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Homeownership Month – Creating equal opportunities for future buyers

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Homeownership Month – Creating equal opportunities for future buyers June is National Homeownership Month, when REALTORS® promote the benefits of homeownership and recommit to creating opportunities for future homeowners. REALTORS® commit to creating opportunities for future homeowners The Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation (VBRF) graciously donated over $8,000 to the Volcanic View Cooperative (Co-op) in…

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Wildfire preparedness benefits property owners 

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Wildfire preparedness benefits property owners  Taking small mitigation measures now can make a big difference later Any time is a good time to be prepared for wildfire. While Colorado’s wildfire season traditionally has been the summer months, the definition of “wildfire season” is rapidly changing.  Enduring drought conditions and changes in monsoon patterns are extending…

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A Focus on Fair Housing in Eagle County

Fair Housing

A Focus on Fair Housing in Eagle County April is Fair Housing Month for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Throughout the month, REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events and education shining a light on housing discrimination and segregation. Fair Housing Month signifies a recommitment to expanding equal…

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Vail Board of Realtors boosts Eagle County down payment fund for attainable housing

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Vail Board of Realtors boosts Eagle County down payment fund for attainable housing Housing Solutions for our Local Workforce. The Vail Board of REALTORS®️ and the Vail Multi-List Service are contributing back to the community by donating $50,000 and $25,000 respectively to the Eagle County Loan Fund (ECLF). ECLF is a Down Payment Assistance (DPA)…

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Realtors Make a Difference in the Community

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Realtors Make a Difference in the Community Vail Board of Realtors Foundation supports the Eagle County community Realtors® are more than real estate professionals who help home buyers and sellers. They are neighbors and community members who support local causes by donating money, resources and volunteer time. Community involvement is a core tenet of the…

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Trust—Steadfast Through Challenging Times

Over the last year we have become fairly comfortable with uncertainty. Our society has honed an ability to roll with the punches and pivot on a dime. It’s a testament to our resiliency and tenacity. And, despite social distancing and the inability to see our family, friends, and neighbors smile behind the face masks, we…

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Vail Valley Real Estate Success in a Challenging Year

“Everything about 2020 has been surprising to me, including our local real estate success,” says Vail Board of Realtors® Past Chair, Laura Sellards. “No one could have predicted a record-breaking sales year. Ending 2020 with more than $3 billion in closing sales was unthinkable back in the spring when Eagle County shut down to address…

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Real estate industry takes steps to recognize and promote diversity

Diversity is a broad term. In real estate, it means representing all communities with a variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, and a wide range of lifestyles, experiences, and interests. It is recognizing and representing different demographic groups in a given market area resulting in better advocacy for homeownership and private property rights.…

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REALFire program helps homeowners with wildfire mitigation costs

A free countywide wildfire mitigation program received a funding boost from the Vail Board of Realtors® (VBR) that was matched by Eagle County for a total of $20,000. Thanks to these additional funds, the REALFire® Program can help local residents and property owners by providing extra grant resources up to $1,000 per property to voluntarily…

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