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Press Release | Mayor Hancock Testifies in Favor of State Senate Bill 177

Mayor Michael B. Hancock testified on March 18 at the Colorado State Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee hearing on SB-177, Construction Defects Legislation. The Mayor testified in favor of the proposed legislation, and articulated how the bill is critical to remove barriers and help Denver provide its residents with access to safe, decent, affordable housing in a time of significant growth."Denver Mayor Michael Hancock - 2012-08-15 (portrait crop)" by Original by Mike Johnston - Cropped from File:Denver Mayor Michael Hancock - 2012-08-15.jpg by uploader; original from Flickr: DSC05681. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Denver_Mayor_Michael_Hancock_-_2012-08-15_(portrait_crop).jpg#/media/File:Denver_Mayor_Michael_Hancock_-_2012-08-15_(portrait_crop).jpg

“I want to thank the sponsors of SB-177 for their leadership and specifically to Senate President Cadman for your leadership allowing this bill the time and attention it deserves.

“Denver and Colorado continue to be ranked among the fastest growing cities and states in the nation. In Denver, we saw 100,000 people move to our city in the past decade, and we are forecasted to see about another 100,000 in the next 10 years. People are coming to Denver and Colorado because they now see what we have seen all along, this is a great place to live, work and play. Construction and development are helping to create jobs and opportunity, positioning Denver and Colorado as the ideal place to start a business, build a career and raise a family.

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Denver Homebuyer Assistance Program Relaunches Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

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The City and County of Denver has re-launched its popular Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

This program makes it easier for qualified borrowers to become homeowners. This program will allow qualifying borrowers to receive an annual federal income tax credit equal to 30% of the annual interest paid on their mortgage loan (up to $2,000 annually).
The program has assisted more than 265 homebuyers since 2009, but it previously expired in the fall of 2014 after all of its fund were deployed. The new program period runs through December 31, 2017, or until $37.5 million in mortgages are completed–the total amount of the city’s Private Activity Bond allocation.

“Homeownership results in equity building at the individual level, and the further strengthening of our communities. We’re working to boost homeownership opportunities for working families throughout the city, and particularly in neighborhoods with a lower frequency of mortgage originations.”

Michael B. Hancock, Denver Mayor

The new program will benefit approximately 210 Denver households and can be combined with other homebuyer assistance programs. For example, it can be combines with Denver’s Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus program, which offers a 4% grant for closing cost assistance and down payment.

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Open House Recap | A Successful Celebration!

We toasted our move to the new DMAR Headquarters at 4601 DTC Blvd with an Open House Celebration on March 19, and it was a rousing success!
The decision to move into a Class A space to better serve our wide membership definitely came to fruition here at DMAR HQ. Our new facility can serve as a mini-office for members conducting business, as well as a central hub to help connect, learn and grow.
Members who attended the Open House Celebration admired our HQ’s modern 6,700 square feet, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and audio-visual equipment throughout the space. Our comfortable red armchairs and huge classroom space were both stand-outs! If you missed the Open House, we’ve made an infographic to give you a tour! Or even better–come visit us in person. Members are always invited to stop by, do some work, or just see what’s new.

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At the Open House, Greg Geller spoke to membership about the many accomplishments celebrated by DMAR in addition to the successful move. Geller looked back at the process of the merger, and the ways the association has transformed over the four years since. Our membership has increased 9.5%! Perhaps most importantly, the merger’s goal was to put member needs first. We have made great strides in investing in our future over the past year alone, providing members with more programs and resources as we continually strive to connect, thrive and innovate. We’ve become a united DMAR community with its own identity and values.

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Events

Upcoming Events March 26-April 14

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

DMAR EVENT: Denver Metro REALTORS® Excellence Awards | April 1

WHEN: Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 11:00 AM -2:00 PM
WHERE: Westin in Westminster | 10600 Westminster Boulevard Westminster, CO 80020  
WHY: This is the summit of real estate achievement in the Denver Metro area. It’s a vibrant forum where REALTORS® can connect, engage, and inspire one another. Honor the excellence of your peers, celebrate your own achievements, and experience vibrant networking among real estate champions.

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EDUCATION: New Member Ethics & Orientation | April 7

WHEN: Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 8:30 AM -4:30 PM
WHERE: DMAR North | 13648 Orchard Pkway Westminster, CO 80023
WHY: This class is an introduction to both the Association and the Code of Ethics. You will meet many of the Association’s leaders as well as representatives from the MLS.

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EVENT: 80’s Bowling Extravaganza | April 9

WHEN: Tuesday | April 9, 2015 | 11:30 AM -4:30 PM
WHERE: AMF Monaco Lanes | 6767 Leetsdale Drive, Denver CO 80224
WHY: Add your biggest hair and brightest lyrca to the event that unites networking with competition! Tune in and drop out of being bored, because this event is guaranteed to be BOSS.

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EDUCATION: Matrix: Accessing What You Want | April 14

WHEN: Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
WHERE: DMAR North | 13648 Orchard Pkway Westminster, CO 80023
WHY: Learn how to generate search results, reports, and statistical data. This course will teach users how to expertly navigate Matrix, the core MLS system, generating search results, reports, neighborhood reports, public records data reports and market statistics. Students will learn the various output options such as email, print and export for all of the reports. In addition students will learn how to save all reports and edit these reports.

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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 »