DMAR Digest | Week of March 14

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44th Annual Excellence Awards Honors 2021 Top Agents

On March 9, we hosted our 44th annual Excellence Awards - IN PERSON. Over 550 attendees filled the ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Denver for the largest Realtor® awards event in Colorado. With winners across 10 different categories, and over 25 awards given out, highlights of the event included awards given in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Broker Manager of the Year
  • Realtor® of the Year 
  • Industry Partner of the Year
  • Community Service
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Support Person of the Year
  • Top Project Awards
  • Top Individual Producers
  • Top Partnerships
  • Top Teams
  • Top Office Awards 

View Full List of Winners

Quote of the week

“Focus on being productive instead of busy." 

Tim Ferriss, American entrepreneur, investor, author, podcaster and lifestyle guru

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7 Ways for Buyers to Find Luck in a Seller's Market [Graphic]
It's a challenging market out there for buyers, but that doesn't mean it's an impossible market. Luckily, there's more than luck involved. Here are seven tips that can make the process run smoother. Read More

NAR's 30 Under 30 Finalists | Vote for these Two DMAR Members

Congratulations to DMAR members Kathryn Fitch and Taylor Whitton for making it onto NAR's 30 Under 30 Finalists list! Show your support by voting for them in the Web Choice Award online voting contest. Read More

Desperate buyers battled low supply, causing home prices to spike in metro Denver last month

Buyers in metro Denver scrambled to grab a property last month before rising mortgage rates put a purchase out of reach, setting the stage for what could become another year of double-digit home price gains. “With the continued demand and lack of inventory, prices will increase and lead to another year of double-digit appreciation,” predicted Andrew Abrams, chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee in comments included in the “Market Trends Report.” Read More

Metro Denver and Colorado Springs both make list of country’s 10 least affordable housing markets

Metro Denver moved up four spots to eighth least affordable, while Colorado Springs rose one spot to 10th in February’s ranking, which looks at the ratio of the median home sold price to median household incomes. Denver had an unaffordability ratio of 5.67, based on a median home sold price, including condos, of $540,000, which ranked fourth-highest, and now ahead of New York City and Boston. Read More

Denver Sets New Record Home Price Amid Surge in Bidding Wars

Denver is not supposed to see record home prices during the winter months. Spring and summer tend to be hotter seasons, from both a temperature and a sales perspective. But according to the March report from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors®, the real estate market in the metro area has again defied expectations, with the average price for a detached home landing at just shy of $740,000, surpassing the old mark by more than $10,000. Read More

Volatile mortgage rates rise to 3.85% amid war, record inflation

Mortgage rates rose 9 bps to 3.85% for the week ending March 10, which Freddie Mac economists attributed to rising inflation and uncertainty about the war in Ukraine. Read More

Resources & services

REcolorado Director Position Open + Bylaw Changes
This is a great opportunity to get involved at a leadership level within the Association, as well as take advantage of the chance to proudly represent the interests and concerns of your fellow members. 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

Global & Luxury Summit - Denver | March 28 - 30 
AREAA’s Global & Luxury Summit is coming to the Four Seasons in Denver, March 28-30. The Global & Luxury Summit is an AREAA signature event that brings together an exclusive group of top producers, luxury experts and global investors. Previously hosted in New York City, Beverly Hills, Miami and Seattle, we encourage you to take advantage of this special occasion in Denver. Read More

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