The Consumer Price Index and Assessments

Introduction Associations are generally formed to perform many tasks on behalf of the owners within the common interest community.  In order to perform these tasks, there must be sufficient monies.  Thus, a funding mechanism is provided through the levying of assessments.  The declaration for a community generally contains a provision addressing how the yearly assessmentGo to Resource

Reserve Funds 101

There has been much ado about reserve studies, reserve funds and investment of reserves in the last few years, fueled largely by changes in Colorado law related to reserves.  It is no wonder board members and managers often have a lot of questions about what is required and what is prudent.  This article is designedGo to Resource

The Prudent Investor Rule

  In community associations, the collection of assessments is the primary source of revenue for the operation and maintenance of the community.  Boards of Directors, with excess capital not currently allocated or needed in the immediate future, are turning to investment and financial planning as a means of maximizing these fixed, limited resources.  Putting idleGo to Resource

FHA and VA Loan Approvals

As you may know, one of the primary roles of the Board of Directors is to preserve, protect and enhance the value of the homes or units in your community. Some condominium and homeowner associations have taken steps to make their communities more attractive to prospective purchasers by making VA and FHA financing available inGo to Resource

Community Associations and the IRS

We often get asked whether community associations can or do qualify as 501(c) organizations under the Internal Revenue Code.  Sometimes the question arises because the association derives too much income from sources other than assessments to file IRS Form 1120-H, and it is looking at way to decrease its income tax liability.  Below are someGo to Resource
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