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Denver Post: Agents See Interest from Homebuyers Looking for More Space After COVID-19

Denver-area REALTOR Matt Leprino told the Denver Post that homebuyers, tired of being quarantined at home, are looking for space to spread out as the state's housing market continues its boom. “It’s absolute pandemonium for buyers under $400,000,” Leprino said. He cites particular interest from apartment renters desiring an more space and are competing against one another for single family homes. “We...

KUNC: After a Slow Spring, Northern Colorado Sees Surge in Home Sales

Home sales in northern Colorado took off in June after the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions on the real estate market, with homes in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley selling at a record pace. “The buyers didn’t go away (earlier this year),” Fort Collins-area REALTOR® Chris Hardy told KUNC. “They were on intermission.” However, Hardy acknowledge some homeowners have been slow...

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Regional Spotlight: Denver

Denver-area REALTOR Matthew Leprino recently spoke with REI INK about Denver's booming residential real estate market despite a dip during the COVID-19 shutdown. Leprino notes that the State of Colorado classified construction as an essential business, which most likely helped cushion the slide in the market as a result of coronavirus. He also said that many buyers weren't as concerned with...

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Colorado Politics: Neglect Is a Steep Bet Against Colorado’s Wildfires

In a recent column for Colorado Politics, Joey Bunch highlighted the decreased federal and state funding for combating wildfires in Colorado. For example, Bunch notes the Colorado General Assembly appropriated just $30 million in the budget past last month - down from $31.3 million in 2019. However, in 2017 the Division of Fire Protection and Control received $58 million and...

Housing Pipeline Surges Across Colorado in June Pent-Up Demand Drives Second Straight Month of Record-Setting Pending Sales

Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell    marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO – July 10, 2020 – With pent-up demand and low inventory conditions prior to the COVID pandemic, the continued opening up of business and personal activities statewide created a surge of activity across Colorado’s housing markets resulting in new record highs for pending sales and driving the inventory of active listings to record or near record...

Eighth Amended Public Health Order 20-28 “Safer at Home” Allows for Open Houses Under Strict Guidelines

The new amended order, dated June 30, 2020, states: “All Field Services , including real estate, may resume operations, in accordance with the requirements of this Order including Appendix B . Real estate includes in-person real estate showings and marketing services which must adhere to Social Distancing Requirements with cleaning and disinfection between each showing. Open houses must follow the Indoor Event requirements in Section...

IRS Stands Firm on July 15 Tax Deadline for 2019 Returns

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Internal Revenue Service announced Monday that it was sticking with the July 15 tax-filing extension deadline for 2019 returns. Those unable to meet that deadline are encouraged to file for an extension to Oct. 15. The form for filing for an extension is at IRS.gov. The IRS had postponed the original tax filing deadline from April 15 due to...

From 3-D Walk-Throughs to Zoom Consultations, Boulder County’s Residential Real Estate Agents Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions

“There was clearly a pent-up demand for the spring market for buyers who were waiting to buy and were not able to look at homes for those, say, four to six weeks,” Boulder-area REALTOR Kelly Moye told the Longmont Times-Call. “And as soon as things opened up again, they went out and bought.” “While I think the virtual tours are...

Secretary of State Jena Griswold Applauds Signing of Remote Notary Legislation into Law

On Friday, June 26, Gov. Jared Polis signed the Remote Notary legislation into law. Colorado Secretary of State issued the following statement: DENVER, Colo.- Today, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold applauded the signing of the Remote Notaries Protect Privacy bill into law after it passed the House and Senate unanimously. Following an Executive Order by Governor Polis in March, the...