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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...

NAR: SCOTUS Ruling Delivers ‘Victory for Fairness’

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on Monday to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination in the workplace by expanding protections from the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The Civil Rights Act already bans discrimination in employment based on race, religion, national origin, and sex. The court voted in favor of the LGBTQ...

Denverite: CAR Foundation Funds Rent and Mortgage Assistance in Response to the Pandemic

Last week, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation donated $125,000 to three Colorado non-profit organizations to help those Coloradans in need of housing assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We just knew that there were people needing assistance, and we wanted to get this done in a timely manner,” said Chris Djorup, Denver-area REALTOR® and Foundation Chair. “The...

Colorado REALTORS® Respond to COVID-19 Housing Crisis

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation Awards Disaster Relief Grants Totaling $125,000 to Three Colorado Non-Profits ENGLEWOOD, CO – May 15, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Coloradans unable to make rent and mortgage payments due to layoffs and furloughs. In this time of unprecedented crisis, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation announced this week it is awarding $125,000 in...