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Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Friday, October 25, 2013 | State Legislation

The January 1, 2014, deadline for HB 1276 (the HOA Debt Collection Bill) compliance is almost upon us, and some associations have decided to update their collection policies without the assistance of attorneys.  Below is a list of the...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | National Legislation

With the recent government shutdown still in effect and no end in sight, many home buyers are wondering how this will impact their ability to obtain FHA financing and whether homes can be sold using FHA during this uncertain period.

In response to the influx of inquiries, FHA has published several Q&A articles on the HUD...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | State Legislation

As the January 1, 2014, deadline for compliance with HB 1276 (the HOA Debt Collection Bill) gets closer and closer, many associations are scrambling to get their updated collection policies adopted before time runs out.  But some...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, October 7, 2013 | State Legislation

All associations are required to comply with HB 13-1276 by January 1, 2014. What happens if you don't comply?



  • You cannot take any action to collect delinquent accounts through a third party;


  • You will be in violation of Colorado law, which...
Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As I look back over this series on Servant Leadership I realized that it was appropriate that I saved this characteristic for last, as I believe it is probably the most important one for a successful servant leader and is achieved by all of the...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

If your association has employees you should be aware of the October 1 deadline for notices under the Affordable Care Act.  Under the Affordable Care Act all covered employers must provide notice of insurance coverage options to their employees by October 1, 2013.  However, on September 11, 2013, the Department of Labor indicated that employers would not be fined if they failed to meet this...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 23, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The word humility is a hard one to grasp in the context of a servant leader.  In Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great, he concludes that great companies have level 5 leaders.  And, level 5 leaders direct their ego away from them and focus on the larger goal of what the company achieves....

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, September 20, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Flooded with questions over the recent floods in Colorado? Hopefully the answers to these frequently asked questions will help you keep your head above water:



1.  Our community was hit with the flood.  Does the association have any responsibility for repairs to the owner’s unit?

It depends.  In the absence of insurance coverage (...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, September 19, 2013 | CCIOA

As you may recall, Article IV of CCIOA requires community associations to register annually with DORA.  In 2012, DORA issued a statement interpreting Article IV of CCIOA to only require registration by communities created on or...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We all know that diversity is a buzz word in the business world today.  Diversity in the context of servant leadership means valuing different opinions and seeking out contrary views.

  By doing this the servant leader builds...

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