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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | State Legislation

After the hearing held on January 2, 2015, DORA has adopted 3 emergency rules regarding manager licensing. The rules pertain to...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, January 5, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

It’s finally time to register for the HindmanSanchez Manager License Exam Prep Course!    Join Loura Sanchez and Elina Gilbert on January 23rd at 9:00 a.m. sharp to prepare for the Manager License Exam and learn testing techniques that will help you:  1) feel more confident, 2) improve your score,...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The year is almost over.  Not only is it time to consider some resolutions for 2015, but it’s also time to reflect on 2014. What did you celebrate? What did you learn? Any disasters…and how did you handle them? Any progress on your goals?

It’s great time to reflect with purpose, so you can prepare for the year to come. To that end, we looked back on what our readers were interested...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | CCIOA

In a release earlier today CAI alerted our industry to the Federal Housing Finance Authority’s position expressing concern about state statutes, such as our super lien statute, that allow community associations to obtain lien priority...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Just kidding.  Playing through the scenario, though, what if being “elected” to the board was like being called for jury duty?  Homeowners’ names are fed into a machine.  Then every couple of years, a button gets pushed, a ticket pops out, and bam: YOUR name is on it.  Time to serve.  (Unless you’...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

All I’ve heard about this winter is Frozen. No, not the movie, but the pipes.  For condos (and to some extent townhomes), cold weather brings the cold reality of one familiar theme … frozen pipes, leading to water leaks, resulting in damage.  And, one of the most common disputes in a community...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, December 5, 2014 | State Legislation

DORA has set the hearing on its proposed rules regulating manager licensing for January 2, 2015.  Public comments will be taken during the hearing held at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in conference room 1B located at 2 East 14th Ave., Denver,...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, December 1, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

This morning on the way to work I heard about a pig that caused quite a disruption over the holiday weekend.  Apparently, a passenger brought a pig aboard a US Airways plane as her companion. The pig started running back and forth, causing a ruckus...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

HindmanSanchez is pleased to share the news that our client, Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch Homeowners Association, was selected by The Colorado Community Association as its 2014 HOA of the year.  This is the first time a Western Slope association has received this award.  The awards were announced at the annual Community Associations Institute conference held in Denver on November 5th. ...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

I just read an article out of Florida about board member education.  While we do not have mandatory board member education, CCIOA does encourage board members to obtain education and the expenses of that education can and should be covered by the association.  Serving on a board is a big responsibility. Oftentimes, a board is responsible for a million dollar or more budget.

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