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Coming Soon Listings

Are They Illegal or Immoral? BY CAR GENERAL COUNSEL SCOTT PETERSON   I am convinced that “Coming Soon” listings will forever be a source of REALTOR® frustration and confusion in the State of Colorado.  Regardless of the market cycle, transaction velocity or geographic location, I hear frequently from our members about the “Coming Soon” rider occasionally (often?) seen on broker signs in a...

The Vallagio Case

How a Supreme Court Ruling May Impact the Housing Market in Colorado BY CAR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MANAGER ELIZABETH PEETZ   As summer heats up after another successful legislative session at the State Capitol (don’t forget to check out CAR’s top five successes blog post on our website for more information about that!) we are also pleased to announce that the Colorado Supreme Court...

Inventory remains top of mind in sizzling housing market

What will homebuyers sacrifice just to get in on a piece of the action? BY CAR SPOKESPERSON MATTHEW LEPRINO   The Denver real estate market has recently become a hotbed of conflicting cause-and-effect discussion. Our condominium regulations (construction defects reform) have gained national attention, while our scorching home prices seem unstoppable to everyone except those who worked and survived the 2008 market. Instantaneous...

Denver home sales and prices drop in July, putting area brokers on alert

Home sales and prices in Denver slipped lower from June to July. But was that just the chain jerking on a roller coaster still headed higher or a housing market cresting its peak and about to send passengers on a wild ride?   “It is typical to have a seasonal slowdown every summer, but this summer has been slower than most and...

2017 CAR Fall Conference – Don’t Miss These All-Star Speakers

Learn From Top-Notch Speakers In addition to several national speakers, the Fall Conference will feature Keynote Speaker Lee Cockerell (former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort) speaking on “You Can Create Disney Magic Too!” Other education topics will include: Negotiation Success in a Challenging Market Coaching your agents with The 7 Success Styles Double your Income &...

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...

Seasonal slowdown or changing market?

July housing data delivers mixed bag across Colorado   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Aug. 10, 2017 – While Colorado’s housing market remains extremely hot, seasonal factors contributed to create a mixed bag of results in Colorado’s housing market activity in July, according to the monthly statewide housing report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR).   Despite decreases in new (-14 percent), active (-3.5) and...

Homes in Denver Metro Area Surpass $410,000 Median Sales Price

Across all of Colorado, there are 30 percent fewer homes for sale across state than one year ago. Active and new listings rise but strong sales, low inventory continue to shape seller’s market.    Key findings from the June 2017 research report include: Peak summer housing market sees median sales prices for single family homes in the metro region, as well as statewide,...

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®...

CAR’s Top 5 Legislative Successes at the Capitol in 2017

TOP 5 LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES AT THE CAPITOL 1) Construction Litigation Reform CAR, along with the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance, championed compromise legislation that is the first step in the right direction to building more attainable housing for all Coloradans while also protecting homeowners and giving them a voice in whether or not to pursue litigation. After more than four years of negotiations on...