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Government Affairs

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...

Governor Hickenlooper Signs Sunset Bill 215

SB-215 – Sunset Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Subdivision Developers – Signed by Governor Hickenlooper

SB-215 – Sunset Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Subdivision Developers - Signed by Governor Hickenlooper     [caption id="attachment_23838" align="alignleft" width="300"] Governor Hickenlooper signs SB-215.[/caption] Every 10 years, the Division of Real Estate and the Real Estate Commission (Commission) are up for review at the Legislature. In 2017, CAR was actively involved from the very beginning to define the components of the legislation that will...

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Citing Housing Shortage, Builders Push for Friendlier Laws

Citing Housing Shortage, Builders Push for Friendlier Laws   The real-estate industry argues laws making it easier for homeowner associations to sue over alleged shoddy construction drive up insurance costs and builders’ expenses   Construction at the Regional Transportation District’s Westminster Station in Metro Detroit in early July 2016. While home prices have risen at a double-digit rate for three years, the head of...

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Supreme Court makes landmark ruling for condo developers

Supreme Court makes landmark ruling for condo developers Jun 5, 2017, 1:14pm MDT Updated Jun 5, 2017, 1:29pm MDT      The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of condominium developers to require disputes go to binding arbitration, essentially putting into state law a contentious provision that construction-defects reform advocates said was the key to reviving a largely defunct condo market...