Community Associations Miscellaneous

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HindmanSanchez is pleased to share the news that our client, Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch Homeowners Association, was selected by The Colorado Community Association as its 2014 HOA of the year.  This is the first time a Western Slope association has received this award.  The awards were announced at the annual Community Associations Institute conference held in Denver on November 5th. ...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I just read an article out of Florida about board member education.  While we do not have mandatory board member education, CCIOA does encourage board members to obtain education and the expenses of that education can and should be covered by the association.  Serving on a board is a big responsibility. Oftentimes, a board is responsible for a million dollar or more budget.

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, November 20, 2014

I don’t get it.  We are bombarded with new laws being imposed to promote and encourage new condominium development but then a book entitled Escaping Condo Jail comes out explaining how condominiums are not the answer to the American dream because of the high risks involved.  As soon as I read the book I’m sure I’ll have more to say on whether...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

While we have heard a lot about the Lakewood ordinance dealing with efforts to curtail construction defect lawsuits, little has been written about the Town of Parker ordinance also attempting to control defect suits by condominium associations.  On November 3, 2014 the Town of Parker approved Ordinance No. 3.286.2 which adds Section 13.07....

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

As we all know from our recent blogs as well as media stories in the past month new condominium projects in Colorado are at a pivotal point.  Economic development goals are pushing for more condominiums to be built, especially in urban, mass-transit focused areas.  Stable, vibrant condominium associations need well-built, good quality condominiums.  Thus, some may say this has produced a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 17, 2014

We have been asked to make a report available online that would allow you to see the history of closed maters.  It is NOW available.  Below is snapshot of the screen. Just choose the “Closed Collection Status” or “Closed Covenant Status” option and you can select any date range you would like. 

 
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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 10, 2014

Since many of our readers may be gearing up for manager licensing in 2015 by obtaining their CMCA designation through CAI, we thought you might want to know when CAI has M100 courses scheduled.

The M100 course is a pre-requisite to taking the CMCA exam.  Currently, there are five M100 classes scheduled in Colorado for 2015:...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 4, 2014

It's easy to be negative. It's easy to focus on what is wrong or what needs improvement. But negativity doesn't inspire. You need to tell a story. What is your association's story? Tell the truth and listen to what people are really saying, you might be surprised.

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In a 7 to 4 vote early this morning, the Lakewood City Council approved an ordinance that will severely restrict homeowner association rights to sue developers for shoddy work.  The first ordinance of its type in Colorado, it is likely to face quick legal challenge. The ordinance passed after several amendments were made. We will review these amendments and explain the new law in more detail...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, October 3, 2014

In follow up to my blog on Monday, I have been advised by Marcia Waters of DORA that DORA is considering a request by CAI to consider the CMCA examination as an alternative to the general portion of...

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