DMAR Digest | Week of February 14

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.

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LAST CHANCE: Lunch with an Icon | Tomorrow, February 15

Join us tomorrow for an exclusive, in-person lunch with national icon, Christophe Choo. This is your chance to hear from one of the most successful individuals in the business, ask questions and network with other Realtors®.

Christophe is an award-winning, top-producing luxury real estate agent with over 32 years of experience serving Los Angeles' most prominent Westside neighborhoods including Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills and Bel Air. He has been recognized as the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide and was voted the No. 1 Real Estate Video Influencer in North America.

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Quote of the week

"Follow your heart. Do what you love. Because I was constantly struggling with that. If it's in your heart, go for it. Don't listen to other people."

Maz Jobrani, American comedian and actor

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25 Zip Codes to Love in Metro Denver [Sharable Graphic]
There are so many great things about nearly every part of the Denver Metro area, but here are 25 zip codes we especially love if you are looking for affordability, luxury, walkability, safety or outdoor activities. Read More

First-Time Homeowner Tax Guide (2022)
You did it! You secured a new home in the hottest seller’s market we’ve ever seen. Now what? Tax season is here and you’re wondering how this new purchase will change how you file. We’re here to help. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you head into your first tax season as a homeowner. Note, this article has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction. Read More

City and County Market Trends Reports | FEB. '22
Quick look at City and County Market Trends Reports featuring January data. These 48 downloadable reports are comprehensive and a fantastic member benefit. Download all the reports with one click below. Read More

Fighting Discrimination, Helping Build Wealth
In the past, when very few real estate professionals or lenders in the U.S. spoke Spanish, Matarranz, an architect and native of Barcelona, Spain, found that to become successful in the real estate industry he needed to educate the consumer. He met people where they were, at churches and recreation centers, and he taught free classes on buying houses. Most of his attendees were low- to moderate-income Hispanics. Read More

Buyers May See ‘Whirlwind Year’
Homebuyers hoping for a less competitive market before they make their move may be disappointed. The housing market remains unseasonably hot over the typically slow winter period. In the January just concluded, the typical U.S. home sold faster than in any other January on record, according to®’s monthly housing report, released Tuesday. Read More

'Mortgage Rates Jumped to the Highest Level Since the Emergence of the Pandemic': Americans Are Pessimistic About Purchasing a Home
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.69% for the week ending Feb. 10, up 14 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac reported Thursday. It’s the highest level for the benchmark mortgage rate since January 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic had officially reached U.S. shores. Read More

What does AMI mean, and what’s considered ‘affordable’ in Denver?
Ever feel bogged down by Denver housing talk? Words and acronyms like “affordability,” “market-rate” and “AMI” get tossed around as if they were common knowledge. Meanwhile, housing prices for renters and owners are extremely high, and there’s a shortage of rentals and homes for Denverites and the 115,000 newcomers the city has seen in the last decade. Read More

Developer to build attainable homes on 196-acre Arvada property
Trailstone will be built in two phases. The first of which will deliver more than 410 lots closed at the end of January. The second phase is expected to close in December 2023 and will add more than 265 lots. Sales for Trailstone will begin in 2023 and Taylor Morrison has a tentative Q4 2024 target move-in date for first residents. Read More

Resources & services

Five Things Realtors® Can Do for Black History Month
February is Black History Month, which is why now is the perfect time to talk about how we as real estate professionals can help fight racial injustice and support the Black community. It may sometimes seem impossible for one individual to make a meaningful change, but as Realtors® you are leaders in your community and that’s where change starts. Here are five things Realtors® can do to support the Black community. Read More

DMAR Real Estate Market Trends Report | FEB. '22

While traditionally the market sees a 70 percent increase in new listings from December to January, the market ended down 17.77 percent in new listings compared to 2021, a 31.04 increase from the previous month. Likewise, the market ended with month-end active listings at a historic low of 1,184. To put into context, that is over 10 times less inventory than normal. Read More

Digging Deeper: January 2022 Records
January 2022 was yet another record-breaking month. In this report, the DMAR Market Trends Committee examined the various records broken in this month. Read More

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