Featured Video: Local Insight

On November 12th DMAR West District hosted the first edition of  L O C A L Insight  featuring Mayor Bob Murphy of Lakewood, Mayor Joyce Jay of Wheat Ridge, Mayor Marc Williams of Arvada, and Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier.
Below you’ll find the video recording of this fantastic event. Please leave your questions and comments at the end of this post.


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NAR Call For Action: Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief – House


NAR Call For Action: Don’t Tax “Phantom Income”

Recently, NAR sent out a Call for Action regarding the extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act. We encourage you to take action now in an effort to protect our industry.
Congress has begun its “Lame Duck” session with a big list of unfinished business items.  Number one on that list for REALTORS® is an extension of “The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act.”

As part of the Member Value Plus Program, members who respond to this Call to Action from November 16 to November 30 will earn a FREE copy the 2014 NAR Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers-Download.  Click here for further details about the program.


This bipartisan legislation would extend an expired provision that has helped millions of distressed American families by allowing tax relief for homeowners when lenders forgive some portion of the mortgage debt they owe. Today’s housing market is finally recovering. However, there are still too many homeowners unable to meet their mortgage obligations.  Estimates show that about 5.3 million homes are still under water. In addition, there are still more than 1 million homes in the process of foreclosure.

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Top 5 Development Projects in the Denver Metro Area

Development projects in the Denver Metro Area are still booming and we’re exited to share with you a guide to five projects that will reshape Denver. 


River North: Mixed-Use Development

The two developers of this project, Brooke and Tom Gordon, are Denver residents with a passion for the area. They plan to turn the 4.5 acre space into a mixed-use development of 23 townhomes, 100 condominiums and 40,000 square feet of retail space. Because they want to foster the artistic community that has sprung up around River North (affectionately termed “RiNo”) the Gordons are aiming to find individually owned creative businesses to fill the retail spaces.
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Central Downtown: 1401 Lawrence

The plan for this twenty-two story office tower has been in the works since 2007, but this winter it hit a new milestone by beginning excavation. The space promises to provide room for both offices and retail, along with a six-level parking garage! The digital renderings are gorgeous, and we can’t wait to see this building come to life.
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Upcoming DMAR Events


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

EDUCATION: HUD Training | November 20th 

    | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
WHERE: DMAR Central Office | 94300 E Warren Ave
Denver, CO 80222 
This class will cover Effective Bidding and the HUD Homestore and HUD Contracts Today. You will learn:
Effective Bidding:
Electronic Bidding | Register for Bidding | Submitting a Bid | Checking bid Status | Bid Details and Addendum
HUD Contract Today 
Form HUD-9548 | Earnest Money | Contract Submission | Contract Amendments | Contract Extensions | Inform Your Buyer

EDUCATION: Denver Metro Real Estate Trends | November 21st 

WHEN:   | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
WHERE: DMAR Central Office | 94300 E Warren Ave
Denver, CO 80222 
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.

GOOD CAUSE: Thanks for Giving | DMAR YPN 1st Annual Food Drive

WHEN: Until November 20
WHERE: All DMAR Locations
WHY: Let’s fight hunger and feed hope! Join YPN in helping those in need by donating non-perishable items to the Food Bank of the Rockies. 
Thanks for Giving

EDUCATION: 2014 Annual Commission Update | December 3rd

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: DMAR North Office | 13648 Orchard Pkwy., Westminster, CO 80023
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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