Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

HB 1279 “Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval” CAR Position – Support. This bill passed the legislature and will be signed by the Governor next week, which is a major win for CAR. HB-1279 focuses informed consent and does nothing to stand in the way of individual owners who have a legitimate construction issue from… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Doc Fee Bill Introduced

After meeting with CAR lobbyists, who expressed significant concerns, sponsors introduced HB-1309 “Doc Fee to Fund Affordable Housing.” This bill would double the existing documentary fee for the recording of real estate deeds, with half of the money allocated to the county treasurer and the other half allocated to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Doc Fee Bill Introduced

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Boulder County: The People of Colorado vs. Boulder County

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman followed through on Feb. 14 with her threat to sue Boulder County over its “moratorium” on accepting oil and gas permit applications. The complaint lists as defendants the county and the Boulder County Commissioners. Plaintiffs were the people of Colorado and the state, represented by Coffman. Coffman sent Boulder County a warning… Continue reading Boulder County: The People of Colorado vs. Boulder County

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Colorado: Legislative Leaders Setting Stage for Compromise?

Per the Denver Business Journal House Speaker Crisanta Duran would support legislation requiring more homeowners to approve a construction defects lawsuit and providing more information to those condominium owners about the effect of legal actions. It's the Speaker’s first indication that she is willing to go beyond SB-45 (see above) to do something to jump-start… Continue reading Colorado: Legislative Leaders Setting Stage for Compromise?

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Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

Here’s an update on some of the positions adopted by the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) - SB-85 “Increase Documentary Fee & Fund Attainable Housing” OPPOSE. This bill would raise the doc fee for recording or filing to five dollars. The first dollar would go towards electronic filing costs under existing law and the remaining four… Continue reading Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

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Colorado Association of Realtors: CAR Attorney Testifies at Pre-Hearing

On January 25th, CAR General Counsel, Scott Peterson testified at the pre-hearing on the Division of Real Estate Sunset before the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee. This pre-hearing was an opportunity for the committee to hear from the Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Policy Analyst and stakeholders on the DORA Sunset Report. Peterson shared CAR’s… Continue reading Colorado Association of Realtors: CAR Attorney Testifies at Pre-Hearing

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Boulder: Fight Brewing with State

Boulder County received a letter from Colorado’s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman dated January 26 in which the County was asked to end its gas and oil ban by February 10 or risk legal action. The letter cited the history of Colorado Supreme Court decisions regarding gas and oil moratoria and noted the County’s policy of… Continue reading Boulder: Fight Brewing with State

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Boulder: Property Owners Lose Appeal

In December the Colorado Supreme Court denied a request to review the Court of Appeals decision to uphold a district court’s ruling in the Wibby et al. v. Boulder County Board of County Commissioners. In 2014 Chuck Wibby and a group of property owners sued the County over the Commissioners’ decision to require property owners… Continue reading Boulder: Property Owners Lose Appeal

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Construction Defects Update

Several members of the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (HOA) briefed a CAR committee at the convention last week. CAR is a member of the HOA, the alliance which has fought to introduce legislation to remedy construction defect issues in state statute. A 2015 appeals court case (Vallagio v. Metropolitan Homes) had given the HOA hope because… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Construction Defects Update

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Longmont: LAR Opposes Gas and Oil Moratorium

The Longmont Association of REALTORS submitted comments to the Boulder County Commissioners for the June 28th public hearing of resolution 2016-65. The resolution would establish another moratorium on gas and oil applications until November 16, 2016. In its comments, LAR wrote, “The Longmont Association of REALTORS® (LAR) opposes Resolution 2016-65, which would establish a new… Continue reading Longmont: LAR Opposes Gas and Oil Moratorium