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Shipping Container Could be Source of Affordable Housing in Denver

One company’s answer to the affordable housing shortage is providing a place to stack containers customized into manufactured homes, which could then be shipped to similar buildings in other states. Stackhouse, is a Denver-based company that offers a way to stack containers in an eight-story building with 62 slots. The cost of one of these homes is $110,000 for a 320 square-foot floor pan, and...

NAR Honors Realtor® from Denver as 2021 Good Neighbor Award Finalist

WASHINGTON (September 2, 2021) – The National Association of Realtors® has selected Bob Bell, a Realtor® from Denver, Colorado, among 10 finalists for its 2021 Good Neighbor Awards program. This award honors Realtors® who have made significant, tangible volunteer contributions in their communities to improve the lives of their neighbors in need. Every Friday, Bell and hundreds of volunteers meet to pack and deliver weekend meals...

Colorado REALTORS® Announce Legislators of the Year for 2021

ENGLEWOOD, CO. – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the state’s largest real estate trade association representing more than 29,000 members statewide, named four Colorado policymakers as “Legislators of the Year” for 2021: House Minority Leader Hugh McKean (R-Loveland), House Majority Co-Whip Kyle Mullica (D-Northglenn), Representative Shannon Bird (D-Westminster), and Representative Marc Snyder (D-Manitou Springs). This group of legislators worked tirelessly to enhance public policy that will provide current...

Four Colo. Cities Make Top 10 List for Most Competitive Cities for Homebuyers

Littleton, Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Denver ranked in the top 10 most competitive cities for homebuying according to real estate brokerage Redfin. Some of these cities are called “Zoom cities” after the popular video conferencing app, which refers to the popularity of working from home and the subsequent uptick in real estate sales. While many cities across the nation reported some cooling off on the amount...

Real Estate Licensees Not Included in CDPHE Vaccine Discussion

In response to misinformation that has been circulated by individuals and groups earlier today regarding alleged vaccine requirements for all licensed Colorado professionals, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has confirmed with the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) that REAL ESTATE LICENSEES ARE NOT INCLUDED in the most recent Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) mandatory vaccine requirement discussion or any vote that would...

NAR: SCOTUS rules for housing providers: CDC’s latest extension is unlawful

“Time to Focus on Rental Assistance: The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) eviction moratorium Thursday night, giving much-needed relief to America’s small housing providers facing financial hardship for more than a year.  In a 6-3 ruling, a majority of justices agreed that the stay on the lower court’s order finding the...

Two Colorado Towns Make Top 25 List of Places to Buy a Vacation Rental

Pagosa Springs and Florissant, Colo. ranked 19 and 23 respectively on a list of the top 25 cities to buy a vacation rental property.  Other southwestern states with rankings included three cities in California: Big Bear, Twentynine Palms, and Palm Springs. Also on the list are Big Sky, Mont., and Bear Lake, Utah. Gatlinburg, Tenn., took the first spot with...

Colorado Springs’ ZIP 80916 holds 2021 Title of “Hottest ZIP” in the Nation.

REALTOR.com reports that Colorado Springs ZIP code 80916 (on the southeast side) is the nation’s “hottest” market for sales in the entire nation.   The southeast side of the city outranks ZIP codes in Rochester, NY, and Boston, Mass.  According to CAR’s July Market Trends Report, the median home price for homes in all of El Paso County is $450,000.  In the 80916 ZIP code, the...

KDVR: Home prices continue to climb along Front Range, but more inventory is available

New data regarding Colorado’s ever-changing real estate market indicates a shift in pricing and inventory along the Front Range. Statewide, the latest numbers from the Colorado Association of Realtors show an increase in the inventory of active listings from June into July. In fact, the data highlights a healthy increase of about 1,600 listings between June and July. The city of Denver’s median...

NAR: 15 Cities That Owned the Wild 2020 Market

The top 15 metros on CoreLogic’s hottest cities for home buyers report for 2020 tended to tout affordability with lower costs per square foot, lower property taxes, and no state income taxes. Also, sunny climates that offer lots of outdoor amenities tended to be a big draw. The 15 metros with the highest inbound migration in 2020 were: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.Lakeland-Winter Haven,...