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REALTORS in the News

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Boulder County housing market off to sluggish start this year

The Boulder County housing market is slowing down.   Data from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® suggests fewer single-family homes were sold last month compared to a year ago, as more inventory became available. Single-family home sales fell about 23 percent and new listings grew more than 4. 2 percent.   "Consumer confidence is a bit shaky. That's what is causing a sluggish start,"...

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Home prices fall in Boulder, Denver and Douglas counties. Is it a blip, or a trend?

Kiss those years of double-digit annual home price gains goodbye. Depreciation has made a comeback in Boulder, Denver and Douglas counties, foreshadowing more widespread declines in the months ahead, according to a report Tuesday from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.   “We are seeing a ton more properties come on the market, but not an increase in the number of sales,” said Matthew Leprino,...

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Vail Valley brokers say more real estate inventory is needed

EAGLE COUNTY — The local real estate market was essentially flat from 2017 to 2018. That's the sign of a strong market. But local brokers say the valley could use more homes to buy and sell.   According to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, the state in 2018 saw a slight decline in the number of homes sold. Eagle County saw that slight...

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Zillow branching out from real estate data, providing home estimates, to flipping property in Denver

Zillow, a company best known for real estate listings and home worth estimates, is trying to lessen the stress for sellers by getting into the home buying business. It's called Zillow Offers. The idea is to make it as convenient as possible for the seller.   "They're a terrific choice for some people, but we've heard they're not buying every house," said...

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NAR Seeks REALTORS® who volunteer to apply for the 2019 Good Neighbor Awards

Many REALTORS®, members of the National Association of REALTORS®, go beyond helping consumers buy and sell homes by giving back to their communities through volunteer work. In fact, according to NAR's Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of REALTORS® volunteer in their community each month. To recognize that commitment by REALTORS® across the country, NAR is currently accepting applications for the...

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Housing markets off peak as sales dip in Pueblo, elsewhere

Another busy year for home purchases in Pueblo County lost some steam in the second half as higher prices and tight inventory slowed buyers, according to 2018 sales data released by local and state REALTORS® groups. The trend matches one reported in many communities in Colorado and the nation.   Last year “was a good year for the Pueblo market!” David Anderson,...

50-state research aims to identify nation’s most innovative housing solutions

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has completed a 50-state research analysis designed to identify the most innovative and successful programs being implemented to address the full spectrum of housing issues facing communities across the United States.   From affordability and product type to inventory needs, CAR’s research set out to help identify what state and local governments, public and private businesses,...

Safety Warning: Fake Clients Targeting REALTORS Working Alone

  A warning is going out to REALTORS® across Colorado to beware of fake clients targeting women working alone. But men should also take important safety precautions.   Larina McClain, managing partner of the noted Madison & Company Properties spoke with FOX31 about a mysterious client who asked her to show a property, exhibiting strange behavior and acting inappropriately.   McClain, who brought along an associate, says the man exhibited...

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Waves of uncertainty rise from seasonal factors and government shutdown

By Matthew Leprino January 2019   There is little that markets like less than uncertainty, be it real estate, or otherwise. So when a segment of the population isn’t working, and worse, when they aren’t spending money, uncertainty grows and creates a ripple effect throughout our economy. As the partial government shutdown nears ever closer to a month, the likelihood that it will...