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Government Affairs Update10-24-2019

October 24, 2019 In this issue... LOCAL Boulder County Boulder Additional Height Approved as Community Benefit Longmont Partnership Creates Longmont Mobile Home Co-op City Adopting New Flood Maps Council Adopts Sustainability Evaluation System Larimer County Loveland Fierros Withdraws From Council Race 402 Plan Adopted Weld County Greeley Energy Plan Approved COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® CAR… Continue reading Government Affairs Update10-24-2019

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Government Affairs: Nation

March 26, 2019 NAR Supports Fair Housing Amendments Legislation was introduced on Wednesday, March 13, to amend the Fair Housing Act to include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The provisions are included as part of H.R. 5, or the Equality Act, which was sponsored by Congressman David Cicillini (D-RI). NAR wrote a… Continue reading Government Affairs: Nation

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Governmental Affairs National Update: NAR Participates in BCFP Round Table; FHFA Ends Single Family Rental Program

NATION NAR Participates in BCFP Roundtable Earlier this month, NAR participated in an Industry Roundtable Discussion at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) with Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, newly named Deputy Director Brian Johnson, and other high-level Bureau staff. NAR joined other consumer, banking, and lending trade associations in discussing the recent Requests for… Continue reading Governmental Affairs National Update: NAR Participates in BCFP Round Table; FHFA Ends Single Family Rental Program

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NAR Position on Internet Sales Tax

Last week the Supreme Court announced its holding in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., a case on internet sales tax fairness – and their ruling is a win for NAR's position that states should be able to require online sellers to collect/remit sales tax on purchases.  The Court held that the South Dakota law may stand, and that… Continue reading NAR Position on Internet Sales Tax

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Respond to the Call For Action

NAR’s advocacy campaign to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program is still active. If you haven’t already responded to the Call For Action, please do so now using this link: https://bit.ly/2lBI00j. The NFIP is a very important issue for all REALTORS® -- remember the September 2013 flood? And your local association and CAR need your… Continue reading Respond to the Call For Action

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NAR – Tax Reform Could Hurt Homeowners

The National Association of Realtors® has published a study focusing on the impacts of comprehensive tax reform. While the study did not say so, the reforms identified in the study closely mirror President Trump’s proposed tax reform plan. * NAR’s study focused on how lower and consolidated marginal tax rates would impact income taxes. Specifically,… Continue reading NAR – Tax Reform Could Hurt Homeowners

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Nation: NAR Says No Degree Needed for Appraisers

On May 9, 2017, NAR submitted a comment letter to the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) in response to the Third Exposure Draft concerning proposed changes to the AQB's Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. NAR agreed with the AQB's removal of the degree requirement for licensed residential appraisers, the basic appraiser qualification, and to instead require completion… Continue reading Nation: NAR Says No Degree Needed for Appraisers

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Nation: PACE Reform Bills Introduced

Bipartisan legislation supported by NAR was introduced in the Senate and House that would subject Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans to the same Truth in Lending Act (TILA) consumer protections required of other mortgage products. In the Senate, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the legislation. The House… Continue reading Nation: PACE Reform Bills Introduced

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Nation: NAR Endorses Carson

On Thursday, January 12th, Dr. Ben Carson testified before the Senate Banking Committee as the nominee for the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. During the hearing, Dr. Carson defended the critical role of the FHA mortgage insurance program. He also spoke about the importance of the American Dream of homeownership. Following… Continue reading Nation: NAR Endorses Carson

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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 in degree requirements for Licensed and Certified Residential appraisers and asked that prior work experience… Continue reading Nation: NAR Comments on Appraiser Qualifications