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Consumer Awareness

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/ ...

Fraud Alert – Vacant Land Scam

Land Title Association of Colorado and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® have become aware of a new fraudulent scam that has quickly become more prevalent in the last month.  In most instances it includes VACANT LAND.   A fraudster locates a property and impersonates the owner of the property.  They list the property for sale (typically as a “FSBO”) on...

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...

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...

New NAR Ads Share Rental and Mortgage Assistance Resources

NAR has launched a series of communications targeted to renters, housing providers, state/local elected officials, and opinion leaders about the availability of rental assistance in Denver beginning Friday, Sept. 10th. The message of the online ad underscores that Congress has allocated $46.55 billion in emergency rental assistance relief for renters and housing providers who are struggling due to the impact of...

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Legislation Unlocking the Doors to Homeownership Crosses the Finish Line

There is a lot to celebrate this year as CAR honors our 100 years of service to Colorado consumers and looks ahead at how to serve our clients and communities in the century ahead. Over the past several months, CAR and Habitat for Humanity worked to push forward four legislative solutions aimed at helping improve homeownership opportunities for all Coloradans....

Developers working on affordable housing in Colorado’s mountains – Offer suggestions for pending wave of funding

The unprecedented housing crisis in Colorado will soon see an equally extraordinary flood of cash. In Colorado's high country, where affordable housing is a decades-long issue that exploded into a catastrophe last year, an army of developers on the front lines of a complex campaign to build workforce housing are ready to help guide the sudden influx of funding. Once the...

Denver Post: Buyer burnout a big concern in metro Denver’s heated housing market

The highly competitive market is forcing agents and buyers alike to get creative in their approach, which is introducing new strategies, said Kelly Moye a REALTOR® , who heads The Kelly Moye Team at Compass Real Estate in Broomfield and is representing the Paynes. For example, some buyers try to force their offers to the top of the stack by putting a...

The Colorado Sun: As Colorado’s older homeowners consider moving, a hot housing market often keeps them stuck where they are

Equity in their current homes doesn’t buy what it used to, so some figure the prudent move is to adapt what they have. That makes the market even tighter. For many older adult homeowners, the idea of downsizing or simply moving to a home where the design and layout — plus accompanying financial considerations — makes more sense has run up...

Gunnison REALTOR® Matt Robbins Wins Colorado’s Heart Award

Five REALTORS® across Colorado recognized as the REALTORS® with a HEART ENGLEWOOD, CO – May 27, 2021 – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Foundation has named Gunnison, CO REALTOR® Matt Robbins as the inaugural recipient of its Colorado’s Heart Award in recognition of REALTORS® serving their communities with distinction. In honor of his selection, the CAR Foundation will make a $3,000 donation to Robbins’ charity of...