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Statement on Colorado Springs shooting

The members of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® were saddened to learn of the mass shooting that occurred this past weekend in Colorado Springs and are heartbroken at the needless loss of life. We will remember and honor the lives of those we lost, as well as the lives that have been changed forever as we stand strong against all...

Colorado REALTOR® Scott Matthias, a Denver 7 Everyday Hero

Realtors with big hearts helping veterans one room full of furniture at a time Congratulations to CAR Past President and longtime Colorado REALTOR® Scott Matthias for being recognized as a Denver7 Everyday Hero for his work with Knock Knock Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to sourcing donations for those who have gone through abuse, homelessness, or other instability. Scott helped found the Colorado...

REALTORS® Investing in Vail Valley Workforce Solutions

Eagle County down payment assistance gets funding boost from the Vail Board of REALTORS® and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation Colorado REALTORS® continue to show their commitment to finding and supporting workforce solutions in the Vail Valley by contributing $10,000 in grant funds issued to the Eagle County Housing and Development Authority (ECHDA), made available by the Colorado Association of...

2023 Chair-Elect Jason Witt Touts ‘Who We R®’

Cortez REALTOR® and 2023 CAR Chair-Elect Jason Witt (who will serve as CAR Chair in 2024) noted some interesting facts about his community and the role of REALTORS® in their own communities, as well as his role as an incoming leader for the Association. Witt says REALTORS® can play an important role in building health and sustainable communities, and he hopes...

CAR Foundation

CAR Foundation Announces $65K in 2022 Spring Grants

The CAR Foundation announced its grant recipients for the Spring 2022 Grant cycle. These nonprofits align with the CAR Foundation’s mission to support safe and attainable housing and advance homeownership in Colorado. These organizations will receive money from the $65,000 grant pool. Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation Home Builders Foundation St. Francis Center Mile High United Way Habitat for Humanity Gunnison Valley Eagle County Housing and Development...

Stanley Cup Win Reminiscent of 2001, Housing Prices Aren’t

According to Denver’s Housing Authority stats from 2001, median-home prices were $233,160, which is also the last time the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup. Fast forward to 2021’s hockey championship season, CAR’s May Market Trends report shows the statewide median price is $600,0000. In 2001, Nokia-brand cell phones were popular, and Apple produced its first-ever iPod. https://www.denverpost.com/2022/06/13/colorado-avalanche-stanley-cup-2001-pop-culture/ ...

Black Coloradoans Still Have Harder Path to Homeownership

According to the recent NAR report on the homeownership gap, only 43% of Black Americans can afford to buy a typical home, compared with 63% of white Americans and 54% of Hispanics. In Colorado, about 48% of white residents can afford to buy a typical home while 30% of Black and 32% of Latino people could afford homes here. CAR Market...

Grand Junction REALTOR® Brenda Case Wins Colorado’s Heart Award

Five REALTORS® across Colorado recognized as REALTORS® with a Heart https://www.coloradorealtors.com/heartaward/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 1, 2022      Contact:   Amy McDermott Executive Director, CAR Foundation(303) 785-7131 or (303) 790-7099 ENGLEWOOD, CO– The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Foundation has named Grand Junction REALTOR® Brenda Case the recipient of its 2022 Colorado’s Heart Award in recognition of REALTORS® serving their communities with distinction. In honor of her selection, the...

‘Functional Zero’ Homeless Veteran Status Achieved in Fremont County

There are fewer than three veterans experiencing homelessness on any given night in Fremont County, thanks in part to a designation they received from Built for Zero, Community Solutions. The designation helped homeless organizations in the county expand their services. Some of the risk factors for homelessness are scarce and expensive housing. The median sales price for a home in...