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Free Tax Deduction Webinar on Nov. 5

Are you ready to stage a comeback against Uncle Sam? Free Webinar November 5, 12:00 pm In sports, on rare occasions, a team can come together, against all odds, and stage a comeback… We’ve all seen some amazing comebacks over the years…with the clock ticking down menacingly, the losing team somehow finds a way to eke out a win. So, what...

Enhance Your Home with These Basic Design Principles

Whether you enjoy a clean minimalist look or adore the more-is-more maximalist aesthetic, the same underlying design principles determine whether or not a room’s design ultimately works. Whatever your preferred design style, harnessing the power of these basic design principles will help you create a space that looks good. Balance Balance deals with the idea that objects have a visual weight, and that the visual weight...

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FirstBank’s Assistance Program Helps Federal Workers Skip Payments

In response to government shutdown, FirstBank offers 0 percent interest   Like Americans across the country, Coloradans are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown. Paychecks are on hold for more than 800,000 people nationwide and an estimated 15,000 federal workers in Colorado have been forced to go on unpaid leave or have been working without pay since December.   As one of the...

CAR is Proud to Offer Access to Health Benefits and More For ALL Members Beginning January 1st, 2019

Recently, REALTORS have been looking for alternatives to increasing insurance costs and in some cases a lack of access to group health insurance altogether. Offering an affordable employee benefits package will be another advantage of your CAR membership in 2019. In June of 2018, President Trump released an Executive Order expanding Association Health Plans, prompting CAR to re-examine AHPs for our membership.   Association Health Plans...

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General Advisory: 2019 Commission Approved Contracts and Forms

The Division of Real Estate and the Colorado Real Estate Commission, working in conjunction with the Forms Committee, have adopted and finalized the 2019 mandatory contracts and forms.  Please visit the Division’s Contracts and Forms Web Page to review the red-line and clean drafts for educational purposes.   Contract and Forms Web Page   Contract Use Reminder The 2019 contracts and forms are posted for...

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Update from the CAR Foundation

The CAR Foundation would like to personally thank PPAR for their generous $500 donation collected from the "10 Legal Things" class hosted by Scott Peterson.  The CAR foundation appreciates their contribution so much!   During the month of September, Land Title will be encouraging their employees to participate in a “month of gratitude."  During this month Land Title will be matching donations to...

Call for Volunteers – REfresh Expo

Why would I want to participate?   YOU will join a group of passionate real estate professionals and help build a brand new conference & expo experience for our industry.     What is the REfresh Expo?   It's a new extraordinary experience for real estate professionals, in collaboration with key partners in the real estate industry (Xcel Energy, REcolorado, FirstBank, Colorado Association of REALTORS® to name a few)....

Home Sales Expected to Expand Modestly in 2017

WASHINGTON (December 14, 2016) — Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home, according to new consumer survey findings and a 2017 housing forecast update from the National Association of Realtors®. In NAR's fourth quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey 1,...

Scam Alert: Emails with Fraudulent Wire Transfer Instructions

    Cybercriminals are targeting home buyers and sellers nationwide. DORA offers tips on how to protect yourself. DENVER --- The Colorado Division of Real Estate at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) warns Colorado consumers to beware of a national cyber-scam currently taking place that steals money directly from home buyers and sellers. The Division continues to receive information about this cyber scam in which cybercriminals hack...