Thursday, October 31, 2013

Colorado HOA Forum Issues HOA Home Buyer's Guide

The Colorado HOA Forum, a home owner’s advocacy organization, has published its’ HOA Home Buying Guide.  This is a list of issues that every home buyer should address prior to buying a home in an HOA (Homeowners Association).  Too often home buyers find out about restrictions, assessments, and other issues after they settled into their new home causing conflicts that could’ve been avoided if they knew about HOA governance and finances prior to signing on the dotted line to buy the home.
The Colorado HOA Forum guide is based on feedback from its’ hundreds of members many of whom wished they had the guide when buying into their HOA community.  Home buyers must understand that when they move into an HOA they are giving up something (property rights and living restrictions) to get something (strong local governance, enforced community standards, amenities, etc.).  Furthermore, homeowners are subject financial responsibilities and obligations of the HOA many of which they are unaware of until after they move-in.  Many of the items listed in the Guide are being pursued to become State law and mandated as part of the home sale transaction.
The Forum understands that informed consumers make better purchasing choices and with your home being the most major purchase you will ever make the benefit of full disclosure in imperative.  The guide is available on their web site at

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Colorado HOA Forum, , has published its' August - September Newsletter   The organization of Colorado HOA homeowners publishes a bi-monthly newsletter for public reading with past issues archived on its' web site.  The most current issue covers such topics as how HOA's can respond to the newly enacted law in Colorado legalizing marijuana, pets in HOA's, the newly passed law licensing HOA property managers, HOA Super liens, and how the newly enacted HOA laws will affect homeowners.  The organization invites homeowners to join its' mailing list via the web site to receive future newsletters and updates on their initiatives. 

Colorado HOA Forum Issue White Paper on Legislative Initiatives 2014

The Colorado HOA Forum, a homeowners advocacy group, has published a White Paper on its' 2014 legislative goals and objectives.  The list of seven issues builds upon the success in the last legislative session that resulted in four HOA bills placed into law.  The organization feels that the items on the list also address needed change in all States to improve HOA governance. 

Colorado HOA Forum Publishes New HOA Homeowner's Guide

The Colorado HOA Forum has posted its' new HOA Home Buying Guide on its web site:  (on the Home Page)   or   click here

This is a comprehensive checklist of items that any homeowner can benefit from prior to purchasing a home in an HOA.  If you can an item we may have overlooked please let us know. 

We intend to pursue making most items on this list part of Colorado HOA law rather than leaving it up to the realtor, homeowner, or others to optionally complete.