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87% Qualify for Down Payment Help

More than 68 million single-family and condo households, about 87 percent, would qualify for down payment assistance available in the county where they are located. That's why CAR, in partnership with Down Payment Resource, has made available a portal through which both members and prospective homeowners can research their eligibility for various down payment assistance program based on property information, household...

The Impact of National Flood Insurance Program

As of May 1, 2014, all buyers of older properties (“pre-FIRM”) will see a premium rate reduction under the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. Instead of jumping to “full cost” for flood insurance, buyers will assume the seller’s Oct-2013 rate for a pre-FIRM property. NAR prevailed upon FEMA to implement this provision seven months early.  FEMA also extended the rate relief...

Friday Deadline for Aspen Housing Grant Applications

The Aspen Board of REALTORS® is accepting grant applications from qualified organizations that provide housing services to moderate- to low-income households. The deadline to submit an application is Friday.   “The Aspen Board of REALTORS® has $9,000 available for local housing projects,” said Karen Toth, president of the board. “To date, the foundation has granted more than $7.4 million statewide to over...

Capitol Connection: January 24, 2014

Pre-Registration for REALTOR® Day closes February 7th Don't miss the 2014 REALTOR® Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 26th at the McNichols Building and the State Capitol. Based on feedback received from local leadership, we have revamped this event and are very excited for you to attend.  We are offering Capitol tours and meetings with Legislators as part of the...

Four Steps to Appeal Your Flood Insurance Claim

As the November 14 deadline draws near for filing flood damage claims, survivors may have questions or need additional information regarding any determination their insurer might make regarding their claim. If an insurer sends a written denial of the claim or part of a claim, an owner can appeal this determination. To file an appeal, learn about the four steps you...

CAR Disaster Relief Efforts Update

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® Relief Foundation ("RRF") is donating up to $100,000; matching CAR’s contribution of $50,000 plus additional donations CAR receives for the victims who were impacted by the recent horribly destructive floods here in Colorado. CAR will be accepting grant applications for up to $1,500 for mortgage and temporary housing assistance only from November 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014.  Each...

Colorado REALTOR® Flood Challenge

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR)is donating $25,000 with a goal of raising an additional $25,000 to help victims of Colorado’s recent floods.   These funds will serve as seed money for our request of $500,000 from the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Foundation. As a reminder, financial assistance would go to qualified Colorado REALTORS® and members of the public in affected...

Beware of Scam Artists Exploiting Colorado Floods

When disasters strikes, unfortunately so do scam artists!  Coloradoans should beware of possible charity scams in the wake of the floods affecting many parts of Colorado.   Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler offers some guidance to help citizens raise funds legally or donate wisely to help survivors, their families, and affected communities recover from this disaster. Raising Funds Under Colorado law, most...

Defend Homeownership; Respond to Call for Action

As Congress continues to work on major tax reform, NAR is asking all proponents of "homeownership" to take a brief moment and answer the latest Call for Action now!  This Call for Action defends provisions affecting residential, investment, and commercial real estate.  Help NAR and CAR ensure that tax provisions from the mortgage interest deduction to the capital gains exemption on a primary residence are defended.  Respond to...

Colorado Wildfire Victims Need our Help

It’s that time of the year and with our dry conditions it seems each passing day a new wildfire is springing up in Colorado.  Colorado wildfire victims need our help!  Donate today to CRF and help provide temporary housing assistance for moderate to low income families in need.  Also, let us know if there are other ways you are assisting...