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...]

New Fair Housing Act Regulations Become Effective October 14, 2016

Written by: on Friday, September, 23rd, 2016

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released final regulations related to quid pro quo and hostile environment housing claims under the Fair Housing Act.  Some of the new regulations which go into effect on October 14, 2016 may impact your association.  Below is a summary of those key provisions but [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...]

FHA Temporary Condo Project Approval Guidelines Get another Extension

Written by: on Saturday, August, 27th, 2016

On September 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued Mortgagee Letter: 2012-18, which put in place temporary condominium project approval guidelines that modified the existing FHA condominium approval policy requirements.  The changes included, but are not limited to: a revised definition of proposed construction; a revised definition of newly converted condominiums; [Read More...]