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
In Case You Missed It
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]
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]
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]
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
10:20 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
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…
In Case You Missed It
2016 Update from the Division of Real Estate https://livestream.com/accounts/4105485/CAR031616