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Written By David A. Closson | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In a recent notice the Colorado Secretary of State warns Colorado business owners of a deceptive solicitation issued by “Compliance Services.”  The company has mailed solicitations to business owners across Colorado offering to prepare documents to satisfy annual meeting minute requirements for a fee of $125...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Whether it is concerns over qualifying for FHA backed loans in a condominium community or concerns over upkeep of homes, more and more communities are considering bans or restrictions on rentals.  If your community is considering limiting the number of rentals, there are a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As the saying goes, “Every vote counts” and this year is no different.  With October ushering in the 4th quarter, it’s time for Associations to  begin the task of preparing for their annual meeting.  What should be included on the agenda?  Who’s going to run for the board?  How do you encourage owner participation? 

If  your association has a hard time getting enough...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In a recent story on Fox News 31, a board president apparently issued a "no comment" statement when contacted by the reporter.  What would you do if contacted by a reporter?  Given the amount of negative publicity surrounding associations your first...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We know that our clients are amazing associations who have accomplished significant goals in the past year.  Most board members don't receive acknowledgement for a job well done. This can be different!  How?

  Apply for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI HOA of the Year.  Awards will be given to small, medium and large associations.  Criteria include overall management and...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, September 28, 2012 | National Legislation

HUD has issued FAQ’s as a follow up to the recently issued ML 12-18 regarding temporary FHA condominium approval guidelines.  The temporary guidelines, are effective until August 31, 2014, unless...

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...

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