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Balance in the state legislature brings good policy outcomes

Colorado’s General Assembly is comprised of 100 members – 35 Senators and 65 Representatives. Over the past year, Colorado has witnessed split control chambers working hand in hand to find compromise, meaning Republicans held majority in the Senate and Democrats held majority in the House, creating a balance among differing political parties and ideologies. ### When the state legislature can find compromise...

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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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Pledge to vote in the 2018 election

Sign the pledge to vote in the 2018 election.   The work we do as REALTORS®, and as an organization, is noble, good, and lasting. Voting is opportunity to exemplify and solidify this point.   This November, the National Association of REALTORS® wants to make sure your voice is heard: PLEDGE TO VOTE IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTIONS!   To view the rest of this article and...

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NAR Call For Action: Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

Click here to take action and urge Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.   The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP.   Standard homeowners insurance policies cover wind...

NAR Call For Action: Don’t Tax “Phantom Income”

Tell Congress: Don’t Tax “Phantom Income” on Short Sales. Congress has begun its “Lame Duck” session with a big list of unfinished business items.  Number one on that list for REALTORS® is an extension of “The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act.” This bipartisan legislation would extend an expired provision that has helped millions of distressed American families by allowing tax relief for homeowners...

The Realtor Party: Why We Vote

Tomorrow, REALTORS® have the opportunity to exercise one of our greatest constitutional rights – the right to vote. In elections at the local, state and national levels, REALTORS® have the opportunity to make a difference in determining the future direction of our great country. Electing candidates who understand the importance of homeownership, real estate investment and property rights will help ensure...

FHA Ends Post-Payment Penalties

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, September 08, 2014 The Federal Housing Administration is overhauling a long-held policy of charging extra interest payments on loans it insures to borrowers who have already paid off the principal debts on their mortgages. FHA has permitted its lenders to charge borrowers a full month of interest when they sell or refinance a home, even if...

REALTORS® Talk FHA at the White House

NAR President Steve Brown was at the White House recently to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Federal Housing Administration. Just as REALTORS® were key to the creation of FHA in 1934, REALTORS® are key players in keeping the agency strong today. During the visit, REALTORS® celebrated FHA's successes, shared what they see as the greatest challenges and opportunities FHA faces today,...

Great RPAC Giveaway Winners Announced

Congratulations to our Great RPAC Giveaway Winners! $1200 to the Broadmoor for a Spa or Golf Getaway- Deborah Ludvik $150 Visa GiftCard- Janene Johnson $150 Visa GiftCard- Marion Steed $200 Visa GiftCard- Christopher Schack $250 Visa GiftCard- Wynne Palermo $30 Starbucks GiftCard- Hank Poburka $100 Nordstrom GiftCard- Michael Brossmer $100 Nordstrom GiftCard- Christopher Doyle CTME Contracts 1-year Subscription- Joan Cox 2-night Stay at Westin Snowmass- Cindy Blach $100 Shell GiftCard- Marjorie...

NAR Government Affairs Update

NAR Government Affairs has been closely monitoring the implementation of rules by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  As part of the implementation of the Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulations, CFPB included in the 3% cap on fees and points, amounts paid to affiliate title companies and insurance escrows when there is an affiliate involved in the transaction.   Unaffiliated charges...