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REALTORS in the News

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Well-Intentioned Initiative 300 Will backfire on Denver’s Homeless — and on the Rest of Us

Denver voters are being asked to consider Initiative 300 — the “right to survive” — on the May ballot. 300 represents unprecedented and broad sweeping policy changes that will tangibly restrict our ability to deliver critical resources to homeless people and would have an immense impact on Denver and our state.   A new study, “Impacts on the Homeless and Society by...

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Colorado’s Siân Murphy Honored as REALTOR.com’s 30 Under 30

Congratulations to our own Siân Murphy at WK Real Estate for being named one of REALTOR® Magazine's 30 Under 30 Class of 2019. This is an esteemed honor!   Nearly 300 young real estate professionals applied for the honor this year. In early March, a panel of judges selected 50 finalists. Then, during the week-long Web Choice Award voting period from March 15–22, members of the...

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Winter adds to slowing home sales in Pueblo

Single-family home sales across the state were down 3.9 percent in February from a year ago, according to Colorado Association of REALTORS® data. They were down 5.1 percent in January and February combined.   In Pueblo County, the drop was steeper. Single-family home sales were down 24 percent last month from February 2018. They were down 15 percent for January and February...

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Home prices turn negative in two more metro Denver counties but home values still rising statewide

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is confirming an earlier report from the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® that metro Denver home prices suffered an annual decline in February.   That’s the first time that has happened since 2012. But with strong gains still piling up along the southern Front Range and in Mesa County, home prices statewide are still rising.   The median sales...

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Boulder County housing inventory outpaces demand in February

Housing inventory is outpacing demand in Boulder County.   The latest data for February from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® suggests the local housing market, though healthy, shows signs of cooling off.   "In Boulder County, we have 13 percent more inventory than we did at this time last year," said Kelly Moye, a Spokesperson for the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.   Sales of single-family homes...

Governor Polis signs the “Deeds to Convey Real Property” Bill – HB19-1098 – into Law

CAR is thrilled to announce that HB19-1098, Deeds to Convey Real Property, was signed by Governor Polis on March 6th. CAR Chair Justin Knoll, LPC Member and REALTOR® John Lucero, CAR CEO Tyrone Adams, CAR General Counsel Scott Petersen, and CAR's VP of Government Affairs Elizabeth Peetz joined Governor Polis for the signing of this bill. CAR worked with multiple...

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Why the Colorado Association of REALTORS wants you to pay attention to their housing reports and not Zillow’s

A February report from Zillow paints a different picture than the one from CAR.   ### DENVER — In a market trends report released in early February from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, the numbers show Denver median home prices going down by 1.2 percent in January of 2019 compared to January of 2018.   "We're seeing prices go up 3 to 4 percent in some...

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The Groundhog Was Right This Year; Spring is Here for Real Estate Investors

With ice on the ground and a car so dirty you aren’t sure you can take it anymore, it’s hard to imagine that the end of winter is near. Soon we’ll be lined up at car washes rinsing the salt from the side panels only to discover the collateral damage the season has taken on our cars, not to mention...

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Pueblo homes drawing higher prices

Pueblo’s housing market posted a solid start to the year in January.   While the number of homes sold was down, overall spending was up as buyers focused on higher-priced properties, generally in the $200,000 to $300,000 range, according to Pueblo Association of REALTORS® data. The $33.6 million spent last month was up 7.7 percent from the $31.2 million spent in January...