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Consumer Awareness

New NAR Ads Share Rental and Mortgage Assistance Resources

NAR has launched a series of communications targeted to renters, housing providers, state/local elected officials, and opinion leaders about the availability of rental assistance in Denver beginning Friday, Sept. 10th. The message of the online ad underscores that Congress has allocated $46.55 billion in emergency rental assistance relief for renters and housing providers who are struggling due to the impact of...

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Legislation Unlocking the Doors to Homeownership Crosses the Finish Line

There is a lot to celebrate this year as CAR honors our 100 years of service to Colorado consumers and looks ahead at how to serve our clients and communities in the century ahead. Over the past several months, CAR and Habitat for Humanity worked to push forward four legislative solutions aimed at helping improve homeownership opportunities for all Coloradans....

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...

Denver Post: Buyer burnout a big concern in metro Denver’s heated housing market

The highly competitive market is forcing agents and buyers alike to get creative in their approach, which is introducing new strategies, said Kelly Moye a REALTOR® , who heads The Kelly Moye Team at Compass Real Estate in Broomfield and is representing the Paynes. For example, some buyers try to force their offers to the top of the stack by putting a...

The Colorado Sun: As Colorado’s older homeowners consider moving, a hot housing market often keeps them stuck where they are

Equity in their current homes doesn’t buy what it used to, so some figure the prudent move is to adapt what they have. That makes the market even tighter. For many older adult homeowners, the idea of downsizing or simply moving to a home where the design and layout — plus accompanying financial considerations — makes more sense has run up...

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...

Denver Post: Colorado’s housing market redefines Rocky Mountain high in April

Median price of a single-family home sold last month tops $500,000 The median of a single-family home sold in Colorado crossed above $500,000 for the first time ever in April and is running at an elevation 1.5 times higher than the U.S. median, according to a monthly update from the Colorado Association of Realtors. “For the short term, there is no calm in sight....

Celebrate Fair Housing Month with Upcoming Events

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Passed with bipartisan support in Congress, it was enacted to prohibit the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex. The Act expanded equal housing to all. President Lyndon Johnson signing the Fair Housing Act, 1968. Courtesy of Library of...

NAR Finds Black Home Buyers More Than Twice as Likely to Have Student Loan Debt, Be Rejected for Mortgage Loans Than White Home Buyers

NAR officials say data reinforces need for implementation of key housing policy initiatives to close persistent minority homeownership gaps Key Highlights The U.S. homeownership rate was 64.2% in 2019. At 69.8%, the rate for non-Hispanic white Americans exceeds the national rate. However, the Black homeownership rate – 42% – represents a Black-white homeownership gap of almost 30%. The homeownership rates for Asian...

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...