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Consumer Awareness

Buyers Drawn to ‘Right-Sizing,’ But Also Leery of Losing Space

Moving to a smaller space is not just for empty nesters and retirees anymore, says Sheri Koones, author of Downsize: Living Large in a Small House (2019, The Taunton Press). Younger people are embracing a smaller footprint as well. “Younger couples … who are both working, they’re having children later, they want to be active and they don’t want to be doing maintenance...

CAR’s REALTOR® Day at the Capitol & Economic Summit Focused on State’s Growing Economy and Housing Needs

Thank you to all Colorado REALTORS ® who attended CAR's Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol. Over 250 Colorado REALTORS® attended the two-day event. Thursday's REALTOR® Day at the Capitol luncheon featured J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and Patti Silverstein, Chief Economist at Research Partners. Later in the day, CAR members had...

NAR: HUD Offers Guidance to Sniff Out Fake Assistance Animal Requests

Property owners have struggled with how to enforce no-pet policies on their properties with the growing number of renter requests for assistance animals. That’s why the housing market is welcoming the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s newly released guidance and clarity on how to comply with the Fair Housing Act when receiving a request for an assistance animal. News...

Lakewood City Council Approves Residential Growth Restriction Plan

In July 2019, Lakewood voters passed Question 200, which restricts residential growth to one percent per year. That equates to about 700 new residences in 2020. Now, the Lakewood City Council has finally approved a plan on how the city will enact the voter-approved housing cap. The plan passed by councilors on Jan. 28 takes into account the hundreds of...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® honors Bob Fullerton as REALTOR® of the Year; Select members throughout state also honored for distinguished service

Bob Fullerton with family and friends after winning the 2019 REALTOR of the Year Award.   Bob Fullerton, managing broker for ERA New Age in Rifle, Colo., was named Colorado REALTOR® of the Year by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) at its 99th annual convention in Beaver Creek, Colo.   The award is the most prestigious award given to a CAR member and...

August Market Trends: Signs of a Shifting Market? Homes in Colorado Are More Affordable But Taking Longer to Sell

Regional and Statewide Statistics Contact:  Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Sept. 12, 2019 – Still far from what would be defined as balanced, Colorado’s residential housing data continues to show signs that markets are shifting, according to the latest monthly market data from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. Despite three-year lows on interest rates...

Colorado Leads The Nation As Most Desirable State To Move To

A recent poll put out by porch.com says Colorado is “the most desirable location”. The survey asked US citizens what state they would most like to move to. Colorado beat out Hawaii and California. The poll also shows that "Colorado (almost 56 percent), Hawaii (51 percent), and California (50 percent) ranked as the states most worthy of relocation." A REALTOR® said she gets a...

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Apply Today to Participate in CAR’s 2020 Leadership Academy

"The Leadership Academy was a great experience to go through. I learned so much, including things that were not on my radar. I had the opportunity to connect with other REALTORS® across the state and also look at the bigger picture on the state level." -Natalie Davis, South Metro Denver Assocation of REALTORS® CAR Leadership Academy is an exclusive...

Duplexes Are Becoming More Popular with Denver-Area Buyers

As Denver continues to see unprecedented growth, developers have struggled to meet increased demands for housing. One way to meet those demands has been to demolish single family homes and replace them with duplexes. Colorado REALTOR® Matthew Leprino told Denver Channel 7 that he's encountering many buyers who are attracted to duplexes, which are selling almost as fast as single-family homes. ...

REALTORS® a Voice for Property Owners as Colorado Advances Broadband

Elizabeth Peetz, Vice President of Government Affairs from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, stops in to interview with Christopher for a Community Broadband Bits Podcast. In this discussion, Peetz discusses the effect broadband has had on the Colorado real estate market and how CAR becomes involved in related legislation. She talks about recent changes in state law and the Association's opinions...