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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...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, March 22, 2013 | Court Decisions

After a five-week trial, a California jury found the Bella Palermo Homeowners Association negligent for failing to resolve a second-hand smoke dispute between neighbors at a Trabuco Canyon condominium project.  The plaintiffs were awarded just over $15,000 for their claim that the...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, March 21, 2013 | State Legislation

This morning the Colorado Legislative Action Committee held a legislative update breakfast.  Generally speaking, the speakers conveyed that the legislature was expressing that “consumer protection” was the name of the game this year.  It was also noted that their seemed to be a current mood in the legislature of “getting things done”

and that, with the exception of the...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | State Legislation

Last week the House introduced HB 13-1249 which is a bill that attempts to clean up the foreclosure issues that have plagued residential lenders.  The Bill’s stated purpose is:

“Concerning...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Condo Owner Magazine recently posted a tragic story about a 14-year old boy who fell off his skateboard and was hit by a vehicle.  The magazine reports that after building substantial speed he came down an elevated ramp in the condo parking garage,...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, March 15, 2013 | State Legislation

Having failed to garner enough support even to be amended and pass out of the House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development, the Homeowner’s Insurance Reform Act of 2013 was thought to have been effectively laid to...

Written By Ashley M. Nichols | Thursday, March 14, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Recently, I wrote about when an association should consider forgiveness of an owner’s debt.  Once the association decides to forgive an owner’s debt, then what?  First, the amount will actually be...

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