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Community Giving

Good Neighbor Award Winners

A Nod of Appreciation to 2018 Good Neighbor Winners

If you’re wondering whether heroes still exist in a world where greed and power seemingly reign supreme, we found five.   The National Association of REALTORS®’ 2018 Good Neighbor Award winners have shown incomparable dedication to improving the lives of people in their communities and beyond, stepping in to provide aid in desperate situations when no one else could or would. They’ve...

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Vail Board of REALTORS® awards five scholarships to Eagle County students

VAIL — The Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation will award its inaugural scholarships to five local students. The five were awarded $2,000 each to attend a college, university or accredited academic institution. The honorees include students applying to, or returning to college. "Our scholarship selection committee received a number of worthy applications," Erica Kirk, Vail Board of REALTORS® Association executive said. "We appreciate...

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Volunteers Help Seniors And People With Disabilities Protect Property From Wildfires

As a part of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Project Wildfire campaign, REALTOR® volunteers from Summit County spent Thursday helping local residents — specifically seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities — to clear slash from their properties and help protect these properties from future wildfire risk through mitigation and the creation of defensible space around their homes.   Officials throughout the state’s firefighting and public...

Wildfire in Colorado

416 Fire in Durango: How to Help, Update from DAAR, How to Receive Assistance

Hello from smokey Durango, and thank you so much for your kind words, support, outreach, and concern for our precious community. We truly appreciate all the outreach.   I wanted to take a moment to update you all on how Durango is holding up through this crisis and what DAAR is doing to help.   It was an active week for the fire, with...

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Real Estate Work Day

Yesterday was Real Estate Work Day and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation partnered with Extreme Community Makeover to spend a day volunteering in the local community.   Stacey Brown, the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation, shared that the day consisted of meeting at a local church to gather the tools needed for the day and then they...

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Berthoud Homebuilder’s Mission: Affordability

Mission Homes Colorado to break ground in July on houses starting in mid-$200,000s By Craig Young Reporter-Herald Staff Writer   For several years, builders in the region have said that it's not possible to construct a detached single-family home that would sell for less than $300,000.   "On the Front Range, the conversation starts in the mid-$300,000s," he said. "But the days of homes in the...

Real Estate Industry Work Day Hosted by Extreme Community Makeover

Make a difference in a local neighborhood on Real Estate Industry Work Day with Extreme Community Makeover who is hosting this great event!  Real Estate Industry Work Day will be Tuesday, June 5, starting at 9:00 am.   Volunteers will be helping with exterior home or neighborhood improvement projects that will be identified as the event nears closer. We encourage everyone to get a group together as...

Thank You – From Texas REALTORS

It has been nearly two months since Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas leaving devastation and destruction in it's path.  In this time of need, many organizations and individuals stepped forward to help in anyway possible.  The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the Colorado REALTOR® Foundation (CRF) teamed up to contribute $15,000 in relief assistance to help restore lives and communities...

Colorado REALTORS® Contribute to Harvey Disaster Relief

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – September 5, 2017 – While the rain has stopped, flooding continues in rivers and bayous in the path of Hurricane Harvey. Thousands of people have returned home to begin recovery efforts, many of them finding that they have lost everything. That’s why the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the Colorado REALTOR® Foundation (CRF) have teamed up...

REALTOR® Family Remembers Neil Kimmel

Neil Kimmel, Owner/broker at Metro Brokers-Kimmel and Co and longtime member and leader of the REALTOR® family, passed away this past weekend.   Neil Kimmel has been a valued REALTOR® member of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® since 1976. He was one of the most active members serving on more committees than there is space to note. He served as a CAR Director...