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

Boulder: Regional Housing Partnership’s Strategies for Diverse Housing

Recently Betsey Martens (Boulder Housing Partners) and Leslie Durgen (Boulder Chamber of Commerce) provided an overview of the Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership’s latest draft of Priorities and Strategies for Ensuring a Diverse Housing Inventory (PASFEADI) for BARA and LAR members. The Partnership is comprised primarily of local government agencies and housing authorities. According to… Continue reading Boulder: Regional Housing Partnership’s Strategies for Diverse Housing

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: 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 - Nation

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 friends… Continue reading Nation: Call for Action Ongoing

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

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

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

Longmont: New Council Has No Clear Majority

Dennis Coombs received 57 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s election, ensuring him a third term as Longmont’s mayor. Bonnie Finley staved off challenger Paul Rennix, in Ward 3. Joan Peck won a surprising victory in the at-large race, beating attorney and Planning Commissioner Scott Dunn by 292 votes. The new Council will be interesting.… Continue reading Longmont: New Council Has No Clear Majority

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

Longmont:Building Code Update

Longmont is reviewing the 2015 international building codes, but a group of building professionals is not suggesting any new and expensive requirements for residential construction. In fact, the group is recommending the current code be amended to push back the residential fire suppression sprinkler requirement until 2019. City staff and the professionals had concerns about the… Continue reading Longmont:Building Code Update

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

Boulder: Legislators Don’t Support Construction Defects Bill

A delegation of BARA and LAR members had the opportunity to observe and participate in lobbying for SB-177 (HOA construction defects) on April 2 at the legislature. The group met with Senators Rollie Heath (Boulder), Matt Jones (Lafayette) and Representative Jonathan Singer (Longmont). Senator Rollie Heath, a retired attorney who had worked for the Johns… Continue reading Boulder: Legislators Don’t Support Construction Defects Bill

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

Longmont: REALTORS Oppose Mandatory Composting

Ed Regel, the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Longmont Association of REALTORS told the City Council that the Association does not support mandatory composting at a study session last week. While incentives to encourage residents to compost are not at all problematic to the Association, the idea that the City could require… Continue reading Longmont: REALTORS Oppose Mandatory Composting

Gov't Affairs, Govt - National Assoc. of Realtors® (NAR)

NAR Calls to Action Still Live

NAR has two Calls to Action (CTA) that are ongoing. One concerns mortgage debt forgiveness tax relief and the other is for commercial REALTORS and asks for the extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002. Unfortunately, Northern Colorado participation rates are low. Act now by following this link: http://www.realtoractioncenter.com/realtor-party/act/calls-for-action.html Association participation rates as… Continue reading NAR Calls to Action Still Live