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Are Condominiums Evil or Essential?

I don’t get it.  We are bombarded with new laws being imposed to promote and encourage new condominium development but then a book entitled Escaping Condo Jail comes out explaining how condominiums are not the answer to the American dream because of the high risks involved.  As soon as I read th Read More...
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The Condo Conundrum

As we all know from our recent blogs as well as media stories in the past month new condominium projects in Colorado are at a pivotal point.  Economic development goals are pushing for more condominiums to be built, especially in urban, mass-transit focused areas.  Stable, vibrant condominium asso Read More...
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Are Associations Guarantors of Owners’ Quiet Enjoyment??

Although smoking is generally on a decline, the problems associated with smoking in condominium communities (and sometimes in attached townhome communities) continues to rear its ugly head with the “right to smoke v. the right to breath clean air” debate getting uglier and uglier. To learn more Read More...
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2014 – The Year of the Drone

You may think that drones are only used by the federal government but think again.  Drones are defined as any unmanned aerial vehicle, and privately operated drones are becoming more common and are readily available on the market for a small price ($49-499). To learn more about drones, read our blo Read More...
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Colorado 10th in Community Associations

In a release by the Community Association Institute, it is reported that Colorado has approximately 9,000 community associations or 2.8% of all associations in the United States.  To learn more statistics concerning Colorado's commitment to community associations, please read the complete blog p Read More...
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Going Faster Isn't The Same As Being Faster

At the CAI Spring Showcase yesterday, Derek Daly, a former Formula One driver, spoke about how business continues to move faster and faster every year. 200 mph doesn't even qualify you for the Indy 500 any longer.  Going fast in community associations isn't the same as being fast. To be fast in tod Read More...
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Should Associations Ban Google Glass in Common Areas?

Just when you were getting used to your iPhones, it is time to get ready for the next wave.  Smart phones may soon be replaced with smart glasses.  Google Glass allows the user to view images called up in the glass through voice activation or by touching the rims of the glasses. Read the complete Read More...
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Effective Use of Committees

Service as a board member in a community association can be time-consuming and exhausting. Many board members shoulder burdens for informational review and factual investigation which prevent them from overall policy development, governance, and fiscal and operational management. When properly struc Read More...
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“But Jimmy’s got one…”

Tired of hearing phrases like that each time you send a violation letter?  Tired of feeling like you are back in grade school?  Enforcement of covenants seems to bring out the same questions of fairness we had when we were all children.  We want to be treated fairly and we don’t want to be told Read More...
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Keeping Your Directors Safe & Innocent – Best Practices

A board position in your homeowner’s association affords owners the ability to provide a great service to their neighbors and community. However, such service comes with certain responsibilities that are often overlooked. This includes protecting the association from unintended liability. While no Read More...

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