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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, November 16, 2012 | National Legislation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its annual report to Congress on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund yesterday.  In a...

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

Many of us have been taught the wisdom of a hand up versus a hand out.  One association in California has taken that to heart.  The association developed a community spirit team which helps owners who are facing fines and violations for deteriorating home conditions.

  The team helps owners who can’t...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

If you classify any workers as independent contractors, now is a good time to make sure you get those classifications right.  The IRS and U.S. Department of Labor launched a massive “Misclassification Initiative” last year to identify employers who are labeling employees incorrectly as independent contractors to save on taxes.

The IRS predicts that the crackdown will reap...

Written By Andrea Daigle | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We are excited to announce the launch of the HindmanSanchez YouTube channel!  At HindmanSanchez we are dedicated to educating homeowners, board of directors and managers about their rights and responsibilities. 

Our YouTube Channel has been created to help answer your burning questions, provide updated news and information and also allow you to get to know our team a little...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, November 9, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Over the past several months we have had several clients who have experienced difficulties in negotiating contracts with Comcast.

Many associations are being approached by or seeking services from telecommunication providers so that access can be gained to the community for infrastructure or so residents within the community can obtain better pricing packages.  If you are...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We often warn clients not to use the word “security” in governing documents, rules, signs, etc.  Why?  Because, the creation of an appearance that the association is providing, enhancing or maintaining security can create liability.  Recently, a New York woman was raped...

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...

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