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May Delivers “Virtual Reality Reset”

Roar of record-setting pending sales reflect the opening up of restrictions and strong demand across Colorado’s housing markets Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO – June 10, 2020 – Virtual tours, virtual open houses, sight unseen purchases, and virtual closings have helped shape a new reality for real estate transactions across the Denver metro area and state...

April’s Real Estate Pause Not Nearly as Bad As Feared; Cautious Optimism Prevails as Delayed Selling Season Kicks In

Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell                                                                                                     marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO – May 12, 2020 – While the real estate universe paused with bated breath in April, the results of a complicated, pandemic-driven start to the typical buying and selling season weren’t nearly as bad as many in the industry feared, according to the latest monthly market data from the...

Department of Local Affairs Grants $9.5M for New Affordable Housing and Recovery-Oriented Housing, Allocates $3M in Housing Services for COVID-19 Relief

Denver, CO – April 27, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH) awarded $9.5M through the Colorado State Housing Board (SHB) for affordable housing and 80 new recovery-oriented housing vouchers with $144,000 of support services in March and April, and received $3M to provide COVID-19 housing relief across Colorado. Governor Polis signed Executive Order...

Coronavirus Slows But Can’t Stop Robust Housing Market

March numbers reflect a pause to the momentum of a healthy first Marty Schechter for CAR 303-882-4585 cell marty@schechterpr.com ENGLEWOOD, CO. – April 10, 2020 – From a cold and snowy Colorado February to the COVID-19 pandemic in March that has impacted virtually every person and every community, the state’s residential real estate market found a way to persevere with...
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Capitol Connection – March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTOR® Associations In response to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases now appearing in Colorado, CAR is actively implementing additional health and safety measures for its officers, directors, members, and staff as we continue to monitor the situation closely. The CDC reports that most people in the United States do not...
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Capitol Connections – Feb. 21, 2020

HB20-1035: Programs to Develop Housing Support Services — LPC Position: Support Rep. Singer (D-Longmont) and Sen. Fields (D-Aurora) Summary: HB-1035 expands current programs and creates two additional grant programs in the Division of Housing in the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to provide supportive housing services to individuals with behavioral health disorders who have been involved in the criminal or...
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Capitol Connection – February 14, 2020

CAR’s REALTOR® Day at the Capitol and Economic Summit Focused on the State’s Growing Economy and Housing Needs Thank you to all Colorado REALTORS ® who attended CAR’s Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol. Over 250 Colorado REALTORS® attended the two-day event. Thursday’s REALTOR® Day at the Capitol luncheon featured J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic...
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Capitol Connection – Feb. 7, 2020

HB20-1049: Reauthorize Habitat for Humanity Tax Check-off Rep. Shannon Bird (D-Westminster), Rep. Hugh McKean (R-Loveland), Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose), and Sen. Jeff Bridges (D-Greenwood Village) LPC Position: Support Summary: HB-1049 allows an individual taxpayer to designate a contribution amount to the Habitat for Humanity of Colorado Fund for an additional five years (income tax years 2019 through 2024). Rationale: Habitat...
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Capitol Connection – January 31, 2020

SB20-094: Plug-in Electric Motor Vehicle Registration Fees Sen. Kevin Priola (R-Henderson) LPC Position: Support Summary: SB-094 authorizes the high-performance transportation enterprise (HPTE) to impose two registration fees on electric motor vehicles: (1) a surface transportation infrastructure equivalent use fee at a maximum rate of $120 in the first year with adjustments for inflation for every year following, and (2) a...
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Capitol Connection – Jan. 21, 2020

TACKLING THE DANGERS OF WILDFIRE The Wildfire Matters Review Interim Committee convened over the summer months to discuss wildfire prevention, mitigation, and related matters to improve public safety and forest health issues. By identifying best practices to prevent the devastating impacts of wildfire and areas where the state can improve these practices, Colorado is working hard to protect lives and...