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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

Join us as we help to support our annual Future of Housing FUNdraising efforts in support of RPAC with this new Phone A Friend effort using resources from the National Association of REALTORS®. We will have lunch and prizes for those that excel.   To learn more contact Clint Skutchan at clint@fcbr.org

Win Broncos vs Carolina Tickets & more when you Invest in Our Housing Future

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!

FCBR Advocacy Efforts Again Spotlighted by N.A.R.

For the second time in three years the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® advocacy efforts will be highlighted by the National Association of REALTORS® as a part of their Smart Growth Magazine entitled On Common Ground. The focus of the Summer 2016 edition is Housing For All and FCBR’s Affordable=Achievable campaign is sighted as an …

New Listings were down 13.4 percent for single family homes and 6.9 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 313 for single family homes and 73 for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 10.1 percent to $352,200 for single family homes and 19.3 percent to $268,375 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market increased 2.6 percent for single family homes and 52.8 percent for
condo properties. More information included in the full report.

Government Affairs meetings are held monthly from 12:00-1:30p on the second Tuesday of the month in FCBR’s Education center. Meeting feature various updates and conversations about local legislative matters impacting real estate locally and is FREE and open to all FCBR members!

FCBR Asks City Council to Consider Improvement to U+2 Occupancy Ordinance

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® as a part of their Affordable=Achievable Advocacy efforts are asking the Fort Collins City Council to provide direction to staff to begin a legislative process to consider improvements to the current U+2 Occupancy Ordinance

To learn more about this effort or offer your support contact FCBR’s Director of Advocacy- Clint Skutchan clint@fcbr.org

Larimer County: Vacation Rental Issue Creating Conflict Posted on April 6, 2016 by IRES, LLC Before 2010, vacation homes were allowed in Estes Park as an accessory use while Larimer County prohibited them in the surrounding area. That year the Estes Park Town Board and Larimer County Commissioners voted to allow vacation homes as a principle …

New Listings were down 1.6 percent for single family homes and 26.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 288 for single family homes and 67 for townhouse-condo properties. More information included in the full report.

NoCo Housing Now: A Call for Regional Housing Dialog

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®, in support of the City of Fort Collins’ Affordable Housing Strategic Plan, has established NoCo Housing Now: A Call for Regional Housing Dialog. This campaign will encourage our local elected officials to consider regional dialog that identifies approaches to address housing affordability.