Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update…………………………………………………………March 23, 2016

  • Investors Are Taking a Larger Share of the Existing-Home Sales Pie

  • 3 Reasons we’re Not In A Housing Bubble

  • Lawmakers Lobby for CFPB to Exempt Credit Unions from Rulemaking

  • Slow Wage Growth: Not a Sign of a weak Labor Market

  • Fannie Mae Brings Private Capital Into the Housing Market in a Big Way

  • Housing Boulder—“Maintain the Middle”

  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:00am to 12:45pm at Boulder Junction

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    Investors Are Taking a Larger Share of the Existing-Home Sales Pie

    Existing-home sales were way down in February, but the data from the National Association of Realtors shows that investor activity in the market is on the rise.
    Click HERE for the story. [Source: DSNews.com 03-21-2016]

     

    3 Reasons We're Not in a Housing Bubble
    NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun outlines why above-normal increases in home prices don't spell trouble for the housing market — yet. [Source: NARenews 03-16-2016]

     

    Lawmakers Lobby for CFPB to Exempt Credit Unions from Rulemaking

    The relationship between the regulator for credit unions, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), and the CFPB has been a rocky one since the Bureau’s formation nearly five years ago. READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 03-16-2016]

     

    Slow Wage Growth: Not a Sign of a Weak Labor Market

    Average earnings took a step backward in February, but this should not be a sign that the labor market is not healthy, according to the San Francisco Fed. But will slow wage growth affect homebuying in the spring? READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 03-14-2016]

     

    Fannie Mae Brings Private Capital Into the Housing Market in a Big Way

    It has been a big week for credit risk transfer transactions. Earlier this week, JPMorgan Chase announced a $1.9 billion residential mortgage-backed securities deal, and now Fannie Mae has announced its largest deal to date. READ MORE

    [Source: DSNews.com 03-21-2016]

     

    Housing Boulder -- "Maintain the Middle"

    Developing a middle-income housing strategy and program is a priority for the city this year. On March 29, City Council will have a broad discussion of the current housing situation in Boulder, approaches other communities take, possible policy options and next steps toward developing a strategy. In the meantime, read the recently completed Middle-Income Housing Study, which was discussed at the Feb. 23 study session that can be viewed online, and learn more at the Housing Boulder website. [Source: City of Boulder]

     

Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:00am to 12:45pm at Boulder Junction**Note time and location change!

We are taking Pizza & Public Affairs on the road this month for a truly unique and insiders Tour of Boulder Junction and an in depth look at its future.

 

Speakers: See draft agenda for a preview.

 

We will start with a walking tour that will include existing development, future development sites and an opportunity to preview existing residential units.

 

We will end up at the Roadhouse Boulder Depot for complementary lunch and presentations about several recently approved projects surrounding Boulder Junction and the Transit Village area. See a Draft Agenda below.

 

Boulder Junction Tour for Boulder Area REALTOR® Association

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

10:00 – 11:30 Walking Tour

10:00     Meet at Depot Square, outside Roadhouse Boulder Depot restaurant

10:10     Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station

10:20     Depot Square parking structure and affordable housing units

10:30     Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street – Susi Keating, General Manager

10:45     Solana 3100 Pearl LEED Silver Certified apartment community

               RÊVE Boulder site

11:00     Pollard site

Junction Place Bridge at Goose Creek

Nickel Flats condominiums

Boulder Commons site

S’PARK site

 

11:30 – 1:00 Presentations and lunch – Roadhouse Boulder Depot

11:45     Boulder Commons – Andy Bush, Morgan Creek Ventures, LLC

               12:00     S’PARK (Southerland Park) – Scott Holden, Element Properties

               12:15     Boulder Junction Access District Commissions – Molly Winter, City of Boulder

 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity for an insiders’ look at the evolving east Boulder community and its residential, retail and commercial properties…

RSVP Today!

 

 

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