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Government Affairs

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Construction-Defects Reform Rekindling Some Condo Interest

“Changes in the construction defect laws have really made things easier for developers,” Slate Real Estate Advisors Partner Stan Kniss says. “We’re in the midst of a pretty undersupplied market given the hold on for-sale construction projects over the last 10 years.” ### Despite changes, there still aren't as many condo projects in the works as people in the industry had hoped to see.   “We wanted the...

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Balance in the state legislature brings good policy outcomes

Colorado’s General Assembly is comprised of 100 members – 35 Senators and 65 Representatives. Over the past year, Colorado has witnessed split control chambers working hand in hand to find compromise, meaning Republicans held majority in the Senate and Democrats held majority in the House, creating a balance among differing political parties and ideologies. ### When the state legislature can find compromise...

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BREAKING NEWS: REALTOR® Lynn Myers Runs for House District 41

House District 41 Republican Nomination Committee has picked REALTOR® and former Arapahoe County Commissioner Lynn Myers (R) to challenge Representative Jovan Melton (D), who faces calls from leaders of the Democratic party to resign after his arrests on domestic violence charges were reported. As a current member, past REALTOR® of the Year award recipient and former Chair of the Aurora Association of...

Vote REALTOR® Party on November 6th

Several Statewide Initiatives Make for a Complex Ballot – We’re Here to Provide Information to Help You Decide     As we turn the pages of the calendar to the season of Fall and your T.V. is filled with playoff baseball, football and those pesky political ads, remember there is a lot to consider this election cycle that could dramatically impact...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Honors 2018 Legislators of the Year Bob Gardner and Terri Carver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 8, 2018 Contact: Elizabeth Peetz – VP of Government Affairs (303) 790-7099 or epeetz@coloradorealtors.com   Colorado Association of REALTORS® Honors 2018 Legislators of the Year Bob Gardner and Terri Carver   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Senator Bob Gardner and Representative Terri Carver were honored with a 2018 Legislator of the Year Award by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) for their notable legislative efforts in...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year Matt Gray

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        Contact: Elizabeth Peetz – VP of Government Affairs (303) 790-7099 or epeetz@coloradorealtors.com OCT. 2, 2018   Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year Matt Gray   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) announced Representative Matt Gray as a 2018 Legislator of the Year Award recipient at its 2018 Fall Forum for his notable legislative efforts in support of...

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Colorado Project Wildfire and Insurance Guide for September 2018

REALTORS® JOIN FORCES WITH INSURANCE AND WILDFIRE SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS TO OFFER PREPAREDNESS GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Sept. 25, 2018 – With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA) and other state wildfire prevention and...

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Pledge to vote in the 2018 election

Sign the pledge to vote in the 2018 election.   The work we do as REALTORS®, and as an organization, is noble, good, and lasting. Voting is opportunity to exemplify and solidify this point.   This November, the National Association of REALTORS® wants to make sure your voice is heard: PLEDGE TO VOTE IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTIONS!   To view the rest of this article and...

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Colorado Association of REALTORS® Honors 2018 Legislator of the Year Mike Weissman

Representative Mike Weissman was awarded the 2018 Legislator of the Year Award by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) for his notable legislative efforts in support of the American dream of homeownership. This is the second year the Colorado Association of REALTORS® has recognized Colorado legislators for their commitment to homeownership and REALTOR® priority issues.   In the 2018 legislative session, Rep....

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Colorado Measure Would Make Most of State Off Limits to Drillers

Come November Colorado voters will consider banning oil and gas drilling within 2,500 feet of homes, businesses and many green spaces, a move that would effectively prohibit it in most of the U.S.’s seventh largest oil-producing state. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office said Wednesday that antifracking activists had collected enough valid signatures from state voters to put the issue on...