Don’t Worry About Floods—Flood Insurance is About to Get Cheaper!

Written by: on Tuesday, April, 8th, 2014

With all the crazy weather, storms, and flooding around the Country, it’s no wonder homeowners have become a little nervous about flood damage and being able to obtain flood insurance.  However, President Obama has recently signed into law the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HR 3370) to address this concern. In 2012, the Biggert-Waters Flood [Read More...]

HOA INFORMATION OFFICER CONTINUES OUTREACH

Written by: on Friday, April, 4th, 2014

I took the opportunity to attend the regularly scheduled HOA Information Resource Officers education session on Wednesday. I was impressed with the amount of information being distributed by the HOA Office. The HOA Office provides a vast amount of information through their web site, as well as through the educational offerings. This week’s educational session included [Read More...]

Electric Vehicle Grant Bill Headed to Governor

Written by: on Friday, March, 28th, 2014

In an effort to follow up on the Legislatures’ commitment to electric vehicles, the Legislature sent SB 14-028 to the Governor for signature.  SB 14-028 is a bill that expands the eligibility of certain entities to receive grant funds to offset (or in some cases pay for) the costs of installation of electric vehicle charging [Read More...]

City Offers Free Mediation Services

Written by: on Tuesday, March, 25th, 2014

What is mediation?  Mediation is an informal process whereby a neutral third party attempts to facilitate and negotiate a resolution to a dispute that is acceptable to all parties involved in the dispute.  Mediation is conducted by a trained mediator who acts as a referee or negotiator.  The mediator hopes that the settlement addresses the [Read More...]

Legislative Session Continues On (But maybe not for much longer on HOA Stuff)

Written by: on Monday, March, 24th, 2014

At the beginning of the legislative session, it was widely rumored that the session would be relatively calm for HOA related bills.  This has, at least to date, remained true with only five related bills being introduced. Out of the five, four of the bills have already come to a resolution.  The breakdown is as [Read More...]