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Government Affairs

October is RPAC Month!

  37% of Colorado REALTORS® invested in RPAC last year to protect your business and the real estate industry. Don't let the 37% carry the burden this year.     What business risks does RPAC help you mitigate?   PRESERVING INCENTIVES FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP Tax deductions for mortgage interest, state and local taxes are in the cross-hairs. Congress proposes tax reform financed by modifying or removing the Mortgage Interest...

Wildfire Mitigation Education at the State Capitol

CAR spreading the word to State lawmakers about wildfire education and mitigation.   While hurricanes and earthquakes have rightfully been the focus of attention for so many people in recent weeks, the path of smoke and hazy skies across a majority of the western United States reminds us all that the impact from current and future wildfires can be equally devastating.   With long-term...

National Flood Insurance Program Extended

On Thursday, September 7, the Senate voted to pass a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The House of Representatives passed the legislation on Friday, September 8, 2017, and the President signed the bill into law later that day.   This legislation ensures that the NFIP will not lapse on September 30, 2017, and will be extended until December...

Ask Your Representatives to Pass The 21st Century Flood Reform Act

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) needs your help to drive messages to Members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act."   H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the NFIP and makes a number of critical improvements to the NFIP including increased funds for mitigation activities, caps on overall premium increases, improved claim and mapping processes, as well...

The Vallagio Case

How a Supreme Court Ruling May Impact the Housing Market in Colorado BY CAR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MANAGER ELIZABETH PEETZ   As summer heats up after another successful legislative session at the State Capitol (don’t forget to check out CAR’s top five successes blog post on our website for more information about that!) we are also pleased to announce that the Colorado Supreme Court...

Call for Action Coming Soon!

Ask your Representatives to pass H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act.”   NAR is launching a Call for Action (CFA) on Tuesday, August 22nd!  This CFA will be sent to all REALTOR® members and will be asking the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act.” Click here for more information regarding the National Flood...

CAR’s Top 5 Legislative Successes at the Capitol in 2017

TOP 5 LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES AT THE CAPITOL 1) Construction Litigation Reform CAR, along with the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance, championed compromise legislation that is the first step in the right direction to building more attainable housing for all Coloradans while also protecting homeowners and giving them a voice in whether or not to pursue litigation. After more than four years of negotiations on...

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CHFA Unveils New Loan Program for First-Time Homebuyers

For Immediate Release Monday, June 26, 2017   Contact: Megan Herrera, 303.297.7407 mherrera@chfainfo.com   CHFA Unveils New Loan Program for First-Time Homebuyers   (DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) announced today the rollout of a new home mortgage loan program for first-time homebuyers, qualified veterans, and non-first time buyers in targeted areas. The 30-year, fixed-rate loan program is called CHFA FirstStepsm and is expected to offer...

Governor Hickenlooper Gives Thumbs Up at Bill Signing

HB-1220 – Prevent Marijuana Diversion To Illegal Market

HB-1220 – Prevent Marijuana Diversion To Illegal Market   [caption id="attachment_23885" align="alignnone" width="225"] Governor Hickenlooper describing legislation that limits marijuana diversion to the illegal market prior to bill signing.[/caption]     HB-1220 places limits on the number of marijuana plants that can be possessed or grown on a residential property to 12. Large residential marijuana grows and the manufacturing operations they often bring with them...

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Colorado regulators stress importance of fire mitigation despite favorable forecast

Colorado regulators stress importance of fire mitigation despite favorable forecast     TheDenverChannel.com Team   4:30 AM, Jun 8, 2017 DENVER -- Colorado wildland firefighters are preparing for what is forecasted to be an average or possibly even below average wildfire season.   While this summer’s wildfire forecast may be encouraging, there is still plenty of fuel in the mountains, and Colorado agencies what homeowners to understand...