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REALTORS in the News

Market Trends Shows Median Sale Prices in Aurora’s Most Affordable Neighborhoods Rising

In Aurora’s more affordable northern neighborhoods along the Colfax corridor and Delmar Park, the city has half of the inventory it had last year and a median sales price of $400,000, which is up about 30 percent. The southern and eastern areas of Aurora and their newer developments have pushed the new median high to $706,000. CAR spokesperson and Aurora-area...

Steamboat REALTORS® Run for City Council

Two of the 12 candidates running in the Steamboat Springs City Council race are REALTORS®. David Baldinger is running for District 1 and Dave Moloney hopes to be an at-large member. Both plan to address the affordable housing and rental deficit by working with the Yampa Valley Housing Authority to develop a parcel of land. Baldinger has served on the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission and...

Lower Tax Rate is One of the Factors in Mortgage Approvals in Colorado

The highest rates of mortgage approval are occurring in Summit, Routt, Grand, Boulder and Douglas counties, according to Fox31’s Kevin Torres, who used data from a company called Smart Asset. The news story credited CAR by saying that the listed counties tend to have low tax rates and fairly high income levels. Kelly Moye, a spokesperson for CAR, was also quoted in the news story,...

5280 Magazine Quotes GAR in Growth Article

Greeley Association of REALTORS® CEO Julie Jensen was quoted recently in 5280 magazine about Greeley’s remarkable population growth in the last decade and the reasons for it. Information from the story includes 2020 Census data about the city as a historically agriculture-based community and its 30 percent growth rate in the last decade. One of Jensen’s ideas behind Greeley’s population increase is that the northern Colorado...

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 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...

Take Action Now! Urge Congress to Not Extend the Eviction Moratorium

We need your help immediately! House Democratic leadership is working on legislation, extending the CDC Eviction Moratorium through December 31, which is moving quickly and could happen TODAY! We need Congress to hear our position: REALTORS® are opposed to any "unreasonable effort by Congress to extend the eviction ban without assistance for small housing providers." Forcing landlords to provide free housing for vaccinated Americans may...

The Pueblo Chieftain: Real Estate sales are ‘crazy’ so far this year

Reflecting on data from the first six months of sales, Pueblo Association of REALTORS Board Director David Anderson admitted, "It is just crazy and that's just the reality." In 2020, 3,082 residential properties sold for $745 million. so far this year, 1,422 residential properties have sold for $365.5 million, which means Pueblo County sales are on track to zoom past 2020's...