Colorado Association of REALTORS: CAR Launches Call for Action

CAR and its allies want everyone to participate in the Call for Action (CFA) on SB-156 “Homeowners’ Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines.” Sponsored by Sen. Owen Hill and Representatives Lori Saine and Cole Wist, this bill focuses on the need for mediation or arbitration prior to litigation for construction defects. The bill passed itsContinue reading “Colorado Association of REALTORS: CAR Launches Call for Action”

Nation: Senate Passes Important Housing Bill

On July 14 the US Senate passed HR 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” by unanimous consent.  The legislation is expected to be signed by President Obama. The bill was the subject of a recent Call for Action by NAR. Passage of HR 3700 will ease FHA condo rules, make transfer fee rules consistentContinue reading “Nation: Senate Passes Important Housing Bill”

Nation: Call for Action Ongoing

The Call for Action on HR 3700 will be active until July 15. CAR’s goal is 20 percent participation per association. As of today, here are the results for our associations: BARA – 5.12 percent FCBR – 18.15 percent GARA – 19.86 percent LAR –  15.46 percent LBAR – 24.04 percent Encourage your REALTOR friendsContinue reading “Nation: Call for Action Ongoing”

Nation: Please Participate in the Call for Action

NAR launched a call for action regarding HR 37000, the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act last week. Please help us reach our goal, which is a participation rate of 20 percent. So far, none of the associations in Northern Colorado have met the goal. Click here to respond:

Tax Reform

The Call for Action (CFA) urging Senators to maintain real estate tax provisions in any changes to the US tax code closed on Aug. 2. NAR reports that members reached the 15 percent national response rate goal, with 122,100 members taking action.   NAR says it remains critical that REALTORS re-educate Members of Congress aboutContinue reading “Tax Reform”