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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...

Tax Reform Update

There have been a number of developments in Washington, DC to share with you.   TAX REFORM: Both the House and Senate have named the members of the conference committee.  The committee will begin meeting next week, its goal is to send a final bill to the President by December 15, 2017.  NAR will continue to run the Call for Action until the...

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...

Elizabeth Peetz and Madeline Cain Recognized by Colorado Politics

Elizabeth Peetz CAR's Vice President of Government Affairs and Madeline Cain CAR's Government Affairs Manager are both featured in Colorado Politics Article as "New Political Players".   Elizabeth Peetz will be directing the association's efforts on public policy, as well as manage its government affairs division.  Besides advocacy and legislative work, Peetz will oversee the Realtors’ Legislative Policy Committee, candidate endorsement process...

Pueblo Market Remains Hot Through the Cold Months

Despite cooler temperatures, Pueblo, Colorado is still experiencing the effects of the housing market as they remain active through the seasonal cool down and prices continue to rise month over month.   CAR's Housing Market Statistics showed that the median sales price for a single-family home rose from $184,600 in September to $190,110 in October.   Even though Pueblo is experiencing an increase in...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® names Elizabeth Peetz Vice President of Government Affairs; Madeline Cain promoted to Government Affairs Manager

[caption id="attachment_22653" align="alignright" width="245"] Madeline Cain[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22652" align="alignnone" width="245"] Elizabeth Peetz[/caption]   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – (Nov. 16, 2017) The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has named Elizabeth Peetz, Esq. as its vice president of government affairs and promoted Madeline Cain to government affairs manager.   Peetz, a licensed attorney in Colorado, Nebraska and Washington D.C., has been with the association’s government affairs division since...

Tips for Finding Affordable Apartments Near Denver

Denver, Colorado has seen a rental price increase as the housing market has sky rocketed for that area.   Matthew Leprino, a CAR spokesperson spoke with Denver 7 to offer his advice for those looking for affordable rentals near Denver.  Rental prices are reliant on the median home price for the area of the rental property, "Adams County is one of the more...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Honors 2017 Legislator of the Year Alec Garnett

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Alec Garnett, House Assistant Majority Leader for District 2, was awarded the 2017 Legislator of the Year Award by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® on Monday. Rep. Garnett is one of the first recipients of the award, given to a Colorado legislator who has put considerable effort into legislative efforts that support the American dream of homeownership.   Alec...

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,...