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ADVOCACY - Call to Action - EMAIL YOUR SENATOR
URGENT Message from Chérie Talbert - HBA Senior Vice President & Executive Officer Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee

Ask your state senator to support SB 156, which fixes problems in current state law that have essentially brought the construction of new owner-occupied, multi-family housing such as condos to a halt.

SB 156 would fix problems in the current law by providing a common sense and balanced solution that protects consumers from faulty construction while also increasing diverse and more affordable options for home ownership.

The Colorado State Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee is hearing SB 156 on Monday Feb. 27th. Please Take Action on HOA's website to submit a letter. And share this Call to Action with other members. ... Read more...


CALL TO ACTION - Attainable Housing Day & SB-156 Press Conference Feb 27th
 
CALL TO ACTION
PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 27th.


Flaws in current state law have essentially brought the construction of new owner-occupied, multi-family housing such as condos to a halt. The starter-home desert, combined with skyrocketing rental rates that have 40 percent of working Colorado renters spending more than a third of their income on rent, presents a bleak outlook for young professionals, seniors, and everyone from teachers to firefighters who are struggling to find an affordable place to live in the community where they work.

SB 156 would fix problems in the current law by providing a common sense and balanced solution that protects consumers from faulty construction while also increasing diverse and more affordable options for home ownership. The Colorado State Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee is hearing SB 156 on Monday Feb. 27th. Please join us for a PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE EAST STEPS OF THE STATE CAPITOL on MONDAY FEBRUARY 27TH AT 12 PM in support of the bill. ... Read more...


StrucSure Home Warranty Celebrates 20 Years Serving America’s Builders and Homebuyers
StrucSure Home Warranty, one of the nation's leading new-home warranty providers, is excited to be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2017.

Jerry Thompson, StrucSure’s founder and CEO, started in the warranty industry back in 1985, but ultimately saw the need for a program that was different from the rest… one that would provide outstanding customer service and be completely responsive to client and homeowner needs while providing excellent coverage at a reasonable fee. As a result, StrucSure Home Warranty was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1997. ... Read more...


ACTION ALERT

ACTION ALERT
ICYMI… The Denver Post and The Gazette reported last week that starter homes are nearly impossible to find in metro-Denver and Colorado Springs. In fact, Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area rank second and third respectively for the most “unbalanced” housing markets IN THE COUNTRY for first time homeowners.

As The Post put it: “Many Front Range home shoppers can afford ground chuck, but are finding store shelves stocked with filet mignon.”

This starter-home desert, combined with skyrocketing rental rates that have 40 percent of working Colorado renters spending more than a third of their income on rent... Read more...


Denver area still lags in new home construction
Metro Denver’s housing woes boil down to one easy to state but incredibly difficult to resolve problem — a lack of enough new home construction. “We add jobs, but we don’t build homes. The problem is that we don’t build enough homes,” housing economist Elliot Eisenberg told a gathering of the Colorado Association of Realtors on Tuesday. Eight years into an economic recovery, the country still is starting only around 800,000 single-family homes a year, a level associated with residential construction activity during recessions, he said.

“Colorado is growing at twice the pace of the country, but you have housing starts that are at 1995 levels. That is your problem,” said Eisenberg, previously a senior economist with the National Association of Home Builders ... Read more...


BUILDERS OPPOSE SENATE BILL 45
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For two hours Wednesday, builders, subcontractors and insurers paraded before the Colorado Senate's Business, Labor and Technology Committee at the state Capitol to tell members how badly the state’s laws need to be changed to jump-start condominium construction.

But most then added that the first construction-defects reform bill the state Legislature is considering would not do the trick in its current form. Still, committee members passed that measure, Senate Bill 45, by a 6-1 vote — but only after the majority of them said that they want to see the bill's sponsors amend the measure.

Multiple construction organizations and industry advocates say that the bipartisan proposal would not get builders to put up condos — and, in fact, that it might actually set back efforts to diversify Colorado's housing stock.... Read more...


All Council Kick-Off An Inspirational Start to 2017
On January 26th 2017, the HBA held its first ever all council kick-off event at the stunning Cable Center on the University of Denver campus. In an effort to encourage deeper collaboration, participation, and camaraderie amongst the HBAs several councils and ultimately all HBA members, the celebration was a memorable start to 2017. With well over 350 current and soon to be HBA council members in attendance, the night was an amazing success for the HBA.... Read more...


Daniels Home Builders Career Fair

 

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, Marcus Commons, Daniels College of Business, from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

250+ students seeking jobs and internships across all business disciplines in the home building industry including management, marketing, finance, accounting, business analytics, mechanical-electrical engineering, real estate, development, and construction management.... Read more...


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