DMAR Digest | Week of October 26

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.

October 26, 2020

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Free, Downloadable Halloween Graphics for Facebook and Instagram

It's been a busy month, so we figured you may like some help producing fun Halloween content for your social media channels.

Posting a simple graphic for every holiday is an easy way to stay active on social media and engage with your clients, family, friends and followers. Download and share these graphics to add a festive flair to your marketing strategy. 

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Quote of the week

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”

John Wayne, American actor and filmmaker

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IRES Data Now Available in REcolorado Matrix
The partnership between REcolorado and IRES is stronger than ever, with a more comprehensive data exchange and integration agreement than the previous data share agreement. Exchanged data includes all statuses and fields, more history, and additional integrations beyond the MLS systems. Read More

Colorado governor orders statewide eviction moratorium
The order announced Wednesday bars landlords from pursuing eviction against anyone experiencing “financial hardship due to COVID-19.” To prove such hardship, by the governor’s definition, a person must be using “best efforts to obtain government assistance for rent or housing”; expect to make no more than $99,000 in income for 2020, or $198,000 for joint filers; be unable to make full rent due to a loss of work, among other acceptable crises; make good-faith attempts to pay as much rent as possible; and face a credible threat of homelessness. Read More

Coffee Break with Dave Umphress
Our first Coffee Break interview of 2020 may not have taken place in a coffee shop per usual, but we still had a chance to catch up over take-out coffee in a socially distanced conference room with DMAR member David Umphress - Owner, Investor and REALTOR® at the Umphess Group at Keller Williams Realty Success. Dave not only has an impressive real estate track record but is well-known for his philanthropic work and was the recipient of the Community Service Award at the 2020 Excellence Awards. Read More

As mortgage rates climb, applications fall six basis points
“Despite the uptick in rates, refinance activity held steady, with FHA refinance applications posting a 17.6 percent increase, helping to offset declines in the other loan types,” said Kan. Read More

Buyers, move quickly: Denver homes now selling more than twice as fast compared to 2019, report says
That lines up with DMAR's analysis of the 11-county metro, which found that homes priced between $300,000 and $499,000 spent a median of five days on the market, a 64.29% decrease from the same month last year. Read More

Denver Housing Authority names single finalist for executive director job
A search by the Denver Housing Authority for its next executive director has resulted in one finalist. The quasi-municipal corporation said last week that David Nisivoccia — currently president and CEO of the San Antonio Housing Authority — was selected following a national search, multiple rounds of interviews, and virtual staff and resident forums. A contract is currently being negotiated. Read More

Low rates won’t last forever: Here’s how mortgage leaders should be preparing for what’s next
Along with the rest of the economy, the housing market has been dealing with the fallout of a global pandemic, leading to an uncertain “new norm.” In a HousingWire panel on Tuesday, Rohit Gupta, CEO and president of Genworth Mortgage Insurance, and Tom Wind, executive vice president of consumer lending at U.S. Bank, discussed adapting to sudden winds of change and how to focus on what’s next. Read More

Real Estate and Election: 2020 Consumer Insights
This year, we have been at the confluence of major events and changes in our economy and society. We have faced a new viral pandemic, temporary business and housing lock-downs, along with an accompanying economic recession, widespread social unrest and protests, as well as another election cycle. While the Presidential election captures the headlines, there are 470 Congressional seats up for election this November—35 of them in the Senate and 435 in the House of Representatives. Read More

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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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