7 Ways to Avoid Rental Nightmare

Written by: on Friday, September, 5th, 2014

A recent article in the Denver Post offers the following 7 tips to minimize risk for homeowners electing to rent out their homes: • Find the Right Tenant.  Use credit and background checks to screen and select tenants. • Prepare the House. Before renting, clean the house thoroughly and tackle any looming improvement projects prior to leasing. • Document [Read More...]

Temporary FHA Guidelines—It’s Not Over Yet!

Written by: on Tuesday, September, 2nd, 2014

On August 13, 2014, we blogged to warn condominium communities that temporary FHA condominium approval guidelines were about to expire on August 31st.   However, FHA has just announced an extension of the temporary guidelines, which will now remain in effect until August 31, 2016. As a reminder, the current temporary guidelines define delinquencies as those [Read More...]

Denver 2030 District

Written by: on Friday, August, 22nd, 2014

A few days ago I attended an educational program hosted by the Spire for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI. One of the speakers was Tom Wuertz of Handprint Architecture who spoke about a newly formed private organization that is looking for community association members.  Denver 2030 District is a community of high performance buildings [Read More...]

One Thing

Written by: on Wednesday, August, 20th, 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 regarding the book, The ONE Thing.  One of my takeaways [Read More...]

Is Denver Next?

Written by: on Friday, August, 15th, 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 Colorado have stopped building condominiums.  Instead we have seen a surge of high-end, luxury apartment buildings built [Read More...]