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Thanks for Giving Recap

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DMAR’s Young Professional Network showed their generosity this November by kicking off their first annual Thanks for Giving food drive to benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies. As the pictures showcase, it was an incredible success! But what’s the hard data? Let’s look at the numbers:

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The number of DMAR offices that collected goods to contribute, along with numerous member offices in the Metro area.

2,576

Number of pounds total of food DMAR was able to donate, thanks to the generosity of our members and the hard work of YPN.

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The number of years the Porchlight Real Estate Group has been a member of DMAR. Porchlight donated the largest amount of nonperishable goods for the first year of the Thanks for Giving drive. Thank you, Porchlight, for all the time you spend making our community a better place!

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Denver Metro REALTOR® e-Magazine | December 2014

The Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® has just released the latest issue of the Denver Metro REALTOR® e-Magazine!

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IN THIS ISSUE:

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE 4 Read Chairman Greg Gellar’s message on “the buzz.”

SPOTLIGHT ON THANKS FOR GIVING 6 YPN’s first annual holiday food drive raised 2,576 pounds of nonperishable goods.

NAR CALL FOR ACTION 7 Urge Congress to extend Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief

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Rentals in Denver Among Least Affordable

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The Mile High City made the top of the least affordable rental cities in the nation this December, according to the Denver Business Journal. Compiled by Rent.com, the list examined cities with the largest populations on many factors, including rental vacancy rates and median household income.  Luckily, Denver didn’t take the number one spot, which was seized by San Francisco, but it did come in at number six.
What makes Denver one of the least affordable? Caitlin Hendee of the Denver Business Journal writes that factors include “a 4.7 percent rental vacancy rate, a median rent for a one-bedroom apartment at $1,499 and a median household income of $49,091.”

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Events

Upcoming Events December 15 – January 9

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Here is an updated calendar of upcoming networking events and education for this week.

EDUCATION: Denver Metro Real Estate Trends | Dec. 16

WHEN: Tuesday | December 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: DMAR West Office | 950 Wadsworth Blvd Lakewood, CO 80214
WHY: This class provides an analytical overview of the major real estate trends in our Denver Metro residential market, specifically honing in on the Denver sub-market. Property records and data are reviewed at many different levels (neighborhood, zip code, town, region, etc.) in order to gain a deep understanding of the local real estate conditions. In addition, we compare historical data with current economic data to try to predict what lies ahead. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of the residential and income housing market in and around Denver and which areas have had the best and worst appreciation.
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EDUCATION: HUD Training | Dec. 18

WHEN: Thursday | December 18, 2014 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: DMAR Central | 4300 E. Warren Avenue, Denver, CO 80222
WHY: This class will cover Effective Bidding, the HUD Homestore, and HUD Contracts Today. 

 

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EDUCATION: 2014 Annual Commission Update | Dec. 29

WHEN: Monday | December 29, 2014 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: DMAR Central | 4300 E. Warren Avenue, Denver, CO 80222
WHY: The Colorado Real Estate Commission requires all real estate licensees to complete a Commission Update course annually. The current 2014 Commission Update class will provide you with the latest information on legislation and regulations. 

 

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EDUCATION: Business Planning: How to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet | Jan. 7

WHEN: Wednesday | January 7, 2015 | 1:00PM – 3:00PM
WHERE: DMAR West Office | 950 Wadsworth Blvd Lakewood, CO 80214
WHY: What is your definition of the real estate good life? Join us as we look back at 2014 before looking ahead to 2015 with how to make that your best year yet! Developing a business plan isn’t rocket science, you just have to start! The number 1 reason agents fail to hit their plan is due to a lack of lead generation. We will discuss a lead generation system and how to develop your 2015 goals.
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EDUCATION: Benefits of Incorporating for REALTORS® and Investors | Jan. 9

WHEN: Friday | January 9, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: DMAR North | 13648 Orchard Pkwy #900 Westminster, CO 80023
WHY: In our session some of the key points we cover are tax saving advantages through incorporation, personal asset protection and liability reduction via the corporate veil, improving your credibility as a real estate professional, how forming a corporation can lower your risk of an IRS Audit, and trends with LLC’s for investment properties.
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Thank you for being a member of the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®. Your membership is a crucial part of what makes us a powerful community. With more than 5,000 members, DMAR's goal is to support you in your pursuit of success, and to passionately protect and advance the real estate industry. Read More »