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2020-2021 CAR Leadership Election Results

First, we want to thank all the candidates who raised their hand and stepped out of their comfort zone to be a candidate for 2020-2021 CAR leadership positions.   We would also like to thank Heather Hankins and Janet Marlow for taking time out of their busy schedules to come to the CAR office and verify the results this morning.   The following are...

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Safety Day at the Division of Real Estate: Realty Watch

Realty Watch ### This class presented by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department provides education on safety issues and concerns for real estate professionals, HOA board members, and the general public. ### Purpose of the Class ### Real estate professionals and homeowners are helping the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to make neighborhoods safer as part of a partnership known as the Realty Watch program. ### It’s much easier to...

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Marijuana Real Estate Expo Coming to Denver

Colorado voters decided to legalize recreational marijuana nearly seven years ago, but real estate agents as well as property owners (and would-be property owners) are still trying to figure out how it affects them. Some are scared, some are confused — but almost all of them need guidance, according to the Greater Denver Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management.   Whether...

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Colorado REALTORS® Go to Washington

Nearly 150 Colorado REALTORS® joined thousands of their colleagues for the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo held in Washington, DC, May 13-18, 2019.   [caption id="attachment_30931" align="aligncenter" width="300"] REALTORS® gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol for NAR Midyear Meetings.[/caption]   The week’s agenda included committee meetings, updates on public policy issues, and training sessions. However, the most important component...

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Leadership Academy Applications Now Open

Applications to become part of CAR's Leadership Academy are now open!   CAR Leadership Academy is an exclusive four-month training and development program designed to nurture future association leaders. It is focused on developing participants’ industry and association knowledge.   As a member of the Leadership Academy, you will experience: ### Small Group Meetings With Past And Current CAR Leadership To Give You Inside Knowledge...

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When it comes to low foreclosure rates, no state compares to Colorado

Colorado was a leader when it came to missed mortgage payments and foreclosures in the years before the 2008 financial crisis. Now, no state can compare when it comes to borrowers who are timely on their mortgage payments and hanging onto their homes.   Colorado has had the lowest rate of mortgage delinquencies of any state for 26 consecutive months and has...

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A Booming Urban Housing Market Reaches A Small Town On The Eastern Plains

Out on Colorado’s Eastern Plains, the pound of hammers and saw blades cuts through the steady silence. A construction site hums next to a solitary cluster of nearly 150 newly built homes and 48 apartment units.   In the small town of Wiggins, where a pair of grain silos are the tallest structures for miles, the population of less than 900 hadn’t...

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Remembering and Honoring Former CAR ROTY, Jerry McGuire

Gerald Francis McGuire passed away on May 16, 2019. Jerry began his journey on a farm near the small town of Wisner, Nebraska on December 8, 1929. He was the youngest of 16 children born to Richard S. McGuire and Mary E. McGill.   [caption id="attachment_30903" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Gerald Francis McGuire December 8, 1929-May 16, 2019[/caption]   During his time at Creighton the Korean...

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Governor Polis Signs Affordable Housing Bills

Affordable housing concerns tops the list of priority issues for many Coloradans. Colorado REALTORS® collaborated with diverse stakeholders throughout the 2019 legislative session to make significant strides that focused on short- and long-term housing solutions for communities across our state. ### ### On May 17, 2019, with Colorado REALTORS® in attendance, Governor Jared Polis signed a series of affordable housing bills. Descriptions of each bill...