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REALTOR® News

Capitol Connection – February 12, 2023

NEW Bill Coming Soon on Short-Term Rentals (STRs)  We expect a new bill on short-term rentals (STRs) to be introduced this week. The Colorado Association of REALTORS (CAR) worked proactively with the bill sponsors, Rep. Bird and Sen. Mullica, to exempt a property owner’s primary and secondary residence from being defined as a “commercial short-term rental unit” and assessed at a...

Capitol Connection – February 5, 2023

REALTOR “Day Under the Dome” on February 6th After a few years away from the Capitol, we are excited to have nearly 60 REALTORS® from across the state descend on the Capitol on Tuesday, February 6th for our annual REALTOR® “Day Under the Dome.” The purpose of this day is to engage and educate legislators on legislation affecting REALTORS® and the...

Capitol Connection – January 26, 2024

Legislative Advocacy This Week at the State Capitol We are in the second full week of session and priority bills have started to be calendared in committees and make their way through the legislative process. The Legislative Policy Committee is officially tracking more than two dozen bills with more housing legislation to be introduced on the horizon. CAR will continue to...

Capitol Connection – January 22, 2024

Legislative Advocacy This Week at the State Capitol The 2024 Legislative Session kicked off on January 10th and will run 120 days until May 8th. Housing will be a hot topic this session with Governor Polis highlighting the lack of affordable housing in his State of the State address on January 11th. Don’t Miss Out on the Action – Sign up for REALTOR® Party...

Thirteen Colorado Local Associations Reach NAR Triple Crown RPAC Goals

A huge congratulations to the 13 local associations on hitting NAR Triple Crown RPAC goals for the year (Amount Raised, Participation, and Major Investors). Your dedication and support help shape the political future for the real estate industry, and we couldn’t do it without each and every one of you. NAR Triple Crown Local Associations: Delta County Board of REALTORS®Durango Area Association...

Community and Member Notice from Colorado Association of REALTORS®

With a growing number of AI voice cloning scams occurring across the country, we have learned that one of our own Colorado REALTOR® members recently fell victim to identity theft scammers who used his personal information to create a series of harassing robocalls that were fraudulently attributed to his phone number.  We urge our members and the entire community to remain vigilant...

Interest rates defined 2023 housing market and will likely drive the story again in 2024

https://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/ ENGLEWOOD, CO – Defining the 2023 Colorado housing market came down to one major factor: interest rates. No other single component of the housing equation had as far-reaching effects on the market as the Federal Reserve’s raising of the Federal Funds Rate, according to the latest Market Trends Housing Report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and analysis from...

Fort Collins REALTOR® Sean Dougherty Appointed to Commission on Property Taxation

Colorado's newly established Commission on Property Taxation is set to begin work this month on a solution to rising property tax bills in Colorado. Fort Collins REALTOR® Sean Dougherty, a longtime REALTOR® leader and former Larimer County commissioner who also serves on the Legislative Policy Committee for the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, has been appointed to serve. Dougherty was appointed...

The Folly on Rent Control: Insights from CAR Past President Natalie Davis

In a Denver Gazette opinion piece, CAR Past President Natalie Davis discusses the negative impact of rent control policies on Colorado's housing market. She argues that such policies, which have been prohibited in Colorado for over 40 years, lead to reduced housing availability, stalled development, and lower property values. Citing studies, the article shows rent control's historical failures, including decreased...