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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Most associations have about ready to start creating the 2013 budget and as this article from the Chicago Tribune indicates budgeting isn't just about increasing things across the board or refusing to increase assessments at all -- it's about...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | National Legislation

FHA Officials have advised CAI of their intent to release revisions to the existing condominium approval guidelines prior to September 2, 2012. Per CAI's MortgageMatters post, the revisions are intended to provide flexibility for condominiums while enhancing...

Written By Trisha K. Harris | Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The City of Thornton recently instituted a Stage 2 drought warning, which places watering restrictions on residents in the City of Thornton.  What does this mean for associations in the City of Thornton?  Can those associations still send violation letters and/or fine for...

Written By Trisha K. Harris | Friday, August 17, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Q:  I got on the board of my community association with the intention of being involved and serving my community.  After a year on the Board, I am now realizing the time commitment is much greater than I had anticipated.  Is there anyway I can get paid for my time? 



A...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, July 27, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

I have a Google Alert set up which gives me a daily report of internet posts and media coverage anytime an association is involved.  I see, on average, 10-15 stories a day.  As a result, planning for your association to receive media attention is something every manager and board members should do.  See our...

Written By Trisha K. Harris | Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Colorado Community Association Law

In today’s electronic age, many boards have flurries of e-mails flying back and forth about a wide range of association-related topics.  As we have discussed in previous blogs and...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

If you live in or manage a community where the association pays for water usage, consider the money you may be “flushing” away by using the original water guzzling toilets.  The Devon Condominium Community in Florida was lucky enough to take advantage of a city grant allowing it to replace more than 250 toilets in the community.

The newly installed commodes each use 1.2 gallons of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, June 22, 2012 | National Legislation

FHA released Mortgagee Letter 2012-11 yesterday, which amends ML 2002-19.  The Mortgagee Letter clarifies certain things that must be done by the mortgagee of a FHA insured loan.  Those affecting associations are: 

  • Upon completion of a foreclosure sale, mortgagees must notify the association of the mortgagee’s...
Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In this day and age it’s a rare situation where an association prevails in a legal action involving assistance animals.  But for the Sun Harbor Homeowners Association, this is a current reality.

Sun Harbor is a townhome community in Florida with a “no pets” covenant.  As with any homeowners association, Sun Harbor remains subject to all pertinent requirements of the Fair Housing Act...

Written By Kiki N. Dillie | Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | National Legislation

Most boards have experienced more than their fair share of frustrations in the short sale process.  In a short sale, the mortgage company accepts less than is due on the mortgage to allow a property to sell to a new homeowner.

It is common for the board, manager, or attorney to be contacted by the homeowner's realtor requesting the board also accept less than is due on their lien. ...

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