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50-state research aims to identify nation’s most innovative housing solutions

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has completed a 50-state research analysis designed to identify the most innovative and successful programs being implemented to address the full spectrum of housing issues facing communities across the United States.   From affordability and product type to inventory needs, CAR’s research set out to help identify what state and local governments, public and private businesses,...

The Vallagio Case

How a Supreme Court Ruling May Impact the Housing Market in Colorado BY CAR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MANAGER ELIZABETH PEETZ   As summer heats up after another successful legislative session at the State Capitol (don’t forget to check out CAR’s top five successes blog post on our website for more information about that!) we are also pleased to announce that the Colorado Supreme Court...

CAR’s Top 5 Legislative Successes at the Capitol in 2017

TOP 5 LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES AT THE CAPITOL 1) Construction Litigation Reform CAR, along with the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance, championed compromise legislation that is the first step in the right direction to building more attainable housing for all Coloradans while also protecting homeowners and giving them a voice in whether or not to pursue litigation. After more than four years of negotiations on...

Governor John Hickenlooper Signs Construction Defects Reform into Law

Denver – Members of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), as part of the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (a bipartisan statewide coalition of housing advocates, business leaders, metro area mayors and builders), stood with Gov. John Hickenlooper in the West Foyer of the Colorado Capitol on Tuesday as he signed HB 1279, the Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval bill, into...

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Capitol Connection – March 10, 2017

Senate Bill 17-156: Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timeline. This week the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance initiated SB17-156, Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines sponsored by Senator Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) and Representative Cole Wist (R-Centennial), and Representative Lori Saine (R-Firestone) received bipartisan approval as it passed the Senate.  The bill will next go to the House for their consideration.   Thank you to all...

Capitol Connection: May 9, 2014

Sine Die! Wednesday, May 7, the final gavel came down on the second session of the 69th General Assembly.  In total, 621 bills were introduced.  CAR tracked 66 bills this year and took a position on 32 of them.  As we are busy preparing for the 2014 elections, many are noting the bipartisan nature of a large majority of the bills...

Capitol Connection: April 18, 2014

HB 1136 Signed by the Governor CAR initiated HB 14-1136, which effectively provides a state licensing agency, such as the Real Estate Commission, the authority to approve education programs from providers of CE toward its licensees without an additional layer of approval from the Department of Higher Education.  The legislation also removes the restriction of membership among trade associations offering education...

CAR Earns RPAC Triple Crown for First Time!

Way to go Colorado REALTORS®! For the first time, Colorado has been recognized as a Triple Crown Winner, achieving NAR Fair Share goal- Participation goal, Major Investor goal, and President's Circle goal! During the NAR Convention last week an un-named REALTOR® reminded everyone that “Technology is a cost of doing business.  Advocacy is the cost to stay in business!”  A...