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REALTORS in the News

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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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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,...

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Buyers and Sellers Teeter-Totter in Evolving Housing Market

Buyers and Sellers Teeter-Totter in Evolving Housing Market Buyers are beginning their hunts ahead and quieting down earlier than previous years   BY MATTHEW LEPRINO Published: 2018.10.22 03:00 PM   Like a schoolyard teeter-totter, there are always two forces volleying for control in any real estate transaction. On the left, you have the buyer’s control – always a force but sometimes lagging behind that of the seller...

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BREAKING NEWS: REALTOR® Lynn Myers Runs for House District 41

House District 41 Republican Nomination Committee has picked REALTOR® and former Arapahoe County Commissioner Lynn Myers (R) to challenge Representative Jovan Melton (D), who faces calls from leaders of the Democratic party to resign after his arrests on domestic violence charges were reported. As a current member, past REALTOR® of the Year award recipient and former Chair of the Aurora Association of...

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REALTORS® join forces with insurance companies, wildfire safety organizations to offer preparedness guide for Colorado residents

ENGLEWOOD — With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association and other state wildfire prevention and insurance stakeholders to create a consumer-focused Colorado Property and Insurance Wildfire Preparedness Guide.   Digital and hard-copy guides featuring best practices in wildfire...

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Tips from experts: How to figure out if a home you’re trying to buy was once a grow house

Probably one of the most surprising facts about pot grows and home buying is that a seller doesn't need to disclose that the house ever had marijuana growing inside of it - all because owning the plant is technically legal in the state.   The DEA says it's finding more illegal grow homes in the Denver Metro area since they started tracking...

Colorado homebuyers may be getting a touch of relief in seesaw housing markets

http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Oct. 10, 2018 – Colorado homebuyers may be feeling a little bit of relief as a combination of seasonal and market factors have helped to slow down the fast-paced, over asking price sales and hold steady or even drop the median sales price in many parts of the metro area and state. Yet, some of the state’s...

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Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2018-19 Leadership; Justin Knoll Installed as Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 3, 2018 Contact: Lisa Hansmeier, VP of Member Services (303) 790-7099 or lhansmeier@coloradorealtors.com     Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2018-19 Leadership; Justin Knoll Installed as Chairman   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) installed its 2018-2019 Leadership Council during the organization’s 98th annual State Conference in Broomfield, Colo. last week.   Justin Knoll, President of Madison & Company Properties and REALTOR® in Denver,...