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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...

2020 CYPN of the Year Kate Kelley

Colorado Association of REALTORS® honors Kate Kelley as Young Professional of the Year Kate Kelley, broker at WK Real Estate in Boulder, Colo., was recently awarded the “Gus Williams Colorado Young Professional network REALTOR® of the Year” during the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) 2020 Virtual Fall Forum. This award honors an individual who exemplifies leadership and has a strong commitment to the Young Professional network, as well as raising...

Meet Your 2021 CAR Leadership Council

The Colorado Association of REALTORS'® new leadership council has officially assumed their new roles as of December 1, 2020. 2021 CAR Chair Robert Walkowicz CAR's 2021 Chair, Robert Walkowicz, Broker Associate/Partner with the Group in Fort Collins, has extensive experience with the Colorado Association of REALTORS® dating back to 1994. In his new position, Walkowicz will serve...

A Place to Call Home

REALTOR® and Veteran Mark Solomon Is On a Mission to Help Homeless Vets In August 2020, ground was broken on the Veterans Community Project Village, a tiny home village in Longmont that will provide temporary housing to veterans experiencing homelessness. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was on hand, as were a host of local dignitaries and community leaders. Colorado REALTOR® and Navy...

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...