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Government Affairs

Proposition HH Election Update

Last week, the statewide ballot measure Proposition HH was defeated with about 60% of the electorate voting against it. The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), came out in opposition to Proposition HH in September. In evaluating Prop HH, CAR completed a comprehensive process that included polling; hearing directly from campaigns supporting, opposing, and educating on Prop HH; reviewing the Blue Book...

Colorado REALTORS® Announce Legislators of the Year for 2023

ENGLEWOOD, CO. – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the state’s largest real estate trade association representing approximately 29,000 members statewide, has awarded three state senators and three state representatives with its 2023 Legislators of the Year distinction. Each of the elected officials were selected by CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee and honored at the Association’s annual Fall Forum held in...

LPC and CARPAC Accepting Member Applications through Sept. 15

REALTORS® need a voice in state legislation to ensure that public policy is supportive of a healthy real estate market for today and tomorrow. We encourage you to apply for CAR’s Political Action Committee (CARPAC) and Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) for 2024. The deadline to send applications is Friday, September 15. More details about the individual committees can be found at...

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Capitol Connection – March 31, 2023

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol “Don’t Miss Out on the Action – Sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts” Text REALTORS to 30644 REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts, NAR’s advocacy texting platform, offers REALTOR® Associations and REALTORS® a way to stay connected directly from their cell phone or tablet. When a national or state legislative call for action is launched, subscribers...

Statement from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® RE: Colorado Builds Better Legislation

We appreciate the thoughtful work of the bill sponsors and the diverse group of individuals and organizations who have put forward a proposal that purports to increase housing while reducing government restrictions. While we can all point to a wide range of factors that complicate access to housing, the one common denominator in this equation is our long-term, troubling lack...

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Capitol Connection – March 17, 2023

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol “Don’t Miss Out on the Action – Sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts” Text REALTORS to 30644 REALTOR®  Party Mobile Alerts, NAR’s advocacy texting platform, offers REALTOR® Associations and REALTORS® a way to stay connected directly from their cell phone or tablet. When a national or state legislative call for action is launched, subscribers...

CAR Bill Designed to Protect Homeowners Heads to Governor’s Desk

Senate Bill 77, otherwise known as Restrictions on Broker Engagement Contracts, has passed and heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature. The bill was brought forth by CAR to protect homeowners, buyers, and sellers from predatory right-to-sell schemes. CAR worked with Senator Nick Hinrichsen (SD-03) and Rep. Meg Froelich (HD-03) on this legislation to prevent harmful business practices. The Colorado...

Tell Your Senator to OPPOSE HB-1115 and Save Affordable Housing

Tell Your Senator to OPPOSE HB-1115 and Save Affordable Housing Because of your hard work, our association sent thousands of emails to their state representatives and made their voices heard in opposing the repeal of prohibiting local governments to enact rent control.  As a result, a legislator stated on the record that they received hundreds of emails in opposition of HB-1115....

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Capitol Connection – March 9, 2023

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol “Don’t Miss Out on the Action – Sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts” Text REALTORS to 30644 REALTOR®  Party Mobile Alerts, NAR’s advocacy texting platform, offers REALTOR® Associations and REALTORS® a way to stay connected directly from their cell phone or tablet. When a national or state legislative call for action is launched, subscribers get...

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Capitol Connection – March 2, 2023

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol After another eventful week at the State Capitol, housing legislation has continued to be a top priority with this General Assembly. A handful of Colorado Association of REALTORS® priority legislation made its way through the committee process this week; thank you to our members who testified and reached out to legislators on crucial legislation that...