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

 

FCBR Supports Housing Future Candidates, Open Space, & Jail Proposals

You should have received your ballots in the mail by now. Here's a quick overview of the local Housing Future candidates and issues that FCBR supports. We are encouraging our members to support the proposed Open Space and Jail Tax measures in Larimer County and to vote for the following Housing Future candidates: Lew Gaiter- Larimer County Commissioner   Joann Ginal- House District 52   Jeni Arndt- House District 53.

Each of the following endorsed Future of Housing Candidates we interviewed by local FCBR representatives and recommendations were made to C.A.R for support. While the issues were vetted by your Government Affairs Committee and voted on by FCBR's Board of Directors. 

Learn more:

Help Preserve Open Space

Continuance of Larimer County Jail Tax

Lew Gaiter

Joann Ginal

Jeni Arndt

2014 Statewide & National Elections (2014 C.A.R. Endorsement Process)

If you have additional questions please feel free to contact FCBR's Director of REALTOR® & Consumer Advocacy at 223-2900 or clint@fcbr.org 

STATEWIDE ELECTION DAY IS Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Polling places are open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with Early Voting beginning October 14, 2014.  Check here to learn about ballot drop off locations and hours for early voting.

Only voters with an active voter registration status will receive a mail ballot. Check your Voter Registration Status at www.larimer.org or call the elections department at (970) 498-7820.

October 24: Listening Session with Congressman Jared Polis

Please join us at the FCBR Offices on Friday, October 24th from 2:30-3:30p for a listening session with our Congressional Representative Jared Polis. He will share some thoughts on the current goings on in D.C. and take your feedback. To RSVP please send an email to clint@fcbr.org or call 223-2900.

October Housing Reports Continue Trend of Increased Pricing & Decreased Affordability

October Housing Report: New Listings were down 11.3 percent for single family homes but increased 3.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 275 for single family homes and 66 for townhouse-condo properties.The Median Sales Price was up 10.5 percent to $287,250 for single family homes and 7.2 percent to $209,010 for townhouse-condo properties. Months’ Supply of Inventory stood at 2.4 for single family units and 1.2 months for townhouse-condo units. Read on for more data, graphs and commentary

FCBR Scores Victory For Housing Affordability

After over a month of pressing by FCBR city council announced last week that it will give the ongoing Housing Affordability Policy Study greater consideration at a working meeting on November 25th. FCBR as a part of our Strategic Action Plan has been pushing for holistic approaches to housing affordability in Fort Collins via our Affordable=Achievable campaign that falls under our Protecting Our Housing Future efforts and we are very pleased that council has backed off of their original voting date of October 7th to give this critical community issue the attention and thought it deserves. Read on to learn more FCBR's concerns and council's next steps.....

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