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Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order Providing Assistance for Tenants at Risk for Eviction Due to COVID-19

On April 20, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2021 088, Providing Assistance for Tenants at Risk for Eviction Due to COVID-19. The Executive Order Suspends C.R.S. §  13-40-104(1)(d) that require landlords to serve 10-Day Demands For Rent or Possession.  Instead, landlords must provide tenants with thirty (30) days’ notice of any default for nonpayment that occurred...

Westword: Why a Metro Denver Home’s List Price Is Only a Starting Point Now

CAR's March Market Trends report was further evidence that Denver and the surrounding areas continue to be one of the hottest real estate markets in the U.S. Active listings are down 78 percent compared to the same period one year ago, resulting in a 15.6 percent price increase year over year. The lack of homes on the market has...

Free Taxbot Webinar on June 9, 2021

(and why your accountant won’t save you) Are you sure you’re paying as little in taxes as legally possible? I took 7 strangers and found $10,000 in missing deductions on their tax returns. But here’s the kicker… They all had CPAs doing their taxes! And yet, I was still able to find all those money-saving deductions. Would you like to know the exact deductions I was...

Coalition Tackles Housing Affordability Crisis with Introduction of Four Bills Aimed At Improving Short- And Long-Term Opportunities For Homeownership For All Coloradans

DENVER – With a growing list of housing affordability issues surfacing across the state, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Colorado to introduce a package of legislation designed to help improve the state’s long-term homeownership scenario and economic growth by addressing issues of housing affordability and access. Working with the support of a broad range of housing industry...

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Capitol Connection – April 23, 2021

This Week at the State Capitol: Housing Development Grants Hotels Tenancy Support Program (SB21-242) Senate Bill 242 transfers $15 million from the General Fund to the Housing Development Grant Fund within the Division of Housing for rental assistance, tenancy support service programs and grants and loans to purchase underutilized hotels, motels and other properties for temporary housing. The bill expands those who...

Amendments Bring Balance to Renter’s Rights Bill

Senate Bill 173 ("Rights In Residential Lease Agreements") is in a much more balanced place after two rounds of amendments. And the bill now cleared the Senate and is on its way to the House of Representatives for their review. CAR, along with our housing industry colleagues, made a significant advocacy presence to AMEND the bill to ensure it creates a...

Bankrate: In These States, a Majority of Homes Sell Over Asking Price

“There’s a lot of demand, and with interest rates remaining low, there’s a lot of people realizing they don’t want to stay in their existing homes,” says Robert Walkowicz, chairman of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and an agent in Fort Collins. “A lot of people are realizing they’re going to be working from home indefinitely.” Walkowicz...

Boulder Daily Camera: Regional Cities Set Records for Median Home Price; Boulder Tops $1.55M Median Housing Price

“I think you have a bit of a perfect storm of a combination of factors that are coming together,” said Boulder-area REALTOR Kelly Moye. “Specifically California, New York, Chicago and Texas are the places where the most people are coming from. There’s just a massive move here.” Moye said many of those relocating to Colorado are doing so...

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Capitol Connection – April 9, 2021

Celebrate Fair Housing Month Colorado REALTORS® promote fair housing and anti-discrimination policies and practices in our advocacy and day-to-day business. This year, CAR introduced the Century of Opportunity Legislative Package that aims to remove barriers to homeownership, and increase opportunity for economic mobility for all Coloradans, especially Colorado's communities of color who represent less homeownership across our state. Those solutions include: 1....