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Government Affairs

Potential Change in GOP Tax Comes at a Cost

Changes in the tax code could have pricey implications for homeowners if the GOP Tax Proposal passes.  Cuts elsewhere are causing Congress to find other ways to make up the money.  One area they are looking to make up the money is taxes associated with real estate.   Currently, homeowners are encouraged to stay in their home for two years and are...

CAR Honors 2017 Legislators of the Year

2017 is the very first year the Colorado Association of REALTORS ® is awarding Legislator of the Year awards. CAR does not take this responsibility lightly and our legislative policy committee comprised of members throughout the state of Colorado has carefully considered their decisions. And we believe that the collective honorees are legislators who have been stalwart supporters of the real estate industry, and...

Tax Reform Update

There have been a number of developments in Washington, DC to share with you.   TAX REFORM: Both the House and Senate have named the members of the conference committee.  The committee will begin meeting next week, its goal is to send a final bill to the President by December 15, 2017.  NAR will continue to run the Call for Action until the...

Elizabeth Peetz and Madeline Cain Recognized by Colorado Politics

Elizabeth Peetz CAR's Vice President of Government Affairs and Madeline Cain CAR's Government Affairs Manager are both featured in Colorado Politics Article as "New Political Players".   Elizabeth Peetz will be directing the association's efforts on public policy, as well as manage its government affairs division.  Besides advocacy and legislative work, Peetz will oversee the Realtors’ Legislative Policy Committee, candidate endorsement process...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® names Elizabeth Peetz Vice President of Government Affairs; Madeline Cain promoted to Government Affairs Manager

[caption id="attachment_22653" align="alignright" width="245"] Madeline Cain[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22652" align="alignnone" width="245"] Elizabeth Peetz[/caption]   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – (Nov. 16, 2017) The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has named Elizabeth Peetz, Esq. as its vice president of government affairs and promoted Madeline Cain to government affairs manager.   Peetz, a licensed attorney in Colorado, Nebraska and Washington D.C., has been with the association’s government affairs division since...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Honors 2017 Legislator of the Year Alec Garnett

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Alec Garnett, House Assistant Majority Leader for District 2, was awarded the 2017 Legislator of the Year Award by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® on Monday. Rep. Garnett is one of the first recipients of the award, given to a Colorado legislator who has put considerable effort into legislative efforts that support the American dream of homeownership.   Alec...

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...