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Residential Housing

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...

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...

Colorado housing markets spotlight dramatic fall change

Conditions drive inventory and opportunity for an increasingly skeptical and cautious buyer pool https://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/ ENGLEWOOD, CO – As cooling temps lead to dramatic changes in foliage across Colorado’s iconic mountain forests, rising interest rates and a growing list of economic challenges and uncertainties are creating their own dramatic changes in the state’s housing markets, according to the September 2022 Market Trends Housing...

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...

Report: A Quarter of Young Adults Living with Their Parents

CAR’s Market Trends reported the median home price for a single-family home was $635,000 in July 2022. Since financial experts advise putting down a 20% down payment on a home, this creates a “boomerang effect,” which is when younger adults move back in with their parents to save for that payment.. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2021, 25%...

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...

DORA Now Regulating Radon Professionals

Beginning July 1, radon testing professionals will need to be licensed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. This recent law came from HB 21-1195 and will have two different licensing programs: one for measurement and another for mitigation. DORA Spokespeople state that the increase in radon levels in Colorado homes created a market for “unqualified individuals who are representing...

Stanley Cup Win Reminiscent of 2001, Housing Prices Aren’t

According to Denver’s Housing Authority stats from 2001, median-home prices were $233,160, which is also the last time the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup. Fast forward to 2021’s hockey championship season, CAR’s May Market Trends report shows the statewide median price is $600,0000. In 2001, Nokia-brand cell phones were popular, and Apple produced its first-ever iPod. https://www.denverpost.com/2022/06/13/colorado-avalanche-stanley-cup-2001-pop-culture/ ...