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Facebook Live Webinar on Feb. 23: A Call to End the Destruction of Communities by Wildfire in 30 Years

Over the past decade, the U.S. has witnessed a steady increase in wildfire activity. Experts predict this trend will remain. Despite the $2 to $3 billion per year to support wildland fire suppression efforts, the number of homes lost in wildfires per year has increased by 163 percent and wildfires now cost the U.S. an estimated $63 to $285 billion...

HUD Extends Housing Protections to LGBTQ Americans

The National Association of REALTORS® applauded an announcement Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that the agency will enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD’s move effectively expands civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans seeking housing and housing-related services. The decision follows an executive order from the Biden...

Colorado Leaders Launch Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery, a project developed by the Colorado Business Roundtable and Common Sense Institute, brings together dozens Colorado leaders from a wide range of industries and backgrounds to develop recommendations for getting Colorado back to work. “While COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges in terms of health and safety for Coloradans and the business community, the disruption has brought an opportunity to rethink...

BizWest: High Country Rising From a Fiery Fall

Communities in the path of the four wildfires, that burned hundreds of thousands of acres this past fall, including the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires, are slowly recovering. The fires destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes, leaving families displaced and in need of assistance. BizWest notes the CAR Foundation was awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Association...

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: Study Reveals Gap Between White and Black Homeownership Rates in Denver Area

A 2018 study from the Urban Institute revealed a gap of almost 32% between the homeownership rates for Blacks and Whites in the Denver metro area. 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...

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...