DMAR Digest | Week of April 3
When you take class with DMAR, we donate to help house our community.
We are proud to announce that beginning April 1, we will be donating $1 from every ticket sold for our online and in-person PEAK courses* to our charitable foundation, DMAR Gives which provides disaster relief funds and annual donations to housing-related 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organizations.
Now you can help house your community just by earning CE.
*Designation/certification courses and complimentary classes are not included.
April 4 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Down Payment Assistance Myths, DEBUNKED!
In-Person at DMAR HQ
CE Credits: 1
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Discuss BOD Motion at Virtual District Forum Meetings
Notice: CAR is considering a $20 dues increase for State dues at the Spring Summit board meeting. They are holding a forum, by district, to answer questions and get input from members across the state. Below is the meeting time and Zoom link for members in the metro area to listen and answer questions about the motion. The meeting is TODAY, April 3rd at 10:30 AM. Join the Meeting
RSVP to the Next Realtor® Toolbelt
This is a FREE vendor trade show where you can learn what services DMAR Industry Partners can offer you - and your clients. We'll be giving away prizes while you enjoy breakfast, mingle and grow your contact list with some of the best in the business! PLUS - we're hosting a class from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM taught by attorney Vince Buzek. Free RSVP
Realtor® Toolbelt Sponsorship Opportunities | April 2023
Reach a captive audience of Realtors® looking to build their real estate support team at our Realtor® Toolbelt vendor expo on April 19th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Franciscan Event Center (6553 S. Revere Pkwy. Centennial, CO 80111), which includes an educational class. Read More
Tell Your Senator to OPPOSE HB 1115 and Save Affordable Housing
HB23-1115 has been amended to exempt buildings 15 years or newer, exempt nonprofit housing regulated by federal or state programs, allows local governments to apply rent control ordinances to mobile home parks, and creates a formula that limits the amount a housing provider can increase the rent. This bill, as amended, will make it harder for housing providers to rent out their properties in a time of housing supply need. Please send a pre-written message to your State Senator, urging them to OPPOSE HB 1115. Take Action
Don't Forget to Vote!
We are pleased to share our endorsements for the April 2023 election. We encourage you to support these great candidates and also learn more about these them by visiting their campaign websites. View Endorsements
In the News
U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rise for the First Time in 13 Months, Surging 14.5% in February
A brief drop in mortgage rates has boosted U.S. home sales, but with economic uncertainty and elevated rates, the recovery may be short-lived. The numbers: U.S. existing-home sales jumped 14.5% to an annual rate of 4.58 million in February, the National Association of Realtors® said Tuesday. The numbers are seasonally adjusted. Read More
Gov. Polis’ housing proposal would allow duplexes, townhomes, ADUs across many cities in Colorado
The Polis administration has laid out a sweeping plan that would explicitly allow more dense housing across Colorado’s increasingly expensive metropolitan areas and resort communities, even if residents and local elected officials object to it. The “More Housing Now” proposal, revealed Wednesday, would be a significant shift in how Colorado’s cities and towns grow, and who has the ultimate power to shape that growth. Read More
Why industry watchers expect mortgage rates to fluctuate in coming weeks
Mortgage rates, which climbed upward one day and went down the next in the wake of the recent wave of bank failures, will continue to be volatile before it stabilizes, industry watchers said. “The volatility can be pinned on uncertainty about the stability of the banking system and the course of the Federal Reserve’s inflation-fighting campaign,” Holden Lewis, home and mortgage expert at NerdWallet, said. “As that uncertainty drains away, mortgage rates will have smaller day-to-day swings.” Read More
*New Resource* Previ | Exclusive Cell Phone Benefit
We are excited to announce that we are launching a new member benefit: a member cell phone plan. We are always looking for new benefits that can save you money and get you better products and services. Previ is working directly with T-Mobile Enterprise to offer an unlimited everything plan for members.
Here are some details:
- Priority unlimited data, voice and text on T-Mobile's enterprise 5G network, keep your cell phone numbers.
- Members phone lines are $15/month (normally $30/month).
- Additional lines on the account are only $30/month.
- 20% cash back each month onto a virtual Mastercard debit card.
- No contract.
- Regardless of your current carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.) Previ can move you to this amazing plan.
- Even if you still owe on your current device, Previ can move you to this amazing plan.