Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update……………………………………………….September 20, 2017

  • NAR: Don’t Harm Homeownership Common Interests
  • Mnuchin: GSE Reform On Hold
  • How Could Tax Reform Hurt HHHHHurt the Housing Market?
  • Dwindling Inventory, Glass Half Full
  • Fannie, Freddie Ditch Some Appraisals
  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:30am to 12:30pm at BARA
  • In Case You Missed It

 

NAR: Don’t Harm Homeownership Common Interests

Some critics believe the mortgage interest deduction only benefits the wealthy, but according to Iona Harrison, Chair of the National Association of Realtors’ Federal Taxation Committee, the numbers tell a different story. » READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 09-15-2017]

 

Mnuchin: GSE Reform On Hold

Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin said he doesn’t think reform of the government sponsored enterprises will happen until 2018, despite bipartisan advice. The Secretary expects the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to continue paying dividends. Click HERE for the story. [Source: DSNews.com 09-15-2017]

 

How Could Tax Reform Hurt the Housing Market?

Tax reform is one of the major ticket items on the current administration’s agenda, a measure that Congress hopes to tackle now that they are back from summer recess. However, two groups of professionals in the housing industry could stand to lose. » READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 09-08-2017]

 

Dwindling Inventory, Glass Half Full

Home sales have been reaching some highs, but August may show a different trend. Falling inventory and rising prices could bring new hurdles to the market. [Source: DSNews.com 09-11-2017]

 

Fannie, Freddie Ditch Some Appraisals
Both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have announced they'll allow for the use of their proprietary automated valuation tools in lieu of traditional appraisals for some purchase loan transactions. [Source: NAR Update 09-07-2017]

 

Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:30am to 12:30pm at BARA

Please note the date and time change!

Speaker:

Jay Sugnet, Senior Planner, Planning Housing and Sustainability, City of Boulder

 

What he will present: Amending Boulder’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations

The Boulder City Council will consider amendments to the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) regulations in the fourth quarter of 2017 looking to make incremental changes that make it easier for property owners to get ADU’s approved.

 

ADU regulations under consideration for changes:

  • Simplify rules to remove barriers to ADUs.
  • Double the number of ADUs allowed in a neighborhood.
  • Changing the maximum size of ADUs.
  • Eliminating ADU parking requirements.
  • Explore making ADUs easier by location/zoning district.

 

And, more…this is an excellent opportunity to provide early input into this process and get Realtors® front and center in this community discussion.

 

November 1, 2017 Pizza & Public Affairs: meet Boulder’s new Planning, Housing and Sustainability Director, Jim Robertson.

 

In Case You Missed It