January 22, 2019
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...
November 2, 2018
What is The Bulldog Method?
The Bulldog Method is a set of simple processes that can help self-employed people saving big money on taxes. We chose this name for a reason...
October 19, 2018
Recently, REALTORS have been looking for alternatives to increasing insurance costs and in some cases a lack of access to group health insurance altogether. Offering an affordable employee benefits package will be another advantage of your CAR membership in 2019. In June of 2018, President Trump released an Executive Order expanding Association Health Plans, prompting CAR to re-examine AHPs for our membership.
Association Health Plans...
October 3, 2018
The Division of Real Estate and the Colorado Real Estate Commission, working in conjunction with the Forms Committee, have adopted and finalized the 2019 mandatory contracts and forms. Please visit the Division’s Contracts and Forms Web Page to review the red-line and clean drafts for educational purposes.
Contract and Forms Web Page
Contract Use Reminder
The 2019 contracts and forms are posted for...
August 28, 2018
The CAR Foundation would like to personally thank PPAR for their generous $500 donation collected from the "10 Legal Things" class hosted by Scott Peterson. The CAR foundation appreciates their contribution so much!
During the month of September, Land Title will be encouraging their employees to participate in a “month of gratitude." During this month Land Title will be matching donations to...
Why would I want to participate?
YOU will join a group of passionate real estate professionals and help build a brand new conference & expo experience for our industry.
What is the REfresh Expo?
It's a new extraordinary experience for real estate professionals, in collaboration with key partners in the real estate industry (Xcel Energy, REcolorado, FirstBank, Colorado Association of REALTORS® to name a few)....
December 14, 2016
WASHINGTON (December 14, 2016) — Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home, according to new consumer survey findings and a 2017 housing forecast update from the National Association of Realtors®.
In NAR's fourth quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey 1,...
December 13, 2016
Cybercriminals are targeting home buyers and sellers nationwide. DORA offers tips on how to protect yourself.
DENVER --- The Colorado Division of Real Estate at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) warns Colorado consumers to beware of a national cyber-scam currently taking place that steals money directly from home buyers and sellers.
The Division continues to receive information about this cyber scam in which cybercriminals hack...
Criminals Hack Broker Emails to Scam Closing or Earnest Funds
In the past two weeks, CTM Software and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has been made aware of several attempts to deceive real-estate agents and title company employees into wiring earnest money and/or closing funds into a fraudulent account. In a small number of cases, these criminals have been successful...
Colorado ranks 8th in the nation among states with the most down payment programs, according to Q2 data released by Down Payment Resource. With 68 programs available, Colorado programs offer closing cost assistance grants, mortgage credit certificates, first mortgage loans, and other programs such as employer assisted housing programs.
Down Payment Resource has increased to include three percent more programs; 87%...