Community Associations Miscellaneous

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, May 16, 2014

You may think that drones are only used by the federal government but think again.  Drones are defined as any unmanned aerial vehicle, and privately operated drones are becoming more common and are readily available on the market for a small price ($49-$499). A promoter of personal use drones has declared 2014 the year of the drone as prices decrease and demands increase.

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, May 12, 2014

In a release by the Community Association Institute, it is reported that Colorado has approximately 9,000 community associations or 2.8% of all associations in the United States.  Based upon these figures it can be extrapolated that the associations within our state account for:


Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At the CAI Spring Showcase yesterday, Derek Daly, a former Formula One driver, spoke about how business continues to move faster and faster every year. 200 mph doesn't even qualify you for the Indy 500 any longer.  Going fast...

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

Just when you were getting used to your iPhones, it is time to get ready for the next wave.  Smart phones may soon be replaced with smart glasses.  Google Glass allows the user to view images called up in the glass through voice activation or by touching the rims of the glasses.

  The product has already hit the market with thousands of “explorers.”  Google Glass like most...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, March 10, 2014

Imagine renting the HOA club house for a family reunion.  As the reunion is winding down, the attendees decide to have a photograph taken of the family.  After all, who knows when all these relatives will be in the same place again?

  As the family members gather on the upper deck of the clubhouse and the children cross their legs and get comfortable up front, the deck...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

As if all the other drama associated with FHA certifications and recertifications is not enough, there’s now one more match to add to this fire: accusations of discrimination by potential buyers.

A woman in Ohio filed a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on or about February 22, 2013 alleging a...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, January 27, 2014

Last week at the 2014 CAI Law Seminar , I had the pleasure of teaching with Jeffrey Kaman on the subject of maximizing technology for community associations. We discussed the benefits of technology, as well as the risks, proactive...

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 1, 2014 has come and gone with initial reports estimating sales at over one million dollars in marijuana for the first day.  Commencing early in the morning, lines began to form and wrap around marijuana retail outlets.

Going hand in hand with the high (pun intended) sales figures, law enforcement officials from neighboring states have warned that...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, December 30, 2013


Spring really is around the corner and now is the time to consider establishing a community garden in your association.

  A community garden is a shared space where residents gather to garden and grow food. They can range in size from one small raised bed to...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A South Carolina homeowners association recently learned an expensive lesson when it comes to making representations that one of its owners is a registered sex offender—an $890,000 lesson