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Online Enrollment For Health, Dental, Vision and More is Now Open For ALL CAR Members!

CAR is pleased to announce that OPEN ENROLLMENT is now available for all members and associates that would like to explore options for health, dental, vision coverage and more for the 2019 plan year.   APEX MEC Plus Advantage with Beazley Group Limited Indemnity Medical Plan Solstice Dental Solstice Vision CyberScout Identity Theft Protection Accident, Critical Illness and GAP protection Additional...

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How to get buy: The do’s and don’ts of home buying

  Matthew Leprino, REALTOR® and spokesperson for CAR, shares insight on purchasing a home in Denver with 9News. He discusses changes in the qualification process over the years, how much money to put down on a home,  "do's and don't's," and advice for social media. ### Video originally posted on 9News.com. Their website can be accessed by clicking here....

Housing affordability at its lowest ever for Colorado markets

ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Nov. 12, 2018 – With a continuation of the typical seasonal slowdown across most of Colorado’s local housing markets in October, overall affordability appears to be taking center stage as median housing prices continue to increase fueled by reduced inventory, an uptick in interest rates, and the median income of potential homebuyers, according to the latest monthly...

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As temperatures drop, Denver’s housing market cools slightly

  DENVER -- Experts said Denver's housing prices are down about 4 percent this fall, part of a seasonal market compression customary for this time of year.   Kelly Moye with the Colorado Association of REALTORS® said Denver's housing market goes through a compression every fall. She said properties sell quickly from January through late June and then slow in July and August.   "July...

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4 Heating Mistakes To Avoid This Winter

Xcel Energy wants to help your clients manage their energy dollars and increase their home’s comfort this winter with four easy ways to help avoid common home-heating mistakes. Share these tips with your current sellers and buyers to make sure their home is ready for the cold weather season ahead of time.   Cranking up the thermostat to quickly heat...

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Colorado Gives Day and CAR Foundation Updates

COLORADO GIVES DAY Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 and donate to the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation. Over the span of 25 years, The CAR Foundation has invested $7.7 million to support Colorado nonprofits that encourage safe...

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Construction-Defects Reform Rekindling Some Condo Interest

“Changes in the construction defect laws have really made things easier for developers,” Slate Real Estate Advisors Partner Stan Kniss says. “We’re in the midst of a pretty undersupplied market given the hold on for-sale construction projects over the last 10 years.” ### Despite changes, there still aren't as many condo projects in the works as people in the industry had hoped to see.   “We wanted the...

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Meet Colorado REALTOR Chet Choman: 2018 NAR Good Neighbor Award Winner

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It is in moments when this type of generosity and servitude are displayed that recognition is in order. This type of philosophy is unmistakably present in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.   Earlier this month, Chet Choman,...