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

 

Announcing the New Colorado REALTOR® Foundation

We are excited to announce the newly re-structured Colorado REALTOR® Foundation. The Colorado REALTOR® Foundation's expanded mission is: To aid individuals by funding Colorado Nonprofits that ensure safe and affordable housing, to educate on home ownership, and support national disaster relief. Watch for new and exciting changes, fundraising events and opportunities! If you are interested in applying to serve on one of our Advisory Committees: Housing, Disaster Relief, Education, or have any questions please contact Carrie Fieger, Executive Director, at cfieger@coloradorealtor.com.

May 2015 Housing Report: Rental prices continue to astonish with accelerated price growth!

New Listings were down 15.6 percent for single family homes but increased 9.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 314 for single family homes and 94 for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 13.9 percent to $319,000 for single family homes and 33.8 percent to $240,750 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 5.3 percent for single family homes but increased 3.2 percent
for condo properties.

May 2015: Government Affairs Update

Larimer County
Fort Collins
Old Town Neighborhoods Target of Another Planning Effort: City planners are leading a 14-month study to create a new “Old Town Neighborhoods Plan.” Staff says there are a variety of potential issues that have been identified, including compatibility in fringe areas, zoning conflicts, historic property development proposals, parking, the growth of CSU and constrained corridors (Mulberry and N. Shields).
The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS Government Affairs Committee listened to a presentation on the plan with skepticism. The area has been the target of many planning efforts over the years, including the Eastside/Westside Neighborhood Character Study (2012) and a repealed home size limit ordinance (2010). This new plan will be coordinated with a multitude of other plans, including the Downtown Plan, the Bike Plan. Etc. More information and an online survey can be found here: http://www.fcgov.com/planning/oldtownneighborhoods.php.

May 30 and Sept. 12: City of Fort Collins will hold Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Written by: Lisa Gardner

To help community members safely and properly dispose of the many hazardous wastes that have accumulated in their homes, the City of Fort Collins will host free household hazardous waste collection events, Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the northwest corner of Lake Street and College Avenue (on the CSU campus) and Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the City Streets Facility, 625 Ninth St.

The event provides residents the opportunity to go through their garages, kitchens, bathrooms and storage sheds and dispose of old or extra chemicals and other hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Items that are accepted include pesticides, painting products, cleaning and automotive products, household batteries, CFL bulbs, personal care products (hair products, lotion) and mercury-containing items (thermostat and appliance switches, thermometers, button-shaped batteries).

Have You Invested in Our Housing Future Yet? Annual Investment Campaign Underway

Have you invested in our Housing Future Yet? By investing $25 or more in the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) not only will you be supporting important REALTOR® & Consumer Advocacy efforts that protect your business, but once again this year you will be given a shot at a Tablet + over $2,500 in other prizes. Plus invest $50 or more and you will be invited to our recognition celebration where you will enjoy networking, beverages, & light food. Be sure to ask us about your $5 credit!

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS REAL ESTATE BROKER SERVICES

Issued by:
Fort Collins Housing Authority
1715 W. Mountain Avenue
Ft. Collins, Colorado 80521
Telephone 970-416-2811
Fax 970-221-0821
April 2015

General Background
Fort Collins Housing Authority (FCHA) is a quasi-governmental organization created in 1971 by the Fort Collins City Council and established under state law to provide safe housing for low and moderate income households within the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County.

Request
FCHA is seeking the services of licensed commercial Real Estate Brokers (Broker) to provide Real Estate Broker Services on an “as needed” basis. The required services will consist of assisting FCHA in identifying and acquiring property that meets FCHA’s development goals. This Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) seeks Brokers to supplement FCHA’s existing development staff capacity in identifying and securing developable land and existing properties for use as affordable housing throughout Fort Collins and Larimer County. Qualification under this RFQ does not guarantee that Broker will be engaged to perform work for FCHA. Qualified Brokers are eligible to be selected to provide consulting services for FCHA development pipeline projects. Generally, the selected Real Estate Broker(s) will be expected to perform the services in accordance with the Scope of Work and in accordance with the requirements of the solicitation.
This RFQ solicitation does not in any way obligate FCHA to award a contract or to pay any expense or cost incurred in the preparation and submission of qualifications statement responding to this RFQ.

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