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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...

MacKenzie Scott Makes $13.5 Gift to Habitat Denver

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver will receive its largest donation ever--$13.5 million—from author MacKenzie Scott. “It is a vote of confidence in the collective work of many people – homeowners, staff, board, donors, volunteers, and community partners,” said Habitat Director Heather Lafferty. CAR’s Market Trends showed the need for affordable housing:  There were only 1,486 single-family homes listed for sale in the seven-county metro area...

Marshall Fire Renters Need Assistance, Too

Families renting homes, apartments, and hotel rooms because they lost their housing in the Marshall fire are struggling to make rent payments. Because some renters are still waiting to hear if property owners will pay to clean smoke and ash residue from their apartments, they are living in limbo, with remediation priced at thousands of dollars. During this challenging time, the Colorado Association of REALTORS®...

REALTORS® Announce $2 million relief grant for victims of Boulder County fires

Application process now open to displaced residents ENGLEWOOD, CO – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation has been awarded a $2 million grant from the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to be distributed to victims of the December 2021 fires that ravaged Boulder County, destroying more than 1,000 residential properties. Funded through donations from REALTORS® and REALTOR® organizations and administered by the Colorado Association of...

REPORT: REALTORS® Help Fire Victims Find Shelter

Colorado REALTORS® and disaster relief organizations worked swiftly in the early hours of the disaster to find housing for those displaced by the fire. REALTORS® Amanda DiVito Parle and Shannon Schliep launched the Marshall Fire Housing Needs and Availability Facebook page. Knowing that Boulder’s real estate inventory only had less than 2,000 homes and rental units available, they knew they needed to act fast: “I think initially...

Support Boulder County – Donate to the CAR Foundation Fire Relief Fund

Although authorities have only begun to assess the damage left behind by the Marshall and Middle Fork fires in Boulder County communities, we now know upwards of 990 homes have been destroyed, and hundreds more damaged, leaving thousands of people scrambling to find a place to live in a real estate market with few choices. Several Colorado REALTORS® even lost their own homes in the...

Support Boulder County Wildfire Victims

CAR Family – Although the Marshall and Middle Fork fires continue to burn across Boulder County and the surrounding communities, our leadership team has been working with local association leaders and your CAR Foundation to take some initial steps in support of the thousands of wildfire victims. Beginning immediately, you can make financial contributions to the CAR Foundation using the link below. This is...

To our CAR Family and friends

We are all horrified to watch the catastrophic wildfire destruction that is taking place across Boulder County and the surrounding communities. It’s no surprise that we’ve already heard from so many of our members asking how they can help. In these earliest hours/days of this tragedy, we’re working to gather information, talk with local association leaders, community partners and emergency management officials to define the...

REALTOR® Disaster Relief for Communities Devastated by Tornadoes

REALTORS® know how important a home is to a family, and what is at stake when a home is damaged or lost. We also know the importance of community support. It is in our nature to step in and step up to help those affected by misfortune.  Our hearts are with the many communities across Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee that were devastated by...

Denver’s Bob Bell Wins NAR’s Good Neighbor Award

Realtor® from Denver Wins National Award for Delivering Weekend Meals to At-Risk Children WASHINGTON (October 20, 2021) – Realtor® Bob Bell with Mile Hi Property in Denver is one of five winners chosen for the National Association of Realtors® Good Neighbor Award. For nine years, Bell and hundreds of volunteers have been up at dawn every to pack and deliver weekend meals to 10,000 at-risk schoolchildren across 72...