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Durango’s Turn

Tomorrow Durango City Council will vote on an ordinance to protect developers over its own homeowners in yet another misguided bid to stimulate condo construction. Council members will decide whether to protect homeowners – or stack the deck in favor of bad-acting developers who don’t build quality homes. A renter-driven real estate market nationwide slowed

A Big Win for Homeowners

Imagine for a moment that you start experiencing problems with the condo you saved up for years to buy. The stucco is cracking, water leaks through the roof, and the windows and sliding glass doors are faulty. Repairs could cost over $30,000. Then you start hearing that neighbor after neighbor is going through the same

We’re Not Done Yet

Yesterday the legislative session ended but our work continues. It’s been a hard few months advocating for homeowners’ rights, but our fight isn’t over. It’s simple for us: homeowners deserve to live in safe, well-built homes. When someone unknowingly buys a home with shoddy construction, s/he should have the option of a fair jury trial

What is a Construction Defect?

So what is a construction defect anyway? How is it different from the normal wear of a home? And why should builders and developers be held accountable for their work? Defining construction defects legally can be pretty tricky. Even though nearby states like Arizona and Nevada specify what constitutes a construction defect, Colorado law doesn’t.

Everyone deserves control over their own home

The following is a guest blog by Christine Alonzo, Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization/CLLARO Executive Director. Latinos beware: Influential people in our city are trying convince us to support construction defect legislation as a way to increase affordable housing. Don’t be fooled – these measures could actually end up bankrupting families who can least

Let the market work in housing – construction defect laws are not the problem!

by Patricia L. Pacey, president of Pacey Economics, Inc. Market forces are the reason for limited condominium construction activity in Colorado – not construction defect laws.Pacey Economics conducted rigorous research into the Denver metro area housing market. This data-intensive – not anecdotal – study showed that classic economic conditions explain the current condo construction situation.