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Successful Wildfire Preparedness Day

Sunshine and moderate temperatures welcomed Red Rock Ranch volunteers as they walked miles of roads hand delivering important wildfire preparedness information to nearly 200 homes.   The May 4 National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a nationwide activity sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance to increase awareness of the wildfire threat and promote community preparedness.   [caption id="attachment_30870" align="aligncenter"...

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Pueblo housing market stays close to last year’s peak; median selling price nudges higher

Pueblo’s housing market isn’t losing much of a step.   Home sales in April remained down from last year’s peak but they rebounded from March’s weak start to the spring homebuying season.   For single-family homes, the median selling price of $199,000 in April was up 2.1% from a year earlier, according to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®’ monthly report. The average selling price...

New housing inventory delivers little help to buyers as strong sales continue to drive pricing to new record highs across Colorado

ENGLEWOOD, CO. – May 10, 2019 – The much-anticipated influx of new spring season listings in Colorado’s housing market has had a limited impact for buyers as strong sales and continued low inventory have driven median and average pricing to record levels in the seven-county Denver metro area, as well as markets across the state. Those high-water marks for pricing...

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16 Colorado REALTORS® Graduate from Distinguished Leadership Program

Englewood, CO (May 7, 2019) – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) announced the graduation of 16 REALTORS® from its 2019 Leadership Academy program. The Leadership Academy is an exclusive four-month training and development program designed to nurture future Colorado REALTOR® leaders through in-depth industry and association knowledge.   Working with CAR staff, mentors, and professional instructors, Leadership Academy participants developed a...

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Denver Remains a Top Destination for Millennials, but a Shortage of Affordable Homes Could Make it Harder to Keep Them

Denver remains a magnet for millennials, but a lack of affordable homes could prevent many of them from sticking around for the long haul.   Out of 100 metros examined, Denver continues to rank in the top 10 for its ability to attract and retain millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 1998, according to a study from the National Association of...

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How Does New Construction Affect Housing Prices?

Denver’s 2019 elections have become a referendum on development, with Mayor Michael Hancock defending his handling of the city’s rapid urban growth. The debate has produced some major questions about development, housing and money. Here are some answers.   Are housing prices slowing down?   Yes. The pace of increases for rent and sale prices has slowed down lately. The median single-family home in...

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Capitol Connection: May 3, 2019

Colorado General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die   Today, Friday, May 3rd, the final gavel came down on the first regular session of the 72nd General Assembly. In total, 653 bills were introduced in the 2019 legislative session. The Colorado Association of RELATORS® (CAR) tracked 89 bills this year that would affect our industry and the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) took a position...

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Greeley area restaurants, hotels say oil and gas workers are good for business — and Colorado’s new law could have impacts

Throughout the week, Texas Roadhouse, 2451 W. 28th Street, is packed with people who come for the hefty steaks and juicy ribs. Weekday lunchtime sees steady patronage from business people. On weekends, oil and gas industry workers swell an already busy restaurant. On a recent Friday night, the restaurant was a lively mix of families, couples and friends. Except for...

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Fort Collins Housing Prices Still Climbing While Number of Sales Decline

Home prices continue to edge up in Fort Collins even as the number of homes sold declined for the first three months of the year. ### The median price of homes sold in the first quarter hit $420,000, up nearly 4 percent from last year's first quarter, while the median price in March alone topped $425,000, according to Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®. ### "The numbers for...