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Statement: NAR Applauds Rule Making REALTORS® Eligible to Participate in Association Health Plans

NAR Applauds Rule Making REALTORS® Eligible to Participate in Association Health Plans   WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) – The U.S Department of Labor today finalized its rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners,” allowing real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans. The ruling also makes AHPs available to independent contractors who are offered...

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NAR Call For Action: Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

Click here to take action and urge Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.   The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP.   Standard homeowners insurance policies cover wind...

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416 Fire in Durango: How to Help, Update from DAAR, How to Receive Assistance

Hello from smokey Durango, and thank you so much for your kind words, support, outreach, and concern for our precious community. We truly appreciate all the outreach.   I wanted to take a moment to update you all on how Durango is holding up through this crisis and what DAAR is doing to help.   It was an active week for the fire, with...

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Economic Impact of Restricting Housing Growth to No More Than 1% in Colorado

A Closer Look at the Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Initiative 66 and Why Housing Matters For the State’s Economic Future   Based upon the projected household growth and recent housing development history, the 10-county front range region covering Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld, is projected to add an average of around 35,000 and 43,200...

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Is Our Housing Market Changing?

By Matthew Leprino   Everybody wants to know when the market is going to change. When will the buyers once again be in control of price, time on market, inspection objections and ultimately, their ability to be picky? When will the era of sellers dictating the majority of the terms, starting to pack before they even list their home and ultimately, a...

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Feds Arrest Dozens in Sweeping Action Against Hackers Targeting Wire Transfers – Including Those Targeting Real Estate Transactions

The federal government announced Monday that it conducted a massive sweep and arrested nearly 75 people who allegedly participated in schemes designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including those involving real estate transactions.   According to the agencies, the operation, which was called “Operation Wire Wire,” also resulted in the seizure of nearly $2.4 million, and the...

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Denver City Council Approves Plan for New Neighborhood at Elitch Gardens Site

DENVER -- The Denver City Council has approved a new long-term development plan for downtown Denver and it includes a new neighborhood.   The council heard public comment before voting to unanimously approve a plan that would allow for future changes and development at the current site of Elitch Gardens, the Pepsi Center, and surrounding parking lots. The formal title is the “Downtown Area Plan”...

Colorado condos break record at $300,000 median price despite new listings rising nearly 16 percent from April to May

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – June 12, 2018 – The Merry Month of May delivered strong seasonal increases in new listings for single-family residences and condos in both the seven-county Denver metro area and the state. However, homebuyers continue to face the same scenario that has dominated the state’s housing markets throughout the past year. Strong sales and record-high median pricing of...

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Real Estate Work Day

Yesterday was Real Estate Work Day and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation partnered with Extreme Community Makeover to spend a day volunteering in the local community.   Stacey Brown, the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation, shared that the day consisted of meeting at a local church to gather the tools needed for the day and then they...

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CFRR Exec Committee Told 1% Growth Limitation a Non-Starter

Hill poll shows ballot Initiative 66 starting off at only 36%   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   JUNE 6, 2018 (Denver) – The leadership committee for the campaign organized to defeat a filed ballot measure received a briefing from its pollster indicating that concern over a proposed 1% growth limitation along the Front Range may in fact be short-lived. The measure starts off with only...