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Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Court Decisions

Although smoking is generally on a decline, the problems associated with smoking in condominium communities (and sometimes in attached townhome communities) continues to rear its ugly head with the “right to smoke v. the right to breath clean air” debate getting uglier and uglier.


We recently blogged on a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous


WHEREAS, the recovery of debts to our clients created by unpaid assessment is essential;...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, June 2, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

FHA certification and leasing has long been a thorn in condominium communities’ sides.  Therefore, it’s important to remember what types of leasing restrictions are acceptable for...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

With the changes that occurred in seeking FHA certification several years ago, many condominium associations decided it was easier to stop seeking certification and let buyers find other types of mortgages to finance the purchase of units within the condominium community.


Well, real estate professionals are pushing back. A recent Washington Post...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, May 19, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

With reality TV continuing to serve up “must-see” programs and cable networks expanding daily, many owners and associations may consider having filming in...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, May 16, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

You may think that drones are only used by the federal government but think again.  Drones are defined as any unmanned aerial vehicle, and privately operated drones are becoming more common and are readily available on the market for a small price ($49-$499). A promoter of personal use drones has declared 2014 the year of the drone as prices decrease and demands increase.

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

In an independent national survey of community association residents conducted early this year by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of CAI, 80% of community association residents...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, May 12, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In a release by the Community Association Institute, it is reported that Colorado has approximately 9,000 community associations or 2.8% of all associations in the United States.  Based upon these figures it can be extrapolated that the associations within our state account for:


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Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

As quick as SB 14-220 was introduced, it was declared dead almost as fast.  After passing out of the Senate Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs on a 3-2 vote, it was referred to the Judiciary Committee where, given the lack...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

In situations like this, I am reminded with the issues of instantaneous communications.  Shortly after we posted a blog indicating that the Construction Defect bill had not been introduced, it was.  Late yesterday SB 14-220 was...

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