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Unsung Hero Housing Legislation 2019

By CAR's Government Affairs Vice President Elizabeth Peetz Happy Summer! The USA Women’s team won the World Cup in France and we are post all-star break, with half the season left to go in baseball. And before you know it, we will be talking about the preparation for the 2020 legislative session. But first let’s take stock of where we are...

iBuyers Shake Up Denver-Area Market

Providing REALTORS® with Opportunities to Stand Out Technology has always been the great disrupter, forcing established industries to adapt and change with the times. Backed by venture capitalist investment from Silicon Valley and overseas, Instant Buyers, or iBuyers as they’re known, have developed algorithms they say can accurately assess the value of homes. And while their arrival in Denver has alarmed some in real estate, some...

Be Afraid! Your Misuse of the Transaction Brokerage Relationship

By CAR's General Counsel Scott Peterson Over the previous year, the Division of Real Estate has undertaken an exhaustive, line-by-line review of all existing Commission Rules and Regulations (“Commission Rules”) for Colorado licensees.  The Commission Rules (Rules A-K) comprise Chapter 2 of the Real Estate Commission Manual (which each of you, I am certain, have sitting immediately available on your desk). ...

REALTOR® a Victim of Attempted Robbery in Commerce City

Aug. 8, 2019 Update "If I didn't have my firearm, I wouldn't be here to talk to you." That's how REALTOR® Dawna Hetzler sums up how she survived an attacked during an open house on Sunday, Aug. 4. Hetzler spoke with 9 News on Wednesday in hopes that it would help lead to the capture of her assailant. Nothing seemed amiss when...

Enhance Your Home with These Basic Design Principles

Whether you enjoy a clean minimalist look or adore the more-is-more maximalist aesthetic, the same underlying design principles determine whether or not a room’s design ultimately works. Whatever your preferred design style, harnessing the power of these basic design principles will help you create a space that looks good. Balance Balance deals with the idea that objects have a visual weight, and that the visual weight...

First CAR Foundation “REALTOR® Appreciation Day” a Success

On July 31, more than 300 REALTORS® gathered at Wings Over the Rockies Blue Sky Aviation Gallery at Centennial Airport to raise money for the CAR Foundation, award grants to organizations that provide safe and affordable housing for low-income Coloradans, and to celebrate the Foundation’s successes. Since it was established in 1991, the Foundation has helped raise over $7.8 million. The event helped raise...

CALLING ALL COLORADO REALTORS®: CAR Now Accepting Applications for LPC, CARPAC and Key Contacts Program

Applications for CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC), Political Action Committee (CARPAC) and Key Contacts Program are now available. Applications are due by no later than Friday, August 30, 2019. If you or a fellow Colorado REALTOR® are interested in serving on one of CAR’s Government Affairs committees, please contact govaffairs@coloradorealtors.com. Legislative Policy Committee (LPC): Description: LPC members are to review, prepare, and make...

New Opportunity Zone Grant Available

The REALTOR® Party is launching a new grant program aimed at helping REALTOR® associations become the community leaders by hosting an informational and planning meeting about Opportunity Zones to highlight ways in which your community can make the most of them. NAR Grant applications will be accepted through Monday, September 9th and must be used and reimbursement applied for by December 15, 2019.  Grants are intended to fund...

Denver Makes the List of Most Popular Areas for Millennials to Move and Stay

NAR analyzed employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metropolitan statistical areas across the country to identify the most popular areas for millennials. The top 10 metro areas were selected because of their high share of both present millennial residents and recent movers, as well as their favorable employment opportunities. Denver has already a large number...

Colorado housing market

What Growth Caps May Mean for Lakewood

Earlier this month, Lakewood voters passed a controversial rule that limits new residential construction to 1 percent of the city’s existing housing stock each year, with the intent of slowing development that many residents say has gotten out of control. As the entire Front Range struggles with how to responsibly address growth, all eyes—especially of local developers and housing policy...