Denver’s Apartment Mania is Ending

 

Denver economists expect the surge in apartment construction to slow down over the next year as demand and financing wane. Renters have already begun to respond to rising prices and banks are beginning to look for new investment projects. Many millennials are giving up their downtown rentals in favor of housing on the outskirts of the city, where they can afford larger homes and more land.

In spite of these changes in the housing market, almost 25% of units under construction this summer were downtown in high-end neighborhoods. Most individuals in the industry agree that this has oversaturated the high-end apartment market in Denver. In other words, the city has an influx of expensive buildings in expensive neighborhoods do not suit the majority of people moving to the city. 

As demand continues to drop many builders are moving their efforts to Denver city borders where land is cheaper and less financing is required.


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Real Estate Training Institute – A Woman Owned Small Business

Certified Training Institute is excited to announce our Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) & Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Status.  Company president, Teri Francis, has the keen business sense that has enabled our company to be the success it is today.

As a WBE and WOSB company, we have are a perfect match for the woman-dominated field of real estate. Real Estate Training Institute, a division of Certified Training Institute provides online classes such as Personal Safety and Self Defense, designed to meet the unique needs of real estate professionals. We are dedicated to bringing quality prelicense classes and state-approved continuing education to real estate professionals nationwide. 


 

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Self Defense Tips for Real Estate Agents

Real estate professionals face daily dangers even as they navigate simple necessary tasks. Here are a few tips to ensure your safety.

  1. Drive separately. This may seem like common sense but many real estate professionals carpool with potential home buyers, leaving them open to robberies, car theft, and worse. Furthermore, do not park anywhere that is hard to access or easily blocked in. This will allow a quick get away if necessary.
  2. Protect your personal information. First and foremost, do not use photos in marketing materials. Police have documented cases of criminals circling real estate professional's photos in newspapers as targets for theft. Second, use your cell phone and office address in all marketing materials. Do not provide home buyers with any personal information such as where you live, who you live with, or how many children you have.
  3. Promote security at open houses. Advertise security measures you plan to implement at open houses. Require identification at the front door and, if possible, use video surveillance. Implementing and advertising these measures will help discourage criminals from attending your showings. Additionally, partnering up with another agent and introducing yourself to neighbors are tried and true cautionary measures.
  4. Avoid showing houses alone if possible. A co-worker, spouse, or dog can be incredibly useful in discouraging attack. If you must show a house alone avoid confined places, walk behind the homebuyers, and make sure someone knows where you are and about how long you plan to be there.
  5. Learn self-defense. When all precautionary measures fail it is important to be able to protect yourself. Certified Training Institute provides online HD video classes designed to teach real estate agents basic self-defense from standing and ground positions. This class is a great measure for any real estate agent with the added bonus of being approved as continuing education in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

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Easy Curb Appeal

Curb appeal can help increase overall home value but no one wants to sink a lot of money into a home they are intending to sell. A few simple, inexpensive tricks could help put a home's yard over the top. 

  1. First things first, if your home is looking shabby consider a fresh coat of paint or renting a power washer. Power washers can also come in handy for windows, walkways, and details that are looking drab. You'll be surprised by how much fresher your home can look after a vigorous cleaning. Be careful to use the right pressure settings!
  2. Don't have time to work in the gardens? Potted plants are a great, low-maintenance, and cheap way to add splashes of color and the illusion of landscaping.
  3. Do not underestimate the value of your front door. The entrance to your home needs to convey what the buyer will find inside. While a new front door is relatively expensive, Houselogic estimates a 75-100% return on investment.
  4. Clean up those leaves! This one is easy, dead leaves make a yard look unkempt. Make sure you rake or leaf blow before showing your home.
  5. Last but not least, replace that old mailbox. It's amazing how something we use almost daily can fall into disrepair without notice but this is a common complaint by home buyers. A rusty broken mailbox makes home buyers wonder what else has not been up kept in a home. Since this is a cheap, easy fix, make sure your mailbox is looking good.

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Florida Real Estate License Renewal Frequently Asked Questions

Half of Florida’s real estate licensees must be renewed by September 30, 2017. Real estate professionals can determine when their license expires by searching the Florida Licensing Portal.

How do I renew my Florida real estate broker or sales associate license?

  1. Complete the 14 hours of continuing education including 11 hours of specialty and 3 hours of Florida Law Core – Florida Approved Online HD Video Continuing Education Courses
  2. Step 2: Go to MyFloridaLicense account to renew your license and pay the appropriate renewal fee
    Brokers - $77 | Sales Associates - $69

What happens after I complete my Florida real estate broker or sales associate continuing education?

Real Estate Training Institute will submit your continuing education certificates to the state within 1 to 2 business days. Once your continuing education has been submitted you can complete the renewal process
*You will be able to print a copy for your records immediately after course completion.

Do I have to complete continuing education if my license Florida real estate license is inactive?

