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REALTORS in the News

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

Indeed, Denver's popularity is reflected in the ever-increasing cost and competitiveness of buying a home in the metro area   BY MATTHEW LEPRINO   There are only so many Top 10 lists those of us who adore our city can read. I find myself silently saying “Tell me something I don’t know,” whenever I read one. Sure, Denver is, one of the best place to live in...

Summer slowdown or shift in the housing market?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Summer slowdown or shift in the housing market? http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – July 12, 2018 – With median and average sales prices continuing to rise due to ongoing inventory issues, other key measurements of the housing market have buyers, sellers and REALTORS® asking the same seasonal question; is this the typical summer slowdown or are we seeing a shift in...

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Priced out: Fort Collins home sales slow as prices soar beyond $400,000

Frustrated by high housing costs in Fort Collins and Larimer County? You're in good company. According to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, homes listed in Larimer County this year have sold for a median $405,000 this year, making the county the 16th-most expensive of Colorado's 64 counties in which to buy a home. Through May, 2,045 homes were sold in Larimer County, a 9 percent...

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Longtime REALTOR® Bob LeGare Selected as Aurora’s New Mayor

Last night, the Aurora City Council selected Bob LeGare, longtime REALTOR® and member of the Aurora Association of REALTORS®, to be the city’s new mayor. LeGare will serve through the remainder of Hogan's four-year term, which ends in December 2019.   Bob has been a REALTOR® since 1983 and has lived in Aurora for 43 years.  He has served on numerous boards and committees for...

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Is Home Inventory Really So Dismal in Denver? Not Exactly

By Kelcey McClung  – Reporter, Denver Business Journal   May saw both a slight bump in inventory and a minute decline in median price of homes for sale in Denver, according to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.   Both the median and average price of a single-family residence in the seven-county metro area dipped less than one percent from April to May – $435,000 and $515,204,...

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Aurora Housing Inventory — Yes, There’s More But Not Enough

Posted by Marty Schechter on June 16, 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, home buyers 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 both single-family homes...

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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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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...

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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Key-Turning Tips for Homebuyers — and for Home Sellers — in Denver’s Molten Market

Getting pre-approved for your loan, knocking out your home chores and more ideas for making buying and selling a home pain-free Joe Amon, The Denver Post   We talked to REALTORS®, loan originators and nonprofit home-buyer educators about the best strategies for people on both sides of the home sale transaction.   “I recommend my clients do everything humanly possible with their lenders,” REALTOR® Matt Leprino said....