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...]

Ham Radio Antennae—Do Associations Have to Allow Them?

Written by: on Tuesday, June, 14th, 2016

During the 2015-2016 federal legislative season, the Ham Radio lobby introduced H.R. 1301, a bill that seeks to prohibit associations from banning Ham Radio antennae in their communities.  This bill has been vehemently opposed by CAI for various reasons, and recently the parties reached a compromise with respect to the language contained in the bill. [Read More...]

FHA Certifications—Are Changes Afoot??

Written by: on Tuesday, May, 24th, 2016

By now, most people are aware of the condominium certification requirements imposed by the FHA.  In short, if a condominium community is not FHA certified, purchasers cannot utilize FHA financing to purchase a unit in such community.  What does that mean in reality?  It means many first-time home buyers are unable to purchase condominium units [Read More...]

Loura K. Sanchez Receives Outstanding Volunteer Service Award from CAI National

Written by: on Friday, May, 20th, 2016

Early this month, Loura was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for her work on the Community Next: 2020 and Beyond project.  This project explored the future of community associations and developed this report.  The report suggests ways that we can impact community associations of the future through things we do today.  Congratulations to Loura [Read More...]

Social Engineering Coverage—Nothing to Do with Stem Cell Research

Written by: on Tuesday, May, 17th, 2016

When I see the words “social” and “engineering” in one sentence, my brain immediately goes to the scientific and medical side.  But in this case, we’re talking about something completely different.  The term, in this case, refers to the Social Engineering Fraud Endorsement that may be added to a fidelity/crime policy held by an association [Read More...]