Nation: HUD Secretary on Speaks to Realtors

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julian Castro, was a key note speaker at NAR’s Legislative meetings last week in Washington, DC. Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, was optimistic. He noted HUD’s condo rule was “out of the door.” He said President Obama’s economic agenda is helping the middle class andContinue reading “Nation: HUD Secretary on Speaks to Realtors”

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, includingContinue reading “Colorado: Study Says Middle Class Shrinking in Colorado”

Boulder: City to Regulate Residential Vacation Rentals

The Boulder City Council wants to regulate the use of residential properties for vacation rental – and it also wants owners to pay taxes. Research by City staff shows the practice has expanded in the last six years. In 2008, City staff found 21 properties actually located in the City were marketed as short-term vacationContinue reading “Boulder: City to Regulate Residential Vacation Rentals”