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...]

Residential Grow Operations – the New Meth House

Written by: on Wednesday, March, 9th, 2016

Today, as part of its HOA Monthly Forum Schedule, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies hosted a presentation by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The DEA presented facts showing that Colorado has been invaded by east coast grow ventures due to Colorado’s relaxed laws and high profit margins.  This, in turn, has put pressure on communities [Read More...]

CAM Continuing Education Reminder

Written by: on Tuesday, March, 1st, 2016

As you’ve all heard many times by now, CAMs must complete 8 credit hours of continuing education every year in order to renew their CAM licenses for the following year.  However, as reported in our November 13, 2015 blog, if you are currently a licensed CAM, your 8 hour continuing education requirement has already been [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...]