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Denver’s Housing Inventory is Not the Problem

Its active inventory is By Matthew Leprino   It seems you can’t open a social media app or tune into local news without hearing about the lack of options for homebuyers these days. Denver is facing big city problems as it continues to grow into that role.   Along with pressure on developers to turn over quality products – and quickly – the prices, oh,...

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Capitol Connection – February 23, 2018

Senate Bill 18-109: Authorize Audio-Video Communication Notarial Acts SB18-109, sponsored by Senator Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), Representative Garnett (D-Denver), and Representative Wist (R-Centennial) allows notaries public to perform notarial acts using audio-visual communication. The process is called remote notarization and it's similar to a skype or face-time type of interaction where there is audio and video communication between the notary and the...

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Capitol Connection – February 16, 2018

House Bill 18-1227: Real Estate Commission Flexibility in License Period HB18-1227, sponsored by Representative Herod (D-Denver), Representative Wist (R-Centennial), and Senator Cooke (R-Greeley), is a clean-up bill to the real estate sunset from 2017.  In the sunset bill, the expiration date of real estate licenses changed from an anniversary date to a calendar renewal on December 31st of the third year...

Amazon HQ2 Headquarters Creates Concern for the 20 Finalist Cities

Colorado is currently in the running of the 20 finalist cities that could become the new home for Amazon HQ2 second headquarters.  While there is excitement about this potential opportunity there is also concern.  Colorado's housing market is already strained and if Amazon chooses Colorado the strain could worsen. Kelly Moye a Colorado Association of REALTORS spokesperson had this to...

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2018 RPAC Award Winners

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee, otherwise known as RPAC, is the single most important driver behind our political success.  It is an honor to recognize local boards, associations, and individuals who accepted and met the challenge to help us raise RPAC dollars in 2017.   First to Hit RPAC Goal Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® - This association achieved the...

Inventory isn’t the problem, ‘Active Inventory’ is

By Matthew Leprino   It seems you can’t open your social media app or tune in to the local news without hearing about the lack of options for homebuyers these days. Denver is facing big city problems while it continues to grow into that role.   Along with increased pressure on developers to turn over a quality product - and fast at that -...

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Colorado governor candidates differ on affordable-housing solutions

Four Democratic and three Republicans hoping to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke at a Gubernatorial Forum held by the Colorado Association of REALTORS at REALTOR Day at the Capitol.   The discussions came as housing needs continue to out-pace new housing supplies, leaving home prices soaring and an estimated 25 percent of Coloradans spending 50 percent or more of their income...

How low can you go?

Homebuyers facing inventory supply levels never before seen in Colorado   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Feb. 12, 2018 – Housing affordability, a popular discussion from renters to REALTORS®, elected officials to economists, and many others across our state, is taking a back seat to the real housing conversation across most of Colorado – availability – or the lack thereof, according to the latest...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Economic Summit Tackles the Hard Subject of Ballot Initiative No. 66

“This will bring our economy to a halt. You don’t bring affordability to a market by reducing supply,” Scott Thorson, the Chief Operating Officer at Oakwood Homes, said at the Colorado Association of REALTORS®’ Economic Summit on Wednesday in Denver.   Ballot initiative No. 66, which is awaiting a review from the Colorado Supreme Court, would limit permits for homes and apartments...

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Capitol Connection – February 9, 2018

Another Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol is in the books! Thank you to all our members and colleagues who attended CAR's Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol!  We had a busy two-day event with over 250 REALTORS attending from across the state! The Economic Summit was highlighted by a panel discussion that focused on the newly...