The Dean Hanson Scholarship applications are due on April 15th. We will be giving out eight $1000.00 scholarships again this year. The scholarship applications are available at all of the schools. It can also be found on our website or can be picked up at the Board office. Next quarterly meeting will be held on May 14th and will be the Dean Hanson Scholarship awards banquet. More details to follow.
Core Standard Update:
1. Code of Ethics: in compliance
2. Advocacy: Not compliant – No decision has been made for a local RPAC funding event. If you have an idea, please contact Denise or myself
3. Consumer Outreach: Not compliant - Need to provide how activities are promoted
4. Unification Efforts: in compliance (after spring meetings)
5. Technology: in compliance
6. Financial Solvency: in compliance (after Audit Review) Heidi Trainor has been approved to perform audit review.
Tim Singleton will be replacing Yvonne Folsom as Director for the remainder of this year. Welcome aboard!
It was approved that we will be purchasing a full page ad in the new Cortez Business Guide.
Home & Garden show is being held on April 10th and 11th this year. Schedules have been sent out to brokers. Brokers will be responsible for having people cover their allotted time slot. Gerry Parker and Denise Unrein will be setting up our display.
Carol Click, President
Four Corners Board of Realtors
Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.
Have a Voice
Against 1031 Exchange Tax Reform
Congress will be introducing tax reform bills in the next few months. Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges are threatened.
The Institute Government Affairs Committee has been active in the fight along with the National Association of REALTORS® and members of a coalition against the removal of 1031 Exchanges from the tax codes. The Institute has signed onto Coalition letters and will be participating in a D.C. fly-in this month to have a voice.
Being a land professional, the repeal will directly affect your business and the economy in general. When investors or businesses structure their sales as 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges, they are able to defer paying capital gains taxes, State taxes, and most other taxes. The 1031 Exchange encourages people and entities to re-invest their profits into new property, stimulating business and economic growth. A repeal or even a limitation will have an immediate, negative impact on real estate and the overall economy.
One of the legs of the Coalition are qualified intermediary organizations. The Institute Government Affairs Committee and the Executive Committee have approved sharing this LINK to have another avenue to have your voice heard.
Regional Water Experts to Speak at 33rd Annual Water Seminar in Durango
DURANGO, CO - A line-up of notable water experts will speak at the Southwestern Water Conservation District’s Annual Water Seminar at the Doubletree Hotel (501 Camino del Rio) in Durango on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This year’s seminar marks the 33rd year of what has become the premier water meeting in southwest Colorado. More than 150 people attended last year, including members of other water districts, water users, Indian tribes, environmental advocates, recreation enthusiasts, and many interested public.
A broad range of topics will be covered at the 2015 seminar, including Colorado River basin contingency planning efforts, agriculture’s future, the state water plan, and water conservation strategies.
Registration is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To register online, visit http://swwcd.org/programs/annual-water-seminar. Mail-in registration forms are also available on the website. Registration at the door will open at 8:00 a.m. on April 3.
The Southwestern Water Conservation District was established by the Colorado legislature in 1941 to protect, conserve, use and develop the waters in the San Juan and Dolores River basins.
For more information, please contact Laura Spann at (970) 247-1302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.