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 HouseContinue reading “Nation: PACE Reform Bills Introduced”

City of Longmont Adopts 2012 Building Codes

The City Council approved two ordinances approving the adoption of the 2012 Building Codes. As had been previously reported, the requirement to increase insulation in attics (R49) and walls (R20) are thought to be the most expensive aspects for new residential construction although building inspectors argue the energy cost savings will quickly outweigh the additionalContinue reading “City of Longmont Adopts 2012 Building Codes”

City of Greeley Working on 2012 Building Codes

Greeley will be the first jurisdiction in Northern Colorado to consider the adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes. After a preliminary review, Tim Swanson, the Chief Building Official for the City of Greeley says the 2012 Model Code does not include any major changes for residential buildings. The controversial residential sprinkler requirement remains inContinue reading “City of Greeley Working on 2012 Building Codes”