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50-state research aims to identify nation’s most innovative housing solutions

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has completed a 50-state research analysis designed to identify the most innovative and successful programs being implemented to address the full spectrum of housing issues facing communities across the United States.   From affordability and product type to inventory needs, CAR’s research set out to help identify what state and local governments, public and private businesses,...

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Capitol Connection – March 10, 2017

Senate Bill 17-156: Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timeline. This week the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance initiated SB17-156, Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines sponsored by Senator Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) and Representative Cole Wist (R-Centennial), and Representative Lori Saine (R-Firestone) received bipartisan approval as it passed the Senate.  The bill will next go to the House for their consideration.   Thank you to all...

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...

Capitol Connection – April 2016

Senate Concurrent Resolution 004: Real Estate Transfer Tax For Affordable Housing. We are happy to report that SCR16-004, Real Estate Transfer Tax for Affordable Housing sponsored by Senator Ulibarri (D-Commerce City) died in committee on April 20th. The LPC opposed this bill and CAR gave testimony against the legislation in the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs committee hearing. This concurrent...