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New Colorado Congressmen Sworn In

Ken Buck (Windsor) became Colorado’s Representative for CD-4 at a swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 6. Buck chose Greg Brophy to be his chief of staff. Brophy, a farmer from the eastern plains, served as a member of the General Assembly … Continue reading

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114th Congress Begins

The end of the “Lame Duck” session had mixed results for REALTORS. The Senate missed an opportunity to approve a six-year reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) that passed the U.S House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.  … Continue reading

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RESPA/TILA Webinar

A NAR webinar that covers changes to Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is available online. The new rule combines the Good Faith … Continue reading

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NAR is Number One

Political Moneyline reports that NAR was the top association PAC in terms of the amount it donated to candidates in the latest election cycle. NAR donated a total of $3.1 million, $2.5 million to GOP candidates and $574,500 to Dems.

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Construction Defects Bill Will Rise Again

With a booming economy and an influx of new people, housing is becoming more expensive, especially in Colorado’s urban areas. Advocates who support changing construct defeat laws, such as the Colorado Association of REALTORS, seem to have created enough PR … Continue reading

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TABOR Refund Will Be Source of Debate

According to the latest economic forecast, it appears that Colorado will take in $200 million more in taxes this year than it’s allowed to keep under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). Although $200 million is a lot of money … Continue reading

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Urban Renewal Bill Will Return

The 2015 Legislative session opened on January 7 but some of the issues will seem familiar. Colorado Counties Inc., which lobbies on behalf of Colorado’s 64 counties, is once again working to drum up legislator support to revise tax-increment funding … Continue reading

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Statewide Transportation Plan – More Funding Needed

The Colorado Department of Transportation published its latest transportation plan, which provides a vision of CDOT’s goals through 2040.  Reading the plan doesn’t provide a glowing view of our transportation future. It notes that Colorado’s population is projected to grow … Continue reading

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I-25 Grant Approved

Jurisdictional disagreements and a devastating flood created a delay, but over a year after the idea was proposed, Northern Colorado received a $30 million grant for North I-25. CDOT’s High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board (HPTE) voted unanimously to award the … Continue reading

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Loveland: REALTORS Support Downtown Development Authority

The Board of Directors of Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS voted unanimously to support the creation of a downtown development authority (DDA) in Loveland. In addition, the Board approved the use of local issues mobilization funds to provide a campaign … Continue reading

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