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, Future of Housing Community Foundation, Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship Fund, & Monthly Market Information.

To learn more about this department and its related activities please contact Department Director Clint Skutchan at 970-402-0852 or clint@fcbr.org.

REALTOR & CONSUMER ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT INFO

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Fort Collins: Revisions to Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

August 9 staff also presented potential refinements to the transportation component of the City’s Adequate Public Facilities (APF) ordinance which was originally designed to supplement the street oversizing fee. The APF looks at a development’s impacts to the existing level of service on affected streets and intersections


NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward

FCBR launched an initiative to find solutions to the region’s housing affordability in February 2016. Several stakeholder meetings have taken place and after some discussion the group agreed to focus on three key issues: lobbying for construction defects legislation with State representatives, creating a regional repository to share housing policies from the various jurisdictions, and applying for a grant from the Colorado Chapter of the Urban Land Institute.


Vote no on Amendment 69

If passed, Colorado would immediately have the highest state taxes in the country. Companies and individuals saying NO to Colorado means fewer clients looking for a home. Protect your state. Protect your clients. Protect your business. Vote no on Amendment 69.



FCBR Events

The Colorado REALTOR® Foundation is Teaming up with Colorado Avalanche for a Monopoly Hockey Game night!

The Colorado REALTOR® Foundation is teaming up with the Colorado Avalanche for a Monopoly themed hockey game for a night of REALTOR® fun. The Pepsi Center will be turned into a giant Monopoly game board with Boardwalk/Club level seating and more!! The REALTOR® or REALTOR® office that sells/buys the most tickets to the game will be recognized as the Top REALTOR® or REALTOR® office at intermission, in front of 13,000+ fans!! The Colorado REALTOR® Foundation will receive $5.00 from each ticket sold to help ensure safe and affordable housing, to educate on home ownership and support disaster relief.

FCBR Events

  • 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm on Friday, Oct 28th, 2016



Wanted Government Affairs Committee Members

Do you find yourself reading the local section of the paper for issues impacting your business? Have opinions on local governance? If so then the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® would encourage you apply to become a voting member of our Government Affairs Committee.


NAR-backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers

The U.S. Senate on July 14th, passed H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” by unanimous consent. This legislation includes reforms to current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condominium financing, among other provisions, and is long supported by the National Association of Realtors®. Changes include efforts to make FHA’s re certification process “substantially less burdensome,” while lowering FHA’s current owner-occupancy requirement from 50 percent to 35 percent. The bill also requires FHA to replace existing policy on transfer fees with the less-restrictive model already in place at the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


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