Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt - County Weld, Govt Longmont

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 homes (both attached and detached) will soon be obsolete in some Boulder County communities. Of… Continue reading Longmont: LAR Shares Housing Study

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt - County Weld, Govt Longmont

Longmont: Chamber Presents Construction Defects Resolution

Bruce Partain, CEO of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce made a brief presentation last night to Longmont City Council, delivering a resolution from the Board of Directors asking the City Council to pass a construction defects ordinance, just as Fort Collins and Loveland did last year. Partain urged the Council to support legislative reform of… Continue reading Longmont: Chamber Presents Construction Defects Resolution

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

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 its… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: CAR Launches Call for Action

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

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: Political Leaders Lay Out Issues for Legislative Session

The 2017 legislation session opened on January 11 and it could be the most productive session in years – if both sides of the aisle can agree on how to solve the state’s most vexing issues – transportation funding and construction defects, to name a few. The new Speaker of the House, Crisanta Duran, and… Continue reading Colorado: Political Leaders Lay Out Issues for Legislative Session

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

Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

Although the session is only a week old, the leadership wasted no time in introducing a construction defects bill sponsored by the Democratic Speaker of the House and the GOP Senate President (SB-45) “Construction Defect Claim Allocation of Defense Costs.” Observers suggest it is an attempt to set a nonpartisan tone for this year’s legislature.… Continue reading Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: City to Consider Construction Defects

Brad Mueller, the Director of Greeley’s Community Development Department, says the City will draft a construction defects ordinance in 2017. He is looking at ordinances passed in Fort Collins and Loveland this year as models for the proposed ordinance the City Council will review. While there is no guarantee the City Council will approve anything,… Continue reading Greeley: City to Consider Construction Defects

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

Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Policy Committee Looks Towards 2017 Session

CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) discussed key issues it will likely address in the upcoming session. First on the list was the Division of Real Estate’s sunset review. The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) will issue a report in November outlining any regulatory changes it recommends. CAR recommend changes to continuing education (45 credits over… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Policy Committee Looks Towards 2017 Session

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS launched an initiative to find solutions to the region’s housing affordability in February 2016. Several stakeholder meetings have taken place and after some discussion the group agreed to focus on three key issues: lobbying for construction defects legislation with State representatives, creating a regional repository to share housing policies… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward

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

Legislative Update

The 2015 legislative session has officially ended. The Democrats held the majority in the House and the Republics controlled the Senate so neither party was able to get everything it wanted. Two key bills supported by CAR -- home inspector licensing (SB-140) and construction defects (SB-177) – did not survive the legislative process but will… Continue reading Legislative Update