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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...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 13, 2012 | National Legislation

The long awaited revisions to the FHA Condominium Project Approval Guidelines were released today.  The revisions are contained in Mortgagee Letter 2012-18 and apply to any applications for approval or recertification filed after today

The 12 page mortgagee letter contains revisions to...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Last week, a gunman who had a long-standing dispute with his association over deed restrictions, shot and killed one person and critically wounded a second at his association's meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.  The incident occured during an association meeting being held in a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

It seems as though every time I turn on the TV there are stories encouraging us to “go green” and conserve energy.  From commercials highlighting the benefits of switching to LED light bulbs to installing high efficiency air conditioners, we are constantly reminded of the good each of us can do. ...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, September 10, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Anti-Wal-Mart yard signs began appearing last month in neighborhoods surrounding the 9th and Colorado redevelopment project in advance of a public meeting on the project.  If your association is faced with a potentially unwanted development next door, what is the...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, September 7, 2012 | State Legislation

Political Signs


With 2012 being an election year, we are sure to see increased patriotism throughout community associations. ...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

I've represented HOAs for almost 20 years and while the world has changed during that time and associations have responded to those changes by necessity, I don't think that most associations have gone to the dark side.  Instead these associations are struggling to address problems that were not contemplated when they were formed 10, 20 or 30 years ago. They are struggling to address two...

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