Author Archives: IRES, LLC

Regarding REcolorado’s Offer To Purchase IRES

RECOLORADO’S OFFER REcolorado made an unsolicited offer to purchase IRES on Wednesday, December 7th.  We are disappointed the issue became public before IRES had an opportunity to discuss the proposal with our Owners (Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Loveland-Berthoud), but … Continue reading

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Nation: FHA Fund Improves

On November 15 the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY2016 Actuarial Review of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Forward Loans.  The review shows that the Fund’s capital reserve ratio has reached 2.32 percent … Continue reading

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Nation: NAR Comments on Appraiser Qualifications

On October 28, 2016, NAR submitted a comment letter to the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) in response to their second exposure draft concerning proposed changes to the AQB’s Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. NAR agreed with the AQB’s proposed reductions … Continue reading

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Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only … Continue reading

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Loveland: Pending Resignation Will Trigger Special Election

Hugh McKean will be sworn in as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives on January 11. Recently McKean indicated he intends to continue to represent Ward III until January 10. By law, the Council cannot set a special … Continue reading

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Boulder: Impact Fee Increases Approved

At the same meeting, the Boulder City Council increased capital facility impact fees (parks & rec, library, fire, police, municipal facilities and human services) and transportation excise tax, and created a new transportation impact fee. The fee increases will apply … Continue reading

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Boulder: Council Increases Housing Linkage Fee

Earlier this month the Boulder City Council voted to increase the affordable housing linkage fee for new developments. The linkage fee, which charges new commercial developments to offset their impact on the City’s housing market, was first implemented in 2011. … Continue reading

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Nation: Trump Could Be Good for Real Estate

Inman News reported that Trump is interested in boosting homeownership, which bodes well for our industry. In particular, Trump has focused on deregulating the financial market in order to revive it. Furthermore, the GOP platform approved this summer includes changes … Continue reading

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Nation: NAR Upbeat After Election

Senior Vice President Jerry Giovaniello said November 8th was a “great night for real estate.”  NAR works hard to create relationships with members of Congress and many incumbents were re-elected. $25 million was spent by NAR on congressional races this … Continue reading

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Colorado: CAR Goes Four for Four

Amendment 69, which would have created a new state-run universal health care system went down in flames with 80 percent of voters saying no. Raise the BAR (Amendment 71) passed, which will make it more difficult to amend the state … Continue reading

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