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Reflections from an HOA Meeting

Date Posted: Wednesday, February, 1st, 2017

By:  David A. Firmin, Esq. When I arrived home after a 4.5-hour annual meeting of the owners this week, I sat and reflected over the last ten years and how these meetings have changed.  On average, I attend 1.5 meetings a week—or about 75 meetings a year.  Some are meetings of the owners, and some… [Read More]

Maintenance v. Insurance – Does Anybody Know the Difference?

Date Posted: Wednesday, February, 1st, 2017

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Perhaps one of the more confusing concepts when it comes to HOAs is the difference between having an insurance obligation and having a maintenance obligation. In what particular circumstances do you apply each? It is precisely this confusion that often lands associations in hot water for either failing to submit… [Read More]

HOA Liens For Sale

Date Posted: Wednesday, February, 1st, 2017

The list below will provide you access to a list of association assessment liens belonging to our clients on properties that are currently in public trustee foreclosure. The list, in PDF format is searchable by foreclosure sale date, county, public trustee sale number or property address. Not every lien listed may be available for sale…. [Read More]

FHA Condominium Certifications: The Requirements and Prohibitions

Date Posted: Wednesday, January, 4th, 2017

Introduction The Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) is a government-owned insurance company that insures home loans for buyers who cannot afford a conventional down payment or prefer to use their available funds in other ways.  In other words, a FHA backed loan allows a home buyer to purchase the home with a smaller down payment than… [Read More]

Understanding Negligence

Date Posted: Tuesday, January, 3rd, 2017

By:  Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. What is negligence? In simplest terms, to be negligent is to act in some careless way that causes harm to another.  For example, someone is not paying attention while backing out of his driveway and ends up hitting his neighbor’s mailbox.  The driver’s negligence (i.e., careless driving) caused damage to… [Read More]

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