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Residential Housing

Summer slowdown or shift in the housing market?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Summer slowdown or shift in the housing market?   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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416 Fire in Durango: How to Help, Update from DAAR, How to Receive Assistance

Hello from smokey Durango, and thank you so much for your kind words, support, outreach, and concern for our precious community. We truly appreciate all the outreach.   I wanted to take a moment to update you all on how Durango is holding up through this crisis and what DAAR is doing to help.   It was an active week for the fire, with...

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Economic Impact of Restricting Housing Growth to No More Than 1% in Colorado

A Closer Look at the Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Initiative 66 and Why Housing Matters For the State’s Economic Future   Based upon the projected household growth and recent housing development history, the 10-county front range region covering Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld, is projected to add an average of around 35,000 and 43,200...

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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...

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Denver City Council Approves Plan for New Neighborhood at Elitch Gardens Site

DENVER -- The Denver City Council has approved a new long-term development plan for downtown Denver and it includes a new neighborhood.   The council heard public comment before voting to unanimously approve a plan that would allow for future changes and development at the current site of Elitch Gardens, the Pepsi Center, and surrounding parking lots. The formal title is the “Downtown Area Plan”...

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CFRR Exec Committee Told 1% Growth Limitation a Non-Starter

Hill poll shows ballot Initiative 66 starting off at only 36%   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   JUNE 6, 2018 (Denver) – The leadership committee for the campaign organized to defeat a filed ballot measure received a briefing from its pollster indicating that concern over a proposed 1% growth limitation along the Front Range may in fact be short-lived. The measure starts off with only...

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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....

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Denver-Area Real Estate Agents Face Challenges From DIY Buyers and Sellers and Low-Cost Competitors

In 2017, 13 percent of buyers and 8 percent of sellers didn’t use a real estate agent when purchasing or selling their homes By ALICIA WALLACE | | The Denver Post   Kelly Moye, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Alliance in Broomfield, has been a broker in Colorado for 27 years. She has ridden the undulations of the Front Range real estate market and witnessed the evolution...