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Capitol Connection: April 19, 2019

House Bill 19-1322: Expand Supply Affordable Housing ### HB19-1322, sponsored by Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Avon), Rep. Perry Will (R-New Castle), Sen. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) and Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose), appropriates a portion of the unused funds in Colorado's Unclaimed Property Trust Fund, while protecting the 20-year claims reserve. The bill ensures all unclaimed property claims will continue to be paid and...

CAR works to build foundation of affordable housing solutions during 2019 legislative session

DENVER – With affordable housing concerns topping the list of priority issues for many Colorado residents, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® collaborated with diverse stakeholders throughout the 2019 legislative session to make significant strides focused on short- and long-term housing solutions for communities across our state.   The Association’s Government Affairs Division, led by Elizabeth Peetz, is working cooperatively with more than 80 stakeholder...

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What Would Rent Control Mean for Colorado?

A new bill under consideration in the state legislature would give local governments across Colorado the ability to implement rent control policies.   Colorado has had a statewide ban on rent control policies since 1981, when it was enacted in response to a citizen initiative in Boulder to allow rent-controlled housing. Now, in the face of an affordable housing crisis in Denver and across...

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April is Fair Housing Month

###  April is Fair Housing Month. As stewards of the right to own, use, and transfer private property, REALTORS® understand that fair housing protects the real estate industry and our businesses. We depend on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. In short, fair housing makes us stronger.   "The Fair Housing Act was amended to prohibit discrimination based on gender, disability and...

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CAR Foundation REALTOR® Appreciation Day

Join us at the Blue Sky Gallery - Wings Over the Rockies in Englewood to celebrate our REALTORS® in Colorado. On July 31, 2019 from 4-8pm, we have the opportunity to gather together to share hors d'oeuvres and drinks, participate in a silent auction, and even try the simulators!   Record breaking pilot and former REALTOR®, Michael F. Combs, will be the special...

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Call for Action

Vote "No" on Senate Bill 225   Senate Bill 225 is bad public policy because it repeals current Colorado statute prohibiting rent control on private residential real property or housing units and allows any local jurisdiction to pursue their own rent control limits. It will be on the Senate Floor on Thursday morning. ### Rent control does not equal affordable housing; in fact, it...

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2019 LANDU Education Week

Join us in Denver, CO, for the 2019 LANDU Education Week!   LANDU is excited to be bringing back this education week from June 2nd-10th at the University of Denver. This gives attendees an opportunity to complete all six courses towards the elite ALC Designation in one place. Plus, since these courses are in-classroom this is the perfect opportunity to network with land...

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CAR Foundation Accepting Grant Applications through June 1, 2019

The CAR Foundation has invested over $7.8 million over 25 years to support Colorado nonprofits that encourage safe and affordable housing, promote homeownership and provide disaster relief to our fellow Coloradans.   The CAR Foundation grant cycle is now open until June 1, 2019!  Please review the Grant Guidelines, posted on the CAR Foundation website for Letter of Intent instructions.   The Foundation is proud to...

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Garfield County housing looking less affordable to open the year

Townhouses, condos and duplexes in portions of the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys sold at higher median sales prices to open 2019, according to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. ### In Carbondale, for the months of January and February, the median sales price for the townhouse-condo category jumped 21.1 percent when put alongside last year’s data spanning the same time frame. ### “I...