Category: Legislative Miscellaneous


FHA Certifications—Are Changes Afoot??

Written by: on Tuesday, May, 24th, 2016

By now, most people are aware of the condominium certification requirements imposed by the FHA.  In short, if a condominium community is not FHA certified, purchasers cannot utilize FHA financing to purchase a unit in such community.  What does that mean in reality?  It means many first-time home buyers are unable to purchase condominium units [Read More...]

Tax Relief—The HOME Act Now Has Bi-Partisan Support!

Written by: on Friday, April, 15th, 2016

On March 3, 2016, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the “Helping Our Middle-Income Earners (HOME) Act.”  The purpose of the HOME Act is to lighten the financial tax burdens on middle class Americans residing in covenant controlled communities.  This is done by allowing qualifying individuals to deduct association assessments and [Read More...]

Tax Relief!! Potential Added Benefits of Ownership in Covenant Controlled Communities

Written by: on Thursday, March, 24th, 2016

On March 3, 2016, in an effort to lighten the financial tax burdens on middle class Americans residing in covenant controlled communities, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the “Helping Our Middle-Income Earners (HOME) Act.”  The purpose of the HOME Act is to amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow homeowners [Read More...]

HB16-1133 Killed In Committee

Written by: on Monday, February, 22nd, 2016

As we could only hope HB16-1133 (the community association manager regulation bill) was killed in committee today.  The House committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, in a rare bi-partisan vote unanimously voted to kill the bill.  As we detailed earlier, as drafted, this bill would have severely impacted community association manager’s ability to do their [Read More...]

Colorado Takes on Emotional Support Animals

Written by: on Thursday, February, 18th, 2016

In a very bold move, the Colorado Legislature is attempting to take on abuses of the FHA’s emotional support animal requirements.  Recently Representative Willett introduced HB 16-1201, which would require medical professionals recommending an emotional support animal for a patient to make certain findings prior to granting permission for an emotional support animal.  The findings [Read More...]