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. OfContinue reading “Longmont: LAR Shares Housing Study”

Boulder: Bond Measure Approved

62 percent of the voters in the St. Vrain School District approved a request to increase debt by $260 million to build new schools and expand/maintain existing schools. The Longmont Association of REALTORS® supported 3A, as it has done in previous years for other school funding measures.

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 allocatedContinue reading “Longmont: LAR Supports Bond Measure”

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 newContinue reading “Longmont: LAR Opposes Gas and Oil Moratorium”

Longmont: LAR Comments on Envision Longmont

Longmont’s revised comprehensive plan (comp plan), Envision Longmont, will be considered for adoption by the City Council on June 28. LAR’s Government Affairs Committee spent hours reviewing the document. A comp plan is generally a long-range planning document that defines where and how development will happen. It will affect every policy the City adopts, fromContinue reading “Longmont: LAR Comments on Envision Longmont”

Longmont: Comp Plan Close to Completion

Envision Longmont, the latest version of the City’s long-range plan, is nearly finished. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Longmont Public Library for public comment. The Longmont Association of REALTORS will review and comment on the draft. While many concepts included in Envision Longmont are laudable, itContinue reading “Longmont: Comp Plan Close to Completion”

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 requireContinue reading “Longmont: REALTORS Oppose Mandatory Composting”

Boulder County: Domenico Re-elected

Cindy Domenico easily defeated challengers Randy Luallin and Kai Abelkis in the District 3 County Commissioner race. The Longmont Association of REALTORS (LAR) had supported Luallin, a Libertarian, because of his positions on issues such as open space and land use. In addition, LAR wanted to send a pointed message to the Commission as whole,Continue reading “Boulder County: Domenico Re-elected”

Longmont: City, LAEC Partner to Advance Longmont

At a recent LAEC breakfast, the economic development organization and the City unveiled a new plan to expand business opportunities in Longmont. Advance Longmont will focus on marketing, real estate inventory, redevelopment and putting resources in play to bolster entrepreneurship and startups. The plan was devised from the results of a study and analysis conductedContinue reading “Longmont: City, LAEC Partner to Advance Longmont”

Longmont: LAR Endorses Cory Gardner

The Longmont Association of REALTORS’ Board of Directors voted to support Cory Gardner for the US Senate, following a recommendation from the Government Affairs Committee. The endorsement is based on the following rationale: “Congressman Gardner has demonstrated his commitment to issues of concern to the real estate community. He visits with the leadership from LARContinue reading “Longmont: LAR Endorses Cory Gardner”