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REALTORS in the News

Jobs Fuel Absorption; Vacancy Decreases

By Kyle Malnati CEO, Broker Owner Calibrate Real Estate   Denver’s apartment market has been in an Expansion Phase for 7 years, resulting in amazing appreciation for multifamily owners. Cary Bruteig, MAI, of Apartment Appraisers & Consultants has studied Denver apartment buildings for 25+ years. His firm has surveyed over 400,000 apartment units in 2,000 completed appraisals and/or market studies. Bruteig is...

Holiday Housing Market a Gift to Buyers?

Holiday and seasonal slowdowns combine to create more opportunities, less stress for homebuyers across the state   ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Dec. 12, 2018 – Despite the start of the typical seasonal and holiday slowdown in the housing market, median sales prices continued to tick upward while inventory supply and active listings continued to deliver mixed results in markets across much of the state...

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Did you know? Home inspectors not regulated by state of Colorado

When it comes to home inspectors, the amount of government oversight varies between states. Colorado is one state that chooses not to regulate home inspectors, meaning it's up to buyers and sellers to do their homework.   There are buyers themselves, facing fierce competition and skipping inspections altogether in Colorado.   "Unfortunately, I have seen that happen," said Matthew Leprino with the Colorado Association...

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Homes with no energy bills are catching on — even in Pueblo — and the extra cost isn’t as high as you’d think

A study that found building net-zero homes costs not much more than standard homes changed the trajectory of a Pueblo housing project. Now, more than 5,000 net-zero ready homes are proposed for Colorado.   Pueblo has seen an uptick in new residents moving in from the Front Range looking for a home that’s “a little less expensive,” said Scott Hobson, an assistant...

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Colorado REALTORS Laud Legislators of the Year

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® has named it's Legislators of the Year.   They are Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, and Reps. Matt Gray, D-Broomfield; Mike Weissman, D-Aurora; and Terri Carver, R-Colorado Springs its legislators of the year.   “Our legislative policy committee, comprised of members throughout the state of Colorado, has carefully considered this decision and believes that a legislator whose approachability and...

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Affordability Index Retrospect

Affordability Index Retrospect Index Over Time Shows a Complex Story Behind Affordability Issues in Colorado   By Matthew Leprino   You aren’t wrong. Living in Colorado isn’t exactly ‘affordable’ these days. Our incredible State has been evolving for some time now and the potency of that change is no clearer than in the lack of affordability of our real estate market. A relatively new statistic...

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Housing affordability hits lowest point for Colorado markets

The Housing Affordability Index across Colorado is at its lowest point since the Colorado Association of REALTORS® started the measurement in January 2010, according to a Monday press release from the organization.   Looking at both the seven-county metro area and statewide markets, affordability is down 18 percent from this time last year for single-family homes and 20 percent for condos/townhomes, the...

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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...