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Colorado Springs ranks No. 5 in hottest housing markets, Pueblo earns high mark

The steady increase in local home prices might have slowed, but Colorado Springs remained one of the nation’s top housing markets in January — ranking No. 5 out of 300 metro areas in Realtor.com’s monthly hotness index.   Other Colorado rankings were Pueblo, No. 27; Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, No. 79; Fort Collins, No. 100; Boulder, No. 110; Grand Junction, No. 123; and Greeley, No. 140.   Realtor.com,...

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REALTOR.com Ranks Colorado Springs in Top 10 of “Most Promising Places to Live”

Every year, REALTOR.com® looks into 32,000 zip codes to see what the hottest areas are.   After looking at various factors, they determined that these are the 10 steamiest zips of 2018:   * It's a prosperous place for young adults (millennials). * The homes here are relatively affordable. * There's a good employment rate.   With a median listing price of $297,811 and job growth up by 2.6%, Colorado...

Gay Marriage Decision Is a Housing Game Changer

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Friday not only opens the doors to legal same-sex marriage throughout the 50 states—it will also help increase homeownership among LGBT couples. “As with other momentous social landmarks, this progress will trigger key milestones along the path to homeownership,” Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, said in a statement. She noted that the lesbian,...

Realtor.com is looking for great REALTOR bloggers

Realtor.com and one of our News Corp sister companies are looking for a number of REALTORS across the country who can contribute to a national feature we are developing jointly that will provide updates on housing conditions in 21 of the top U.S. markets. These markets are Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami,...

News: Zillow to Pay $3.5B in Trulia Acquisition

Zillow, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction, which is expected to close in 2015. The combined company will keep both the Zillow and Trulia consumer brands and will see Trulia CEO Pete Flint maintaining his position, though he will report to Zillow CEO Spencer...

NAR Joins MOVE, Inc. Lawsuit Against Zillow, Samuelson

NAR is joining a lawsuit filed by MOVE, Inc. against Zillow and new Zillow Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson. In addition to NAR and MOVE, the plaintiffs include RealSelect, Inc., Top Producer Systems Company, and Realtors® Information Network, Inc. NAR’s relationship with MOVE and realtor.com® is based on a mutual respect for REALTORS® and their efforts to bring online home...

REALTORS® in Love-Hate Relationship with Internet

The Internet has transformed how consumers shop for a wide variety of goods and services, but many issues remain unresolved when it comes to marketing homes online.   About half of real estate agents appreciate that they can get their listings out to thousands of potential buyers via national websites, said Steve Murray, CEO of Castle Rock-based REAL Trends, during a Denver...

Realtor.com® Concludes AgentMatch Pilot

After a brief pilot phase in two test markets (including Boulder, Colorado) with AgentMatch, Realtor.com® is pulling the plug, citing a faulty algorithm to “match” consumers with REALTORS®. A computer cannot find the best REALTOR® for someone, just like a computer cannot place an accurate value on a home. Read the whole statement from Realtor.com® President Errol Samuelson below:     December 12, 2013 Letter from Realtor.com® President...

realtor.com Changes Good or Bad?

On Wednesday, July 24 NAR's Board of Directors approved recommendations to help realtor.com® compete head-to-head with third-party listing aggregators. Some fear realtor.com changes will dilute REALTOR® brand, standards. As a result of the vote, the operating agreement with RealSelect will change in three fundamental ways: Amending the restriction that says Move may display only listings that have been sourced from REALTOR®-owned and controlled MLSs or...