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Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, March 24, 2014 | State Legislation

At the beginning of the legislative session, it was widely rumored that the session would be relatively calm for HOA related bills.  This has, at least to date, remained true with only five related bills being introduced.

Out of the five, four of the bills have already come to a resolution.  The breakdown is as follows:


HB 14-1254:  The HOA Disclosure...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Just when you were getting used to your iPhones, it is time to get ready for the next wave.  Smart phones may soon be replaced with smart glasses.  Google Glass allows the user to view images called up in the glass through voice activation or by touching the rims of the glasses.

  The product has already hit the market with thousands of “explorers.”  Google Glass like most...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, March 10, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Imagine renting the HOA club house for a family reunion.  As the reunion is winding down, the attendees decide to have a photograph taken of the family.  After all, who knows when all these relatives will be in the same place again?

  As the family members gather on the upper deck of the clubhouse and the children cross their legs and get comfortable up front, the deck...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | State Legislation

The Colorado Transfer fee bill has passed out of the House of Representatives and moved to the Senate un-amended.  As drafted, HB 14-1254 mandates that a manager and any management company disclose to the executive board of each HOA for which...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, February 24, 2014 | State Legislation

As the legislative session closes out its second month the HOA related bills continue to move along, in large part un-amended from their original forms.

  The HOA Transfer Fee Bill (HB14-1254) cleared committee after lengthy...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As if all the other drama associated with FHA certifications and recertifications is not enough, there’s now one more match to add to this fire: accusations of discrimination by potential buyers.

A woman in Ohio filed a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on or about February 22, 2013 alleging a...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, February 10, 2014 | State Legislation

Last week, the HOA Information and Resource Center released its Annual Report for...

Written By David A. Firmin | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | State Legislation

The long awaited bill relating to fees charged by managers was introduced today in the Form of HB 14-1254 by Representative Labuda.  It is co-sponsored by Senator Balmer in the Senate.  While this bill was much anticipated, as introduced, the...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, February 3, 2014 | National Legislation

Last Thursday, the Senate approved S.1926, the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014” by a vote of 67-32.   This will delay dramatic increases in federal flood insurance premiums until 2017.

  During the next few years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (...

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