Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update……………………………………..………………….March 29, 2017

  • NAR Urges Mnuchin to Protect MID

  • Senate Reviewing Impact of Drone Rules

  • Pizza & Public Affairs “SPECIAL EVENT” Thursday April 6, 2017

  • In Case You Missed It


    NAR Urges Mnuchin to Protect MID 

    In a letter dated March 10, 2017, NAR 2017 President William E. Brown urged new Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to protect the current tax benefits of homeownership as the Trump Administration seeks to reform the federal income tax system.


    Referring to recent media reports where Mnuchin promised to leave “the mortgage interest deduction as is,” the letter explained that certain types of tax reform plans, such as the “Blueprint” put forward by House Republicans last year, also pledge to leave the deduction untouched. However, by nearly doubling the standard deduction while repealing most itemized deductions, “the Blueprint would in fact have the consequences of nullifying not only the MID, but also other tax incentives of owning a home for the great majority of Americans who now are, or who aspire to become, homeowners.”


    The letter goes on to explain that this kind of approach to tax reform could harm the incentive effect that makes purchasing a home easier for the first-time homebuyer and also could lead to a drop in the value of all existing homes.  “The overall result could be a disastrous downturn in the quality of many neighborhoods and communities, and especially our most vulnerable ones,” Brown said in the letter. [Source: NAR Up[date 03-21-2017]

    Read the letter here:


    Senate Reviewing Impact of Drone Rules

    On Wednesday, March 15, the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee held the hearing "Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes, and Challenges."  The hearing focused on the industry growth seen since the FAA released its rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), which went into effect in August 2016, as well as areas in which further regulation is needed for UAS technology to realize its full potential for U.S. businesses and the economy.  Witnesses included representatives from the FAA, airports, energy providers, and the UAS industry.  NAR sent a letter to the Committee it entered into the record for the hearing. [Source: NAR Update 03-21-2017]

    Read the letter here:


    Pizza & Public Affairs “SPECIAL EVENT” Thursday April 6, 2017

    (Note day and time change!)


    Clearing Out Household Hazardous Waste from Home or Work?

    Everything Realtors®, home buyers, and owners need to know!


    When: Thursday, April 6th, 2-4 p.m.

    Where: Boulder County Recycling Center, 1901 63rd St. in Boulder.

    Event includes: presentations, tours, demonstrations and recycling of your personal household hazardous waste…


    Upon arriving, please follow signs to “Visitors”, go left at the roundabout, and park. Please enter the Recycling Center (not the blue HMMF facility), where we’ll be gathering in the Education Room. Carpooling is highly encouraged, as parking is limited.


    The average American family has 3-8 gallons of hazardous products in their home at any given time, and the Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) will take it all – for free! Come learn how the HMMF program works, and share some discussion on how best to inform your clients of this valuable community resource. You’ll also be taking guided tours of both the HMMF and the Boulder County Recycling Center, where you’ll see firsthand how your old stuff gets sorted, reused, recycled, and responsibly disposed of. Please feel free to bring your own household hazardous waste to the event. (Please note: the HMMF only accepts waste from residents of Boulder County, the City and County of Broomfield, and the Town of Erie).


    Accepted wastes:

  • Paint and stains

  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes

  • Home cleaning products

  • Home maintenance products

  • Motor oil and antifreeze

  • Yard and garden care products

  • …and more


    For questions call 720.564.2251 or visit


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