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REALTORS in the News

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Opponents Blast Proposed Lakewood Growth Cap, Say It Would Scare Away Investment and Increase Home Prices

The commercial real estate and development community has its eyes on Colorado’s fifth-largest city where voters this week can start casting their ballots on an initiative that would limit residential growth — a move that leaders in those industries say would have a negative, lasting impact on the housing market in that Denver suburb. ### Voters in Lakewood receive ballots this week...

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iBuying in Denver’s Housing Market is in Full Force as Sellers Opt for Convenience Over Profit

The size of the iBuying market in Denver will depend on the desire for that convenience, industry leaders say. Matthew Leprino, with the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, says he’s heard chatter that iBuying could reach as high as 25% of the market in the coming years.  ### “But there are also people who think this is just a flash in the pan...

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Housing Prices Aren’t Moving Up in Boulder County

Housing prices in Boulder County are plateauing despite a low inventory, according to the latest data for May from the Colorado Association of Realtors.   Prices aren’t inching up, and mostly are at the levels they were at in May 2018. “We are not seeing gains or losses. We are seeing a stagnation,” said Kelly Moye, a Broomfield-based RE/MAX Alliance REALTOR® and former president...

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360 Story: iBuyers in the Denver Metro Area

    The Denver Channel 360 interviewed multiple perspectives on real estate agents versus iBuyers, including an iBuyer who said time is money, home sellers who warn that you get what you pay for, an agent who doesn't want you to leave money on the table and a homeowner who wants to just keep it simple.   Home sellers: You get what you pay for   REALTORS® couldn't...

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Coloradans Always Live with Wildfire Threat

With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Saturday and Wildfire Awareness month to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires. ### According to the...

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Pueblo housing market stays close to last year’s peak; median selling price nudges higher

Pueblo’s housing market isn’t losing much of a step.   Home sales in April remained down from last year’s peak but they rebounded from March’s weak start to the spring homebuying season.   For single-family homes, the median selling price of $199,000 in April was up 2.1% from a year earlier, according to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®’ monthly report. The average selling price...

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How Does New Construction Affect Housing Prices?

Denver’s 2019 elections have become a referendum on development, with Mayor Michael Hancock defending his handling of the city’s rapid urban growth. The debate has produced some major questions about development, housing and money. Here are some answers.   Are housing prices slowing down?   Yes. The pace of increases for rent and sale prices has slowed down lately. The median single-family home in...

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Greeley area restaurants, hotels say oil and gas workers are good for business — and Colorado’s new law could have impacts

Throughout the week, Texas Roadhouse, 2451 W. 28th Street, is packed with people who come for the hefty steaks and juicy ribs. Weekday lunchtime sees steady patronage from business people. On weekends, oil and gas industry workers swell an already busy restaurant. On a recent Friday night, the restaurant was a lively mix of families, couples and friends. Except for...

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Fort Collins Housing Prices Still Climbing While Number of Sales Decline

Home prices continue to edge up in Fort Collins even as the number of homes sold declined for the first three months of the year. ### The median price of homes sold in the first quarter hit $420,000, up nearly 4 percent from last year's first quarter, while the median price in March alone topped $425,000, according to Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®. ### "The numbers for...

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Garfield County housing looking less affordable to open the year

Townhouses, condos and duplexes in portions of the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys sold at higher median sales prices to open 2019, according to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. ### In Carbondale, for the months of January and February, the median sales price for the townhouse-condo category jumped 21.1 percent when put alongside last year’s data spanning the same time frame. ### “I...