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With Gratitude…

The holiday season is a time of the year when many express gratitude. The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Team wants to express our deep appreciation and thankfulness to all of our state association volunteers for helping pave the way to where we currently are and for a brighter future. You see, CAR was founded in 1921 by volunteers who in turn, worked hard to recruit...

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Selected to Provide the 2020 Capitol Christmas Tree

Media Contacts: Kimberlee Phillips (970) 874-6717 kim.phillips@usda.gov Dylan Peters (970) 874-6625 dylan.peters@usda.gov Coloradans will contribute 10,000 handmade ornaments to be created throughout 2020 capturing Colorado’s colorful scenery and culturally rich and diverse populations   Delta, Colorado, November 22, 2019 – Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests’ officials and partners today announced that the GMUG would provide the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree next year....

Colorado Markets See Double-Digit Declines in Active Inventory

Wide range of local ingredients are flavoring housing markets across the metro area and state Contact:  Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Nov. 12, 2019 – The anticipated seasonal slowdown in the housing market’s new listings has been met with strong pending/under contract numbers creating 13-20 percent declines in the inventory of active listings across the Denver-metro area and statewide,...

CAR Government Affairs Staff Examines How Communities Are Tackling Housing Affordability

CAR Vice President of Government Affairs Elizabeth Peetz and Government Affairs Manager Bridget Garcia authored an article for the November 2019 issue of Colorado Lawyer in which they discuss how states, including Colorado, are addressing the challenges of affordable housing. As Peetz and Garcia note, states have used a variety of innovative funding sources for affordable housing, which include: Marijuana revenue: the...

Celebrate Colorado Gives Day by Donating to the CAR Foundation

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Although Colorado Gives Day is celebrated on Dec. 10, 2019, you can schedule donations to the CAR Foundation beginning today. Go to CAR's Colorado Gives Day page to donate. Colorado Gives Day features a $1 million incentive fund, created by Community First Foundation...

CAR’s Liz Peetz Participates in Denver Business Journal’s Health Care Forum

CAR Vice President of Government Affairs Liz Peetz joined local business and industry leaders for the Denver Business Journal's "Health Care Forum" earlier this month. In regards to state officials considering a new public option for Coloradans, Peetz stated, "They seem to be moving fast but this is a really big idea and a huge sector of our economy....

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ELECTION DAY IS AROUND THE CORNER – BALLOTS DUE NOVEMBER 5

Please remember to participate in the voting process as this is a big year for local elections. If you have questions regarding their voter registration, you can visit GoVoteColorado.com. Colorado voters will also decide on two statewide ballot measures: Proposition CC: Referred by the Colorado legislature to the 2019 ballot, Proposition CC would remove revenue caps and allow the state to keep annual...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® honors Bob Fullerton as REALTOR® of the Year; Select members throughout state also honored for distinguished service

Bob Fullerton with family and friends after winning the 2019 REALTOR of the Year Award.   Bob Fullerton, managing broker for ERA New Age in Rifle, Colo., was named Colorado REALTOR® of the Year by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) at its 99th annual convention in Beaver Creek, Colo.   The award is the most prestigious award given to a CAR member and...

September Housing Market Trends: Home Sales Decline as Colorado Housing Markets Work to Find Their Sweet Spot Amid Seasonal Challenges

Regional and Statewide Statistics Contact:  Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Oct. 10, 2019 – Single-family home sales across the state fell more than 14 percent from August to September but remain up 9.1 percent over September 2018 in the seven-county Denver metro area and 5.3 percent statewide, according to the latest monthly market data from the Colorado Association of...

As Illinois Legalizes Marijuana, CAR’s Scott Peterson and Liz Peetz Discuss Its Impact on Colorado Real Estate

On Jan. 1, 2020, Illinois will join a growing list of U.S. states where it is now legal to sell and consume marijuana. As the state moves towards implementation, REALTORS® in Illinois have been asking how legalization will affect the real estate industry in Illinois. CAR's General Counsel Scott Peterson and VP of Government Affairs Liz Peetz recently spoke with...