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, …

Boulder’s “Permanently Affordable” condos unaffordable

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities In Devner, there’s a huge disconnect between cost of housing and wages. So the City decided to make housing Permanently Affordable for people in low to middle-income brackets. Denver, Colorado is one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S., with a median home price of $421,900, as …

Colorado homeowners, HOA going after bankrupt developer

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Homeowners left with flooded back yards, after developer fails to build retaining wall to divert stormwater By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Imagine purchasing a brand new home, but, shortly after you move in, the developer declares bankruptcy and walks away before completing your community’s infrastructure. It happened to homeowners of a Monument, Colorado subdivision. …

IAC Housing Policy News Links July 2016

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A collection of important news affecting federal and state housing policy, as well as legislative reform for Common Interest and Association Governed Housing. Durango’s proposed construction defects law tweaked By Mary Shinn Herald staff writer Rules to govern lawsuits over construction defects were refined this week by the Durango City …