DMAR Digest | Week of June 22

Check out the featured content, get the scoop with top news stories from the blog, mark your calendar for upcoming events & classes and catch up with the most buzz-worthy social posts from your Association.

June 23, 2020

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Meet the Candidates - Live Q&A Tomorrow at 10:00 AM 

Join us tomorrow for an hour-long live Q&A with our 17 Board of Director candidates, hosted by Euan Graham, DMAR’s Chairman of the Board. This is your chance to learn more about the candidates before voting begins on June 25th. For those who are unable to join, we will be uploading a recorded video of the event.

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Quote of the week

“Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.” 

Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur

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2020 DMAR Director Candidate Slate
Listed below are the DMAR Director Candidates vying for a position in one of the five Denver Metro districts. Check out their profiles, learn more about their experience and get ready to vote on June 25th. All DMAR members will receive an email on that day, which will include an assigned username and password, along with instructions on how to vote. Read More

Purchase applications reach highest level in over 11 years
A seasonally adjusted index measuring purchase applications jumped 8% last week, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. While the week prior saw the seasonally adjusted index rising to its highest level since January, this week the MBA reported the highest level in over 11 years. Read More

Building permits, sales of new homes dipped in metro Denver because of COVID-19
The number of building permits authorized for new residential units dropped by 12.2 percent in Denver in April compared to April of 2019, according to Construction Coverage, a national industry think tank. Construction Coverage looked at Census data to determine that 1,438 units were permitted in metro Denver this April, compared to 1,638 last year. Read More

Housing Starts Climb 4.3% in May as Buyers Return and Builders Aim to Speed Up Work
The numbers: Construction of new houses rose 4.3% in May as a reopening U.S. economy and ultra-low mortgage rates drew more buyers and encouraged builders to start to speed up work. Read More

FHFA extends foreclosure moratorium to end of August
The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Wednesday extended the foreclosure and eviction moratorium for borrowers with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until “at least” Aug. 31, the federal watchdog said. Read More

Test Whether You Have a Hidden Bias
Amid calls for racial justice after the death of George Floyd, the National Association of REALTORS® has launched a new training video in partnership with the Perception Institute called “Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing,” which aims to help you uncover and address unconscious stereotypes you may believe. Read More 

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Diversity Resources
The Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® has publicly pledged to do its part in the fight for racial equality and is committed to supporting its black members, colleagues, neighbors and clients. In an effort to help provide education and resources, we have put together a diversity portal. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a good place to start. Learn More

Visit Our Online REALTOR® Store
We are now offering curbside 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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Online Classes 
While in-person classes are a no-go at the moment, you still have plenty of options when it comes to your education:

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CAR Members can save up to 80% on over 93,000 products. Great for your printing, cleaning and office needs. Shop online or in any Office Depot or OfficeMax store. Enjoy FREE next-day delivery on online orders over $50!

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