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April is Fair Housing Month

###  April is Fair Housing Month. As stewards of the right to own, use, and transfer private property, REALTORS® understand that fair housing protects the real estate industry and our businesses. We depend on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. In short, fair housing makes us stronger.   "The Fair Housing Act was amended to prohibit discrimination based on gender, disability and...

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CAR Foundation Accepting Grant Applications through June 1, 2019

The CAR Foundation has invested over $7.8 million over 25 years to support Colorado nonprofits that encourage safe and affordable housing, promote homeownership and provide disaster relief to our fellow Coloradans.   The CAR Foundation grant cycle is now open until June 1, 2019!  Please review the Grant Guidelines, posted on the CAR Foundation website for Letter of Intent instructions.   The Foundation is proud to...

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Spring Season Beginning to Emerge After Slow First Quarter

Epic winter snowfall, bomb cyclone create ripple effect on statewide housing markets Spring season beginning to emerge after slow first quarter http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, CO. – April 10, 2019 – An historic mid-March “bomb cyclone” weather event, coupled with epic Colorado snow totals, tempered the typical fast start to the spring housing market in Denver and across the state, according to the latest...

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Well-Intentioned Initiative 300 Will backfire on Denver’s Homeless — and on the Rest of Us

Denver voters are being asked to consider Initiative 300 — the “right to survive” — on the May ballot. 300 represents unprecedented and broad sweeping policy changes that will tangibly restrict our ability to deliver critical resources to homeless people and would have an immense impact on Denver and our state.   A new study, “Impacts on the Homeless and Society by...

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Denver Issue 300 leaves our homeless in the cold

Denver’s deceptive “Right to Survive” Issue 300 threatens to harm the homeless, the state’s economy and some of Colorado’s finest urban spaces.   “Every person has the right to survive, but this measure may ultimately prevent people in need of resources from receiving the help they need,” the mayor said in a written statement. “The city has devoted tens of millions of...

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Rule Review for Real Estate Brokers: Stakeholder Feedback

The Division of Real Estate (“Division”) commenced a review of the administrative rules regarding real estate brokers last year. In compliance with Senate Bill 14-063 (§24-4-103.3, C.R.S.), the Division gave public notice of its review of the existing rules on its website and solicited feedback from interested parties. The statutory mandate for the review is to assess the continuing need...

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WOTUS Comment Period Open Through April 15, 2019

On December 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army proposed a new definition of the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS). This proposal is now available for public comment.   The REALTORS® Land Institute and National Association of REALTORS® have been strong supporters of the review of the original WOTUS rule, as laid out by President Trump’s Executive...

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Winter adds to slowing home sales in Pueblo

Single-family home sales across the state were down 3.9 percent in February from a year ago, according to Colorado Association of REALTORS® data. They were down 5.1 percent in January and February combined.   In Pueblo County, the drop was steeper. Single-family home sales were down 24 percent last month from February 2018. They were down 15 percent for January and February...

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Home prices turn negative in two more metro Denver counties but home values still rising statewide

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is confirming an earlier report from the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® that metro Denver home prices suffered an annual decline in February.   That’s the first time that has happened since 2012. But with strong gains still piling up along the southern Front Range and in Mesa County, home prices statewide are still rising.   The median sales...