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Three Colorado REALTORS® Are 2021 30 Under 30 Finalists

This week, NAR named three Colorado REALTORS® as 2021 30 Under 30 Finalists. They include: Shelby Foster ERA New Age Real EstateDenver, Colo. Irving Gomez NovellaDenver, Colo. Joel Nath Keller Williams FreedomColorado Spring, Colo. Members of the public can help one of these finalists make it into the 30 Under 30 class of 2021. Online voting in the Web Choice Award contest starts Friday,...

Free Webinar: 10 Tax Tips for Real Estate Professionals

As a real estate professional, you have a whole list of tax deductions available to you. Ones that most people can’t claim. And hopefully you’re taking advantage of them! But even the most seasoned real estate professionals are usually missing out on thousands of dollars worth of deductions every year. Which means that you’re probably giving the IRS thousands of dollars every year for free. That’s...

Vail, Breckenridge Make List of 7 Top Hot Spots for Winter Vacation Homes

Properties in ski towns may offer a big income stream for second-home buyers. After all, vacation homes have been trending during the pandemic, whether it’s a home in a cold- or a warm- weather locale. Second-home sales jumped 44% in 2020, according to data from the National Association of REALTORS®. Snowy hot spots are among those seeing surging demand. Searches for...

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Capitol Connection – Feb. 12, 2021

We've past groundhog day and it's another four months of legislative session to go, this time into June after the General Assembly took a month long Covid-19 pause. While the air may be chilly this President's holiday weekend, our Legislative Policy Committee is gearing up for a very busy session starting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 where we might see...

Office of Consumer Counsel advises Colorado Natural Gas Customers of Potential Bill Increases and Encourages the Public to Participate in the Regulatory Proceeding

DENVER - The Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) is advising Colorado Natural Gas (CNG) customers of CNG’s filing with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) seeking approval to implement a System Safety and Integrity Rider, or SSIR.  If approved, the SSIR would allow CNG to recover the costs of specific pipeline safety and integrity projects, through a separate rider on...

NAR Finds Black Home Buyers More Than Twice as Likely to Have Student Loan Debt, Be Rejected for Mortgage Loans Than White Home Buyers

NAR officials say data reinforces need for implementation of key housing policy initiatives to close persistent minority homeownership gaps Key Highlights The U.S. homeownership rate was 64.2% in 2019. At 69.8%, the rate for non-Hispanic white Americans exceeds the national rate. However, the Black homeownership rate – 42% – represents a Black-white homeownership gap of almost 30%. The homeownership rates for Asian...

Summit REALTORS® Raise Over $19,000 for Neighboring Communities Ravaged by Wildfires

The REALTORS® of Summit, Park and Lake Counties recently raised money to support residents who have been evacuated or have lost their homes during the Grand County wildfires Dillon, CO — February 16, 2021 — Summit REALTORS®, the leading advocate of the local real estate industry consisting of Park, Lake, and Summit County members, executed a donation campaign to raise money for those...

The Changing Face of Real Estate Marketing

Marketing tools and technology are changing daily, don’t fall behind by using the wrong ones! Marketing for real estate professionals used to be simple and consisted of business cards, newspaper ads, and maybe even the odd bus stop display. As we know, things are radically different today. While most REALTORS® have caught up with the times by launching personally branded real estate websites and trying social media...

Facebook Live Webinar on Feb. 23: A Call to End the Destruction of Communities by Wildfire in 30 Years

Over the past decade, the U.S. has witnessed a steady increase in wildfire activity. Experts predict this trend will remain. Despite the $2 to $3 billion per year to support wildland fire suppression efforts, the number of homes lost in wildfires per year has increased by 163 percent and wildfires now cost the U.S. an estimated $63 to $285 billion...

HUD Extends Housing Protections to LGBTQ Americans

The National Association of REALTORS® applauded an announcement Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that the agency will enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD’s move effectively expands civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans seeking housing and housing-related services. The decision follows an executive order from the Biden...