HOA, condo & co-op Legislation Highlights (Feb. 2019 – Part 1)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Highlights of new and pending state legislation as of Feb. 2019. State laws featured from: CO, FL, HI, and NH. Colorado New real estate sales forms reflect stricter disclosure requirements Colorado Real Estate Commission approved a new Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate (Residential) effective January 1, 2019 (“Buy Sell Contract”) to comply with tighter home buyer disclosure requirements of the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act. State law Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Legislation Highlights (Feb. 2019 – Part 1)

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Cause of gas explosion at Heather Gardens still unknown (CO)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Following 2 months of intense investigations, Aurora Fire officials still don’t know what caused a gas explosion at Heather Gardens retirement community on November 16th. The blast and gas-fed fire killed 82-year old resident, Carol Ross, injured 2 of her next door neighbors, and destroyed several homes. Heather Gardens HOA can now begin the long process of filing insurance claims, the first step toward cleaning up the rubble Continue ReadingCause of gas explosion at Heather Gardens still unknown (CO)

HOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Nov-Dec 2018)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Several new reports of golf course closures and plans for redevelopment. Easton Club, MD; Royal Oaks (TN); River Valley Ranch (CO); Vellano of Chino Hills (CA); St. Andrews (MS); Escondido Country Club (CA). Easton Club assoc. sues golf course owner (MD) Dec 14, 2018 The Star Democrat EASTON — The Easton Club Community Association and one of its members are asking a court to order Maryland Health Clubs LLC Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Nov-Dec 2018)

Colorado homeowners seek answers after deadly gas explosion

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The gas leak and explosion hit Heather Gardens, a 55+ senior  community of 3,800 residents, on November 16, 2018. One resident died in a ball of fire that destroyed her home. Another resident and a fire fighter were injured. Several homes in the vicinity were damaged from the explosion, smoke, and fire. But 10 days after the blast, residents attending an HOA meeting still aren’t sure why the explosion happened, Continue ReadingColorado homeowners seek answers after deadly gas explosion