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The concept of real estate market growth. The increase in housing prices. Rising prices for utilities. Increased interest in mortgage and rising interest rates on mortgages. Rent increase.

Opponents Blast Proposed Lakewood Growth Cap, Say It Would Scare Away Investment and Increase Home Prices

The commercial real estate and development community has its eyes on Colorado’s fifth-largest city where voters this week can start casting their ballots on an initiative that would limit residential growth — a move that leaders in those industries say would have a negative, lasting impact on the housing market in that Denver suburb. ### Voters in Lakewood receive ballots this week...

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Lakewood Growth Initiative Will Be Costly to Taxpayers, Says Business Group’s Study

A new study supported by a metro Denver business partnership says Lakewood's July 2 ballot question to limit growth to 1% a year will lead to higher property taxes to pay for city services.   “The research speaks for itself,” said Elizabeth Peetz, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, in a statement Monday.   Ballot Question 200, a citizen-initiated...

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iBuying in Denver’s Housing Market is in Full Force as Sellers Opt for Convenience Over Profit

The size of the iBuying market in Denver will depend on the desire for that convenience, industry leaders say. Matthew Leprino, with the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, says he’s heard chatter that iBuying could reach as high as 25% of the market in the coming years.  ### “But there are also people who think this is just a flash in the pan...

Demand Devours Inventory Despite Record Number of New Listings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell marty@schechterpr.com    Demand devours inventory despite record number of new listings Record number of new listings across state can’t correct housing inventory and affordability challenges as prices continue climb   http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, CO. – June 12, 2019 – Despite a record number of new single-family (12,962) and condo/townhome (3,768) listings hitting the Colorado housing market in a record cold May,...

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Affordable Housing in San Miguel County Gets State Boost

A lack of affordable housing doesn’t just bedevil Telluride, it challenges communities across the state, so much so that last October a bipartisan group of state senators and representatives sat down with diverse stakeholders ranging from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® to Habitat for Humanity to Ski Country USA, plus local government representatives, to examine the issue.   Town of Telluride Program...

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REfresh Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the 2019 REfresh Conference on September 5, 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. ### REfresh is not your "normal" conference: it is fast-paced and filled with quality speakers in a short time frame. ### "REfresh is an opportunity to get quality professional development to help you become more successful in the real estate industry," says Colorado Association...

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REMI Partnership Study Explores Impact of Growth Cap on the Lakewood Ballot

Higher property taxes, more stress on transportation infrastructure will result from imposed growth caps according to new study   On June 10, 2019, the REMI Partnership released “Building Gated Cities – Policy Brief Understanding the Impacts of 1% Growth in Lakewood.”   Next month, Lakewood voters will face Initiative 200, a proposal that seeks to impose a 1% cap on the growth of the city’s housing....

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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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Marijuana Real Estate Expo Coming to Denver

Colorado voters decided to legalize recreational marijuana nearly seven years ago, but real estate agents as well as property owners (and would-be property owners) are still trying to figure out how it affects them. Some are scared, some are confused — but almost all of them need guidance, according to the Greater Denver Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management.   Whether...