just keep driving up the cost of...

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Buying? Renting? Have you checked for lead plumbing?

Sellers and landlords may not know about lead in the pipes.   There is no lead in the water that Denver Water delivers to homes and businesses. But it can enter the drinking water as the water passes through older customer service lines, which connect the house to Denver Water’s distribution pipes in the street, or lead plumbing inside the home.   Denver Water...

Colorado housing market

Colorado’s August housing numbers prove ‘all real estate is local’

August housing reports from across the state reflected the same levels of diversity and at times extreme fluctuations of our Colorado weather at this time of year. For buyers and sellers alike, the message remains the same: understand what the conditions will be like in your neighborhood.   While the market reflects springtime conditions in areas like Boulder and Broomfield counties, a...

CO Legislator of Year

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Honors 2018 Legislator of the Year Mike Weissman

Representative Mike Weissman was awarded the 2018 Legislator of the Year Award by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) for his notable legislative efforts in support of the American dream of homeownership. This is the second year the Colorado Association of REALTORS® has recognized Colorado legislators for their commitment to homeownership and REALTOR® priority issues.   In the 2018 legislative session, Rep....

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Colorado Measure Would Make Most of State Off Limits to Drillers

Come November Colorado voters will consider banning oil and gas drilling within 2,500 feet of homes, businesses and many green spaces, a move that would effectively prohibit it in most of the U.S.’s seventh largest oil-producing state. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office said Wednesday that antifracking activists had collected enough valid signatures from state voters to put the issue on...

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Colorado Springs-area home supply hits 2-year high

The number of Colorado Springs-area homes for sale climbed to a two-year high last month, a sign that buyers finally might be in a better position in a housing market that’s favored sellers for the last few years, some real estate agents say.   In August, 2,416 single-family and patio homes were listed for sale, a nearly 6 percent increase over the...

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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...