Yearly Archives: 2013

Udall Welcomes Committee Passage of Summit County Workforce Housing Bill He Championed

Mark Udall, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, welcomed the committee's vote today to pass legislation he championed to help Summit County support local businesses and jobs through expanded workforce housing. The Lake Hill Administrative Site Affordable Housing Act would convey 40 acres of federal administrative land from the U.S. Forest Service Dillon Ranger District to Summit County and allow the county to build more affordable, workforce housing.

Udall-Championed Land Exchange Strengthens Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District’s Ability to Fight Fires, Save...

Thanks to legislation Mark Udall introduced and shepherded through Congress, the U.S. Forest Service this week completed a critical land swap with the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District in Boulder County. Udall heralded this victory for the approximately 500 households the fire district safeguards west of Boulder, calling it emblematic of how Congress can strengthen Colorado communities' abilities to fight wildfires and protect lives.

HUD PROVIDES $63 MILLION TO HELP COLORADO RECOVER FROM SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING

DENVER - December 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $63 million to the State of Colorado to help communities recover from severe storms in September that produced devastating floods and mudslides. The recovery funds are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of 'unmet need,' primarily in Boulder, Weld and Larimer Counties.

ATTORNEY GENERAL SHUTS DOWN DISREPUTABLE AIR DUCT CLEANING COMPANIES

DENVER - November 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a civil lawsuit was filed and Temporary Restraining Order obtained against Andre Shatyko (D.O.B. 01/01/86), Alexander Kurdyukov (D.O.B. 04/18/87), and their air duct cleaning companies, Seabreeze Air, LLC; Seabreeze Air; Quality Air; Quality Air “LLC”; and Fresh Air, LLC. They are accused of advertising their cleaning services for very low prices, only to significantly increase their prices once inside a customer’s homes. This business model violates the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

Udall Champions Bills to Expand Summit County Workforce Housing, Preserve Watersheds, Create Wilderness in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mark Udall, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, urged his colleagues at today's hearing of the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining to support two public lands bills that would protect Colorado wilderness and expand affordable housing options in Summit County

ATTORNEY GENERAL INDICTS FRAUD SCHEME TARGETING DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS

DENVER - November 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Statewide Grand Jury indicted nine individuals for targeting distressed homeowners as part of a fraudulent short-sale scheme that allowed the defendants to ultimately defraud the banks and lenders who held the mortgages for the distressed homeowners. The announcement was made today by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers; Ronald Sloan, Director of Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI); Inspector General David Montoya of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Office of Inspector General (U.S. HUD-OIG); Acting Inspector General Michael P. Stephens of the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency-Office of Inspector General (U.S. FHFA-OIG), and Marcia Waters, Division Director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate

Lee & Associates North-San Diego Negotiates $17.6 Million Sale of a Sam’s Club

LONE TREE, Colo. - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates North-San Diego County, part of the national brokerage firm of Lee & Associates, completed the $17.6 million sale of a Sam’s Club, located at 7817 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, Colo. The property, a 129,715 square-foot, single tenant retail outlet, currently has six years remaining on its original 25-year Triple (NNN) Net lease with ten, five-year options to renew

Udall, Bennet: 2007 FEMA Policy Could Support Debris Removal in Evans, other Colorado Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 200 mobile homes in the City of Evans have been damaged from September's flooding and require removal, but the cash-strapped city is struggling to find the resources to foot the bill. To support the city's efforts, Colorado U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are calling on FEMA to use a policy for private property debris removal dating back to 2007.

Town of Lyons restores critical infrastructure, recovery efforts continue to rebuild communities

DENVER - November 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced that significant infrastructure repairs have been made to the Town of Lyons’ transportation, water systems and waste water systems damaged by the September floods. Additionally, the state and federal government continue to coordinate and provide assistance to businesses, families and communities recovering from flood damages.

Road Openings Will Enable Hundreds of New FEMA Inspections

DENVER - November 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Once their flood-impacted homes become accessible by regular (not off-road) vehicle, residents should schedule their FEMA housing inspection.

Talk to Local Officials Before Rebuilding Your Flood-Damaged Home

DENVER - October 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Before beginning any repair work, property owners should contact their local building officials to find out what permits are required to repair or rebuild.

SBA’s Colorado Disaster Loans Pass $42 million

DENVER - October 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now approved more than $42 million in disaster loans to Colorado homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations.

FEMA’S FREE HOW-TO ADVICE MAY LIMIT SEVERE-WEATHER DAMAGE

DENVER - October 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- FEMA mitigation specialists will be in Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland offering building tips at four home improvement stores beginning Thursday, Oct. 24, through Tuesday, Oct. 29

REBUILD STRONGER IS THE FREE HOW-TO ADVICE FROM FEMA THIS WEEK

DENVER - October 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- FEMA mitigation specialists will offer building tips at home improvement stores in Boulder, Estes Park, Greeley and Longmont on Thursday, Oct. 17 through Tuesday, Oct. 22

Denver area properties displayed seamlessly on IDX enabled website of Realtor Luke Broerf

EUGENE, OR - October 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. has uploaded IDX Broker software onto the real estate website of Luke Broer, bringing thousands of property listings to his clients instantly. Broer has enabled an IDX solution, and in turn received the most thorough online real estate website, simplifying both the home search for potential buyers and his own job of managing his online realty solution. With his customizable IDX synced website, Broer has forever changed the way Denver, Colorado home seekers participate in the online property search.

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Trump Administration Officials Participate in Panel on Federal Collaboration at the...

Senior Trump Administration officials participated in the Federal Water Officials Panel at the Colorado River Water Users Association (CRWUA) Annual Meeting, which highlighted ongoing efforts to work collaboratively across the federal government to address some of the nation’s most challenging water resource concerns.

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Tipton: FHA Practices Pose Risk to Taxpayers

Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro during a House Committee on Financial Services oversight hearing to examine the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) precarious financial state 1st Priority Roofing