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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

With the economy theoretically on the upswing, it is likely we will see more commercial development occurring. Oftentimes, this development isn’t something that residents in your community association want or support as this story points out.

  However, before your...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 11, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As we have discussed in the past, what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law has been a hot issue in Florida and...

Written By David A. Closson | Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In July, the Fort Collins City Council adopted an ordinance, allowing city residents to keep and raise miniature goats within the City.

  Some of the details of the ordinance are as follows:

  • Allows the keeping of two pygmy...
Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The Reston Association in Fairfax, Virginia has banned electronic cigarettes in public spaces according to stories in the Washingtonian and Common Ground magazines.  This appears to be the next trend...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 4, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The HOA Information and Resource Center will be holding...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | State Legislation

In his October 13, 2013 column in the Vail Daily News, attorney T.J. Voboril says that if you already know about HB 1276 you are either a diligent homeowners association board member or you have a conscientious homeowners association attorney.  We hope it is both!  But, in case you aren’t as familiar with HB 1276 and have ignored the other numerous...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, October 28, 2013 | State Legislation

In a white paper issued by the Colorado HOA Forum, this group sets forth six issues for which it is seeking legislative sponsors.  The six issues verbatim are:


1.  Prohibit/limit transfer fees on HOA and other community property home sales.
2.  Require HOA special assessments over a specific dollar amount in HOAs with an annual income over a specific...

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...

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