DMAR Digest | Week of July 25

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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August is Member Appreciation Month

Throughout the month of August, we want to say THANK YOU for being a part of the DMAR family. We know you have a choice of which Association you belong to, and we thank you for choosing DMAR. Your annual investment helps fund exclusive Realtor®-only benefits that streamline your business and save time and money for you and your clients.

As a token of our appreciation, we want to offer you special perks all month long including:

  • FREE CE. Space is limited and registration is open.
  • FREE events including a DMAR Connect, Meet + Mastermind (earn 1 CE credit) and a networking social on August 31st.
  • 25% discount at our Realtor® stores.
  • Member spotlights. To be featured, just fill out this form and email a picture of yourself to
  • Prizes and giveaways. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to enter.

Offers, discounts and prizes are only available to current Denver Metro Association of Realtors® Realtor® and Industry Partner members in good standing. Store discount limited to stock on hand; SentriLock electronic lockboxes excluded from the discount. Certification and designation courses are excluded from free CE offering.

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Announcing Our New Social Responsibility Program: DMAR Gives
With over 8,000 members, we have the power to make a difference. We believe that everyone has the right to have a place to call home and it’s our responsibility as Realtors® to help make our communities a better place and provide education and support for those on the path to homeownership. That’s why we have created a new social responsibility program, DMAR Gives, which will provide disaster relief funds and charitable donations to housing-focused non-profits throughout the state and nation. Donate Here

Existing-Home Prices Hit New Record as Sales Slow
Prices for existing homes climbed to a record high in June, continuing at a breakneck pace with double-digit-percentage annual increases. The median price for an existing home rose to $416,000 last month, up 13.4% compared to a year earlier, the National Association of Realtor® reported Wednesday. Read More

Mortgage Rates Continue To Inch Upward Amid ‘Sluggish’ Housing Market
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.54% as of July 21, according to data released by Freddie Mac on Thursday. That’s up 3 basis points from the previous week—one basis point is equal to one-hundredth of a percentage point, or 1% of 1%. The average rate on the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage rose 8 basis points over the past week to 4.75%. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 4.31%, down 4 basis points from the prior week. Read More

Purchase mortgage rates rise ahead of Federal Reserve meeting
Purchase mortgage rates increased for the second consecutive week but at a slower pace as the market chewed on the latest U.S. inflation data, the expectation of a tightening Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, and its economic impacts. After jumping 20 basis points last week to 5.50%, purchase mortgage rates increased this week to 5.54%, according to the latest PMMS survey from Freddie Mac. The index compile rates reported by lenders during the past three days. Read More

2022 Forecast: Midyear Update
We've put together a special 2022 housing market forecast midyear update featuring commentary by former Chair of DMAR's Market Trends Committee, Steve Danyliw, as well as Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors®, and Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting at the National Association of Realtors®. Read More

Resources & services

Your Keys to Divorce and the Marital Home | July 26
The marital home is the largest asset most families own and is a lightning rod of emotions in a divorce. Most families make a costly uninformed decision about what to do with their home. This class informs brokers how to guide divorcing homeowners to a fully informed decision which leads them to a positive post-divorce future. Register Here

Digital Marketing: Establishing a Social Media Brand | July 27

Social media has become a cornerstone of real estate marketing. No business can expect to be successful without using at least one social media platform. But social media marketing is more than having an account and posting about new listings. How can you effectively utilize social media in your marketing? How can you create a strategy that works with your personality and strengths? This course is meant to take your social media marketing and give it a focus and approach. Discover what the next step of social media marketing is after mastering the basics. Register Here

Download our new app for FREE
The DMAR Home Kit makes finding local professionals and housing market updates as easy as a tap of your finger. It's your one-stop-shop for connecting with top home service pros near you, exclusive discounts and offers, award-winning market stats and more. Whether you’re looking for a roofer, painter or mortgage lender, all of our service providers are trusted Industry Partner members of the Denver Metro Association of Realtors®. Learn More

Blueprint for Homeownership [PDF]
Thanks for helping us make our first-ever Housapalooza a success! This was a great consumer-facing, educational event for first-time homebuyers in metro Denver. Attendees received a digital resource guide with great information and resources. Missed the event but want to view the resource guide or share it with your clients? View/Download the Resource Guide 

DMAR Staff is Here to Help
If you are looking to reach a specific department or staff person, please refer to the staff directory here, or contact our main line at 303-756-0553 or email

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Three Tier Benefits | GE Appliances Store

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).

NAR Member Exclusive!

  • Access to the family of GE appliances brands including Profile™, Cafe™, GE®, Monogram®, Haier and Hotpoint® major appliances, along with the new suite of small appliances
  • Special savings with promotional and rebate offers after you sign in with your Member ID
  • Financing options*
  • Convenient in-home delivery, installation, and haul-away services are available**

Share With Clients, Friends and Family!
Once you have set-up your account, you can refer clients, friends and family members for access to exclusive discounts. When you’ve logged in, click on the “Refer” link located at the top of the page, then enter their name and email address where prompted. Those you refer will be sent an email with instructions on how to access the GE Appliances Store.

Thank You For Your Service!
GE Appliances is proud to offer an additional discount to first responders, government employees, nurses, teachers and members of the military. See the GE Appliances Store for more details.

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