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REALTORS in the News

First-Time Home Buyers Learn to Move Quickly in Tight Markets

With the competitive housing market first time home buyers are having to endure a tough fight to fulfill their dreams of becoming homeowners.  Jay Gupta a CAR spokesperson told the New York Times just how tight the current housing market is.   Gupta said that forty people attended an open house in Colorado Springs that was only open for three-hours long...

Constant Repetition Carries Conviction

The Denver housing market is experiencing an uphill battle from cash buyers to appraiser shortages.  Current statistics reflect the struggle that is unfolding in the market.   "The story of homeownership is one of riding these waves – the highs and the lows – all the while knowing that the house always wins, no matter who’s dealing the cards…even if it needs to be...

Fifteen REALTORS Graduate from CAR’s Leadership Academy

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® celebrated the graduation of 15 REALTORS® from its 2018 Leadership Academy program, an exclusive four-month training and development program designed to nurture future association leaders through in-depth industry and association knowledge.   Working with CAR staff and professional mentors over the course of the past year, Leadership Academy participants developed a wide range of skills including conflict...

Listings have Increased, but Inventory is Still a Concern

Despite a 39 percent increase in new listings in March, inventory issues continue to dominate housing discussions statewide as Denver Metro Area sees new price records   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – April 11, 2018 – With signs of new life popping up across the Centennial state, many REALTORS® find themselves wishing they’d see available inventory pop up again as they continue facing record-low...

Market conditions result in record-high median pricing

Market conditions result in record high median pricing levels in both Denver metro area and state as low inventory dominates housing discussion.   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - March 12, 2018 - While housing hope springs eternal, inventory statistics across the state paint a different picture and have resulted in numerous record-high median pricing levels in Denver and across the state, according to the...

Denver’s Housing Inventory is Not the Problem

Its active inventory is By Matthew Leprino   It seems you can’t open a social media app or tune into local news without hearing about the lack of options for homebuyers these days. Denver is facing big city problems as it continues to grow into that role.   Along with pressure on developers to turn over quality products – and quickly – the prices, oh,...

Amazon HQ2 Headquarters Creates Concern for the 20 Finalist Cities

Colorado is currently in the running of the 20 finalist cities that could become the new home for Amazon HQ2 second headquarters.  While there is excitement about this potential opportunity there is also concern.  Colorado's housing market is already strained and if Amazon chooses Colorado the strain could worsen. Kelly Moye a Colorado Association of REALTORS spokesperson had this to...

Inventory isn’t the problem, ‘Active Inventory’ is

By Matthew Leprino   It seems you can’t open your social media app or tune in to the local news without hearing about the lack of options for homebuyers these days. Denver is facing big city problems while it continues to grow into that role.   Along with increased pressure on developers to turn over a quality product - and fast at that -...

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Colorado governor candidates differ on affordable-housing solutions

Four Democratic and three Republicans hoping to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke at a Gubernatorial Forum held by the Colorado Association of REALTORS at REALTOR Day at the Capitol.   The discussions came as housing needs continue to out-pace new housing supplies, leaving home prices soaring and an estimated 25 percent of Coloradans spending 50 percent or more of their income...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Economic Summit Creates a Buzz about Ballot Initiative No. 66

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® sought to get the word out about the dangers of ballot initiative No. 66 and successfully did so at their annual Economic Summit on February 7, 2018.  Initiative No. 66 is currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court and could be on the ballot this November.   This initiative seeks to cap new housing construction to 1%...