DMAR Digest | Week of May 23
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Quote of the week
"Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time."
Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author
5 Open Director Positions on DMAR Board
The positions will begin October 1, 2022 upon a vote by the Board of Directors. 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. Deadline to apply: 5:00 PM on June 6, 2022. Apply Here
The 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023
What makes a place an ideal hometown? Happy residents, plenty of job opportunities, great schools and affordable housing are often-cited factors. To determine the Best Places to Live rankings, U.S. News looks at data on the country’s 150 most populous metro areas, including the cost of living, job market, crime rates, quality of education and more. The data is weighted based on responses from a survey of approximately 3,600 people throughout the U.S. to determine what matters most to them when picking their next places to live. Read on for the 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022. Read More
Biden Administration Takes Aim at America’s Housing Shortage
The Biden administration on Monday unveiled a plan that calls for legislative and administrative actions to try to close America’s housing shortfall within five years. The plan includes steps to create and preserve hundreds of thousands of affordable housing units in the next three years, including policies aimed at reducing housing costs and ensuring affordability, such as rental assistance and down payment assistance. It also calls for boosting the housing supply by rewarding areas that have reformed their zoning and land-use policies by offering higher scores in certain federal grant processes. Read More
Builders Slow Work on New Homes as Rising Mortgage Rates Temper Demand
Construction of new houses fell slightly in April for the second month in a row, suggesting that rising mortgage rates, record home prices and the high cost of building materials are starting to bite. Housing starts dipped 0.2 % to an annual pace of 1.72 million. That’s how many homes would be built in 2022 if construction took place at same rate over the entire year as it did in April. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to register a 1.75 million rate after adjusting for the typical seasonal swings in demand. Read More
Almost 45% of homeowners are now equity rich
Soaring home prices continue to serve existing homeowners, with nearly 45% of all property owners now considered equity rich, a year-over-year jump that boosted 13% more homeowners into the prime position. A homeowner is considered equity rich when they have at least 50% equity in their home, a feat more easily accomplished when skyrocketing home price appreciation widens the gap between what someone owes on their mortgage and the value of their house. Read More
Mortgage apps decline 11% amid economic uncertainty
Individuals across the country put the American dream of homeownership on standby for the week ending May 13, reducing mortgage application volume by 11% compared to the prior week, as measured by the Mortgage Bankers Association‘s (MBA’s) Market Composite Index. Read More
2022 New Development Inside | June 23rd
Don't miss this event which showcases new development across the Denver metro area including luxury condos, custom single-family homes and everything in-between. With inventory historically low, this is the perfect time to connect with builders and hear about some hidden gems for your clients. Tickets include admission, breakfast AND a printed copy of the 2022 Insider booklet with details and contact info for all developments showcased at the event. Read More
2022 New Development Insider Sponsorship Opportunities
Get in front of over 200+ Realtor® attendees at this in-person event Thursday, June 23 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Empower Field at Mile High. Read More
Resources & services
TOMORROW | Painted Prairie Builder Tour | Hosted by YPN
Come take a tour of one of the top master-planned communities in the nation: Painted Prairie. We'll kick off with networking at High Prairie Park followed by a presentation from Painted Prairie before we head to tour the model homes in golf carts and enjoy lunch at each home. Attendees will have the chance to win some pretty awesome raffle prizes including a gift card to the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center and tickets to the New Development Insider in June. Read 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
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Three Tier Benefits | Lenovo Notebooks, Tablets, Desktops & More
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).
Realtors® Dental Insurance is designed exclusively for members of the National Association of Realtors® and their families. There are three plans to choose from (Platinum, Gold, and Value) with 100% preventive dental benefits when using in-network providers.
There are benefits for over 370 procedures. These include:
- Preventive Dental Benefits (no deductible): Bitewings, routine exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more,
- Basic Dental Benefits: Full mouth X-rays, amalgam restoration, simple and complex extractions, surgical removal of teeth, deep sedation/general anesthesia, and more.
- Major Dental Benefits: Onlays, maxillary partial denture – resin base, denture repair, endodontics – root canal, periodontal scaling and root planing, crown and crown repairs, pontics – porcelain fused to noble metal, and more.