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Two CAR Leaders Interviewed on NAR Podcasts

Two of CAR’s 2021-22 leaders were featured on different NAR podcasts this week. CAR Chair-Elect Natalie Davis spoke about the association’s role in creating opportunities for diversity, race, and inclusion, while CAR Past President George Harvey, gave his thoughts about the future of short-term rentals in resort towns. As part of NAR’s Drive podcast on Spotify, Natalie Davis discussed both national...

Colorado Home to Largest Population of Multigenerational Homebuyers

The popularity of multigeneration living is in flux throughout the nation, according to two recent reports. Colorado, along with Arizona and Nevada, had the largest increase in multigenerational households, which is defined by three or more generations who live in the same home. From 2014 to 2019, that increase went up 12.34 percent across the three states, according to a study from LendingTree. The NAR’s Home...

Four Colorado REALTOR® Finalists Announced for 30 Under 30 Class of 2022

Out of 300 nationwide applicants, four Colorado REALTORS® have been announced as finalists for the 30 Under 30 class of 2022 from REALTOR® Magazine. Beginning March 11 at 9 am MT, members can read more about these real estate industry professionals who “took bold steps to grow both their professional careers and their personal lives.” Through volunteerism, education, philanthropy, and empowerment, these REALTORS® have worked...

CAR Leadership Positions are Great for Business

Getting involved as a CAR Officer or as a member of a Committee or Chair Advisory Group has great privileges and benefits. 1) more exposure for yourself and your firm; 2) connections with people outside of your market; 3) leadership skills that will improve your business; 4) local board representation at the state level; 5) contributions to the decision-making process;...

MLS Rules and Regulations Certification Deadline Extended

NAR recently announced the following MLS policy change implementation deadlines have been extended to September 2022: 1) one data source and 2) enhancements to listing broker attribution with an email or phone number. All other MLS policy changes will need to be implemented by March 1, 2022. For more details, go to https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/policies/summary-of-2022-mls-changes ...

NAR Accepting Nominations for 2022 Good Neighbor Awards

The National Association of REALTORS® is accepting applications for the 2022 Good Neighbor Awards. This award recognizes REALTORS® for their extraordinary impact in their communities through volunteer service. Colorado’s own Bob Bell and his nonprofit Food for Thought was awarded $10,000 in 2021 for feeding more than 10,000 students lunch each week. He and others have made an extraordinary impact in...

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...

Three Colorado Homes Make NAR’s First-Time Buyer, Season 2

Three different Colorado REALTORS® are featured in NAR’s “First-Time Buyer” which is streamed on Hulu. The show, an NAR-produced program in its second season, showcases the obstacles first-time homebuyers face with the guidance, expertise, and confidence provided by their REALTOR®. The REALTORS® in the episodes dealt with taking their first-time homebuyers through multiple offers; newer vs. old builds; and helping a family with a pig...

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...

Congresses’ Opportunity Zones Doubled Median Home Prices

Adams County, Colorado, and nine other cities across the country benefitted from the establishment of Opportunity Zones, which were created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Congress enacted these laws to help revitalize low-income areas and give investors significant tax breaks to invest in properties in these cities. Adams County’s median price rose to $429,000 in 2021, which was up from $222,500...