Author Archives: IRES, LLC

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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Colorado Senator Sponsors Bill to Help Consumers Who Select More Efficient Homes

Senators Michael Bennet and Johnny Isakson (GA) have reintroduced a bill — Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act (the SAVE Act) — that requires lenders to take a home’s energy savings into account when considering a loan applicant’s eligibility for … Continue reading

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HUD Proposes Elimination of FHA Post-Payment Interest

On March 13, 2014, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a proposed rule to eliminate Federal Housing Administration (FHA) post-payment interest charges. The policy change would prohibit mortgagees from charging borrowers interest on home mortgages for days … Continue reading

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President Signs Flood Insurance Bill

On Friday, March 21 President Obama signed the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” into law. This law repeals FEMA’s authority to increase premium rates at time of sale or new flood map, and refunds the excessive premium to those who … Continue reading

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Proposed Initiative to Cut Severance Taxes for Towns with Bans

Municipalities that prohibit oil and gas drilling would be barred from receiving severance taxes if Coloradans approve a ballot initiative being pushed by Reps. Frank McNulty and Jerry Sonnenberg. Front Range cities including Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Longmont … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of Realtors Legislative Update

HB-1259 “Transfer General Fund Moneys to the State Highway Fund” CAR Position – Monitor. Rep. Brian DelGrosso’s bill, which would put $100 million in the State’s highway fund, doesn’t have much support from the General Assembly’s Leadership. In a meeting … Continue reading

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Berthoud to Wait on Changes to Growth Map

Berthoud’s attorney asked the Planning Commission to separate revisions to the Town’s GMA map from the Comprehensive Plan revisions until an Intergovernmental Agreement can be signed with Larimer County. Bell said the Town needed time to finish an acceptable agreement … Continue reading

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Boulder County FasTracks Update

The goal of RTD’s Northwest Area Mobility Study (NAMS) was to determine transit priorities for the Northwest corridor, taking into consideration that conditions have changed since voters passed the FasTracks initiative in 2004. The results show that bus rapid transit … Continue reading

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