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Unsung Hero Housing Legislation 2019

By CAR's Government Affairs Vice President Elizabeth Peetz Happy Summer! The USA Women’s team won the World Cup in France and we are post all-star break, with half the season left to go in baseball. And before you know it, we will be talking about the preparation for the 2020 legislative session. But first let’s take stock of where we are...

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Governor Polis Signs Affordable Housing Bills

Affordable housing concerns tops the list of priority issues for many Coloradans. Colorado REALTORS® collaborated with diverse stakeholders throughout the 2019 legislative session to make significant strides that focused on short- and long-term housing solutions for communities across our state. ### ### On May 17, 2019, with Colorado REALTORS® in attendance, Governor Jared Polis signed a series of affordable housing bills. Descriptions of each bill...

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Capitol Connection: March 8, 2019

Governor Polis Signs House Bill 19-1098 into Law ### Yesterday, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the Land Title Association of Colorado (LTAC) and other industry partners celebrated a big win for the real estate industry as Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1098 into law. HB19-1098, sponsored by two-time CAR Legislator of the Year, Rep. Matt Gray (D-Broomfield) and Sen. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs),...

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Capitol Connection: March 1, 2019

House Bill 19-1096: Colorado Right to Rest   Earlier in the week, HB19-1096, titled Colorado Right to Rest, died in the Senate Finance Committee by unanimous decision. The bill would have allowed individuals to occupy public spaces for any duration without penalty, prohibiting state and local governments from enacting or enforcing laws, ordinances, rules or regulations related to public camping. CAR's Legislative...

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Capitol Connection: January 18, 2019

House Bill 19-1075: Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program   HB19-1075, sponsored by Representative James Wilson (R-Salida), creates a pilot program to increase employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas of the state from 2019 to 2023 tax years. It creates a state income tax credit to any taxpayer that donates to a state housing authority, Colorado and Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), a...

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Capitol Connection: January 11, 2019

The First Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly Opened on January 4         The first gavel of the first regular session of the 72nd General Assembly came down on Friday, January 4th under the new leadership of Senate President Leroy Garcia and Speaker of the House KC Becker. As of this morning, 160 bills have been introduced since the start of...

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BREAKING NEWS: REALTOR® Lynn Myers Runs for House District 41

House District 41 Republican Nomination Committee has picked REALTOR® and former Arapahoe County Commissioner Lynn Myers (R) to challenge Representative Jovan Melton (D), who faces calls from leaders of the Democratic party to resign after his arrests on domestic violence charges were reported. As a current member, past REALTOR® of the Year award recipient and former Chair of the Aurora Association of...

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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 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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This week at the legislature …

This week at the legislature …   Legislators are considering the “long bill”, otherwise known as the budget, to fund the operations of state government. Colorado requires state lawmakers to balance their budget and given the fiscal outlook this year it required the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) to make some tough choices to close a nearly $700 million dollar shortfall.   After a...