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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]

By:  Maris S. Davies, Esq. No matter where your community is located, how big your community is, or what type of community you live in (condominium, townhome, single family, etc.), legal issues, and the need for legal advice, arise.  Consequently, the board of directors should be aware of the attorney-client privilege and the protection it provides to… [Read More]

But Nobody Wants to Serve…

Date Posted: Tuesday, November, 29th, 2016

By:  David A. Firmin, Esq. Nobody has ever said that serving on the board of directors of a homeowners association was easy.  Board members volunteer their time to give back to the community in which they live.  In many cases, the board members are required to make difficult decisions to raise assessments, prioritize or postpone… [Read More]

HOA Industry Predictions For 2017

Date Posted: Tuesday, November, 29th, 2016

By Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. As 2016 soon comes to a close, it’s only natural to wonder what’s in store for community associations in 2017.  Of course nobody can see the future, but we can certainly make predictions based on what we saw in 2016. Below are the HindmanSanchez predictions for 2017: We will continue… [Read More]

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