Community Associations Miscellaneous

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

If you can do one thing differently in your association that would make everything easier and necessary, what would that ONE thing be?


I recently listened to a podcast hosted by Hal Elrod author of the Miracle Morning. During this podcast he interviewed Jay Papasan...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, August 15, 2014

In Las Vegas the condominium market bottomed out so condos were turned into rentals (apartments).  Now, with a resurgence of the market, those same apartments are being turned back into condominiums.

Citing pressure from construction defect lawsuits many developers in...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

For any condominium community that needs to become FHA certified or recertified, FHA requirements are about to become more difficult again.  As of September 1, 2014, the temporary FHA condominium approval guidelines are no more unless extended by the FHA. 

 


Pursuant to the...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Friday, August 8, 2014

With manager licensing requirements looming in the not too distant future, many managers and board members are on edge looking for answers to their many questions about the process, timelines, and requirements.  For those individuals, DORA has...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Occasionally associations consider seeking 501(c) status from the Internal Revenue Service. There are many reasons to do so depending on the objectives of the associations. However, in this interesting article published by Forbes you can see...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, July 25, 2014

Early yesterday CAI National issues a call to action regarding...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, July 21, 2014

We have learned that there is a scam being perpetuated on owners in community associations.  Owners are receiving a mailing which indicates that if they are paying HOA fees through a bill-pay service they should “pay particular attention to the remittance instructions.  Our remittance address for payments has changed and it is imperative that you update the bill pay instructions...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

For the last 10 months the city of Arvada has been updating its existing Comprehensive Plan to guide future decisions relative to land use, transportation, economic development and other issues.  These changes may affect your association if you are located in Arvada.  The plan is now available at https...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, June 10, 2014


WHEREAS, the recovery of debts to our clients created by unpaid assessment is essential;...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, June 2, 2014

FHA certification and leasing has long been a thorn in condominium communities’ sides.  Therefore, it’s important to remember what types of leasing restrictions are acceptable for...

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