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REALTORS in the News

Interest Rate Might Let Some Back into the Market

To ease the minds of prospective homebuyers hearing the news of a three-quarter interest Rate hike, CAR Spokesperson Matthew Leprino had an explanation. He said some of the increase was already figured into mortgage rates, which had gone above 6% before the Fed made the announcement and had decreased a small amount the next day. “…as these changes occur, the...

May Market Trends Report Brings Price Reductions and Lower Average Sale Price

Colorado REALTORS® noticed a new turn in CAR’s Market Trends: “I think we hit a peak in late March or early April,” said Aurora REALTOR® and CAR Spokesperson Sunny Banka, who is getting about 25 emails a day about home price reductions. “What I’m paying attention to is how drastically the average price has changed,” said Denver REALTOR® and CAR...

Colorado Sees Home Inventory Growth Despite State’s Affordability Index

The Colorado Affordability Index, made available by CAR, showed a record low of 52 points out of 100. The index compares the median wage for workers to the median home price.  A buyer with a median wage would need to supplement their income by about 48% to afford a home. “Affordability is far beyond what the local population can support,”...

2022 CAR Election Results

We would like to thank all the candidates who raised their hand to be a candidate for 2022-2023 CAR leadership positions. For those of you who were not elected, you are still a valued leader and member of the association. We strongly encourage and hope you stay involved in CAR. The following are the results for the 2022-2023 CAR Leadership Elections: Chair: Natalie...

Half of the Lower 48 States in Danger of Wildfire

A new study shows that half of all addresses in the lower 48 states face wildfire risk. In some less-populated states, including Wyoming and Montana, more than 90% of properties are at-risk. “Frightening assessment,” said CAR’s Colorado Project Wildfire Chair Ulrich Salzgeber. A prediction model put together by the First Street Foundation, a nonprofit research and technology group, shows that...

Report: Rental Market Just as Competitive as Home Sales

Some property owners are raising rents 20-50 percent in the Denver Metro Area. The number of renters has increased, too. “It’s incredibly competitive," said CAR Spokeswoman Kelly Moye. "It’s just like if you’re buying homes. Most renters are dealing with competing with 50 to 60 other applicants." She said she recently had 64 applicants in less than 48 hours for...

Interest Rates Change, Sale Prices Stay, Balance Predicted in CAR’s Housing Affordability Index

REALTORS® across the state report the tides are turning in Colorado’s hot housing market, however, the prices are not, according to CAR’s April Market Trends report. In April, the statewide average home sales were $747,226 for a single-family home and $578,237 for a townhome or condo. Summit County data showed that 81% of homes in the county were priced at over...

Stats Show the Entire State’s Home Sale Prices Mirror City Prices

CAR's April Market Trends Report shows that interest rates are curbing the number of offers on homes. However, prices are staying about the same, and now the state and metro area median home prices are almost the same. Statewide, the median price is $600,000, versus $660,000 in the seven-county metro area. According to CAR Spokesperson Sunny Banka of Aurora, "We are...