Regional Government Affairs Update July 7, 2021 🌻

When is it appropriate to mount a recall effort against an elected official? This is a legitimate question, and one voters must consider more frequently in this age of political divisiveness. 

IRES Matters | Episode 11

Barbara provides a deep dive into her role as our “local government watch-dog” for Realtors in Northern Colorado. A member of IRES staff, Barbara is here to serve the real estate community by staying on top of legislative changes and participating in advocacy for the region. She created a study to examine the long term pros and cons of Metro Districts for homeowners, and we go in-depth on how these impact builders, buyers, and Realtors. Follow her blog for regular updates at ires-net.com.

PayPal and Venmo Options Now Available for IRES Billing

We’re pleased to announce that with 2021 Q3 billing IRES MLS subscribers have the option to pay invoices with PayPal and Venmo accounts. What do I do? Log In to Invoice Cloud by clicking the Sign In option in the upper right-hand corner of the login page at http://www.invoicecloud.com/iresllc. This can be done from eitherContinue reading “PayPal and Venmo Options Now Available for IRES Billing”

Regional Government Affairs Update June 21, 2021 💐

If you are helping a client buy or sell a home in unincorporated Larimer County, you’d better be aware of the new transfer of title septic program going into effect on July 1. Read more about this as well as other important updates, below. Best Regards, Barbara KoelzerRegional Government Director LOCALBoulder County BoulderVoters to Decide onContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update June 21, 2021 💐”

Regional Government Affairs Update June 7, 2021 🌺

Housing affordability remains a top concern for Colorado residents according to polling. In response, governments are proposing various policies to reduce prices for rental and for-sale units.

Can governments create affordability in the real estate market? What are the unintended consequences of such legislation? To learn more about how local governments and the State are addressing affordability, keep reading.

Regional Government Affairs Update May 17, 2021 🌸

I began speaking to staff at NAR about a metro district study on February 7, 2020 a few weeks before our world was turned upside down by the COVID epidemic. I am happy to announce the study is complete and its results are now available. It was worth the wait.

The study wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of our REALTOR associations (local, state, and national) and two multiple listing services — IRES and REColorado. 

To learn more about the study and review the infographics created to summarize the study and educate both real estate professionals and consumers, keep reading! 

Regional Government Affairs Update May 3, 2021 🌷

The legislative session will probably end at the end of the month, but legislators are not slowing down. They’re preparing to introduce a 190-page transportation bill that will impact every Coloradoan. To learn more about this bill and how it will affect you, keep reading!