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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Over the last 30 years technology has evolved resulting in a virtual world where we are all connected in some way.  Whether it’s “Googling” cheap plane tickets, researching answers to questions or connecting to our friends and families, the Internet is now a way of life. 

Technology has also transformed the way we communicate; 30 years ago email was virtually non-existent,...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

A new law which goes into effect on November 22, 2012, in Santa Monica, California prohibits all new owners or residents of multi-unit housing from smoking within their unit.  The law states that condominium associations must complete a smoking survey of their current...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, October 29, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Over the past month, like many people throughout Colorado, I have been glued to the news, waiting for new information on the Jessica Ridgeway case.  Sadly, we all know the outcome leaving many asking “what could have been done to save this little girl?”  With her killer behind bars, we are all sleeping a little better but it’s a wakeup call for all of us to be a little more vigilant on what is...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, October 26, 2012 | State Legislation

We all know that the issue of illegal workers in the US has been a hot issue over the last several years and many states, including Colorado, have adopted laws to curb employment of illegals.  As of October 1, 2012, all Colorado employers must use the Colorado Division of Labor Affirmation Form...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The 2012 wildfire season was one of the worst on record, leaving the people at the American Red Cross busy devising new and innovative ways to get information to people faster.  As a response to the growing use of technology, they have created the “Wildfire App.”...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Last year an owner in a community association created a synchronized light show on their home for Halloween.  The video went viral and so did the visits to the home to see the light show live. It was estimated that the display drew in thousands of people each night.

  With...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

SB11-269 known as the Electronic Recycling Jobs Act was approved by the Colorado legislature during the 2012 session.  The Act is intended to create new jobs in the recycling industry but may also create new fees and opportunities for Colorado...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, October 22, 2012 | Court Decisions

After 11 years of battling, a judge has finally resolved an outstanding covenant enforcement dispute which involved many court hearings, a jury trial, two appeals and then a second trial.  That’...

Written By William H. Short | Friday, October 19, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Over 100 HOA owners received information from expert panelists about HOA issues and also voiced their concerns last night at a town hall meeting hosted by five Democratic state legislators. The legislators assembled a panel of government officials, HOA law experts, mediators and owner advocates to discuss current HOA legislation, initiatives to reform and improve HOA law, and the prospects for...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

With our record breaking temperatures becoming a distant memory and winter conditions right around the corner, it’s time for association’s to review their snow removal contracts.  What should be included in these contracts?  Below is a checklist of some of the most common provisions all snow...

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