Category: Community Associations Miscellaneous


FHA Proposes Updates to Condominium Mortgage Insurance Program

Written by: on Thursday, September, 29th, 2016

On September 27, 2016, the Federal Fair Housing Administration released proposed updates to its condominium mortgage insurance program.  The proposed changes are open for public comment for a period of 60 days.  CAI National will be doing a grass roots outreach to synthesize industry comments and you can read more here about the specifics of [Read More...]

What It Means to Supervise a Manager Holding an Apprentice License

Written by: on Thursday, September, 29th, 2016

DORA has issued a Director Position statement to clarify the supervision requirements of a licensed manager who has direct supervision over an apprentice license.  An apprentice is NOT a community association manager and is prohibited from performing acts that require a community association manager license except, when under the direct supervision of a licensed CAM.  [Read More...]

Ham Radio Antennas – Associations Have To Allow Them, But Have Some Control

Written by: on Thursday, September, 15th, 2016

During the 2015-2016 federal legislative season, the Ham Radio lobby introduced H.R. 1301, a bill which seeks to prohibit associations from banning Ham Radio antennas in their communities.  As originally proposed HR 1301 was detrimental to an association’s control over aesthetics, placement and prior approval with respect to Ham Radio antennas.  In response to the [Read More...]

Pokémon…Stop!!!???

Written by: on Monday, July, 18th, 2016

In less than a week, according to Tech Crunch, Pokémon Go has surpassed the number of people using Twitter and exceeds the number of daily interactions with Facebook.  This number does not even include the number of users in Europe and Japan where the game has not yet been released.  Police have asked Pokémon GO [Read More...]

The Continuing Battle Over The Super Lien

Written by: on Wednesday, June, 15th, 2016

As the battle over the super lien heats up, not all banks are lining up to extinguish this obligation.  Some banks are recognizing the importance of the super lien and are siding with community associations in the enforcement of super lien rights. Currently there are 23 states that have enacted some form of a priority [Read More...]