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REPORT: REALTORS® Help Fire Victims Find Shelter

Colorado REALTORS® and disaster relief organizations worked swiftly in the early hours of the disaster to find housing for those displaced by the fire. REALTORS® Amanda DiVito Parle and Shannon Schliep launched the Marshall Fire Housing Needs and Availability Facebook page. Knowing that Boulder’s real estate inventory only had less than 2,000 homes and rental units available, they knew they needed to act fast: “I think initially...

Support Boulder County – Donate to the CAR Foundation Fire Relief Fund

Although authorities have only begun to assess the damage left behind by the Marshall and Middle Fork fires in Boulder County communities, we now know upwards of 990 homes have been destroyed, and hundreds more damaged, leaving thousands of people scrambling to find a place to live in a real estate market with few choices. Several Colorado REALTORS® even lost their own homes in the...

Three Colorado Homes Make NAR’s First-Time Buyer, Season 2

Three different Colorado REALTORS® are featured in NAR’s “First-Time Buyer” which is streamed on Hulu. The show, an NAR-produced program in its second season, showcases the obstacles first-time homebuyers face with the guidance, expertise, and confidence provided by their REALTOR®. The REALTORS® in the episodes dealt with taking their first-time homebuyers through multiple offers; newer vs. old builds; and helping a family with a pig...

Routt County Showcases Affordable Areas

REALTORS® in Routt County are finding ways to put people in homes despite the low inventory and median sales price. Steamboat Springs REALTOR® Marci Valicenti said that since COVID, “people realized that (their) home was never more important.” She and other REALTORS® have found it helpful for clients to learn about cash offers, cut-off dates, and multiple offers. They also make sure to show clients...

Support Boulder County Wildfire Victims

CAR Family – Although the Marshall and Middle Fork fires continue to burn across Boulder County and the surrounding communities, our leadership team has been working with local association leaders and your CAR Foundation to take some initial steps in support of the thousands of wildfire victims. Beginning immediately, you can make financial contributions to the CAR Foundation using the link below. This is...

To our CAR Family and friends

We are all horrified to watch the catastrophic wildfire destruction that is taking place across Boulder County and the surrounding communities. It’s no surprise that we’ve already heard from so many of our members asking how they can help. In these earliest hours/days of this tragedy, we’re working to gather information, talk with local association leaders, community partners and emergency management officials to define the...

Report: Urban Affordable & Free Housing Found in Unexpected Places

Urban areas of Denver and Aurora are getting creative in funding and finding affordable housing. Denver’s City Council approved a rezoning effort along East Colfax to allow for Accessory Dwelling Units “ADU”, sometimes called, “Granny Flats.” This rezoning change allows property owners to use their garages, attics, or even new builds to rent, without having to seek the city’s permission first. East Colfax now has...

Million-Dollar Homes in Colorado Not What They Used to Be

There are more million-dollar homes on the market all over Colorado than there were just a few years ago, and some are small or need improvements. “There are homes out there that need a lot of work that are a million, too, and they’re priced appropriately,” said CAR spokesperson Kelly Moye. “So, it’s interesting to see how our market has joined San Francisco, New York,...

New Aspects of Wildfires Endanger Housing; REALTORS® Can Help

The saga to build much-needed housing inventory in our mountain communities continues with some new challenges. According to a report from Community Wildfire Planning Center, the number of units built in the wildland-urban interface in Colorado increased 74% since 2010. This also includes an acreage increase of 300% from 2010-2030. Some mountain towns that are unable to sustain these increases are turning down development due...