Yes. Inactive license holders must complete 14 hours of continuing education including 11 hours of specialty and 3 hours of Florida Law Core and pay state renewal fees - Brokers - $77 | Sales Associates - $69


 

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Washington Real Estate Renewal

How do I renew my Washington real estate broker license?
Washington brokers must renew their license every 2 years on the anniversary of licensure. You will be eligible to renew your license 120 days before your license expires.

  1. Complete 30 hours of continuing education
    Including a 3-hour core course
  2. Pay the $146.25 renewal fee with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or debit card
  3. Renew your license online

Where do I find approved Washington real estate broker continuing education?
Real Estate Training Institute offers approved online continuing education courses for Washington brokers. Courses are mobile friendly and available 24/7 on any internet capable device. After completing each course, brokers will be able to print certificates of completion to mail to the state and keep for their own records.

What happens if I am late renewing my Washington broker license?
You will be charged a late fee of $26.50.

 

 


 

 

 

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Home Prices Continue to Climb

Median home prices for previously inhabited houses reached $252,800 in May; a 3.2% increase since April and a 5.8% increase since May of 2016. However, the increase in home prices has done nothing to lessen home sales with first-time home buyers making up a third of home sales. Currently, homes are staying on the market for only 27 days, the shortest period since NAR began tracking sales in May of 2011.  As costs continue to increase experts suspect lower income individuals will be priced out of the market and prices will come down eventually.

Home purchases are on the upswing across the nation. The most expensive homes are in the West with median home prices as high as $368,800 and the Northeast was not much better at $281,300. Southern states were slightly more affordable at $221,900 but the Midwest is currently the most affordable region at $203,900. However, the price increase in the Midwest was also the steepest across the country- up 6.9% since May 2016.


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Texas Real Estate

How do I renew my Texas real estate license?
You must renew your license every two years. The state will send you a renewal notice about 90 days before your license expires.

  1. Complete 18 hours of approved continuing education at least 10 days before expiration (see requirements below)
  2. Renew your license online or by mail.
  3. Pay the appropriate fee 
    • Broker - $217
    • Sales Agent - $110

What continuing education is required to renew my Texas real estate license?
Sales Agents must complete 18 hours of approved CE including:

    • 8 hours of TREC Legal Update I & II
    • 10 hours of elective CE
    • 6 hours of Broker Responsibility if you are a broker appointed supervisor. These 6 hours count towards the 10 elective hours.

Where can I find courses to renew my Texas real estate license?
Real Estate Training Institute offers online HD video 18-hour packages and individual courses to meet state requirements. Courses are available 24/7 on any internet capable device. Real Estate Training Institute will submit your continuing education to Texas after completion. Copies of your continuing education certificates will also be available to print immediately after completion.

What happens if I do not complete my Texas real estate continuing education on time?
You must pay a $200 deferral fee, giving you an additional 60 days to complete your continuing education or renew as inactive. You may renew your license for up to 6-months after your license expires by paying the appropriate fee. Between 6-months and 2-years licenses can be renewed by paying the appropriate fee and applying for reinstatement. After 2-years you must reapply and pass the state examination. A complete list of fees can be found here.


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Michigan Salesperson & Broker License Renewal

Don't forget to complete 6-hours of continuing education this year.
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Requirement: 6-hours of CE, including 2-hours of legal updates

NOTE: The current renewal cycle ends on October 31, 2018. Individuals licensed in 2017 or 2018, must complete continuing education for all three years of the renewal cycle.


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Meets all of the requirements for the current renewal cycle. This package is designed for individuals who did not complete their continuing education in 2016 or received their license in 2017.

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This 6-hour renewal package meets the requirements for 2017. If you've already completed your continuing education for 2016, purchase two of these packages to meet the rest of your requirements.

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4-hour and 2-hour Legal Update courses are available to meet additional continuing education requirements. 

 
 
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO RENEW YOUR OHIO REAL ESTATE LICENSE

How do I renew my Ohio salesperson or broker license?
Your license must be renewed every 3 years on your date of birth. Licenses can be renewed by following these steps:

  1. Submit the appropriate renewal fee
    Salesperson: $135.00
    Broker: $180.00
  2. Submit copies of completed 30 hours of CE
  3. Complete and submit a renewal application – COM3681
  4. All paperwork must be submitted or postmark on or before your CE due date

What continuing education is required to renew my Ohio broker or salesperson license?
Brokers and salespeople must complete 30 hours of continuing education each renewal cycle. Courses must include:

  • 3-hours of Core Law
  • 3-hours of Civil Rights
  • 3-hours of Ohio Canons of Ethics
  • 21-hours of Elective courses

Where can I find courses to renew my Ohio broker or salesperson license?
Real Estate Training Institute offers a 30-hour package and individual courses to meet all of your renewal requirements. Courses are completed online, at your convenience, on any internet capable device.

Who submits my Ohio broker or salesperson continuing education?
Ohio requires brokers, salespeople, and education providers to submit continuing education. Real Estate Training Institute will submit your continuing education Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing within two business days of course completion, you may print your certificates at home immediately after completing the course.


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