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Written By Ashley Nichols | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

If you are following our ProjectRUN blog, you already know that our firm promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.  We have several members of our firm that use standing desks, some who grow their own organic vegetables, and others that enjoy being outside at every opportunity.  Recently, I came across an...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, April 15, 2013 | State Legislation

With just more than 3 weeks left in the scheduled legislative session, the Senate Bills still up for consideration include:

SB 13-126: This bill concerns the removal of unreasonable restrictions on the ability of the Owner of an...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, April 12, 2013 | State Legislation

With less than 30 days left in the scheduled legislative session, there are still a large number of bills impacting community associations that remain on the legislative calendar.  When the legislature refocuses on Common Interest Communities, we expect them to move fast and furiously on the remaining bills. Of these bills, the House Bills include:

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Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | State Legislation

As the legislature marches on addressing “consumer protection” matters, HB 13-1186 was passed and signed into law on April 4, 2013.  This Bill addresses transparency issues surrounding the creation and operation of Metropolitan Districts.  The...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Did that grab your attention?  Sound too good to be true?  Well, …it is. Hopefully you haven’t fallen for one of those “free cruise” telemarketing scam s.  However, here is something that IS free and is not a scam:  Community / Neighborhood Grants.  Various cities and organizations offer grants and other incentives for both building and preserving our communities and neighborhood connections....

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, April 8, 2013 | Court Decisions

CCIOA has an interesting provision, contained in Section 210(4), which allows developers to withdraw property included in an association only if: (1) a portion of the real estate is subject to withdrawal; and (2) a unit in such portion of real estate has not yet been sold to a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

You’ve heard the saying “keeping up with the Joneses,” but have you heard the saying “keeping up with the HOAs?”

As your community ages it is important that board members remember one of the primary purposes of the association is to preserve, protect and enhance property values.

  That may mean making capital improvements, refurbishing common areas and even going...

Written By Andrea Daigle | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Mobile devices have changed the world and at HindmanSanchez we want to make sure we stay ahead of the curve.  That’s why we are excited to announce that we have launched the HindmanSanchez HOA Law App which can be found in both the Apple and Android app stores. Our app delivers the optimum mobile experience for our clients. 

Features include:

  • Instant access to...
Written By David A. Firmin | Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | State Legislation

As promised last week, two significant bills were introduced into the Colorado legislature this week that are aimed directly at community associations.  The first, HB 13-1277 is the manager licensure bill.  This bill contains two essential...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, March 25, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

A real estate professional recently was sued for a Fair Housing Act violation over a listing posted on his website, even though he was not the listing agent and did not post the content himself. 

The information appeared on his website through an IDX...

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