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Written By Melissa M. Garcia and David A. Firmin | Friday, May 18, 2012 | National Legislation

Based upon an almost three to one ratio of comments received by the Department of Justice in favor of further extending the ADA pool compliance deadline, the Department of Justice, in an announcement on May 17, 2012, pushed back the compliance deadline for swimming pool access to January 31, 2013.

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Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, May 14, 2012 | State Legislation

As a number of the complaints received by the Division of Real Estate's Homeowner Association Office related to transparency of associations, the Colorado legislature attempted to clarify what constituted an association record.  HB 1237 seeks...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | State Legislation

As reported in today's Side Streets blog post, Aaron Acker has resigned.  Mr. Acker ran the HOA Information & Resource Center, which was created under...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | State Legislation

Last week the Colorado Senate passed HB12-1237 with limited amendments.  The House must now approved the Senate's amendments which is expected to happen anytime.
 
One of the amendments approved by the Senate is very beneficial to...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, April 16, 2012 | State Legislation

On April 12, 2012, Governor Hickenlooper signed SB12-030.  This bill become law on September 1, 2012, and will apply to foreclosures started after that date.  While most of the bill is administrative in nature and has minimal impact on...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, April 13, 2012 | National Legislation

The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) March 15 final rule on deed-based transfer fees was a huge victory for community associations across the country. FHFA’s initial proposal would have banned federally backed mortgages for any property in a community association with a deed-based transfer fee. As originally drafted, the rule would have cut off nearly all mortgage funding for 11 million...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, April 6, 2012 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The rate of complaints about HOAs have been increasing in 2012 over 2011, as reported by Aaron Acker, the HOA Information Office of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Mr. Acker was one of the speakers at panel discussion on Manager Licensing and Legislative Update held during the April 5 Spring Showcase event by...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | State Legislation

SB12-030 passed the House on Third Reading yesterday and will now be forwarded to the Governor for signature.  The bill will not have any impact on much of what associations do except for the the selling of liens.

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Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, March 16, 2012 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The March 15, 2012 compliance deadline for ADA pool compliance deemed "POOL-MAGGEDON" by industry insiders has been extended. In an unexpected but not surprising move given the public outcry against the revised pool access rules, President Obama ordered a 60 day stay on the implementation of the enforcement of pool rules that require all "places of public accommodation" to be accessible, see...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Many associations have a logo associated with the name of their association. This may appear on entrance monuments, newsletter mastheads and communications to owners. As one association in Florida is realizing, the use of the logo developed by a developer or real estate agent in connection with the development of the community may not be legal.

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