Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update…………………………………………………..December 16, 2015

 

  • Comprehensive Plan Survey Shows Broad Support for Thoughtful Infill

  • Housing Outlook for 2016: Higher Home Sales and Prices, Falling Refi Volumes

  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

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    Comprehensive Plan Survey Shows Broad Support for Thoughtful Infill

    The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan survey results send a strong message. Housing affordability is the top concern, with a multimodal transportation system that works for everyone coming in second. 82% of respondents think we should either add more housing than the 6,300 more units that current zoning allows (43%) or maintain the existing potential (39%) - only 12% think we should build less. 10% are opposed to mixed use development, only 25% believe buildings should be limited to 35-40 feet in height all over the city, and only 15% believe we should tighten our existing limits on residential growth rates.

     

    According to the survey report, randomly chosen focus groups also showed support for gentle infill: "Many participants felt that housing diversity can be enhanced through some creative adjustments – e.g. increasing the occupancy limit (focusing on the problems that might be caused, not just the number of people), allowing (or easing the review process for) accessory dwelling units, splitting lots, co-op housing, more density (duplexes and condos), mixed use, protecting mobile home parks, and potentially limiting house sizes, among others."  View the Survey results.

     

     

     

    Housing Outlook for 2016: Higher Home Sales and Prices, Falling Refi Volumes

    Get ready for a few twists and turns. The next year will usher in the creation of 1.25 million new households, higher rental demand, increased home sales, and a rise in home purchase loan originations even as refinancing volume plummets, according to at least one key forecast the industry is watching. READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 12-08-2015]

     

    Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

    You will be the first to hear about Colorado Realtor® Party Preparation for the 2016 Legislative Session

Guest Speakers:

Ted Leighty, Government Affairs Vice President, Colorado Association of Realtors®

Ted will tee up the key Realtor® Party issues for the 2016 legislative session

Those Include:

  • First-time Homebuyer Savings Account – CAR Sponsored Bill

  • Construction Defects Reform – continued from 2015 session

  • Home Inspector Licensing – continued from 2015 session

  • Wildfire Mitigation Tax Credit – continued from 2015 session

    Ted will also update on pre-filed and early bills of interest to Realtors®

     

    Barbara Koelzer, Regional Government Affairs Director, IRES 

Barbara is a member of the CAR Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) and will provide her perspective on the upcoming session along with a view of the importance of the 2016 legislative session to NE District Realtor® members.

RSVP Today to be sure you know how the 2016 session could affect your business!

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