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 This assessment will also determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed.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

New Month, New Records Across Colorado Housing Markets

Pending Sales and Median Price hit all-time highs while Active Listings fall nearly 50 percent from a year ago Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell  marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO – Sept. 11, 2020 – In addition to record high temps throughout the month of August, the statewide housing market continued its hot streak as well, setting new records for pending/under contract properties and median sales price...

Douglas, Broomfield Counties Make NAR’s Top 10 “Work from Home” US Counties

WASHINGTON (September 1, 2020) – Forsyth County, Georgia, ranks as the top “Work from Home” county in the United States, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors® measuring several factors of increasing relevance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Two Colorado counties – Douglas and Broomfield – appear in the top 10 at second and ninth, respectively. NAR’s 2020 “Work...

CBS 4 Denver: Summit County Real Estate Prices Soar During Coronavirus Pandemic

“That trend of being able to move away from being right next to your job, to being in the mountains and something absolutely beautiful and being able to play and have fun and get your work done, it’s a great combo,” Dana Cottrell, a Summit County-area REALTOR, told CBS 4 Denver. “The single-family averages are pretty high here. A...

Post Independent: COVID Claustrophobia Causing Home Sale Boom in Garfield County

With technology allowing more people to work from home, an increasing number of buyers are purchasing homes that were once viewed by many as vacation destinations. Single family home sales in Garfield County were up 86% in July 2020 compared to July 2019. In New Castle, single family home sales were up 128.6% and 233% in Glenwood Springs in July. “They’ve...

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...

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Colorado State Forest Service Launches County-By-County Wildfire Risk Index

Homeowners urged to evaluate risk and take action to protect property and first responders Marty Schechter, CAR; 303-987-8163, marty@schechterpr.com Carole Walker, RMIA; 303-790-0216, carole@rmiia.org Teddy Parker-Renga, CSFS; 970-657-5674, teddy.parker-renga@colostate.edu DENVER – With more than 200,000 acres of forests burned across the state over the past two months as a result of wildland fires, wildfire mitigation, insurance and REALTOR® professionals  continue to push...