Nation: Senate Passes Important Housing Bill

On July 14 the US Senate passed HR 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” by unanimous consent.  The legislation is expected to be signed by President Obama. The bill was the subject of a recent Call for Action by NAR. Passage of HR 3700 will ease FHA condo rules, make transfer fee rules consistentContinue reading “Nation: Senate Passes Important Housing Bill”

Colorado Legislators Fight For Transportation Projects

Congressman Jared Polis tried to amend the long-term transportation bill recently passed by the House of Representatives to give I-25 “high priority corridor” status. This would have given the highway preference in consideration for funding under the newly created Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program. Unfortunately, he was not successful in his effort. PolisContinue reading “Colorado Legislators Fight For Transportation Projects”

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”

Senate to Tackle Tax Reform

On June 27th the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announced their plan for tax reform legislation in the United States Senate.  A letter to all Senators announced their intention to “mark-up” (create legislation in the committee) a tax reform bill this fall and that theyContinue reading “Senate to Tackle Tax Reform”