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Colorado HOA Transfer Fee Limits
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Transfer Fee Quick Facts 1
Transfer Fee Quick Facts 2
CAI Directs rewrite of Transfer
Fee Legislaiton
Email the CAI:    info@hoa-colorado.org
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CAI legislative activity
CAI Tennessee:  CAI opposes a Bill that
would help home owners on fees,
Virginia: CAI  supports granting powers
b
eyond that in HOA governing documents to
home owners without home owner approval
Yes, CAI supported but a victory for home
owners when the Bill was vetoed. HB 791
WHO OR WHAT IS THE CAI   
(COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
INSTITUTE)  YOU MAY BE SURPRISED
Community Association Institute (CAI)
The most anti-HOA home owner organization in the nation.
Note: the media (Denver Business
Journal and the Denver Post)
indicate HOAs oppose this Bill.  
There is no HOA organization they
can quote.  What they mean is that
the Community Association Institute
(CAI) opposes the Bill.  The CAI
doesn't represent HOA home
owners or HOAs but HOA trial
lawyers and property managers.  
CAI Fights FHA efforts to end the abusive
HOA/Condominium Transfer Fees on home
sales.    (page down this document 3 pages or
do a search on this page with "transfer")  This
is a CAI headquarters issuance and indicates
their nationwide effort to end the limits
imposed by FHA in loan approval when this
bogus fee is part of the home sale transaction.
CAI rejects requiring home owner approval
prior to a Board independently and without
informing home owners of their embarking
on costly legal suits.

Post web site on previous opposition to
requiring home owner approval on law suits
CAI petitions the Federal Housing Authority
(FHA) to allow HOA home sales transfer their
bank accounts the CAI has petitioned the fee
charged and pocketed by property managers
on HOA sales with FHA loans.  The FHA is
revising its rules on loans  and is
considering not making any loans on
properties that are involved in third party
transfer fee charges including HOA home
sales transfer fees.  Interesting in its' letter to
the FHA the CAI still has not justified the fee
other than indicting it wants it continued (click
on link on title of this text).  

Insulting to home owners is also the buy-in
on the CAI's petition by the National
Association of Realtors.  Our group talked to
representatives of this organization in Denver
and they had no idea what the fee was, why it
was charged, who pocketed the money, and
how the rate was determined (we spoke with
CAR in Colorado (Colorado Association of
Realtors)  No wonder real estate folks get a
bad rap when their professional organization
has no respect for the very folks who put
bread on their table and pay their fees.  Yes
we're talking abusing their customer the
home owner.

Let's hope the FHA defends home owners
against abusive fees on HOA home sales
and prohibits them on FHA loans.
HOA Transfer Fee Alert: updated
CAI opposes empowering home
owners with a right to vote on the
use of HOA funds prior to the HOA
embarking on costly law suits.
If you obtained an FHA/HUD loan and an HOA
Transfer Fee was assessed in the
transaction this was improper.
HB 11-234: made home sale transfer fees illegal
except on HOA properties.  Also, clearly defined
incurred due to sale of home.  In other words,
additional and extraordinary expenses occurring
due to a home sale.  The fee continues to be
charged by property managers not to recover home
sale expenses but only because they can.  To date
this fee has never been justified by work performed.
HOA Transfer Fees
Community Association Institute (CAI): representing the interests of property managers and HOA lawyers
Know who they are, what they've done, and their involvement in blocking HOA Legislative Reform
Media continue to quote non-existing
opposition to HOA legislative reform
Legisllatior in the Press
New Mexico Addresses HOA Transfer Fee:
Colorado Pay Attention!
HOA Transfer Fees: Triplicate Billing
Colorado HB 16-1133 Attempts to Rein in
HOA Transfer Fee Abuse: CAI Opposes
CAI Opposes HOA Transfer Fee Reform and
help for small businesses in HOA Property
Manager Licensing Law
No other fee or business practice is more
abusive than the HOA Transfer Fee
HOA Transfer Fees Admitted to be
Unjustified and a Contract Bidding Scheme
in Public Hearings
A comprehensive explanation of the
HOA Transfer Fee
Miami Herald and HOA Transfer Fee Law Suit
White Paper on Transfer Fees Case
Study: Highlands Ranch CO
White Paper:  Do HOA Transfer Fees
Provide Savings to HOAs??
Letter to DORA
HOA Home Owners Triplicate Billed
Through HOA Transfer Fees