Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update………………………………………………..November 25, 2015

  • Transportation Bill Passes Without G-Fees

  • Forecasters Predict GDP Growth Will Slow Down in 2016 and 2017

  • TRID Transition Going Smoothly

  • Fed Reform, Mortgage access Bills Under Threat of Veto from the White House

  • Rental Restrictions White Paper Food for Thought as Boulder Debate Heats Up

  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

  • Please Consider 36 Commuting Solutions on December 8-Colorado Gives Day

  • In Case You Missed It

     

    Transportation Bill Passes Without G-Fees
    The House voted 363-64 to pass a six-year, nearly $340 billion highway and transit bill that includes an NAR-supported amendment. The amendment removes an extension of higher Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee fees. [Source: NAR Weekly 11-19-2015]

     

    Forecasters Predict GDP Growth Will Slow Down in 2016 and 2017

    The outlook for the annual growth rate of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) for the next two years looks somewhat softer compared to what it was three months ago, according to a survey of 45 forecasters conducted by the Philadelphia Fed. READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 11-16-2015]

     

    TRID Transition Going Smoothly
    It's been six weeks since new closing rules took effect and the experience for most has been positive, though there are a few recurring snags you should be aware of. [Source: REALTOR® Magazine 11-18-2015]

     

    Fed Reform, Mortgage Access Bills Under Threat of Veto from the White House

    Now the White House is threatening to veto that bill as well as another piece of legislation that would allow loans in portfolio to qualify for an exemption under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)'s qualified mortgage (QM) rule, which passed in the House on Wednesday. READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 11-19-2015]

     

    Rental Restrictions White Paper Food for Thought as Boulder Debate Heats Up
    State and local governments are looking for ways to regulate a growing sharing economy, especially rental housing. Some of these regulations impose fees, registration requirements, or even special licensing. Short-term rentals may increase government coffers; however, that may impede housing affordability in the area. Robinson & Cole use examples from NAR’s Land Use Initiative program to evaluate rental restriction trends across the country. [Source: NAR Weekly: 11-17-2015]
    Link: http://www.realtor.org/reports/short-term-rental-housing-restrictions-white-paper

     

    Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

    Guest Speakers

    Nadine Lee, RTD US 36 BRT Project Manager

  • Nadine will present on the Flatiron Flyer Opening January 3, 2016

    Kristi Estes/Sheryl Machado, CDOT/Ames/Granite

  • Kristi and Sheryl will present on the US 36 Express Lanes Project Completion Early 2016 with the latest commuter news updates

    Audrey De Barros, 36 Commuting Solutions Executive Director

  • Audrey will present what’s ahead for regional transportation (arterial BRT studies on 119, Colo. 7 and 287. And, US 36 final mile implementation, as well exploration of US 36 metro districts)

     

    Get up to speed with this timely presentation on travel changes ahead in the US36 Corridor! RSVP Today.

     

Please Consider 36 Commuting Solutions on December 8-Colorado Gives Day

Transportation is critical to real Estate. That is why BARA has been a member and sponsor of 36 Commuting Solutions for the past 17 years. If you participate in Colorado Gives Day please consider supporting 36 Commuting Solutions and its mission to bring improved mobility to the US36 corridor and its communities.

 

100% of your donation will help us to:

    • Improve cycling, carpooling and transit along US 36, making it easier and more accessible to commuters.
    • Improve first and final mile connections at the six US 36 RTD stations by funding Bike-n-Ride shelters to provide secure bike parking and wayfinding signage.
    • Educate the public about their travel options to driving solo.

 

To donate, please visit coloradogives.org on December 8, or you can schedule your donation ahead of time. Plus, your Colorado Gives Day donation goes even further thanks to the million dollar incentive fund!

 

Thank you for supporting 36 Commuting Solutions as we work to improve the quality of life along the US 36 corridor.

 

Sincerely,

 Ken Hotard

 

About Colorado Gives Day:

Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round website featuring more than 1,650 nonprofits. ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

 

$1 Million Incentive Fund

Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value of every dollar you donate.

 

In Case You Missed It