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REALTORS in the News

Fort Collins REALTOR® Chris McElroy Awarded DSA

Fort Collins REALTOR® Chris McElroy has been announced as one of NAR’s newest Distinguished Service Award recipients, the highest honor bestowed on a NAR member outside of presidency. In 1994, McElroy served as president of CAR, and in 2000, he was named Colorado REALTOR® of the Year. His track record as a leader goes back more than 40 years. Chris...

Fort Collins REALTORS® Face ‘Logjam’ of Prospective Homeowners

CAR’s March Market Trends showed that Fort Collins has a huge number of possible homeowners who are offering tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price. CAR spokesperson Chris Hardy says that the multiple offers and large amounts of money that are coming from competing buyers are "just to have a shot at catching the seller's eye and having...

Interest Rates Are Slowing Down the Market

Mortgage rates are over 5%, and the federal interest rate hikes are doing what they were intended to do, according to CAR Spokesperson Kelley Moye. “Interest rate increases are slowing everything down.” She says that double-digit price hikes are a thing of the past: “We won’t see another 20% price increase like we did last year. We’re seeing fewer showings on the weekend, we’re seeing...

A Tale of Two Home Markets: Rural Resort and Suburbs

Resort community home prices are experiencing record highs while some suburban markets have seen the likes of huge price increases before. In Durango in La Plata County, the average sales price of a home was $1.1 million in March. Townhomes and condos sold for an average of $531,000. “The general consensus from locals is that Durango is morphing into a true resort town, and the...

REALTORS® Give Homeowners Tips for Buying in a Wild Market

Since Denver homes were only on the market for about eight days in March, which was down from 16 homes the year before, CAR Spokesperson Kelly Moye offered tips to those trying to buy a home. Finding an experienced REALTOR® was her first piece of advice; followed by making earnest money nonrefundable; spending 20% over the asking price and allowing for that amount in the...

Hikes in Colo. Springs More About Home Prices Than Exercise & Views

Prices for single-family homes in Colorado Springs rose 17.1% from 2021, and the days listed on the market decreased by 7.7% from March last year. CAR Spokesperson Patrick Muldoon said “Low inventory and high demand were going to continue to cause the same hikes we had seen. As the snowy season came to an end and spring was nearing, there was almost nothing that could...

Pueblo Still Seeing Gains in Prices & Home Building Materials

The 279 homes sold in Pueblo in March made for an extra $89 million in profits for sellers, and interest rate increases have not had a huge impact on sales. Sales prices were up 24% over last year and there’s not much change on the horizon, said Dave Anderson, a CAR Spokesperson. “Lumber prices are coming down only a hair, supply chain issues continue, and...