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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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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Bill Banning Real Estate Transfer Fees

Senate Bill 11-234 would ban private real estate transfer fees, which have been added to homeowner association covenants during the development phase to fund an investment scheme cooked up by Manhattan-based Freehold Capitol Partners. The covenants are set up to require that a percentage of the sale price of a home be paid to a private 3d party every time…

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New Rules for Mortgage Servicers Face Early Criticism

The New York Times: Mortgage Servicers will be required to bring in a consultant to investigate complaints by homeowners who lost money because of foreclosure processing errors in 2009 and 2010. In some cases the homeowners could be compensated. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/business/economy/11foreclose.html  

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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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Fire Safety Code May Ease In Arvada

The Denver Post published an article yesterday (5/23/2010) that the City of Arvada my change or ease a fire safety code that is hindering the resale of some homes. The code is part of the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code adopted by the City of Arvada and other metro-area cities. The code disallows the sale, lease, disposition of non-conforming homes….

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