Author Archives: IRES, LLC

2014 Election Most Successful to Date

The 2014 mid-year elections were historic by many measures, but particularly for the NAR and the REALTOR Party. It was NAR’s most successful election to date, winning over 90 percent of the REALTOR Party supported races.  Needless to say, real … Continue reading

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NAR Calls to Action Still Live

NAR has two Calls to Action (CTA) that are ongoing. One concerns mortgage debt forgiveness tax relief and the other is for commercial REALTORS and asks for the extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002. Unfortunately, Northern Colorado … Continue reading

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Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort

Businesses in Larimer and Weld County are reportedly moving forward with a plan to create a private sector economic development organization which they plan to launch in early 2015. The effort to bring private funding to attract development and major … Continue reading

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CDOT, MPO Working to Find Funding for I-25

Facing a December 31 deadline to “use or lose” a $30 million grant, CDOT has come up with a proposal that seems to have found favor with local elected officials. Johnny Olson, CDOT’s regional director, has proposed that the grant … Continue reading

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Weld County: Staff Prepares to Present Impact Fee Proposal to Council

After months of work, and requests for public input, Greeley Assistant City Manager Victoria Runkle and Community Development Director Brad Mueller are ready to present recommendations to the City Council regarding the proposed 2015 impact fees. The total cost of … Continue reading

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Larimer County: NCEDC Hires Interim CEO

The Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) announced it has hired Organization Dynamics LLC to provide temporary chief executive services following the resignation of Walt Elish, who resigned in September. Doug Marsh, a principal with Organization Dynamics, will serve as … Continue reading

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Where Does IRES Stand On Drones?

You’ve probably seen them around- virtual tours and photographs that have been taken by a “drone” or UAS device (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) for real estate marketing purposes. But did you know that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has NOT approved … Continue reading

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All New Realtor.com Profile

Take advantage of the FREE Realtor® benefit and claim your Realtor® Profile! By not claiming your profile, you may be missing out on opportunities or leads. Realtor.com® populates the contact information of unclaimed profiles from the National Association of Realtors® … Continue reading

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QRM Update

The FDIC was the first of six regulators to finalize the QRM (Qualified Residential Mortgage) Rule. The QRM rule provides a set of requirements a loan must meet to be considered a safe loan and eligible to be sold to … Continue reading

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Regulators Propose Tweaks to Flood Rules

Regulators released a joint proposed rule on Oct. 24th that would require lenders to escrow flood insurance payments and eliminate mandatory insurance requirements for structures that are detached from a primary residence. The rule would require lenders to escrow premiums … Continue reading

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