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Capitol Connection: April 19, 2019

House Bill 19-1322: Expand Supply Affordable Housing ### HB19-1322, sponsored by Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Avon), Rep. Perry Will (R-New Castle), Sen. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) and Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose), appropriates a portion of the unused funds in Colorado's Unclaimed Property Trust Fund, while protecting the 20-year claims reserve. The bill ensures all unclaimed property claims will continue to be paid and...

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What Would Rent Control Mean for Colorado?

A new bill under consideration in the state legislature would give local governments across Colorado the ability to implement rent control policies.   Colorado has had a statewide ban on rent control policies since 1981, when it was enacted in response to a citizen initiative in Boulder to allow rent-controlled housing. Now, in the face of an affordable housing crisis in Denver and across...

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CAR Foundation REALTOR® Appreciation Day

Join us at the Blue Sky Gallery - Wings Over the Rockies in Englewood to celebrate our REALTORS® in Colorado. On July 31, 2019 from 4-8pm, we have the opportunity to gather together to share hors d'oeuvres and drinks, participate in a silent auction, and even try the simulators!   Record breaking pilot and former REALTOR®, Michael F. Combs, will be the special...

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Call for Action

Vote "No" on Senate Bill 225   Senate Bill 225 is bad public policy because it repeals current Colorado statute prohibiting rent control on private residential real property or housing units and allows any local jurisdiction to pursue their own rent control limits. It will be on the Senate Floor on Thursday morning. ### Rent control does not equal affordable housing; in fact, it...

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2019 LANDU Education Week

Join us in Denver, CO, for the 2019 LANDU Education Week!   LANDU is excited to be bringing back this education week from June 2nd-10th at the University of Denver. This gives attendees an opportunity to complete all six courses towards the elite ALC Designation in one place. Plus, since these courses are in-classroom this is the perfect opportunity to network with land...

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Capitol Connection: April 12, 2019

House Bill 19-1257 & House Bill 19-1258: TABOR Debrucing Bills   HB19-1257 and HB19-1258, sponsored by Speaker KC Becker (D-Boulder), Sen. Kevin Priola (R-Henderson) and Sen. Lois Court (D-Denver) refers a measure to the 2019 statewide ballot that would let voters decide whether we authorize the state to retain state revenues in excess of the TABOR cap (the constitutional limitation on state fiscal...

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Spring Season Beginning to Emerge After Slow First Quarter

Epic winter snowfall, bomb cyclone create ripple effect on statewide housing markets Spring season beginning to emerge after slow first quarter http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, CO. – April 10, 2019 – An historic mid-March “bomb cyclone” weather event, coupled with epic Colorado snow totals, tempered the typical fast start to the spring housing market in Denver and across the state, according to the latest...

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Capitol Connection: April 5, 2019

Update: House Bill 19-1167: Remote Notaries Protect Privacy ### HB19-1167, sponsored by Rep. Monica Duran (D-Wheat Ridge), Rep. Terri Carver (R-Colorado Springs) and Sen. Robert Rodriguez (D-Denver), authorizes notaries public to perform a notarial act through use of audio-visual communication, commonly referred to as "remote notarization." Existing law requires an individual to appear in-person in order to get a document notarized. ### In today's...

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Well-Intentioned Initiative 300 Will backfire on Denver’s Homeless — and on the Rest of Us

Denver voters are being asked to consider Initiative 300 — the “right to survive” — on the May ballot. 300 represents unprecedented and broad sweeping policy changes that will tangibly restrict our ability to deliver critical resources to homeless people and would have an immense impact on Denver and our state.   A new study, “Impacts on the Homeless and Society by...