PPAR REALTORS® Building Community

At PPAR, REALTORS® have been active participants and leaders in the community since 1902. Real estate professionals in the Pikes Peak region have had the privilege of helping consumers pursue the dream of homeownership for centuries; from touring prospective homes to assisting in every step of the real estate transaction, forging relationships that last a lifetime.

Historically, the desire to own land and a home is deeply embedded in the fabric of American society, and dates back to the 1800s. Some would argue that the dream of homeownership goes even further back in time, where the importance of being a landowner was discussed by the Founding Fathers in documents such as the Articles of Confederation.

REALTORS® nationwide have a vested interest in protecting the homeowners’ property rights. As part of the largest trade association in the country, REALTORS® use their collective voice to serve as advocates for the homeowner, and ensure that local ordinances, state and federal legislation do not adversely impact homeowners.

PPAR REALTORS® take civic participation very seriously. In addition to their efforts in the political arena, they are active in the community. We partner with a few community programs and achieved extraordinary results. We collaborate with the American Cancer Society to discover new ways to keep the funds raised at a local level. PPAR proudly sponsored the first Annual Casino Night and made an donation to ACS. 100% of the donation will stay local to be used to provide taxi vouchers for people in our community that need rides to their chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. For the third year, PPAR entered an award-winning float in the Festival of Lights Parade. The 33rd annual parade was the largest single day community event with over 60,000 people in attendance and PPAR was bestowed the top honor of the White Christmas Trophy for best overall float entry. PPAR REALTORS® contributed money for food baskets to help feed families working to stay out of the welfare system over Thanksgiving and food baskets for families in need of food during the Christmas season. Members provided gifts for 300 foster children in the Pikes Peak region over the holidays. Members showed up full force to give back to the community and did so in the spirit of giving. They obtained the child’s name and wish list in less than two days. They purchased the gifts for the children and brought them into PPAR so Santa could present the gifts to the child at a dinner. PPAR REALTORS® participate in other programs as well. Members support the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon event that raised funds for JA to provide financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurial programs to local area students. They supported the HBA Breakfast with the Builders with a booth. Members successfully raised funds for REACH, a local organization that provides services to over 10,000 people every year who need a help up. PPAR REALTORS® partners with Springs Rescue Mission by conducting water, gloves and hat drives for the homeless in our city. PPAR members meet with the organization, take tours of the facility and work with their staff to see how best to help them meet the needs of our community.



Trusted Voice for Real Estate

REALTORS® are The Voice for Real Estate. That means they serve as advocates for home owners on a wide array of issues that range from private property rights and the environment, to transportation and education. The Following is a list of issues that play a role in the advocacy agenda in national, state and local government.

  1. Clean Water Act (National)
  2. City for Champions (Local)
  3. Construction Defects (State/Local)
  4. Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights (National/State/Local)
  5. Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (National)
  6. First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit (State - Details coming soon)
  7. Low-Income Tax Credit (State - Details coming soon)
  8. National Flood Insurance Program (National/State/Flood)
  9. Real Estate Transfer Tax (National/State/Local)
  10. Southern Water Delivery System (Local)
  11. Wildfire Mitigation- Colorado Project Wildfire (State/Local)

REALTORS® in the news


2017


PPAR urges a multiyear reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program
WATCH PPAR Cares: Tax reform proposals weaken incentive for homeownership
Watch REALTORS® providing an update to the Construction Defect Action Reform Act

2016


Watch and read about REALTORS® determined to bolster path to homeownership
REALTORS® Advocate Homeownership Opportunities for Veterans on Capitol Hill
REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act

2015


REALTORS® help Families Own Piece of American Dream, Says Secretary Castro
REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of Mortgage Choice Act
REALTORS® Support FHFA Director Watt’s Efforts to Promote Affordable Homeownership

2014


Audit Shows FHA Fund is Healthy, Time to Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums, Say REALTORS®
REALTORS® Commend FEMA for Effective Implementation of Flood Insurance Reforms
FHA Announces Blueprint for Greater Homebuyer Access to Credit
REALTORS® Applaud Speedy Senate Action on Bipartisan Flood Insurance Affordability Bill
REALTORS® Oppose Tax Plan to Limit Mortgage Interest Deduction, Real Estate Provisions

2013


REALTORS® Demand Immediate Relief for Homeowners Impacted by Unforeseen and Exponential Increases in Flood Insurance Premiums
The Time is Now for Lawmakers, Real Estate Industry to Secure Future of Homeownership
REALTORS® Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Delay Flood Insurance Rate Increases
REALTORS® Advocate Housing Finance System Overhaul That Protects Taxpayers and Access to Credit

2012


NAR Ready to Fight for Homeownership Future
REALTORS® Applaud FHFA for Expanding Short Sale Eligibility to Help More Struggling Homeowners
REALTORS® Testify Broad Qualified Mortgage is Critical to Bringing Certainty to Housing Finance System
REALTORS® Applaud Long-Term Reauthorization of Flood Insurance Program

2011


U.S. Will Remain a Nation of Homeowners
REALTORS® Ready to “Seize the Day” for America’s Home Owners
Preserving Home Ownership Tax Benefits Vital to Housing Market, Say REALTORS®
REALTORS® Urge Long-term Flood Insurance Reform as Congress Passes Stopgap Extension
Celebrating America’s History of Home Ownership