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More Phishing Scams Reported: Here’s What You Can Do

More and more phishing scams are targeting real estate professionals and their clients, attempting to dupe you out of money. There are several steps to take to make sure that you and your clients aren’t the next victims.   The FBI offers some of the following suggestions through its public service announcement warning businesses:   Verify all requests of a change in payment type...

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Pledge to vote in the 2018 election

Sign the pledge to vote in the 2018 election.   The work we do as REALTORS®, and as an organization, is noble, good, and lasting. Voting is opportunity to exemplify and solidify this point.   This November, the National Association of REALTORS® wants to make sure your voice is heard: PLEDGE TO VOTE IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTIONS!   To view the rest of this article and...

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Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

Real estate agents and others involved in home transactions have become increasing targets for hackers   A report by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center said the number of victims of email fraud involving real estate transactions rose 1,110 percent between 2015 to 2017 and losses rose nearly 2,200 percent. Nearly 10,000 people reported being victims of this kind of fraud in 2017...

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Move, Inc./realtor.com to acquire Opcity

Move, Inc./realtor.com has recently annouced their agreement to acquire Opcity, a leading market real estate technology platform that matches potential home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals in a real time setting.   This news adds to the other benefits that Move, Inc./realtor.com offers and they consider this a great investment to their partners and the real estate sphere as a...

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Statement: NAR Applauds Rule Making REALTORS® Eligible to Participate in Association Health Plans

NAR Applauds Rule Making REALTORS® Eligible to Participate in Association Health Plans   WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) – The U.S Department of Labor today finalized its rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners,” allowing real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans. The ruling also makes AHPs available to independent contractors who are offered...

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Feds Arrest Dozens in Sweeping Action Against Hackers Targeting Wire Transfers – Including Those Targeting Real Estate Transactions

The federal government announced Monday that it conducted a massive sweep and arrested nearly 75 people who allegedly participated in schemes designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including those involving real estate transactions.   According to the agencies, the operation, which was called “Operation Wire Wire,” also resulted in the seizure of nearly $2.4 million, and the...

What if Colorado Schools were Number 1?

Just-Released Economic Data Finds Improving Education in Colorado Would Generate Billions for the Economy   New statewide polling shows education is a top tier issue for Colorado voters and employers, alignment on improvement strategies   May 15, 2018 – Denver – If Colorado schools were the best in the nation, the state and its economy would receive a multi-billion-dollar boost.   That’s the conclusion of...

First-Time Home Buyers Learn to Move Quickly in Tight Markets

With the competitive housing market first time home buyers are having to endure a tough fight to fulfill their dreams of becoming homeowners.  Jay Gupta a CAR spokesperson told the New York Times just how tight the current housing market is.   Gupta said that forty people attended an open house in Colorado Springs that was only open for three-hours long...

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Capitol Connection – May 11, 2018

Sine Die! Wednesday, May 9th, the final gavel came down on the second session of the 71st General Assembly.  In total, 784 bills were introduced.  The Colorado Association of RELATORS® (CAR) tracked 80 bills this year and the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) took a position on 46 of them.  The split legislature this year with Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats...