DMAR Digest | Week of August 31

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August 31, 2020

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Two special offers for DMAR members:​

It's time to renew your DMAR membership, and we have two special offers we'd like to share with you as our way of saying thank you for choosing to let us serve you for another year.

1.Renew by September 30th and you could have your dues reimbursed! We will be reimbursing dues to one lucky member each week so renew early for your chance to win.
 
2. As a DMAR member, you can now enjoy 25% off an annual subscription to the Denver Business Journal ($115 for an annual subscription, regularly $155). To take advantage of this offer, please contact Brad Butler at bbutler@bizjournals.com or call 303-218-0204.

Renew Here

Quote of the week

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

African Proverb

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SHELTER AMID COVID | Address housing inequality
The elephant in the room amidst this red-hot real estate market is the continued growing disparity of racial diversity in homeownership. Read More

Clear Cooperation Works for All
The Clear Cooperation policy, introduced by the National Association of REALTORS® late in 2019, was designed to help brokers best serve the public. Not only does it support Fair Housing and a broker’s fiduciary duty to their clients, it also makes you look good! Clear Cooperation benefits everyone involved in real estate transactions – here’s how. Read More

App Like a REALTOR® - Access at Your Fingertips
The best real estate professionals excel because their processes are streamlined, their standards are high and their focus is on the client experience. For these REALTOR® pros, the SentriKey® mobile app is the preferred pocket companion. Read More

Mortgage Rates Fall Once Again—but Rising Home Prices Mean That Buyers Shouldn’t Expect Savings
This time last year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.58%. But someone who buys the typical listing today will be paying $14 higher monthly mortgage payments than someone who purchased a property last summer. Read More

Fed’s new inflation policy may lead to higher mortgage rates
Speaking at a video-only version of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual conference, Powell said the Fed will no longer raise its benchmark rate to keep unemployment from falling too low and will allow inflation to run slightly higher than the current 2% target after periods of economic weakness. Read More

Denver rental search data points to less interest from out-of-towners during the pandemic
Denver remains a hot ticket for renters looking to move from other places, but new data shows that since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic almost two-thirds of searches for rental properties in the Mile High metro have come from people who already live here, a significant increase from a year ago. Read More

Colorado Evictions Pick Up, But The Long-Feared Tsunami Hasn’t Hit Yet
More Coloradans faced eviction after unemployment checks shrank and bans on eviction expired, but a long-feared tsunami of court cases hasn't hit the state so far. The state courts accepted filings for more than 1,200 removals throughout July, and nearly 300 more in the first week of August. Read More

FHFA extends foreclosure and eviction moratorium for a third time to Dec. 31
After its prior extension to Aug. 31 in June, the agency said it intended to monitor the effects of the coronavirus and update policies as needed. According to FHFA director Mark Calabria, the most recent extension will protect more than 28 million homeowners with a mortgage backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Read More

Save Thousands Each Year on Healthcare
The Colorado Association of REALTORS® has been making a dedicated effort to help lower the cost of healthcare for its members. These efforts have produced options for CAR members that are both high-quality and cost-effective. Check it out! Read More

Black Homeowners Face Discrimination in Appraisals
Companies that value homes for sale or refinancing are bound by law not to discriminate. Black homeowners say it happens anyway. Read More

We're still here for you

If you are looking to reach a specific department or staff person, please refer to the staff directory here, or contact our main line at 303-756-0553 or email help@dmarealtors.com

Virtual Classes Through PEAK
While in-person classes are a no-go at the moment, you still have plenty of options when it comes to your education. DMAR has made it a priority to offer online classes hosted through Zoom. View Calendar

DMAR-Wide Virtual Connect Meetings
Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month for a DMAR-Wide Virtual Connect Meeting. No matter which District you belong to everyone is invited to join us and connect. View Calendar

Visit Our Online REALTOR® Store
We are now offering contactless pick-up (by appointment only) for all REALTOR® Store purchases. Please view our inventory online and then call one of our four locations to place an order. We will take payment over the phone and schedule a time for you to pick-up your order. Learn More

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Three Tier Benefits |  Transactions (zipForm Edition)

As a member of DMAR, you also gain access to member-only benefits and services from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

The benefit, available through 2021, includes Transactions (zipForm Edition), unlimited zipVault® document storage, an exclusive NAR library of REALTOR® Forms & Templates, and access to the industry-standard forms engine where you can add and manage your own custom documents. State and local forms libraries may also be available if those forms are licensed to Transactions (zipForm Edition) by your state or local association (some fees, which are set by state and local associations/boards, may apply).

Easily and securely sign in to your account using your NAR.realtor username and password when prompted and you'll instantly access your customized transaction management system.

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