Community Associations Miscellaneous

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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. 


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...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 29, 2014

Today I attended the CAI Rocky Mountain Chapter Mountain Conference in Vail. During an afternoon session it was confirmed that it is "almost" official ... DORA will likely be acknowledging that anyone who holds a CMCA, AMS or PCAM from CAI will only be required to take the state specific/Colorado law portion of the test for licensure. 


Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, September 22, 2014

On September 12th, HindmanSanchez kick-started this year’s season of giving with the 5th Annual Community Can-Can Canned Food Drive and Sculpture Challenge.  HindmanSanchez partnered with eight teams from community association management firms across Colorado, competing in an event that resulted in a whopping donation of 31,667 pounds of food. Our combined efforts will enable Food Bank of the...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, September 19, 2014

Loura Sanchez was invited to participate in the Community Next: 2020 and Beyond initiative being launched by the Community Associations Institute. Loura will serve on the Association Model Panel, which is one of four groups that will define and examine factors that are likely to influence associations, their residents, association boards and professional...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On September 11, 2014, I wrote about the proposed bill before the US Congress that would invalidate community association rules and architectural standards regarding

amateur radio antennas and towers.  CAI has sent out a call for action for each of us to contact our appropriate U.S. House of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 11, 2014

I always wanted a CB radio when I was growing up so that I could have a “handle” and be cool like Smokey and the Bandit.  But, times do change, and instead of hawking out “breaker, breaker”,

I’m now concerned about the Amateur Radio Parity Act that has been introduced by Congressman Adam...