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Capitol Connection – March 27, 2020

Updated Public Health Order for Colorado to Include Real Estate as Critical Business Yesterday, Governor Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment released an updated public health order in accordance with Wednesday'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...

Remote Notarization During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Implements Remote Notarization After working closely with the Governor’s office, stakeholders, and the legal community, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office has implemented a remote notarization process.  “We are committed to maintaining important services for Coloradans during this national health crisis,” said Secretary of State Jena Griswold.  “Remote notarization will enable Coloradans and businesses continued access...

Relief is on the Way – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

Your REALTOR® Voice Has Been Heard! On the heels of yesterday’s updated public health order to include real estate to our state’s list of critical services during the COVID-19 crisis, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act has been passed and signed by the President. It is the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history and has far reaching and significant benefits and resources put...

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...

New Covid-19 Real Estate Addendum for Colorado Real Estate Contract to Buy and Sell

CAR has worked with the Colorado Bar Association in the creation of an approved addendum to the Commission-approved Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate to address the practical implications of Covid-19. The addendum addresses real estate transactions that are impacted and/or delayed by shutdowns of title offices, government agencies, lenders and/or appraisers; and real estate transactions that are impacted and/or delayed by mandatory or voluntary...

NAR Mid-Year Going Virtual

As many of you already know, NAR announced that it will be delivering the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo virtually from May 11-16.  This is due to the recommendations and concerns resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual experience will include committee meetings, key sessions, and elections, along with numerous other online features.  In addition, we have learned that all of...

Coronavirus Emergency Legislation: What REALTORS® Need to Know

Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) providing support to American workers, families, and businesses, including the expansion of paid sick leave and family medical leave.  It also includes refundable tax credits for small businesses and self-employed individuals to cover the cost of the leave.   NAR’s advocacy team continues to urge Congressional leaders to include support...

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Capitol Connection – March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTOR® Associations In response to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases now appearing in Colorado, CAR is actively implementing additional health and safety measures for its officers, directors, members, and staff as we continue to monitor the situation closely. The CDC reports that most people in the United States do not have...

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...