FCBR’s REALTOR & Consumer Advocacy Department helps to ensure the success of our members via the 4 “I’s”- Involvement, Investment, Information, & Influence. Our Advocacy efforts are predicated on meaningful Community Involvement, Investment in key organizations, trustworthy local real estate Information, and effective Influence on local public policy.           

Key committees/task forces of this department include Government Affairs, REALTOR® Political Action Committee, Community Outreach, CARHOF, Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship Fund, Public Relations, & Monthly Market Information.

To learn more about this department and its related activities please contact Department Director Clint Skutchan at 402-0852 or clint@fcbr.org.

REALTOR & CONSUMER ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT INFO

 

April 2015 Housing Report: Employment is up and rates remain low!

The Median Sales Price was up 28.1 percent to $328,000 for single family homes and 40.6 percent to $225,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on market decreased 12.2 percent for single family homes but increased 1.5 percent for condo properties.

A comprehensive Housing Report from the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® outlining the latest market reports for single family and multi-family housing in the greater Fort Collins Area. Residential Market Statistics for single family detached and attached homes provided by IRES. Please note that IRES no longer includes "to be built" and "under construction listings.

For more information please visit www.fcbr.org/HousingReports or call 223-2900

 

 

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April 14th: GAC (OPEN MEETING) - OLD TOWN UPDATE PROCESS & APPROACH

The project team thanks all who attended the March listening sessions and public open house meetings. These project kick-off events were well attended and we received great feedback on identifying neighborhood opportunities and issues. We still need more participants for the Eastside Neighborhood Stakeholder Group and have extended the application deadline to April 17th.

Government Affairs Update April 2015

Larimer County
Expect Changes To Flood Plain Maps: In the wake of the devastating September 2013 flood Larimer County officials want to review the County’s flood plain maps. In some cases rivers moved and/or created new channels, for example. FEMA does not require periodic review of flood plain maps but local governments often begin the process by making the request of State and FEMA officials.

The County’s Flood Overlay Zone regulations recently attracted the interest of REALTORS when property owners in the McConnell subdivision in LaPorte discovered their homes are located in the overlay zone and that the designation hurt their ability to sell their properties. Structures in the overlay zone cannot be permitted for extensive renovations or rebuilt if substantially damaged. (Note: Larimer County adopted its first flood regulations 1975. In 1979 the first official FEMA flood rate insurance map was issued for Larimer County. However, the 1979 maps did not cover all waterways in the County and the LaPorte area was added later.)

Economic Health Strategic Plan: Tell Us What You Think Written by: Emily Wilmsen

Economic Health Strategic Plan: Tell Us What You Think
Written by: Emily Wilmsen

The Fort Collins City Council on June 2 is scheduled to consider an update to the 2012 Economic Health Strategic Plan that more closely aligns with the City’s Strategic Plan, emphasizes more connections to the Social Sustainability and Environmental Services departments and addresses five key themes.
As stated in the City’s Strategic Plan, the City’s vision for Economic Health is to promote a healthy, sustainable economy reflecting community values. Themes addressed in the Plan are meant to achieve that vision.
A sustainable economy means that residents can find employment and afford to live in the community; that businesses are able and encouraged to start, remain, and expand in the community; and that everyone can expect quality City services and sustainable, attractive infrastructure.

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2015 CAR Legislative Update
Construction Defects Reform- SB 177
Colorado’s economy is dependent on a strong housing market that includes diverse and attainable options. Despite strong demand, communities across Colorado face a growing shortage of one of the most critical options- owner-occupied, multi-family housing. Condo and townhome construction has effectively ground to a halt due in part to concerns among builders about the growing number of lawsuits over construction issues.

Call for Action Builders & Developers Support Construction Defects Reform

Builders and developers have been scared away from developing in Colorado due to the current construction defects laws. It is time to make a change. Click Here to take action and contact your State Legislators and encourage them to vote for SB 177. Email us your stories about how construction defect litigation and lack of affordable for-sale condos has impacted your business and your clients.

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