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Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, January 24, 2014 | State Legislation

In writing the recent blogs relating to transfer fees, the rumored bill raised many different arguments to the surface for and against transfer fees.

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Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | State Legislation

Last week it was reported that Rep. Jeanne Labuda indicated that she would be introducing legislation taking aim on management company transfer fees.  This sparked tremendous debate on both sides of the issue and the value of a transfer fee.

 

In response to the ...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

Not only have condominium communities felt the heat of the FHA when it comes to leasing restrictions, but individual buyers of condominium units have also experienced their share of grief.

  For example, on July 19, 2013, FHA started requiring all borrowers to sign a...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, January 16, 2014 | State Legislation

HB 14-1125, which attempts to cure the Colorado Legislative Action Committee oversight contained originally in HB 13-1237, which had the effect of prohibiting an association from disclosing owners' email addresses, even if the Owner opted in...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | State Legislation

During yesterday’s Denver Business Journal’s State of the Cities forum, the mayors of Denver and Aurora agreed there needs to be changes to the state’s...

Written By David A. Firmin | Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | State Legislation

The first major legislative issue concerning homeowners associations within the state of Colorado was kicked off today on competing fronts.  In a Call to Action sent by CAI’s Legislative Action Committee, community association professionals were alerted of pending legislation...

Monday, January 13, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

January 1, 2014 has come and gone with initial reports estimating sales at over one million dollars in marijuana for the first day.  Commencing early in the morning, lines began to form and wrap around marijuana retail outlets.



Going hand in hand with the high (pun intended) sales figures, law enforcement officials from neighboring states have warned that...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, January 9, 2014 | CCIOA

As part of the sweeping changes to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act in the 2013 legislative season, the Office of HOA Information and Resources was required to study the legislative and operational components of other states to determine how those regulatory structures work and deliver a report, along with recommendations back to the Legislature.

  The...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, January 6, 2014 | State Legislation

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 is first day the Colorado General Assembly convenes for 2014. This year most likely more than 600 bills will be considered with a few hundred being passed.  But, will any of those bills affect community associations?

Chances are there will be one or more bills affecting associations. As we discussed in our prior...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, December 30, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

 

Spring really is around the corner and now is the time to consider establishing a community garden in your association.

  A community garden is a shared space where residents gather to garden and grow food. They can range in size from one small raised bed to...

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