Author Archives: IRES, LLC

Supreme Court Overturns Aggregate Limit on Campaign Contributions

In a long-awaited ruling in the case known as McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court struck the aggregate limit on campaign contributions as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. Significantly, the high court left in place the base … Continue reading

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Mortgage Debt Cancellation Tax Relief Update

On April 3 the Senate Finance Committee agreed to a bipartisan bill to reinstate close to 50 tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013. Among the real estate provisions included in the “extenders” package are tax relief for … Continue reading

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Sen. Jones’ Tolling Bill Draws Immediate Opposition

Sen. Matt Jones (D-Boulder County) created a furor over the lack of transparency and public input for the Highway 38 public-private partnership (P3) plan. Then he drafted a bill that he claimed would solve those issues. However, the bill he … Continue reading

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Late Urban Renewal Bill Introduced

A bill designed to fundamentally change urban renewal financing was finally introduced late in the legislative session (April 11). House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) introduced HB-1375 “Modifications to Statutory Provisions Concerning Urban Renewal” on April 11. Larimer County Commissioner … Continue reading

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Loveland Fracking Ballot Question Vague

Sometimes the devil is in the details. As noted in the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the ballot initiative proposed by Protect Our Loveland (POL) not only imposes a two-year moratorium on fracking; it also calls for the study of the impacts of … Continue reading

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Fort Collins Council Approves Important Change to Landmark Designation Code

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS supported a code change that was just approved by City Council that requires the signatures of at least 3 people on a petition to request a non-consensual historic designation. Currently it only takes the … Continue reading

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Berthoud Voters Want Change of Direction

Citizens for a Better Berthoud (CBB) was successful in convincing voters to be skeptical of the Town’s current leadership. Incumbent trustees Dick Shepard and Thomas Jones were not re-elected. However at the same time, CBB’s de facto leader, Jeff Hindman … Continue reading

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A Look Back At IRESis.com

We are in the process of updating our screen design. We know change can be challenging so we thought it might be fun to see what IRESis would look like today if we had never given it a “facelift”. We … Continue reading

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Your Listings On The World Wide Web

Are your listings on Zillow and Trulia? How about LandWatch? If so, do you know how they got there? Better yet, do you know how many leads they generate? Listing syndication (i.e. sending listings to various sites) is a source … Continue reading

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Poll Says Environmental Protection More Important Than Economy

According to a new Gallup poll, Americans are more likely to say protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Since 2009, during the economic downturn, Americans generally prioritized economic growth over … Continue reading

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