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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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Capitol Connection – May 11, 2018

Sine Die! Wednesday, May 9th, the final gavel came down on the second session of the 71st General Assembly.  In total, 784 bills were introduced.  The Colorado Association of RELATORS® (CAR) tracked 80 bills this year and the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) took a position on 46 of them.  The split legislature this year with Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats...

Colorado Housing Prices Continue to Break Records

Record housing prices continue their pace across the state as homebuyers weigh a growing list of market factors   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – May 10, 2018 – With a solid seasonal bump in the number of new listings both in the Denver metro area and many markets across the state, hungry homebuyers continued to gobble up properties while others sit and monitor a...

Constant Repetition Carries Conviction

The Denver housing market is experiencing an uphill battle from cash buyers to appraiser shortages.  Current statistics reflect the struggle that is unfolding in the market.   "The story of homeownership is one of riding these waves – the highs and the lows – all the while knowing that the house always wins, no matter who’s dealing the cards…even if it needs to be...

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Capitol Connection – May 4, 2018

House Bill 18-1195: Tax Credit Contributions Organizations Affordable Housing HB18-1195, sponsored by Representative Pabon (D-Denver) and Senator Tate (R-Centennial), provides a state income tax credit for contributions to nonprofit organizations and Housing Authorities engaged in the new construction of affordable housing for homeownership of at least 120% Average Median Income. The donation by an individual or organization must be tied to...

Drones can take your listings to new heights…

Just Be Mindful of the Regulations Surrounding It As competitive as things are in Colorado, REALTORS® across the state are always discovering new and innovative ways to market their listings.  One of these marketing techniques is the use of drone technology to photograph homes and properties.  Those of you who haven't dipped your toes into the world of drones may be...

Real Estate Industry Work Day Hosted by Extreme Community Makeover

Make a difference in a local neighborhood on Real Estate Industry Work Day with Extreme Community Makeover who is hosting this great event!  Real Estate Industry Work Day will be Tuesday, June 5, starting at 9:00 am.   Volunteers will be helping with exterior home or neighborhood improvement projects that will be identified as the event nears closer. We encourage everyone to get a group together as...

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Capitol Connection – April 27, 2018

SCR18-004: Congressional Redistricting and SCR18-005: Legislative Redistricting With a 2020 census right around the corner set to give Colorado an eighth Congressional seat, there is a widespread belief among leaders in both parties and from advocates for unaffiliated voters that Colorado's redistricting and reapportionment processes must be reformed to increase the competitveness of legislative and congressional seats.  The following Senate Concurrent...

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Capitol Connection – April 20, 2018

House Bill 18-1199: Aquifer Storage and Recovery Plans HB18-1199, sponsored by Representative Catlin (R-Montrose), and Representative McLachlan (R-Durango), and Senator Coram (R-Montrose), authorizes a person to apply to the Ground Water Commission for approval of an aquifer storage-and-recovery plan.  This legislation also requires the Ground Water Commission to promulgate rules governing the application process and the requirements that an aquifer storage-and-recovery...