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Potential Change in GOP Tax Comes at a Cost

Changes in the tax code could have pricey implications for homeowners if the GOP Tax Proposal passes.  Cuts elsewhere are causing Congress to find other ways to make up the money.  One area they are looking to make up the money is taxes associated with real estate.   Currently, homeowners are encouraged to stay in their home for two years and are...

New and Active Listings Continue to Decline in Colorado

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Dec. 12, 2017 – With a significant decline in new listings and active listings continuing to define a low inventory market across the metro area and the entire state, median home prices are holding their own, according to the latest housing report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR).   With limited new housing starts, the record low inventory...

Less People are Choosing Colorado as Their Home

Colorado has welcomed transplants from bordering states and states throughout the country in the recent years.  Colorado's beauty has finally been discovered and it seemed people couldn't get enough of it.  However, it seems with the rise in the housing market Colorado has become less affordable.  This realization has impacted how many people are moving to the state and how...

Prices Remain on the Rise for Logan/Sterling County

The housing market for Logan/Sterling county remains active and on the rise.  The county showed a decrease in the third quarter median sales price for 2017 when compared to 2016.  This decrease is not a sign of a slow down, but rather outside factors that are affecting the statistics for this market.   Sales volumes in Logan county have also decreased from last year,...

A Westminster Neighborhood Pub is Closing their Doors Due to the Fast Growing Housing Market

Much like the rest of the state Westminster, Colorado has seen a jump in its real estate with the median home price increasing from $345,750 in 2016 to $350.00 currently.  This boost is expected to only increase as Westminster has become an affordable option for those looking to settle in between Boulder and Denver.  A consequence of this fast-growing housing...

Thank You – From Texas REALTORS

It has been nearly two months since Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas leaving devastation and destruction in it's path.  In this time of need, many organizations and individuals stepped forward to help in anyway possible.  The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the Colorado REALTOR® Foundation (CRF) teamed up to contribute $15,000 in relief assistance to help restore lives and communities...

Coming Soon Listings

Are They Illegal or Immoral? BY CAR GENERAL COUNSEL SCOTT PETERSON   I am convinced that “Coming Soon” listings will forever be a source of REALTOR® frustration and confusion in the State of Colorado.  Regardless of the market cycle, transaction velocity or geographic location, I hear frequently from our members about the “Coming Soon” rider occasionally (often?) seen on broker signs in a...

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Record low inventory and consistent sales outweigh bump in new listings across Colorado’s housing market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Record low inventory and consistent sales outweigh bump in new listings across Colorado’s housing market   http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/   Key findings from the February 2017 research report include: 30 percent increase in new statewide listings offset by strong sales and record low inventory Statewide inventory down nearly 40 percent from one year ago Active listings down 8 percent across the state from January to...

Scam Alert: Emails with Fraudulent Wire Transfer Instructions

    Cybercriminals are targeting home buyers and sellers nationwide. DORA offers tips on how to protect yourself. DENVER --- The Colorado Division of Real Estate at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) warns Colorado consumers to beware of a national cyber-scam currently taking place that steals money directly from home buyers and sellers. The Division continues to receive information about this cyber scam in which cybercriminals hack...

Capitol Connection: April 17, 2015

Senate Bill 177- Construction Defects Reform PASSED the Senate SB15-177, HOA Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines, passed the Senate on 3rd reading this week with bipartisan support on a vote of 24-11.  We are expecting it to be introduced in the House in the coming days.  Please click here to urge your State Representatives to allow SB 177 a Fair Hearing in...