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REALTORS in the News

Boulder County Single-Family Home Sales Flat Year to Date

“Boulder County home real estate market is balancing out,” said CAR Spokesperson Kelly Moye. “For a long time, it has been a seller’s market. The current scenario provides more room for negotiation for potential buyers. The Boulder County housing market is still not bad,” Moye said. “We are going to hold OK.” Read the full Boulder Daily Camera article. ...

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Who Are The People Who Can Actually Afford Denver-Boulder’s High Rents And Mortgages?

Colorado’s homeownership has fallen from 71.2 percent in 2005 to 65.1 percent in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Homebuilders lag way behind in constructing new places to live. In 2018, companies received permits to construct 29,114 single family detached homes, 38 percent lower than the 40,140 permits in 2005. But back then, there was 1 million fewer people...

Boulder County Housing Market Remained Sluggish in July

The Boulder County housing market is slowing down, according to the latest data for the month of July from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. New listings keep popping up, but sales are hovering at the same numbers as last year and prices haven’t moved much, said Kelly Moye, a Broomfield-based RE/MAX Alliance REALTOR® and former president of the Boulder Area...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Says Median Price for a Single-Family Home in Denver was $510,000 in July

The median price for a single-family home in Denver was $510,000 in July, up about 6 percent over last year. But in a sign of a shift — however slight — toward a buyers’ market, sellers were getting 99.3 percent of what they were asking, compared to 100.3 percent last year, according to the latest monthly data report released Monday by...

Man Arrested in Alleged Attack at Open House in Colorado

After a five-day manhunt, police in Commerce City, Colo., arrested a man who allegedly attacked a real estate agent at an open house and fled after the agent fired a bullet at him with her handgun. Ernest Robert Chrisman, 43, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery, and second-degree assault. The agent, Dawna Hetzler, CRS, of New Dawn...

REALTOR® a Victim of Attempted Robbery in Commerce City

Aug. 8, 2019 Update "If I didn't have my firearm, I wouldn't be here to talk to you." That's how REALTOR® Dawna Hetzler sums up how she survived an attacked during an open house on Sunday, Aug. 4. Hetzler spoke with 9 News on Wednesday in hopes that it would help lead to the capture of her assailant. Nothing seemed amiss when...

Boulder County Housing Market Experiencing ‘Much-Needed Correction’

Housing markets around the state are beginning to cool down, and Boulder County is no exception, according to the latest monthly market statistical report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. “In Boulder County, it appears the days of the seller’s market are over,” the report stated.“Buyers rejoice … prices seem reasonable and the bidding war days seem like a distant memory.”...

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Lakewood Voters Approve Measure Restricting Development

Lakewood residents voted for a measure aimed at limiting development Tuesday. Ballot question 200 was approved by approximately 53 percent of voters, with the remainder voting against it. The ordinance seeks to limit development in the city by capping new housing projects at 1 percent of the city's current housing stock. "As REALTORS®, it’s our job to ensure housing remains as attainable as...

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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...