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Government Affairs

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 This assessment will also determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed.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...

Census 2020: Your Community Needs Your Response!

It is reported that $1.5 trillion federal dollars are allocated annually to states and localities for various purposes and programs, including federal funding for housing, libraries, schools, hospitals, roads, and other federal programs and services as a direct result of Census participation. Not to mention, Census data determines our state's congressional representation. Let's not miss out, Colorado! Results are especially important for REALTORS®....

Colorado To Implement Ballot Tracking Statewide for November’s Election

On Monday, Sept. 24, 2020, Colorado Secretary of State issued the following news release: DENVER, Colo- Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold today announced that for the first time, voters in all 64 counties will be able to track the status of their individual mail ballots for the 2020 General Election. Voters will be able to receive notifications by phone, email, or text about the status...

CDC Releases Eviction Moratorium Executive Order

Owners Need Relief, Too. The CDC has released an Executive Order placing a moratorium on all evictions through the end 2020 (see the Executive Order Here).  In short, this moratorium creates a number of issues and questions that NAR and coalition partners are working to find answers to.  The eviction moratorium will run through Dec. 31. It applies to renters who earn...

Governor Polis Extends Eviction Notice Order to 30 Days

On Monday, Governor Polis issued an extension to an Executive Order requiring landlords to serve a 30-Day Demand for Rent or Possession. This new Order is in effect until Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Executive Order 2020-162 encourages property managers to take steps to limit evictions for tenants who have made a good faith effort to make rental payments or establish a repayment agreement. The Order, however, is not a...

Pueblo Chieftain: Rep. Buentello Honored by REALTOR Association

The Pueblo Chieftain reported this week on CAR recognizing State Representative Bri Buentello, along with State Rep. Kevin Van Winkle and State Senators Jeff Bridges and Joann Ginal, as 2020 Legislators of the Year. Buentello represents House District 47, which includes parts of Pueblo, and was elected in 2018. “REALTORS guide consumers through one of the most significant purchases...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Names 2020 Legislators of the Year

ENGLEWOOD, CO – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the state's largest real estate trade association representing more than 26,500 members statewide, has identified four Colorado policymakers as “Legislators of the Year” for 2020. Senator Jeff Bridges, Senator Joann Ginal, Representative Bri Buentello, and Representative Kevin Van Winkle have all been recognized by CAR for their efforts to support the American dream of homeownership, including work...

Bipartisan American Dream Down Payment Act of 2020 Supported by CAR, NAR

Bipartisan bill would create savings accounts to allow prospective homebuyers to more easily save for down payments and other eligible costs associated with buying a home  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Doug Jones (D-AL) today introduced the American Dream Down Payment Act of 2020. As Americans face unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the bipartisan legislation would help...

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...