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Denver Makes National Geographic’s List of 8 Most Sustainable Destinations for 2021

Denver joins world class cities Copenhagen and Helsinki on National Geographic's 8 Most Sustainable Destinations for 2021. NG's list is comprised of carbon neutral cities seeking to tackle climate change as well as countries striving to safeguard the earth's natural wonders. "Despite financial challenges related to Covid-19, Denver is powering forward with its goal of achieving 100 percent renewable electricity by...

9News: Urban Institute Study Reveals Gap Between White and Black Homeownership Rates

A 2018 study from the Urban Institute revealed a gap of almost 32% between the homeownership rates for Blacks and Whites. The racial disparities in homeownership date back decades when practices such as redlining were common and real estate professionals could put their safety at risk for merely selling homes to Blacks. “Selling homes to Black families back in the '50s...

Summit REALTORS® Focus on Community Advocacy to Bring Positivity During Challenging Times

The REALTORS® of Summit, Park, and Lake Counties executed a Cookie Drop for all school district staff members, slash removal and trail maintenance. Dillon, CO — September 24, 2020 — Summit REALTORS®, the leading advocate of the local real estate industry consisting of members from Summit, Park and Lake Counties, are bringing positivity to their community by donating cookies to all staff members at local...

CAR Joins Other Business Groups Urging Regulators to Reject New Rule for Oil and Gas Setbacks

On Monday, Sept. 14, CAR joined other business organizations, including the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Farm Bureau, in urging Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and commissioners on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to not adopt a rule that would require oil and gas wells to be placed at least 2,000 feet away from homes. The letter's authors say...

Census 2020: Your Community Needs Your Response!

It is reported that $1.5 trillion federal dollars are allocated annually to states and localities for various purposes and programs, including federal funding for housing, libraries, schools, hospitals, roads, and other federal programs and services as a direct result of Census participation. Not to mention, Census data determines our state's congressional representation. Let's not miss out, Colorado! Results are especially important for REALTORS®....

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Colorado State Forest Service Launches County-By-County Wildfire Risk Index

Homeowners urged to evaluate risk and take action to protect property and first responders Marty Schechter, CAR; 303-987-8163, marty@schechterpr.com Carole Walker, RMIA; 303-790-0216, carole@rmiia.org Teddy Parker-Renga, CSFS; 970-657-5674, teddy.parker-renga@colostate.edu DENVER – With more than 200,000 acres of forests burned across the state over the past two months as a result of wildland fires, wildfire mitigation, insurance and REALTOR® professionals  continue to push...

Colorado REALTORS® Help Fund Construction of Tiny Home Village for Veterans

With the help of a $20,000 grant from the CAR Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the Longmont Association of REALTORS®, the Veterans Community Project (VCP) broke ground yesterday on VCP Village – Longmont, an innovative project that will provide housing for veterans and their families. In attendance was Gov. Jared Polis, as well as CAR CEO Tyrone Adams, CAR...

CAR Opposes HUD Action to to Rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is opposed to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, a 2015 regulation implementing the 1968 Fair Housing Act’s mandate that governments take affirmative steps to address segregation. In step with the National Association of REALTORS®, CAR agrees that eliminating this rule strips away a vital tool for fulfilling the original...

Colorado REALTORS® Continue to Respond to COVID-19 Housing Emergency

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $125,000 to 11 Colorado Non-Profits in June, in addition to $125,000 granted in May The ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic has left many Coloradans unable to make rent and mortgage payments due to layoffs and furloughs. In light of this unprecedented emergency, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation announced on June 19, 2020 it is awarding additional grants...

Colorado resort towns see flood of home buyers, burst in school enrollment

By Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun Urbanites fleeing cities for homes in the hills are pulling mountain resort real estate out of a pandemic slump. Inventories are dwindling, prices are soaring and resort-town schools are seeing enrollment climb as second-home owners and newcomers settle in places like Steamboat Springs, Vail, Crested Butte, Telluride and Aspen. Telluride REALTOR® George Harvey is working with more...