Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Longmont: LAR Shares Housing Study

Amy Aschenbrenner, CEO of the Longmont Association of REALTORS® and Kyle Snyder of Land Title Guarantee Company, were invited to make a short presentation on the 2016 Longmont Housing Affordability Study on April 4. The report demonstrates that reasonably priced … Continue reading

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Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails

At the beginning of the April 4th City Council meeting, Council member Polly Christensen made a motion to direct the City Manager to add a discussion of inclusionary zoning – requiring builders to deed restrict a portion of new development … Continue reading

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Nation: Senate Commerce Hearing on Drones

On Wednesday, March 15, the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee held the hearing “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes, and Challenges.”  The hearing focused on the industry growth seen since the FAA released its rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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Nation: President Trump Releases Budget

On Thursday, March 16th, President Trump released the “America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The budget does not include many details, but is more an outline of President Trump’s spending proposals. House and Senate appropriations … Continue reading

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Nation: NAR Urges Mnuchin to Protect MID

In a letter dated March 10, 2017, NAR 2017 President William E. Brown urged new Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to protect the current tax benefits of homeownership as the Trump Administration seeks to reform the federal income tax system. Referring … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

Senate Bill 17-215 “Sunset Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Subdivision Developers” CAR Position – Support. This bill, which continues the Division of Real Estate, the Real Estate commission and the regulation of real estate brokers until 2026. It passed second … Continue reading

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Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

Last week the Johnstown Town Council did not ratify the agreement to donate $6 million for the SH 402 interchange redesign as part of the I-25 Phase One project. At the last moment the town’s mayor, who had helped broker the … Continue reading

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Loveland: LBAR Endorses Olson

The Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS® has endorsed Steve Olson in the election to select a new City Council member to represent Ward 3. Olson, a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and active … Continue reading

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Loveland: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees

The City Council has been discussing a new methodology for calculating capital expansion (or impact) fees for new development for five years. Last week staff presented Council with a resolution adopting the new plans based fees but after a long … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Capital Expansion Fee Discussion Delayed

The City Council was scheduled to consider an ordinance increasing the City’s capital expansion fees on March 21, however that discussion was postponed until May. This delay could be helpful because it gives groups like the Chamber of Commerce, which … Continue reading

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