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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation

Nation: Why Home Ownership Matters

According to a study funded by the National Association of REALTORS® the for-sale housing industry is a key component of the gross domestic product (GDP), and an important driver for the overall economy. Since 1959, total housing-related spending, including both owners and renters, accounted for an annual average of 18.9 percent of GDP, and an… Continue reading Nation: Why Home Ownership Matters

Gov't Affairs

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 Systems (UAS), which went into effect in August 2016, as well as areas in which… Continue reading Nation: Senate Commerce Hearing on Drones

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

Greeley: Road Tax Outperforming Expectations

Staff calculated the.65 percent Keep Greeley Moving tax passed by the voters in 2015 would generate $9.4 million in 2016. This, combined with $2.6 million from Food Tax revenue provide roughly $12 million annually for street projects. In fact, Greeley’s economy outperformed expectations, thus the 2016 revenue will be higher than $9.4 million when the… Continue reading Greeley: Road Tax Outperforming Expectations

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

Longmont: LAR Supports Bond Measure

The Longmont Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors voted to support the St. Vrain Valley School District’s $260 million bond measure, also known as 3A. If approved, the revenues generated by the bond would pay for the construction of three new schools in the Erie/Carbon Valley area. The bulk of the funding would be allocated… Continue reading Longmont: LAR Supports Bond Measure

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

Boulder County: Boulder REALTORS® Support 3A

On October 19 the Boulder Area REALTOR® Association’s (BARA) Board of Directors voted to support Boulder Valley School District ballot measure 3A, a mill levy override. BARA’s position statement notes that a strong school district is good for the economy and an important factor in quality of life. The statement also criticizes the State, arguing… Continue reading Boulder County: Boulder REALTORS® Support 3A

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

Greeley: Survey Will Help City Plan

According to the results of the City’s July community survey, most residents see the economy and quality of life as stable or improving. Most respondents are satisfied with the amount of growth in Greeley and the amenities the community offers. In an interesting twist, affordable housing and entertainment options were identified as lacking. One in… Continue reading Greeley: Survey Will Help City Plan

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation

Nation: Student Loan Debt Hurting Home Sales

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who could be Hillary Clinton’s Vice President nominee, told Realtors in Washington, DC she is tackling the student loan debt with the introduction of “The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act,” S. 2432, which would help make repayments more manageable by allowing borrowers to refinance student loans. She is a member… Continue reading Nation: Student Loan Debt Hurting Home Sales

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Study Says Middle Class Shrinking in Colorado

According to the Pew Research Center, middle-income households are declining in Colorado. Middle-class households in the Denver area decreased from 58 percent in 2000 to 53 percent in 2014. Lower income households increased by four percentage points during that same time. Pew researchers note the decline took place in all five Colorado metropolitan areas, including… Continue reading Colorado: Study Says Middle Class Shrinking in Colorado