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REALTORS in the News

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...

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...

REALTOR® Advises Buyers and Sellers to Work the Current Market

Although home loan interest rates have increased, the real estate market allows prospective home buyers and sellers to take more time with housing choices. The interest point hikes are significant, Moye said. A couple who could afford a $700,000 house could now only afford $580,000. There have been a number of rate increases from May 2022 to September 2022 totaling...

Statewide Sales for September Slouch, Offer Ownership Opportunities

September Market Trends statewide showed that sales for single-family homes decreased by 24.89% in September compared to September 2021. The number of listings that sold last month decreased by 24.69% year over year. “The best news is that we are seeing the market start to balance in all price ranges,” according to CAR Spokesperson Sunny Banka who works in the...

REALTORS® Use Historic Perspectives to Find the Right Price

Home prices have appreciated 11% since the beginning of the year according to CAR’s Market Trends report for August 2022. CAR Spokesperson Kelly Moye says, “A housing recession would mean more inventory than demand from buyers, so your supply and demand would be out of whack--it would be out of balance. And prices would be going down…” The recurring interest...

Fall Market Providing Opportunities for Buyers

CAR’s August Market Trends report shows most median home prices in Colorado are up 10 % from last year’s numbers. Despite higher interest rates, multiple cash offers are a thing of the past. “It’s a great, great opportunity,” said CAR Spokesperson Matthew Leprino. It’s better than it’s been in three years for buyers. Yes, interest rates are higher, and prices...

Report: Green Lawns No Longer a Priority for Homeowners

Homeowners are realizing that lush, green lawns are getting harder to maintain in Colorado. Having a green lawn has been a status symbol since the 1500s and even has the reputation of forecasting the homeowner’s moral character, which was then reinforced by homeowner’s associations. The grass we know today was originally brought from Europe and North Africa. Some REALTORS® have noticed...

REALTOR® Sells Home With ‘Normal’ Contract

A REALTOR’S® client in Boulder recently bought a home in two days, close to the listed price, with a home inspection, with a contingency agreement on the sale of her current home, and with no appraisal gap. CAR Spokesperson Kelly Moye said, “That was a contract we haven’t seen in a really, really long time, and – it was refreshing.” “She...