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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),...

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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With no leader, no employees and no money, what will happen to Boulder County’s public trustee?

Governor's office: We have a plan, but no details available By Shay Castle   Numbers have been dwindling for years inside Boulder County's public trustee office. As the revenue from fees on ever-shrinking sales and foreclosures grew smaller, so, too, did the staff: down from five in 2012 to two today.   Next week, staff will drop further, to zero.   Trustee Jim Martin announced his resignation...

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Capitol Connection – February 23, 2018

Senate Bill 18-109: Authorize Audio-Video Communication Notarial Acts SB18-109, sponsored by Senator Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), Representative Garnett (D-Denver), and Representative Wist (R-Centennial) allows notaries public to perform notarial acts using audio-visual communication. The process is called remote notarization and it's similar to a skype or face-time type of interaction where there is audio and video communication between the notary and the...

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Capitol Connection – February 16, 2018

House Bill 18-1227: Real Estate Commission Flexibility in License Period HB18-1227, sponsored by Representative Herod (D-Denver), Representative Wist (R-Centennial), and Senator Cooke (R-Greeley), is a clean-up bill to the real estate sunset from 2017.  In the sunset bill, the expiration date of real estate licenses changed from an anniversary date to a calendar renewal on December 31st of the third year...

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Colorado governor candidates differ on affordable-housing solutions

Four Democratic and three Republicans hoping to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke at a Gubernatorial Forum held by the Colorado Association of REALTORS at REALTOR Day at the Capitol.   The discussions came as housing needs continue to out-pace new housing supplies, leaving home prices soaring and an estimated 25 percent of Coloradans spending 50 percent or more of their income...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Economic Summit Creates a Buzz about Ballot Initiative No. 66

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® sought to get the word out about the dangers of ballot initiative No. 66 and successfully did so at their annual Economic Summit on February 7, 2018.  Initiative No. 66 is currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court and could be on the ballot this November.   This initiative seeks to cap new housing construction to 1%...

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Economic Summit Tackles the Hard Subject of Ballot Initiative No. 66

“This will bring our economy to a halt. You don’t bring affordability to a market by reducing supply,” Scott Thorson, the Chief Operating Officer at Oakwood Homes, said at the Colorado Association of REALTORS®’ Economic Summit on Wednesday in Denver.   Ballot initiative No. 66, which is awaiting a review from the Colorado Supreme Court, would limit permits for homes and apartments...

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Capitol Connection – January 26, 2018

Senate Bill 18-015: Protecting Homeowners and Deployed Military SB18-015, sponsored by Senators Gardner (R-Colorado Springs) and Hill (R-Colorado Springs) and Representatives D. Williams (R-Colorado Springs) and Liston (R-Colorado Springs), allows for the removal of an unauthorized person (trespasser) from a residential property within 24 hours based on an affidavit from the true property owner. The rightful property owner is subject to...

REALTORS® Honor Legislator of the Year Nancy Todd

    DENVER – Nancy Todd, Senator for Aurora in Senate District 28, was awarded the 2017 Legislator of the Year Award by the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. Rep. Todd 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.   Nancy Todd was a...