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2015 Safest Places in Colorado Study

When deciding where to live, safety is a top priority. Our team at ValuePenguin has analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report to determine the safety of cities in Colorado. These 81 cities ranged in a crime score from 42 to 5,423, with an average of 1,525. In the expansive state known for its section of the grand Rocky Mountains,...

Colorado’s Top Public High Schools

This year Newsweek’s ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation—those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent),...

Beware of Scam Artists Exploiting Colorado Floods

When disasters strikes, unfortunately so do scam artists!  Coloradoans should beware of possible charity scams in the wake of the floods affecting many parts of Colorado.   Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler offers some guidance to help citizens raise funds legally or donate wisely to help survivors, their families, and affected communities recover from this disaster. Raising Funds Under Colorado...

Rising interest rates and inflation magnify market slowdown

Sellers, still looking to cash in, face a more patient buyer pool ENGLEWOOD, CO – Rising interest rates and inflation are helping to magnify what is typically a fall season slowdown, according to the October 2022 Market Trends Housing Report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. New listings for metro-Denver single-family homes fell just over 25% from September to October...

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...

Swift Market Changes Make for Statewide Surprises

From June to July 22, the number of single-family homes is up by 10% and for condos, that number is 11%. “It is like we had a really hot summer day and a few days later, a blizzard,” said CAR Spokesperson and Colorado Springs REALTOR® Patrick Muldoon. “One weekend we were watching buyers toss everything they could at a house...

July Teases the Start of a New Real Estate Game for Second Half Of 2022

ENGLEWOOD, CO – With active listings and inventory rising across the seven-county metro area and state, slowing sales and fewer new listings have kept the full swing of the real estate pendulum in check, according to the July 2022 Market Trends Housing Report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. The combination of factors, including rising interest rates, is giving potential...
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Up, Down & Sideways in the Real Estate Market

Since the real estate market has cooled just a bit in June, as reported by CAR’s Market Trends, REALTORS® are left to prognosticate about the future of the market. “The analogy that really conveys to us what’s happening is just that we’ve hit the summit,” said CAR Spokesperson Matthew Leprino. “We’ve climbed to the top of the mountain and we’re...

Statewide and Local Housing Data Shows Jump Up in Housing Inventory Numbers

The number of single-family homes and condo townhomes for sale increased 44% from May to June 2022, but median home sale prices are up more than 10% both locally and statewide.  REALTORS® around the Denver-metro area provide some reasons why and explain how buyers are adapting to a new real estate market. “As fears of inflationary pressures reach households through...