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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...

REALTOR Survey: 19% “Very Prepared” for Second Wave of COVID-19, 39% “Somewhat Prepared”

Nineteen percent of REALTORS® say they’re “very prepared” for a second wave of COVID-19 cases, and 39% say they’re “somewhat prepared,” according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Market Recovery Survey, which is based on responses from about 2,300 members. Of those who believe there might be a second wave, 30% say they feel more prepared because they have a better...

2020 Census: REALTOR® Participation Is Key

This year marks the 24th Census count since its inception in 1790. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the United States is required to count every person living, regardless of age, in the United States and five U.S. territories every 10 years. The data collected provides policymakers, business owners, school systems, and REALTORS®, with information that fuels economic prosperity across the country. Critical federal funding for...

IRS Extends Tax Deadlines

The IRS issued guidance Thursday evening to grant deadline relief for both 1031 like-kind exchanges and opportunity zone investments that are already underway.  Both of these programs are designed to promote economic growth in communities, and NAR made the case that investors in these programs should not be harmed due to the effects of COVID-19. 1031 Like-kind exchanges.  If an investor has taken the first step of...

CAR COVID-19 Update: Stay at Home Order and Essential Services Interpretation

With the continually evolving COVID-19 circumstances that are impacting all of our personal and professional lives, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® staff and leadership team are committed to providing you with timely, factual information throughout this crisis. CAR has been in communication with the Attorney General’s office and has learned that the Third Updated Public Health Order 20-24 that was issued in conjunction with the Stay...

Updated Public Health Order for Colorado to Include Real Estate as Critical Business

March 26, 2020 Your REALTOR® Voice Has Been Heard Today, Governor Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment has released an updated public health order in accordance with yesterday’s executive order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order, in effect from March 26 through April 11, 2020. The public health order was updated to include a number of critical services that includes Professional Services, such as legal, title companies,...

Join Scott Peterson for a Virtual Session on Colorado Real Estate, COVID-19 Contract and Risk Management Issues

Join CAR General Counsel Scott Peterson for a webinar to discuss the variety of issues related to COVID-19 and its impact on real estate transactions in Colorado.  Topics will include: the New COVID-19 Form addendum, Showings/Open Houses, “Shelter in Place” orders, contract termination, closings, and brokerage best practices.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an open Q&A period with Scott following his discussion. Note that...

Be On the Lookout for Coronavirus Scams

As the world's attention is focused on the Coronavirus pandemic, scam artists have been coming out of the woodwork to target unsuspecting consumers, including right here in Colorado. Earlier this week an email was sent out by a Washington state congressional candidate, Joshua Collins, asking people to sign a fake petition urging Gov. Jared Polis to suspend mortgage, rent,...

Fill Out Your 2020 Census Form

The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to count everyone living in the country every 10 years. The tally must include people of all races and ethnic groups, all citizens and non-citizens, all adults and children, regardless of age. As a result, the Census provides important information that can determine our representation in the U.S. Congress. Responding to the Census is really important because it establishes...

CAR, 35 Other Colorado Groups Call on Lawmakers to Prioritize Transportation Funding

CAR has joined forces with a diverse coalition of 35 other Colorado organizations calling on state legislators to prioritize funding to improve the quality of the state's roads and reduce traffic. The coalition, A Way Forward, is comprised of the construction, shipping, and real estate, among other industries. It recently sent a letter to lawmakers making the case for action during...