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Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year Matt Gray

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        Contact: Elizabeth Peetz – VP of Government Affairs (303) 790-7099 or epeetz@coloradorealtors.com OCT. 2, 2018   Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year Matt Gray   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) announced Representative Matt Gray as a 2018 Legislator of the Year Award recipient at its 2018 Fall Forum for his notable legislative efforts in support of...

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Vail Board of REALTORS® awards five scholarships to Eagle County students

VAIL — The Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation will award its inaugural scholarships to five local students. The five were awarded $2,000 each to attend a college, university or accredited academic institution. The honorees include students applying to, or returning to college. "Our scholarship selection committee received a number of worthy applications," Erica Kirk, Vail Board of REALTORS® Association executive said. "We appreciate...

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Colorado Project Wildfire and Insurance Guide for September 2018

REALTORS® JOIN FORCES WITH INSURANCE AND WILDFIRE SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS TO OFFER PREPAREDNESS GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Sept. 25, 2018 – With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA) and other state wildfire prevention and...

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Pledge to vote in the 2018 election

Sign the pledge to vote in the 2018 election.   The work we do as REALTORS®, and as an organization, is noble, good, and lasting. Voting is opportunity to exemplify and solidify this point.   This November, the National Association of REALTORS® wants to make sure your voice is heard: PLEDGE TO VOTE IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTIONS!   To view the rest of this article and...

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Vote for Chet Choman – NAR Good Neighbor Web Choice Favorites

Chet Choman is Broker/Owner of Colorado Realty and Land Company and member of REALTORS® of Central Colorado. He is also one of NAR’s Good Neighbor finalists. He was selected for his work with La Puente Home in the San Luis Valley.   Chet is the first NAR Good Neighbor finalist from Colorado in more than a decade. In May of this year, NAR also...

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More people are moving out of Denver than into it, study says

About 20 percent want to stay in Colorado, but move to other cities around the state like Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.   DENVER — More people are looking to leave Denver than move in, according to a new report by real estate company Redfin.   "When our prices are going up at an average of 10 percent a year for single-family homes, we...

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Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

Real estate agents and others involved in home transactions have become increasing targets for hackers   A report by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center said the number of victims of email fraud involving real estate transactions rose 1,110 percent between 2015 to 2017 and losses rose nearly 2,200 percent. Nearly 10,000 people reported being victims of this kind of fraud in 2017...

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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...