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BizWest: High Country Rising From a Fiery Fall

Communities in the path of the four wildfires, that burned hundreds of thousands of acres this past fall, including the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires, are slowly recovering. The fires destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes, leaving families displaced and in need of assistance. BizWest notes the CAR Foundation was awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Association...

Denver Makes National Geographic’s List of 8 Most Sustainable Destinations for 2021

Denver joins world class cities Copenhagen and Helsinki on National Geographic's 8 Most Sustainable Destinations for 2021. NG's list is comprised of carbon neutral cities seeking to tackle climate change as well as countries striving to safeguard the earth's natural wonders. "Despite financial challenges related to Covid-19, Denver is powering forward with its goal of achieving 100 percent renewable electricity by...

9News: Study Reveals Gap Between White and Black Homeownership Rates in Denver Area

A 2018 study from the Urban Institute revealed a gap of almost 32% between the homeownership rates for Blacks and Whites in the Denver metro area. The racial disparities in homeownership date back decades when practices such as redlining were common and real estate professionals could put their safety at risk for merely selling homes to Blacks. “Selling homes to Black...

Fox 31: Which Communities Are Coloradans ‘Zillow Surfing’ the Most During the Pandemic?

“Our market is one fire,” Boulder-area REALTOR Kelly Moye told Fox 31. “But if you look at other areas of the state, like Telluride for example, prices have gone up 80% this year. And their sales are up 111%. So what it’s showing you is, people, if they’re working from home and schooling from home, they want to go where they want...

A Snapshot of the State’s October 2020 Housing Markets

October highlights for the Denver market include: The greatest 12-month-period price appreciation (21.3%) ever tracked by the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. There were 42% more single-family homes sold than the previous year, and 23% more new listings arrived to replace them, all while the median single-family price increased $32,000 in one month Taking a look at some of the state’s local market conditions,...

Governor Announces New COVID Risk Level – Changes to Real Estate Activities Within Level Red

With COVID-19 incidence rates climbing across Colorado, putting stress on hospitals, public health systems and health care workers, Gov. Polis today announced a change to the state’s COVID-19 risk dial, changing the Red (Severe Risk) Level and adding a Purple (Extreme Risk) Level. The new dial will go into effect on Friday. However, several counties across Colorado have already begun moving into the Orange (High...

NAR Releases 2020 Profile of Buyers and Sellers

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® today released its 2020 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, a survey of people who purchased or sold from July 2019 to June 2020. The profile report has been a leading industry source of trusted insight into consumer behavior for nearly four decades. As in the past, this year’s survey measures the demographic characteristics of...

DORA: New Requirements for Landlords and Property Managers on January 1, 2021

On Nov. 16, 2020, DORA issued the following release regarding House Bill 20-1332, Concerning Prohibitions on Discrimination in Housing Based on Source of Income, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation This bill amends unfair housing practices that are prohibited in §24-34-501 and 502, C.R.S., by adding discrimination based on source of income as a type of unfair housing practice. It is important for...

In ‘Monumental Moment,’ NAR Cracks Down on Hate Speech

REALTORS® who engage in hate speech or discriminatory conduct even outside of their real estate practice could face disciplinary action under the Code of Ethics. The National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors on Friday approved a proposal intended to hold members to a higher standard of ethics in everything they do. The board meeting was held during the virtual...

Former CAR CEO Arnold “Arnie” VanZandt Passes Away

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® extends its deepest sympathies to the family of longtime CAR CEO Arnie VanZandt, who passed away on Nov. 11, 2020. Arnie served as CAR’s CEO from 1973 to 1993. He was born in Pueblo, CO on June 16, 1931 and is survived by his wife of 47 years Patty; children, Randy (Arlene) Scott, Karen (Paul) Smith and Ron (Alina) VanZandt; 12...