Author Archives: IRES, LLC

20th Annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference

Please join us for the 20th Annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference Join us for the 20th Annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference and spend the afternoon exploring real estate trends and our community. Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 1:30-5:30 p.m. Embassy Suites … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Transportation Impact Fees

Earlier this month the City Council discussed moving from a street oversizing fee to a transportation capital expansion fee (CEF). Staff argues it’s time to update this impact fee and align it with other capital expansion fees, all of which are … Continue reading

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Berthoud: Mulvihill Wins Special Election

Steve Mulvihill, a retired businessman with military experience, decisively won the August 9 special election in Berthoud, taking 49 percent of the vote in the three candidate race. This ends the saga which began in April when Pete Cowdin ran unopposed … Continue reading

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Larimer County: Broadband on the Ballot

The Larimer County Commissioners voted to add a question to the November ballot asking to exempt the County from SB-152 which prohibits local governments from involvement in broadband efforts. Estes Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, and Wellington voters approved similar measures. … Continue reading

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Larimer County: LBAR Supports Incumbents

The Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS Board of Directors approved a recommendation from the Government Affairs Committee to endorse Steve Johnson (District 2) and Tom Donnelly (District 3) for Larimer County Commissioner. Both Commissioners have been supportive of REALTOR issues such … Continue reading

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Longmont: Windy Gap Funding Survey

On August 9 the City Council decided to survey 3,0000 citizens to ask how the City should pay for Longmont’s share of Windy Gap water. There are multiple options available from paying cash to bonding. Each has its own set … Continue reading

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Is Your Website Accessible?

Did you know that your website should be accessible to people with disabilities?  The Department of Justice has been involved in lawsuits against companies like H&R Block and Target to prove they are serious about the issue. Because of this … Continue reading

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Nation: Bill to Reform Dodd-Frank Introduced

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced the “Financial Choice Act” to reduce regulatory burdens and expand credit access to consumers and businesses.  NAR sent a letter to the Committee in support of several provisions … Continue reading

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Nation: CFPB Clarifies TRID

NAR has been actively monitoring the implementation of the “Know Before You Owe” also known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Feedback from REALTORS across the nation highlighted the reluctance of lenders to … Continue reading

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Nation: Feds Announce Changes to PACE Loans

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced changes to the treatment of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans. This new guidance, which goes into effect immediately, states that PACE loans will remain in a subordinated … Continue reading

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