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No on 66 Campaign Succeeds
Dear HBA Members:

By now you have heard the good news about activist Dan Hayes’ intention NOT to proceed with the limited growth measure called Initiative 66. The Coalition of which the HBA and CAHB were instrumental, made the right decision this week by releasing a portion of our data, and it had the very intended effect we had hoped for. Hayes declared via the press that he is not going to go any further with this issue on this ballot. And, we are again on record with the press talking about how a measure such as this will exacerbate our housing affordability issue.

We thank you very much for your support on this issue – even as recent as yesterday. Our industry and the Coalition industry partners put forth an incredible effort, as did the very experienced and competent campaign consultant we hired. The work we focused on in Phase One of our campaign will pay dividends beyond this cycle; as we are prepared to meet any future challenges on... Read more...


Colorado home builder, with new buy, says it's now in U.S. top 10
Dale and Rob Francescon of Century Communities.

 

A Colorado home builder said that with its latest acquisition on Thursday, said it's now one of the nation's top 10 largest home builders.

Century Communities Inc. (NYSE: CCS) of Greenwood Village said it acquired the remaining 50 percent of Wade Jurney Homes of Greensboro, North Carolina.

The acquisition (terms weren't disclosed) puts Century in the nation's top 10 for builders, the company said, and it now has operations in 12 states. “This transaction establishes Century ... Read more...


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2018 CARE Awards CALL FOR ENTRIES
Entry Deadline: August 3rd, 2018
(Entry Materials Deadline: August 10th, 2018)
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KB HOME SLIDES MANDINO INTO COO ROLE
Home building vet takes the post once held by the company CEO.

KB Home said late Monday it has named Matthew Mandino executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective June 1, 2018, the same position held by Jeffrey Mezger, KB's chairman, president and CEO, prior to 2006. In this role, he will oversee the builder’s regional and division operations, as well as its corporate architecture group, national contracts, sustainability initiatives, design studios and mortgage banking joint venture, KBHS Home Loans, LLC.

“I am pleased to announce Matt Mandino’s promotion to executive vice president and chief operating officer,” said Mezger. “Matt joined KB Home nearly seven years ago as division president in Colorado and was promoted to regional president over our southwest and mountain markets in 2016.

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Aurora changing how fees are calculated for new buildings
Aurora’s new method makes cost calculations easier and more predictable
The city of Aurora will streamline how fees are calculated for new building construction projects starting June 13.

“It’s going to be fast, simple and predictable,” said Aurora’s chief building official Scott Berg.

Building fees pay for things such as plan review, permits and inspection services related to new building construction.

Up until now, Aurora determined building fees like many cities across the country: by a building’s construction cost.... Read more...


Activist withdraws initiative to limit housing growth in Denver area
Colorado voters will not have the chance to decide in November whether or not to limit residential growth along the Front Range, as the author of a proposed ordinance to do just said he will not try to collect signatures to get his proposal on the statewide ballot.

Golden activist Daniel Hayes told the Denver Business Journal in an email Wednesday that the signature-gathering firm he was set to hire told him that a legal battle over the language of Initiative 66 concluded too late, leaving too little time to gather the signatures necessary to get it in front of voters this fall. He said that he was disappointed but will remain engaged in battles over issues like school bonding measures, which he feels are nothing more than growth subsidies to build schools for new homes. ... Read more...


CFRR Exec Committee Told 1% Growth Limitation a Non-Starter
Hill Poll shows ballot Initiative 66 starting off at only 36%

The leadership committee for the campaign organized to defeat a filed ballot measure received a briefing from its pollster indicating that concern over a proposed 1% growth limitation along the Front Range may in fact be short-lived. The measure starts off with only 36% support, according to the recent findings.

Dr. David Hill, of Hill Research Consultants in Auburn, AL, presented his findings Thursday to the executive committee of Coloradans For Responsible Reform, the issue committee organized to defeat proposed Initiative 66.

“There are growing pains associated with Colorado’s red-hot economy, but voters don’t see in Initiative 66 any legitimate answers to their concerns over traffic, schools and housing availability,” said Ted Leighty, chair of the CFRR committee and CEO of the Colorado Association of Home Builders.... Read more...


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