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Developers working on affordable housing in Colorado’s mountains – Offer suggestions for pending wave of funding

The unprecedented housing crisis in Colorado will soon see an equally extraordinary flood of cash. In Colorado's high country, where affordable housing is a decades-long issue that exploded into a catastrophe last year, an army of developers on the front lines of a complex campaign to build workforce housing are ready to help guide the sudden influx of funding. Once the...

Gunnison REALTOR® Matt Robbins Wins Colorado’s Heart Award

Five REALTORS® across Colorado recognized as the REALTORS® with a HEART ENGLEWOOD, CO – May 27, 2021 – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Foundation has named Gunnison, CO REALTOR® Matt Robbins as the inaugural recipient of its Colorado’s Heart Award in recognition of REALTORS® serving their communities with distinction. In honor of his selection, the CAR Foundation will make a $3,000 donation to Robbins’ charity of...

Pueblo Chieftain: Pueblo’s Residential Real Estate Market Is a ‘Nightmare’ For Those Looking to Buy

“What’s surprising is when listings are coming on the market, they are being sold immediately, usually within a week. So they are not sticking around long and all our inventory is listed under ‘pending,’” said Pueblo-area REALTOR® David Anderson. "With just 192 active listings in April, we are down more than 50% when compared to April 2020. Since we are sitting on...

Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order Providing Assistance for Tenants at Risk for Eviction Due to COVID-19

On April 20, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2021 088, Providing Assistance for Tenants at Risk for Eviction Due to COVID-19. The Executive Order Suspends C.R.S. §  13-40-104(1)(d) that require landlords to serve 10-Day Demands For Rent or Possession.  Instead, landlords must provide tenants with thirty (30) days’ notice of any default for nonpayment that occurred...

Coalition Tackles Housing Affordability Crisis with Introduction of Four Bills Aimed At Improving Short- And Long-Term Opportunities For Homeownership For All Coloradans

DENVER – With a growing list of housing affordability issues surfacing across the state, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Colorado to introduce a package of legislation designed to help improve the state’s long-term homeownership scenario and economic growth by addressing issues of housing affordability and access. Working with the support of a broad range of housing industry...

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...