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Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | National Legislation

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...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, August 22, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, August 15, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

For any condominium community that needs to become FHA certified or recertified, FHA requirements are about to become more difficult again.  As of September 1, 2014, the temporary FHA condominium approval guidelines are no more unless extended by the FHA. 

 


Pursuant to the...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Friday, August 8, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

With manager licensing requirements looming in the not too distant future, many managers and board members are on edge looking for answers to their many questions about the process, timelines, and requirements.  For those individuals, DORA has...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Occasionally associations consider seeking 501(c) status from the Internal Revenue Service. There are many reasons to do so depending on the objectives of the associations. However, in this interesting article published by Forbes you can see...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, July 25, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Early yesterday CAI National issues a call to action regarding...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, July 21, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We have learned that there is a scam being perpetuated on owners in community associations.  Owners are receiving a mailing which indicates that if they are paying HOA fees through a bill-pay service they should “pay particular attention to the remittance instructions.  Our remittance address for payments has changed and it is imperative that you update the bill pay instructions...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, June 19, 2014 | State Legislation

HB 12-1237 changed the face of association document inspections so much that many, if not all, associations were forced to rewrite their document inspection policies.  But now,...

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