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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...

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...

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