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Government Affairs

Governor Announces New COVID Risk Level – Changes to Real Estate Activities Within Level Red

With COVID-19 incidence rates climbing across Colorado, putting stress on hospitals, public health systems and health care workers, Gov. Polis today announced a change to the state’s COVID-19 risk dial, changing the Red (Severe Risk) Level and adding a Purple (Extreme Risk) Level. The new dial will go into effect on Friday. However, several counties across Colorado have already begun moving into the Orange (High...

Join Us for the First Ever RPAC Telethon Celebration

An exclusive opportunity to join our Host Gary Lewis (aka Scott Peterson) and other CAR Leaders for a never-before-seen virtual variety show and RPAC Telethon. During this action-packed hour, you will learn to make festive, Major Investor Cocktails with Kay Watson and Tyrone Adams, enjoy the comedic talents of some of your favorite CAR Leaders AND have the chance to...

DORA: New Requirements for Landlords and Property Managers on January 1, 2021

On Nov. 16, 2020, DORA issued the following release regarding House Bill 20-1332, Concerning Prohibitions on Discrimination in Housing Based on Source of Income, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation This bill amends unfair housing practices that are prohibited in §24-34-501 and 502, C.R.S., by adding discrimination based on source of income as a type of unfair housing practice. It is important for...

Dress Up Your Home with a Gorgeous Seasonal Wreath!

At this RPAC virtual workshop, learn to create your very own wreath and easy ways to decorate it. We will take you through making your fall wreath step-by-step and share tips and tricks on how to make wreath making fun, fast, and easy. It’s holiday fun for the whole family, friends and colleagues! You’ll even have a chance to win fun prizes! Participants will receive their...

Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs Releases Updated Tenant Notice About Eviction Moratorium

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs released the following notice on Oct. 28, 2020. With the issuance of Executive Orders 223 and 227, the Division of Housing (DOH) has updated the Landlords’ Model Notification of Eviction Prevention Orders to account for both protections under the CDC Eviction Moratorium and the new state protections under Executive Order 227. Please note a tenant...

Informational Bulletin for Property Managers – October 21 Eviction Moratorium

On Oct. 21, 2020, Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order preventing Colorado landlords from evicting tenants who can prove financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Rental property owners may tap into a state housing assistance fund to recover lost rent payments. In order to meet the financial hardship threshold, a renter must meet the following criteria: Is using best efforts to...

DORA Releases Updated Safer at Home Guidance for Real Estate

October 12, 2020 Update The Division of Real Estate continues to receive complaints concerning real estate brokers not following state and county-issued guidance regarding COVID-19 restrictions when performing real estate activities. Please be aware that many Orders are still in effect and you should be vigilant to stay in compliance of those Orders for the safety of yourself and others. On October...

Good News for PPP Borrowers

For NAR members who borrowed $50,000 or less through the Paycheck Protection Program, it is now easier to receive automatic loan forgiveness. These smaller loans now require less documentation and fewer calculations than the previous process. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department announced the simplified process late last week. Many NAR members who took PPP loans will...

CAR Joins Other Business Groups Urging Regulators to Reject New Rule for Oil and Gas Setbacks

On Monday, Sept. 14, CAR joined other business organizations, including the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Farm Bureau, in urging Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and commissioners on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to not adopt a rule that would require oil and gas wells to be placed at least 2,000 feet away from homes. The letter's authors say...

Division of Real Estate Seeks Input on Subdivision Review

Colorado Real Estate Commissions’ Subdivision Rule Review The Division, on behalf of the Colorado Real Estate Commission, is currently conducting a review of the administrative rules for subdivisions and timeshares. The review will assess the continuing need for, the appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the regulations. This assessment will also determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed. The...