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REALTOR® Donations Help Colorado Families Every Day

As longtime teachers in the Salida School District in Chaffee County, John and Carolyn couldn’t afford to buy a home near their workplace. Median home prices in Chaffee County have soared to more than $475,000, and there is little inventory of lower-priced homes. With nothing on the market they could afford, John and Carolyn were forced to rent. When they...

Congratulations to CAR’s 2023 Leadership Academy

The 2023 Leadership Academy is made up of 16 REALTORS® representing 13 local associations across Colorado. This cohort will begin a four-month series of classes to sharpen their leadership and presentation skills, including in-depth knowledge of association governance and real estate industry advocacy. 2023 Leadership Academy Members: Aspen Board of REALTORS®Kerry WeberDelta County Board of REALTORS®Carrie SotoDenver Metro Association of REALTORS®Aline PitneyDenver...

New $299 Offer for CAR Members: Kaydoh Marketing

Kaydoh is a supercharged content marketing platform helping REALTORS® showcase their business value to any potential customer or client, integrating video and documents. Right now, get $299 set up for FREE when you sign up for the demo Webinar on Dec. 8 at 10 am. This is a one-time offer for CAR members! Register Now! With Kaydoh, your REALTOR® business will thrive! -...

Smaller Real Estate Markets Seeing Fewer Changes

REALTORS® from the northernmost Colorado counties are still seeing the same number of listings despite other areas of the state, according to October’s Market Trends reports. Statewide, the number of new listings dropped 20% from September to October 2022. There is a different story to tell in Morgan County. The number of days on the market is taking longer, however, the average...

Statement on Colorado Springs shooting

The members of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® were saddened to learn of the mass shooting that occurred this past weekend in Colorado Springs and are heartbroken at the needless loss of life. We will remember and honor the lives of those we lost, as well as the lives that have been changed forever as we stand strong against all...

Colorado REALTOR® Scott Matthias, a Denver 7 Everyday Hero

Realtors with big hearts helping veterans one room full of furniture at a time Congratulations to CAR Past President and longtime Colorado REALTOR® Scott Matthias for being recognized as a Denver7 Everyday Hero for his work with Knock Knock Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to sourcing donations for those who have gone through abuse, homelessness, or other instability. Scott helped found the Colorado...

Homebuyers Make Gains in the New Market

Overall, CAR’s October 2022 Market Trends report shows more homes on the market—along with a longer amount of time on the market. There were 5,670 homes sold across the state, which is down 17% from September 2022. The median sale prices have decreased by 2% since September, and are listed at $550,000 “Despite higher home mortgage rates, home buyers now have...

Note to Sellers Colorado Springs.

CAR’s Market Trends Research reported that in Colorado Springs, the median price of homes sold in October increased by 4.3% to $465,000 since last year at the same time. Compare that number to the number of home sales, which decreased by 33%, from October 2021. Colorado Springs REALTOR® and PPAR President Anne Kidd has one option for sellers: "You can't change...

Report: Adapting Colorado Water Systems

The Common Sense Institute released its report on “Adapting Colorado’s Water Systems for a 21st Century Economy and Water Supply.” “Water has been and remains an important issue that will affect housing development,” said CAR’s VP of Public Policy Liz Peetz, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Common Sense Institute. “We need more than one approach to...

Common Sense Institute Releases Home Affordability Report

A recent Home Affordability report from Common Sense Institute showed that the affordability of purchasing a home in Colorado is at its lowest point since 1989. “Due in large part to the cost of housing, Colorado is an increasingly expensive place to live,” said Dr. Steven Byers, CSI Senior Economist. “With increased prices and rising interest rates, the affordability of purchasing...