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CALL FOR ACTION: Construction Litigation Reform

CALL FOR ACTION: Construction Litigation Reform       Click here to take action.     Ask your state senator to support SB 156, which fixes problems in current state law that have essentially brought the construction of new owner-occupied, multi-family housing such as condos to a halt. SB 156  would fix problems in the current law by providing a common sense and balanced solution that protects...

Capitol Connection

House Bill 17-1159: Remedies For Forcible Entry And Detainer   CAR initiated HB 17-1159, Remedies For Forcible Entry And Detainer, sponsored by Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley) and Representative Jon Becker (R- Fort Morgan) was introduced last week and today the LPC took an official support position. This bill proposes real solutions to reduce the problem of squatters unlawfully possessing property. It will...

Another REALTOR® Day at the Capitol is in the Books!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended REALTOR® Day at the Capitol!  We had over 200 attendees from across the state, and had a very successful day speaking with our legislators.  We would like to thank Henry Sobanet, Director of the Office of State Planning and Budget for Governor John Hickenlooper for providing the audience an interesting and insightful...

Update: Commission and Division of Real Estate Sunset

Last week, CAR General Counsel, Scott Peterson testified at the first pre-hearing on the Division of Real Estate Sunset before the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee. This pre-hearing was an opportunity for the committee to hear from the Department of Regulatory Agencies Policy Analyst and stakeholders on the DORA Sunset Report. Peterson shared CAR’s comments on the report, explaining...

Commission and Division of Real Estate Sunset Update

On Wednesday January 25th, CAR General Counsel, Scott Peterson testified at the pre-hearing on the Division of Real Estate Sunset before the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee. This pre-hearing was an opportunity for the committee to hear from the Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Policy Analyst and stakeholders on the DORA Sunset Report. Peterson shared CAR’s comments on the report,...

Welcome to the second week of the legislative session…

Regulation of Home Inspectors is calendared for January 31st.   CAR initiated Senate Bill 17-038, Concerning Regulation of Home Inspectors by Senator Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) was introduced last week and will now be heard in the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee on January 31st.  Today, the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) officially voted to support the bill and CAR will prepare...

The First Regular Session of the 71st General Assembly Kicks Off in 2017

The first gavel of the first session of the 71st General Assembly came down on Wednesday, January 11th, ushering in twenty new legislators, with six legislators finding themselves in a new chamber and three legislators returning to the legislature with previous legislative experience.  The session, which will be a busy one for REALTOR® interests, got off to a quick start...

2016 Election Recap

What the 2016 election results mean for Colorado REALTORS®. “Pundits Befuddled!” is how news headlines could have described the 2016 elections. Pundits, and the world, were stunned by Donald Trump’s inconceivable victory. Perhaps even more unexpected than the Presidential race, was the fact that Republicans retained their U.S. Senate majority. As of Friday, November 10th, a few Colorado counties were still...

Increase in Recording Fees Coming in 2017

Effective January 1, 2016 in accordance with Senate Bill 2016-115, the e-recording technology fund fee will increase to $3.00 for each recorded document (C.R.S. 30-10-421) for a period of five years. This will bring the fees to $13.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page on every recorded document. One dollar of the fee will be retained by...