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Consumer Awareness

CAR Opposes HUD Action to to Rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is opposed to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, a 2015 regulation implementing the 1968 Fair Housing Act’s mandate that governments take affirmative steps to address segregation. In step with the National Association of REALTORS®, CAR agrees that eliminating this rule strips away a vital tool for fulfilling the original...

Colorado REALTORS® Continue to Respond to COVID-19 Housing Emergency

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $125,000 to 11 Colorado Non-Profits in June, in addition to $125,000 granted in May The ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic has left many Coloradans unable to make rent and mortgage payments due to layoffs and furloughs. In light of this unprecedented emergency, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation announced on June 19, 2020 it is awarding additional grants...

Colorado resort towns see flood of home buyers, burst in school enrollment

By Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun Urbanites fleeing cities for homes in the hills are pulling mountain resort real estate out of a pandemic slump. Inventories are dwindling, prices are soaring and resort-town schools are seeing enrollment climb as second-home owners and newcomers settle in places like Steamboat Springs, Vail, Crested Butte, Telluride and Aspen. Telluride REALTOR® George Harvey is working with more...

Buyers Drawn to ‘Right-Sizing,’ But Also Leery of Losing Space

Moving to a smaller space is not just for empty nesters and retirees anymore, says Sheri Koones, author of Downsize: Living Large in a Small House (2019, The Taunton Press). Younger people are embracing a smaller footprint as well. “Younger couples … who are both working, they’re having children later, they want to be active and they don’t want to be doing maintenance...

CAR’s REALTOR® Day at the Capitol & Economic Summit Focused on State’s Growing Economy and Housing Needs

Thank you to all Colorado REALTORS ® who attended CAR's Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol. Over 250 Colorado REALTORS® attended the two-day event. Thursday's REALTOR® Day at the Capitol luncheon featured J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and Patti Silverstein, Chief Economist at Research Partners. Later in the day, CAR members had...

NAR: HUD Offers Guidance to Sniff Out Fake Assistance Animal Requests

Property owners have struggled with how to enforce no-pet policies on their properties with the growing number of renter requests for assistance animals. That’s why the housing market is welcoming the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s newly released guidance and clarity on how to comply with the Fair Housing Act when receiving a request for an assistance animal. News...

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...

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...

August Market Trends: Signs of a Shifting Market? Homes in Colorado Are More Affordable But Taking Longer to Sell

Regional and Statewide Statistics Contact:  Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Sept. 12, 2019 – Still far from what would be defined as balanced, Colorado’s residential housing data continues to show signs that markets are shifting, according to the latest monthly market data from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. Despite three-year lows on interest rates...

Colorado Leads The Nation As Most Desirable State To Move To

A recent poll put out by porch.com says Colorado is “the most desirable location”. The survey asked US citizens what state they would most like to move to. Colorado beat out Hawaii and California. The poll also shows that "Colorado (almost 56 percent), Hawaii (51 percent), and California (50 percent) ranked as the states most worthy of relocation." A REALTOR® said she gets a...