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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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Rule Review for Real Estate Brokers: Stakeholder Feedback

The Division of Real Estate (“Division”) commenced a review of the administrative rules regarding real estate brokers last year. In compliance with Senate Bill 14-063 (§24-4-103.3, C.R.S.), the Division gave public notice of its review of the existing rules on its website and solicited feedback from interested parties. The statutory mandate for the review is to assess the continuing need...

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Denver Initiative 300: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space

Initiative 300 is a broad measure whereby supporters have asserted unimpeded use of public space for the purpose of erecting non-obstructive shelter, indefinitely, is a right to be extended to everybody including those experiencing homelessness. No city in the US has passed similar allowances. However, courts have ruled that cities cannot enforce certain laws that restrict access to public space...

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FirstBank’s Assistance Program Helps Federal Workers Skip Payments

In response to government shutdown, FirstBank offers 0 percent interest   Like Americans across the country, Coloradans are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown. Paychecks are on hold for more than 800,000 people nationwide and an estimated 15,000 federal workers in Colorado have been forced to go on unpaid leave or have been working without pay since December.   As one of the...

2018 a Year of Contrasts Across Colorado Markets

A strong spring in many markets across Colorado could contradict some reports of a slowing market in 2019   ENGLEWOOD, CO. – January 11, 2019 – 2018 was a year of tremendous contrasts across most Colorado markets, giving both sellers and buyers opportunities to take advantage of ever-changing market conditions, according to the latest monthly market trends data from the Colorado Association...

Holiday Housing Market a Gift to Buyers?

Holiday and seasonal slowdowns combine to create more opportunities, less stress for homebuyers across the state   ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Dec. 12, 2018 – Despite the start of the typical seasonal and holiday slowdown in the housing market, median sales prices continued to tick upward while inventory supply and active listings continued to deliver mixed results in markets across much of the state...

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Did you know? Home inspectors not regulated by state of Colorado

When it comes to home inspectors, the amount of government oversight varies between states. Colorado is one state that chooses not to regulate home inspectors, meaning it's up to buyers and sellers to do their homework.   There are buyers themselves, facing fierce competition and skipping inspections altogether in Colorado.   "Unfortunately, I have seen that happen," said Matthew Leprino with the Colorado Association...