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REALTORS® Give Homeowners Tips for Buying in a Wild Market

Since Denver homes were only on the market for about eight days in March, which was down from 16 homes the year before, CAR Spokesperson Kelly Moye offered tips to those trying to buy a home. Finding an experienced REALTOR® was her first piece of advice; followed by making earnest money nonrefundable; spending 20% over the asking price and allowing for that amount in the...

Hikes in Colo. Springs More About Home Prices Than Exercise & Views

Prices for single-family homes in Colorado Springs rose 17.1% from 2021, and the days listed on the market decreased by 7.7% from March last year. CAR Spokesperson Patrick Muldoon said “Low inventory and high demand were going to continue to cause the same hikes we had seen. As the snowy season came to an end and spring was nearing, there was almost nothing that could...

Pueblo Still Seeing Gains in Prices & Home Building Materials

The 279 homes sold in Pueblo in March made for an extra $89 million in profits for sellers, and interest rate increases have not had a huge impact on sales. Sales prices were up 24% over last year and there’s not much change on the horizon, said Dave Anderson, a CAR Spokesperson. “Lumber prices are coming down only a hair, supply chain issues continue, and...

REALTORS®️ Predict $1M Average is on the Horizon

CAR spokespeople are guessing when metro area average sales prices will hit the $1M mark. Matthew Leprino of Denver used CAR’s Market Trends to make his prediction. “With only an 8.84% increase required for the average to top $1 million,” he said, “at the current monthly rate of monthly appreciation at 3.2%, we will reach that milestone as we celebrate...

Colorado Conversations About Affordable Housing

CAR’s Vice President of Government Affairs Liz Peetz was part of a panel addressing Colorado’s access to housing and affordability. The program was hosted by the Denver Gazette, which posed questions to panel members who included Ted Leighty, Colorado Home Builders Association; Jonathan Cappelli, Neighborhood Development Collaborative; Peter LiFari, Maiker Housing Partners; Karen Kallenberg, Habitat for Humanity Colorado; and Liz Peetz, CAR.  Many reasons for the problem...

CAR Mid-Year Legislative Videos Out Now

CAR’s Mid-Year Legislative reviews are out now, with reports from the Legislative Policy Subcommittees: Business and Taxation, Housing, Land Use, Regulatory, and Water. CAR’s Vice President of Government Affairs Liz Peetz gives five-minute updates on each industry area, including the positions CAR is taking on different pieces of legislation. During the session, the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) monitors the 12-week session’s house and senate bills, and...

CAR Chair-Elect Gives First-Ever NAR Implicit Bias Training

In a first-of-its-kind education session in the nation, the Colorado Association REALTORS (CAR) Chair-Elect Natalie Davis presented the National Association of REALTOR’s (NAR) very first “Implicit Bias Training” on Tuesday, April 12, in honor of CAR’s Fair Housing Month. This training was the first of its kind given to Colorado REALTORS®. The training gave participants a toolkit to use to override...

March spike in new listings does little to offset home buying demand, record appreciation, and sale price

https://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/ ENGLEWOOD, CO – A much-needed spike in new listings from February to March did little to quell the continued insatiable appetite for housing in markets across the state, according to the March 2022 Market Trends Housing Report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. New single-family listings in the seven-county Denver metro area rose 47.5% percent from February to March 2022, while statewide new listings...

‘Coming Soon’ Listings: Industry Marketing Tool Still Needed?

Despite low inventory and fierce competition among home buyers, the popular “Coming Soon” Listings are still being used as an industry-standard tool for sales and marketing. The MLS supports the early listings and accompanying signs if they are posted no longer than seven days in advance. This is in accordance with NAR’s Clear Cooperation Policy to curb “pocket” listings to...