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Important Community Association Manager (CAM) Update

Important Community Association Manager (CAM) Update

The CAM licensing program will end at the Division of Real Estate (Division) on June 30, 2019, and the Division will no longer have any jurisdiction over community association managers and related management companies. 

VanEd will offer the CAM courses through the month of June for those who are interested.  Read more about the veto and the executive order the Governor issued which creates a stakeholder workgroup who is charged with making future licensing recommendations.

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Colorado Division of Real Estate Advisory: New Forms

Colorado Division of Real Estate Advisory: New Forms

On May 10, 2019, the Colorado Real Estate Commission (Commission) adopted a change to the Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate (CBS) forms, and also adopted a new Closing Instructions form. These forms are effective immediately.  VanEd will be including this information into our coursework in the coming few weeks. 

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Colorado Community Association Manager Program Legislation

Colorado Community Association Manager Program Legislation

Colorado’s community association manager licensure program update, HB 1212, has been passed by the Legislature, and the Governor has 30 days to sign or veto the bill before it becomes law. This bill revives prior licensure legislation until September 1, 2020, and creates a stakeholder process to gather information from owners and managers and make recommendations to the director regarding community management, such as the complaint process and credentialing. 

Of note for currently licensed CAMs is the continuiation of licensing which will require the completion of continuing education and renewal with the Division of Real Estate.

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TREC Hosting a Live Overview of Online Tools for Licensees

TREC Hosting a Live Overview of Online Tools for Licensees

Join online Live April 25th as TREC talks about all the recently launched tools which have launched on the TREC website.  These tools and resources are now available, making life a little easier for Texas license holders and applicants. 

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Oklahoma Real Estate License Background Check Process

Oklahoma Real Estate License Background Check Process

If you are an Oklahoma Real Estate License student and have not already submitted your fingerprints to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission, please be advised, beginning April 5, 2019, all original applicants must utilize the IdentoGO electronic fingerprinting services by Idemia.  

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3 Keys to Success for Real Estate Agents in 2021

3 Keys to Success for Real Estate Agents in 2021

For real estate agents in 2021, the three keys to maintaining long-term success are developing a robust online presence, having an organized, daily routine, and growing throughout your professional career.

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Licensee Buy-Out Addendum Reinstated

The following important Real Estate Broker Advisory was issued by the Colorado Division of Real Estate after the February 4th meeting of the Colorado Real Estate Commission:

Licensee Buy-Out Addendum to Contract to Buy & Sell Real Estate Form reinstated and effective February 5, 2019.

More information and the notice is available in this post.  

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Colorado Real Estate Commission Position on Consumer Data Privacy

At the Colorado Real Estate Commission meeting on December 4, 2018, the Commission revised and adopted a new Commission Position on Office Policy Manuals in response to the passage of HB18-1128 (Protections for Consumer Data Privacy).

We have included the links to both the revised CP-21 and the House Bill in the aricle. Please review these new recommendations for consideration and revisions to your Office Policy Manuals.

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New Colorado Employing Broker Refresher Course

New Colorado Employing Broker Refresher Course

VanEd launches the online Colorado Employing Broker Refresher Course for brokers upgrading to the Colorado employing broker license level.

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Colorado Division of Real Estate Hosts HOA Forum

Join the Division of Real Estate for this upcoming HOA forum to discuss dispute resolution in any HOA community.

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Instructors: REfresh Expo Taking Speaker Applications

The REfresh Expo features lively industry conversations, an interactive expo and unmatched opportunities to engage with other industry professionals.

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Community Association Manager Program Sunset Update

Here are answers to some questions that CAM licensees may have regarding the sunset of this program in Colorado.

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New Colorado Real Estate Exam Prep Classroom Course

You asked for it; you got it! Learn more about VanEd's new live Exam Prep Crash Course and Register today!

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CFPB Finalizes Amendment to Mortgage Disclosure Rule - TRID

Update is Designed to Provide More Clarity Regarding Closing Cost Increases

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IRS IR-2018-94, Inflation Adjustments published for 2018 Tax Year

The Internal Revenue Service has updated the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments to reflect changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

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Fannie Mae Permits Lenders to Contribute to Closing Costs

On April 3rd Fannie Mae announced that it will allow lenders to contribute gifts to borrowers' closing costs, but not part of the down payment.

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TREC Hosting 2nd Annual Residential Realty Summit in Austin

Event will be held Monday, April 2 in Austin from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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AQB Updates the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

A summary of the recent changes made by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation, which are effective May 1, 2018, can be found here.

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Second Safety class offered at Colorado Division of Real Estate Safety

Colorado Division of Real Estate Safety Second Safety class

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New Texas Contracts & Form Changes Are Now Available for Voluntary Use

Mandatory Use Begins May 15, 2018 For All License Holders, Make Sure You Are Ready

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Colorado Division of Real Estate to Host Safety Day

Register to attend the Colorado Division of Real Estate Safety Day!

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Do I Need Errors & Omissions Insurance 'Tail Coverage'?

What is Errors & Omissions Insurance "Tail Coverage", how does it work in Real Estate, and why you might need it.

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CREC Approves new Commercial Seller's Property Disclosure Form

The new form which is mandatory as of February 2018 includes modifications made by the Commission at their recent meeting.

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Colorado DRE issues Advisory: License Expiration Date Transition

Wondering about the Real Estate Broker License Expiration Date Transition and how it will affect your license?

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VanEd Real Estate Fusion - Real Estate License Classes

VanEd Real Estate Fusion - Real Estate License Classes

Fusion, or blended, learning combines traditional classroom instruction with online instruction for real estate license education. for real estate license education.

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Get the Latest Information on the TREC Real Estate Advertising Rules

In case you missed it, TREC adopted new real estate advertising rules at their November 2017 meeting.

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Community Association Manager CE Audits Set to Begin

Beginning in February, CAM license holders in Colorado are subject to random CE audits. Only those CAM's who are notified by the Division need respond.

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New Requirements for Employing Broker License in Colorado

New Requirements for Employing Broker License in Colorado

Real Estate Commission increases requirements for those seeking to become employing brokers, including a new point system for those applying after 1/1/18.

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Colorado Real Estate Commission Rule Review

Colorado Division of Real Estate opens required rule review for comment period from the public.

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Texas Licensees: TREC Recently Adopted Updated Advertising Rules

The effective date of the new rules is May 15, 2018, and TREC wants to make sure everyone is thoroughly prepared for the changes.

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Get Ready for Taxes: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends Dec. 31

This is the sixth in a series of reminders to help taxpayers prepare for the upcoming tax filing season.

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