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Get Your Client’s Mortgage Closed On Time

How Finding the Right Lender Can Get Your Client’s Mortgage Closed On Time By Todd Crowley   Picture this: You’ve been working with your clients for months—putting in additional hours, working late nights and weekends—trying to find them the perfect house. The home is found, the purchase contract is signed, you have worked through the transaction details, and you are ready to close. ...

Reach150 Prize Drawing Winner Announced

Sue Carmony, of Carmony Realty in Boulder, won the Reach150 prize drawing for $500 through random selection of participating members that have reached 3 or more recommendations. Congratulations Sue!   Have you had a chance to check out Reach150? CAR has partnered with Reach150 to help our members build a stellar online reputation through client testimonials. Setting up a free, new account and...

Self-Directed IRA Appealing to Investors

Self-directed IRAs (SDIRAs) are appealing to investors for several reasons, among them to diversify retirement funds, adapt to economic conditions and invest in assets they know and, in some cases, control.   However, there is an opportunity for enhanced returns on IRA real estate investing that is not known to many SDIRA holders. Many investors are using their SDIRAs to purchase real...

NAR’s Laurie Janik to Retire November 30th

An end of an era!  Laurie Janik, the National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) chief legal champion, is retiring November 30, 2013.  She has been a fixture at CAR events (especially the Legal Panel at the CAR Convention) since 1987 and remains very popular nationally and in Colorado because of her dedication, amazing real estate legal knowledge and for being a...

You Should Be Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

REALTORS® are constantly on the move. Your career means more financial transactions and travels than an average person, and you’re also more digitally oriented. That may mean you’re at a higher risk for identity theft. The 2013 Identity Fraud Report released in February 2013 by Javelin Strategy & Research reports that in 2012 identity fraud incidents increased by more than one...