DMAR Digest | Week of January 10

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The Boulder County Fire Relief Fund Needs Our Help

We want to extend our deepest thanks to all of our members who have already donated or assisted victims of the Marshall and Middle Fork Fires. Your support is needed and so, so appreciated. DMAR has also made monetary contributions to help our Colorado neighbors in need. We were able to give $7,500 to the Boulder Community Foundation as well as $7,500 to the CAR Foundation's Boulder County Fire Relief Fund.

And now we are calling on our members to donate to the CAR Foundation to provide housing relief funds for victims. If each of our 8,000+ members contributed just $5, we would raise an additional $40,000!!

Can we count on you to help?

Donate What You Can Here

Quote of the week

“Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are.”

John C. Maxwell, American author, speaker and pastor

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FHFA hikes fees for high-balance and second-home loans
The Federal Housing Finance Agency introduced new upfront fees on Wednesday for some high-balance and second-home loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Upfront fees for high balance loans will increase between 0.25% and 0.75%, tiered by loan-to-value ratio. For second home loans, the upfront fees will increase between 1.125% and 3.875%, also tiered by loan-to-value ratio. Read More

The Marshall Fire just added new challenges to Colorado's tight housing market

As Boulder County tackles the immediate impacts of the devastating Marshall Fire that destroyed or damaged nearly 1,000 structures and two dozen businesses last week, local experts warn of long-term, years-long effects on the real estate industry. Read More

Metro Denver housing market ended 2021 with almost nothing to give buyers

As the clock ticked away on low mortgage rates, desperate homebuyers in metro Denver just couldn’t find enough properties to purchase as 2021 came to a close — and the extreme seller’s market could get worse before it gets better. Read More

Lunch with an Icon Powered by YPN

You may be familiar with DMAR's Lunch with an Icon Powered by YPN, a quarterly series that invites 10 Realtor® members to an intimate forum to connect with and learn from local real estate icons. To kick-off the 2022 series, we’re taking it up a notch – 10 in fact – and inviting 100 Realtor® attendees to join us for lunch with a national icon: Christophe Choo. Read More

Lunch with an Icon Kick-Off Event | Sponsorship Package

This is an exciting sponsorship opportunity to get in front of a highly engaged group of young DMAR members & industry influencers. By participating as a sponsor, you are demonstrating your corporate support for our Association and our Young Professionals Network (YPN). Read More

Chili Cook-Off for a Cause

It's the return of the annual Chili Cook-Off and this time we're cooking for a good cause - to help those impacted by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County! Bring your best chili (red, green, white or vegetarian) and our panel of judges will award the top contenders, plus there'll be awards for people's choice winners. This is a free event but we encourage you to bring a monetary donation for victims of the recent Marshall Fire. Read More

Digging Deeper: December 2021 Records
December 2021 was yet another record-breaking month. In this report, the DMAR Market Trends Committee examined the various records broken in this month. Read More

How Will Skyrocketing Home Prices Fare in 2022? | Guest Post
This market has more complexity and uncertainty than ever before. It will require more adaptability and flexibility from all of us. So instead of running from the fool’s errand, let’s jump face-first into the stupidity of forecasting with question number one… Where will interest rates go? Read More

[INFOGRAPHIC] Market Trends Overview | JAN. '22
Download the January Market Trends Report infographic. This is a great resource to share with your clients and colleagues on social media, your website or via email or even print. Read More

DMAR Real Estate Market Trends Report | JAN. '22
Throughout the ebbs and flows of 2021, interest rates remained low and buyer demand stayed consistently high. DMAR found there were more homes purchased in 2021, 63,684 than any previous year. While demand was at an all-time high, the number of new listings that hit the market throughout the year was down 5.26 percent, which is one of the reasons why the market ended the year with another historic indicator, month-end active listings. Read More

Resources & services

Recorded Webinar from The Colorado Division of Insurance
The Colorado Division of Insurance gave a Town Hall presentation yesterday for victims of the Boulder County fires and recorded it for anyone to view or share. Share this resource with your clients to get the word out. Watch Video

Economic Outlooks: County Update
To kick off the New Year we will be hosting three FREE in-person local Economic Outlooks in January - think of these as localized spinoffs of everyone's favorite event, the DMAR Economic Summit. Our Economic Outlooks are your chance to hear firsthand from local experts about the economic future of where you live and work.

The Next Big Thing | January 20 & 21 | Discount Code: DMAR150
The Next Big Thing is shaking up how real estate professionals will define business success. This energy-rich, content-driven event will introduce the biggest drivers shaping the industry, and instill how to harness the next big thing to catapult your own business. Over the course of two days, you will hear from industry leaders and pioneers who have paved the way and achieved the highest levels of success. You'll discuss how the world is changing and what’s needed to stay two steps ahead. Together with four hundred and fifty other professionals, you will build a foundation to become the Next Big Thing. Learn More

Sponsor the 2022 Excellence Awards 
DMAR's annual Excellence Awards is the perfect event to share your product or services with hundreds of top producers craving connections to help grow their business even further. Our sponsorship package includes five levels ranging from $500 to $7,500. Contact us today to discuss which sponsor level best fits your budget and goals. Read More

DMAR Staff is Here to Help
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Three Tier Benefits | NAR Financial Wellness 2022 Tax Summit

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).

Taxes don’t have to be scary! Learn about new governance regulations and receive tips on how to improve your personal wealth by spotting opportunities in your tax return, what to do if the IRS comes knocking, and more. Register to attend NAR’s Center for Financial Wellness Tax Summit four-part series event:

Tax Considerations for the Newly Self-Employed
Wednesday, February 2 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

What to Do If You’ve Got IRS Trouble
Wednesday, February 9 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

2022 Small Business Advanced Tax Update
Wednesday, February 16 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

Your Financial Golden Years
Wednesday, February 23 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

By registering, you’ll learn money-saving strategies to set yourself up for success come tax time and as you plan for the future. Space Is limited!

$50 for NAR Members for all 4 sessions - $60.00 for Non-NAR Members

What's Included:

  • Access four tax sessions geared towards independent contractors (sessions not sold separately).
  • Copy of session materials.
  • Additional handouts provided on the exclusive post-session materials page.

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