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 - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Imagine Greeley Needs You

Greeley is moving forward quickly with its Comprehensive Plan update, known as Imagine Greeley. Community Development Director Brad Mueller says the plan is on track for adoption by the end of 2017. The plan focuses on the following topics:  housing access (affordable and diverse housing types), growth, economic health, livability and capital and operations. After… Continue reading Greeley: Imagine Greeley Needs You

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

Longmont: Sanctuary City Discussion Postpones Council Action

On April 25 the City Council had two items of interest to REALTORS®on the agenda – a text amendment to remove accessory dwelling unit density calculations and the Boston-Sunset annexation referral. Agendas are carefully created in advance by staff and approved by the mayor. Unfortunately, these two items were pushed to subsequent meetings because of… Continue reading Longmont: Sanctuary City Discussion Postpones Council Action

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation

Nation: NAR Urges Mnuchin to Protect MID

In a letter dated March 10, 2017, NAR 2017 President William E. Brown urged new Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to protect the current tax benefits of homeownership as the Trump Administration seeks to reform the federal income tax system. Referring to recent media reports where Mnuchin promised to leave “the mortgage interest deduction as is,”… Continue reading Nation: NAR Urges Mnuchin to Protect MID

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Homebuilders, REALTORS® Make Candidate Endorsements

The Northern Colorado Home Builders Association announced it is endorsing the following candidates in the Fort Collins City Council election - for mayor Wade Troxell, in District 1: Nate Budd
and in District 3 Ken Summers. 
The HBA made no endorsement in the District 5 race. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® announced its “Future of… Continue reading Fort Collins: Homebuilders, REALTORS® Make Candidate Endorsements

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation, Govt - State of Colorado

Nation: NAR Proposes Changes to Condo Certification Requirements

On November 28, 2016, NAR submitted a comment letter to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regarding proposed changes to FHA Condominium certification requirements. Many of the proposed changes align with areas REALTORS® have expressed a need for more lenience and reflects NAR advocacy on these matters. The NAR letter specifically asks FHA to: Remove the… Continue reading Nation: NAR Proposes Changes to Condo Certification Requirements

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Occupancy Ordinance Study Funding Postponed

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® (FCBR), Colorado State University and the Associated Students at Colorado State University (ASCSU) were no doubt disappointed with the City Council’s decision to narrow the scope of a study to investigate the impact of the U+2 ordinance and possible unintended consequences. FCBR asserts the ordinance impacts housing affordability. The… Continue reading Fort Collins: Occupancy Ordinance Study Funding Postponed

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only three attended: Representatives Perry Buck (Windsor/Larimer County) and JoAnn Ginal (Fort Collins) and Senator John… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Division of Real Estate Aware of Appraisal Problems

A CAR advisory group agreed that appraisal delays are a problem for REALTORS now and in the future. There are fewer appraisers in the industry and more regulations governing their educational requirements and standards. http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/24/appraiser-shortage-vexing-the-need-it-now-front-range-real-estate-market/ The question is, how can our industry help affect change in another? Fortunately, the Division of Real Estate is also… Continue reading Colorado: Division of Real Estate Aware of Appraisal Problems

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

Greeley: GHope Successful

In its first year, Greeley Home Ownership Program for Employees (G-HOPE) helped 16 employees purchase homes. The program was approved by the City Council as a way to encourage employees to live in the community in which they worked by providing down payment assistance for home purchases within the University District. The loan is a secondary… Continue reading Greeley: GHope Successful