2012 Wrap Up

Well,how did we do in 2012? I have wrapped up the highlights of 2012 in this short report full graphs and numbers. It includes information on the legislation front; rental market in Metro Denver, various vacancy rates by markets & dwellings, rent survey; Unemployment figures; Hiring; Home sales &Prices; new homes; and supply of homes on the market. Enjoy. 2012WrapUp

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HB 12-1237:CCIOA Record Keeping Requirements Overhauled

On 5/29/2012, the governor signed the House Bill 12-1237. The bill overhauls the record keeping requirements of Homeowner Associations mandated by the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA).  The following is not a legal advice but a summary of the requirements. The bill also talks about, among other things, privacy issues, inspection rights of unit owners and the procedures thereof….

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Yet Another Bill Introduced

Yet Another Bill Introduced, Senate Bill 12-162. “CONCERNING VERIFICATION OF REMEDIATION PERFORMED ON PROPERTY CONTAMINATED BY AN ILLEGAL DRUG LABORATORY”. Below are excerpts from the bill: (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does not reflect any amendments that may be subsequently adopted. If this bill passes third reading in the house of introduction, a bill summary…

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Pertaining Laws

Law & Regulations investors and managers should know: Risk-Based Pricing & Credit Score Disclosure HB10-1278 HOA Registration LBP Compliance Guide LBP Pamphlet Renovate Rights Pamphlet HB09-1276 Delayed Foreclosure HB10-1249 Expedited Sale Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure HB08-1356 Warranty of  Habitability HB09-1091 Carbon Monoxide Law  

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FTC Mortgage Acts and Practices— Advertising Effective August 19, 2011

A new rule from the Federal Trace Commission aimed to deter deceptions in mortgage advertising. The rule imposes record keeping among other things on those impacted by the rule. “The Rule will impact real estate professionals that provide this information to consumers, such as giving a consumer a lender’s rate sheet.” According to the National Association of Realtors. Federal Register…

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New Credit Score Disclosure

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was enacted in 1970 to promote accuracy, fairness and privacy of the consumer information collected by consumer reporting agencies (CRAs). There has been a number of amendments in using consumer credit reports to make rental decisions, specifically the adverse action notice. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amends the FCRA to require…

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A Victory for the Landlords: 1099 Reporting Law Repealed

The senate, this week, passed H.R. 4 repealing the extended 1099 reporting law that had passed in 2010. The 2010 law was requiring, among other requirements, that the landlords to file 1099 for anyone who had provided services of $600 or more. http://speakingofrealestate.blogs.realtor.org/category/property-management/ NAR Briefing on the Extended 1099 Reporting

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HB-1278: HOAs Must Register

HB-1278 – All Homeowners Associations governed by CCIOA (Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act) must, annually, register and pay the required fees, with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Real Estate. This bill is effective 1/1/2011. All registrations must be completed online prior to March 1, 2011. The registrations must be renewed annually. An association is exempt from the…

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Additional 1099 IRS Reporting Requirement for 2011 – Landlords

Additional 1099 Reporting Requirement for 2011 — Landlords HR 5297 includes an expansion of the 1099 reporting related to a trade or business. Currently only the Property Managers are required to file Forms 1099 to reflect payments of $600 or more. Congress has extended the Form 1099 requirement to any person who receives rental income. This requirement would apply to…

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