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Residential Housing

Informational Bulletin for Property Managers – October 21 Eviction Moratorium

On Oct. 21, 2020, Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order preventing Colorado landlords from evicting tenants who can prove financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Rental property owners may tap into a state housing assistance fund to recover lost rent payments. In order to meet the financial hardship threshold, a renter must meet the following criteria: Is using best efforts to...

DORA Consumer Advisory: Insurance Tips for Coloradans Impacted by Wildfires

Whether you’re evacuating or returning back to your home, now is the time to consider insurance matters.  DENVER (Oct. 19, 2020) – Colorado wildfires erupted across the state over the weekend as thousands of Coloradans were forced to evacuate in the Cameron Peak, CalWood, Lefthand Canyon and East Troublesome Fires. With wildfires blazing in our state, the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI)...

Denver Post: Colorado Cities Make Four of Five Top Spots for Best Places to Live in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report released its 2020-2021 Best Places to Live Rankings, and four Colorado cities scored in the Top Ten. They include: #1 Boulder, #2 Denver, #4 Colorado Springs, and #5 Fort Collins. “I’m thrilled but I’m not surprised,” Boulder-area REALTOR® Kelly Moye told the Denver Post. “What people are starting to see is that quality of life...

Liveability.com Ranks Fort Collins Best Place to Live in 2020

Fort Collins, Colo., is the best place to live in 2020, according to new rankings from Livability.com. Each year, Livability.com ranks the 100 best places to live in America based on an analysis of more than 1,000 small to midsized cities on characteristics such as affordability, safety, economic stability, outdoor recreation, accessibility, and community engagement. This year’s survey also weighed an...

Boulder Daily Camera: Coronavirus Pandemic Challenging Boulder County Housing Market

Those looking to buy a home in the Boulder area are finding there's low inventory and rising prices. Some homeowners are reluctant to place their homes on the market in a pandemic, as REALTOR Kelly Moye has experienced. Moye told the Boulder Daily Camera that a potential client decided against selling her house over concern of exposure to COVID-19. Another...

Buyers Impersonate Pac-Man Gobbling Up State’s Housing and Driving Active Inventory to a New Record Low

ENGLEWOOD, CO – Oct. 12, 2020 – Forty years after the release of the iconic Pac-Man video game, and a doubling of the state’s residential population to 5.8 million, Colorado house hunters have created their own version of the hungry, energy seeking video character, gobbling up available housing while frantically maneuvering through the residential market maze – all while trying to beat the competition chasing the...

New Month, New Records Across Colorado Housing Markets

Pending Sales and Median Price hit all-time highs while Active Listings fall nearly 50 percent from a year ago Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell  marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO – Sept. 11, 2020 – In addition to record high temps throughout the month of August, the statewide housing market continued its hot streak as well, setting new records for pending/under contract properties and median sales price...

CBS 4 Denver: Summit County Real Estate Prices Soar During Coronavirus Pandemic

“That trend of being able to move away from being right next to your job, to being in the mountains and something absolutely beautiful and being able to play and have fun and get your work done, it’s a great combo,” Dana Cottrell, a Summit County-area REALTOR, told CBS 4 Denver. “The single-family averages are pretty high here. A...

Post Independent: COVID Claustrophobia Causing Home Sale Boom in Garfield County

With technology allowing more people to work from home, an increasing number of buyers are purchasing homes that were once viewed by many as vacation destinations. Single family home sales in Garfield County were up 86% in July 2020 compared to July 2019. In New Castle, single family home sales were up 128.6% and 233% in Glenwood Springs in July. “They’ve...

Colorado REALTORS® Help Fund Construction of Tiny Home Village for Veterans

With the help of a $20,000 grant from the CAR Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the Longmont Association of REALTORS®, the Veterans Community Project (VCP) broke ground yesterday on VCP Village – Longmont, an innovative project that will provide housing for veterans and their families. In attendance was Gov. Jared Polis, as well as CAR CEO Tyrone Adams, CAR...