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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...

Denver to Waive Property Tax Late Interest Through April 20

On March 26, 2020, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced he had instructed the Denver Department of Finance to waive interest on late property tax installment payments. The waiver takes effect immediately. “We know all too well the impact COVID-19 is having on our families and businesses, so I am taking full advantage of this opportunity to provide a little more...

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,...

Williams Underwriting Group Staff Working Remotely

In order to keep Colorado REALTORS abreast on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the real estate industry, CAR is sharing this message from Williams Underwriting Group: "Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and out of our concern for our continued health and well-being, our company has decided to work remotely as of 2:00 pm eastern time today, March 18, 2020....

Colorado Real Estate Attorney Urges Real Estate Community Exercise Caution During COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, Colorado real estate attorney Damien Cox issued a memo to Colorado real estate brokers regarding COVID-19. It is Cox's opinion that those conducting real estate transactions need to exercise a high level of caution even though Denver, Boulder, and other government entities have deemed real estate transactions as "essential business." Cox mentions several instances in which buyers, sellers, brokers, and...

Colorado REALTOR® Named to NAR’s 2020 30 Under 30 Class

Brad Inhulsen, Broker Associate/Partner with Sears Real Estate in Greeley, has been named to NAR's 2020 30 Under 30 Class. Each year, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 rising stars in the real estate industry. NAR states, "A common thread among the 2020 honorees is their steadfast advocacy for the real estate profession. Many have served on committees and in leadership positions...

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...

A Message to Colorado REALTORS from Your CAR Leadership

Dear CAR Members, As the fast-changing COVID–19 situation continues to evolve and impact nearly every facet of our lives, your CAR leadership has been and will continue to be working to understand and make proactive decisions that are grounded and focused on the health, safety, and long-term care of our members and the communities we serve. While we know that many...