DMAR Digest | Week of March 27

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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DMAR Election Endorsements | Last day to vote is April 4th

We're pleased to share our Denver City Council endorsements for the upcoming April 4, 2023 election. We encourage members to support these great candidates and also learn more about them by visiting their campaign websites.

Denver Mayor Endorsement

  • Kelly Brough | Visit campaign site here.

Denver City Council Endorsements

  • Amanda Sandoval (Incumbent) – District 1 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Kevin Flynn (Incumbent) – District 2 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Jamie Torres (Incumbent) – District 3 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Diana Romero Campbell – District 4 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Amanda Sawyer (Incumbent) – District 5 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Paul Kashmann (Incumbent) – District 6 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Flor Alvidrez – District 7 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Brad Revare – District 8 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Darrell Watson – District 9 | Visit campaign site here.
  • Margie Morris – District 10 | Visit campaign site here
  • Travis Leiker – At-Large | Visit campaign site here.
  • Penfield Tate III – At-Large | Visit campaign site here

Candidates were thoroughly vetted by an interview committee, the Government Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors. Endorsements were based upon the candidate’s support for homeownership, housing, property rights and a willingness to collaborate on key issues impacting Denver. If you have any questions regarding these endorsements, please reach out to Peter Wall, DMAR’s Director of Government Affairs, at pwall@dmarealtors.com.

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This Week

March 28 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Because Price Matters
Virtual, hosted on Zoom
CE Credits: 4
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March 30 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
NAR Code of Ethics

Virtual, hosted on Zoom
CE Credits: 4
Register Here →

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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

Memo to Members Regarding 2023 Bylaw Changes
On March 15th, DMAR held a membership meeting where proposed updates to our Association's Bylaws were presented to members and voted on. The changes that were approved are as follows: 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

Be Seen! Submit Your Realtor®-Client Success Stories 
We are looking for YOUR success stories to share on social media and on our website. This is a great way to get your name, face and expertise out there. If you have a story to share, please let us know by filling out this form! Fill Out Form


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


Member Perks

DMAR Home Kit: Your Toolkit for Everything Home [FREE APP]

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®.


  • Enjoy exclusive offers and deals 
  • Access, download and share local market updates for 48 cities and counties across the Denver metro area 
  • Connect with trusted real estate professionals, request a booking and save your favorites
  • Send referrals to clients and colleagues 
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest real estate news

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