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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, August 2, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

If you are following this series on Servant Leadership, you may be wondering about the term itself. Servant Leadership is based on the premise of being a leader in a nonprofit organization, which has some differences from leadership in a for-profit...

Written By Trishia K. Harris | Thursday, August 1, 2013 | State Legislation

Q: Do payment plans under the new debt collection act include accelerated assessments?



More and more questions are cropping up regarding the implementation of the new debt collection act.  A...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In my initial blog on Servant Leadership, I mentioned that Foresight was an essential quality that servant leaders need to embody.  Foresight in this context refers to a sense of how the past, present and future of your community are...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, July 26, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In my initial blog on this topic, I mentioned that Awareness was an essential quality that servant leaders needed to embody.  Awareness in this context refers to an understanding of your own values, biases, strengths and weaknesses as well as the values of those...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As we recently blogged, there have been quite a few condominium communities whose FHA (re)certification applications got rejected because their governing documents allow leases of less than 30 days.


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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The real question may actually be whether you want to be a servant leader or some other type of leader.  In a thought provoking article on the topic, Chuck Miller, explores what type of leaders work best in community associations.  I agree with Mr. Miller that there is...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

One of the most prevalent reasons FHA (re)certifications get rejected these days is centered on short-term rentals.  Pursuant to Section 513 of the National Housing Act, FHA mortgage insurance may not be issued for any housing that will be or may be used for transient or hotel purposes.  This requirement has been the cause of many, if not most, rejections of recent FHA (re)certification...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, July 22, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As the struggle continues for condominium associations to become FHA certified or FHA re-certified, the FHA continues rejecting many condominium communities based on the leasing provisions in their governing documents.


The latest bout of rejections has been based on the FHA finding that certain leasing provisions, although not a problem with respect to prior applications,...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Imagine if you could book a flight from San Francisco to New York in a plane that was powered completely by the sun. Or, visualize flying in that same plane on an overnight flight using solar energy harnessed the day before.



This is no dream. A little over a week ago two pilots (one appropriately named Piccard!) did just that.  The...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Colorado Community Association Law

Colorado community associations need to pay attention to the growing number of electric vehicles (EVs) being driven today. According to a new report from...

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