CAI National Call for Action

Written by: on Wednesday, September, 17th, 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 Representatives member.  You can use this link [Read More...]

Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014

Written by: on Thursday, September, 11th, 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 Kinzinger from [Read More...]

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...]