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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 27, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

“We work consistently to enrich our community, building on the cooperative spirit we share together at Remington Post.  This includes learning new ways to increase energy efficiency, provide effective property management , and improve overall quality of life.”  Remington Post Condominiums located in Boulder, Colorado makes a bold...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In reading this opinion piece, I found myself saying wouldn't it be great if we saw more media coverage along this line instead of the sensationalism we read every time anyone in an association can't do exactly as they please?

  How do we make...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In what may become a national trend, two states are attacking the issues of whether certain types of activities routinely performed by management companies amount to the unauthorized practice of law. 

Last Thursday, the Florida Bar Association's committee on the unauthorized practice of law, agreed to issue an...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 24, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

"While insurance coverages for community associations haven't changed much in recent years, the exposures facing this class of business have...both the frequency and the severity of the claims are becoming greater."  In this quote from Wayne Dow, Esq, director of underwriting for Kevin Davis...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, September 21, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

It was bound to happen, the number of Generation Y homeowners (people born between 1978 and 1993) is beginning to outweigh Generation X and the Baby Boomer generation.  With Generation Y making up over 70 million people in the United States and an estimated 32% of those 70 million being homeowners, associations are facing...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Court Decisions

Several months ago we wrote about wild life in associations.  In that article we discussed concerns with liability if owners are injured by animals in a community and what association can do to address the growing number of wild animals in urban communities.  One of the cases we discussed was a Georgia case...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Do You Have What It Takes to be awarded the Manager of the Year?  The Council of Community Association Professionals has announced its National “Manager of the Year” Contest which open to professional Community Managers across the nation who are actively engaged in managing association-governed communities.  Managers can apply to...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Awards shows, industry awards, employer awards.  We all like to receive awards.  I recently read an article about individuals who received a New Vision Award for implementing best practices in community association management.  That got me thinking about what best practices an association would need to qualify for a New Vision Award.  The...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 17, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We are excited to announce that our second Community Can-Can Grant has been awarded to Springmeadows Condominium Association located in Fort Collins.  Springmeadows Condominiums will use the grant money to purchase a new entry sign that had been hit by a car 7 years ago....

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, September 14, 2012 | National Legislation

As we reported yesterday, FHA released Mortgagee Letter 2012-18 on September 13, 2012.  A summary of the changes, that are most important to existing condominium associations, are discussed below.  Now is a good...

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