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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Safety Day at the Division of Real Estate: Realty Watch

Realty Watch ### This class presented by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department provides education on safety issues and concerns for real estate professionals, HOA board members, and the general public. ### Purpose of the Class ### Real estate professionals and homeowners are helping the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to make neighborhoods safer as part of a partnership known as the Realty Watch program. ### It’s much easier to...

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A Booming Urban Housing Market Reaches A Small Town On The Eastern Plains

Out on Colorado’s Eastern Plains, the pound of hammers and saw blades cuts through the steady silence. A construction site hums next to a solitary cluster of nearly 150 newly built homes and 48 apartment units.   In the small town of Wiggins, where a pair of grain silos are the tallest structures for miles, the population of less than 900 hadn’t...

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360 Story: iBuyers in the Denver Metro Area

    The Denver Channel 360 interviewed multiple perspectives on real estate agents versus iBuyers, including an iBuyer who said time is money, home sellers who warn that you get what you pay for, an agent who doesn't want you to leave money on the table and a homeowner who wants to just keep it simple.   Home sellers: You get what you pay for   REALTORS® couldn't...

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Coloradans Always Live with Wildfire Threat

With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Saturday and Wildfire Awareness month to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires. ### According to the...

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Successful Wildfire Preparedness Day

Sunshine and moderate temperatures welcomed Red Rock Ranch volunteers as they walked miles of roads hand delivering important wildfire preparedness information to nearly 200 homes.   The May 4 National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a nationwide activity sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance to increase awareness of the wildfire threat and promote community preparedness.   [caption id="attachment_30870" align="aligncenter"...

New housing inventory delivers little help to buyers as strong sales continue to drive pricing to new record highs across Colorado

ENGLEWOOD, CO. – May 10, 2019 – The much-anticipated influx of new spring season listings in Colorado’s housing market has had a limited impact for buyers as strong sales and continued low inventory have driven median and average pricing to record levels in the seven-county Denver metro area, as well as markets across the state. Those high-water marks for pricing...

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How Does New Construction Affect Housing Prices?

Denver’s 2019 elections have become a referendum on development, with Mayor Michael Hancock defending his handling of the city’s rapid urban growth. The debate has produced some major questions about development, housing and money. Here are some answers.   Are housing prices slowing down?   Yes. The pace of increases for rent and sale prices has slowed down lately. The median single-family home in...

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For Business Groups, Colorado’s 2019 Legislative Session Has Been “Very Difficult” to Navigate

“What’s different is that there are so many new legislators and the very fast speed for consideration of big concepts and ideas,” said Elizabeth Peetz, vice president of government affairs for the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. “But we’ve always worked (in a bipartisan way) across the aisle. So we had a lot of new players who weren’t aware of how...

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Colorado Association of REALTORS® Encourage Colorado Residents to Sign Up for Local Emergency Notifications

If there was an emergency in your community, how would you learn about it? Social media? The news? Word of mouth? That could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. What if you could learn about it within a matter of seconds?   Email and phone emergency alerts are nothing new, but less than 20 percent of community members...

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April is Fair Housing Month

###  April is Fair Housing Month. As stewards of the right to own, use, and transfer private property, REALTORS® understand that fair housing protects the real estate industry and our businesses. We depend on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. In short, fair housing makes us stronger.   "The Fair Housing Act was amended to prohibit discrimination based on gender, disability and...