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Updated Public Health Order for Colorado to Include Real Estate as Critical Business

March 26, 2020 Your REALTOR® Voice Has Been Heard Today, Governor Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment has released an updated public health order in accordance with yesterday’s executive order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order, in effect from March 26 through April 11, 2020. The public health order was updated to include a number of critical services that includes Professional Services, such as legal, title companies,...

Fill Out Your 2020 Census Form

The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to count everyone living in the country every 10 years. The tally must include people of all races and ethnic groups, all citizens and non-citizens, all adults and children, regardless of age. As a result, the Census provides important information that can determine our representation in the U.S. Congress. Responding to the Census is really important because it establishes...

CAR, 35 Other Colorado Groups Call on Lawmakers to Prioritize Transportation Funding

CAR has joined forces with a diverse coalition of 35 other Colorado organizations calling on state legislators to prioritize funding to improve the quality of the state's roads and reduce traffic. The coalition, A Way Forward, is comprised of the construction, shipping, and real estate, among other industries. It recently sent a letter to lawmakers making the case for action during...

Booming Job Market and Cheaper Housing are Luring Millennials to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs' has been experiencing a two-decade long population boom; the city's population has grown by 37 percent since 2000. New arrivals have been attracted to the city's booming economy and lower cost of living compared to other cities. Eleanor Kasper told Colorado Public Radio, “Colorado Springs was significantly less expensive than the area in which we were living...

CAR’s Liz Peetz Discusses Affordable Housing on The Kim Monson Show

Earlier this month CAR Vice President of Government Affairs Liz Peetz appeared as a guest on KLZ 560 AM's The Kim Monson Show to discuss barriers to affordable housing in Colorado and what state legislators are doing to address it during the current legislative session. Peetz is joined by REALTOR ® Karen Levine, and Lorne Levy, Senior Loan Originator with...

Lakewood City Council Approves Residential Growth Restriction Plan

In July 2019, Lakewood voters passed Question 200, which restricts residential growth to one percent per year. That equates to about 700 new residences in 2020. Now, the Lakewood City Council has finally approved a plan on how the city will enact the voter-approved housing cap. The plan passed by councilors on Jan. 28 takes into account the hundreds of...

Potential Short Term Rental Tax Could Be ‘Devastating’ in Summit County

The issue of short term rentals, like AirBnB, and their potential effect on the state's lack of affordable housing is once again being debated by lawmakers. A bill filed in the Colorado General Assembly would increase the property tax rate on short term rentals from the residential rate of 7.96% to the commercial rate of 29%. Proponents of the measure...

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Colorado Project Wildfire Partnerships Gaining State and National Attention

Colorado REALTORS® continue to play vital role in educating homeowners on wildfire mitigation and safety efforts as programs take hold Despite a relatively calm Colorado wildfire season in 2019, REALTORS® across the state have significantly grown their proactive efforts to help educate homeowners about wildfire risks, prevention and safety resources through CAR’s Colorado Project Wildfire. Colorado Project Wildfire’s innovative partnerships and...

New “Micro Apartments” Offer Housing for Denver’s Homeless

Beginning Jan. 21, 2020, the former Quality Inn & Suites at 3737 N. Quebec St. in Denver that once welcomed weary travelers will now provide shelter for a different type of clientele. Renamed Fusion Suites, the former hotel will now provide housing for Denver residents experiencing temporary homelessness and it could become a model for future affordable housing developments. The...