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2019-05-20 16:44:00 GMT

Homeside Properties Wins Branch of the Year Award  Yahoo Finance

Alpharetta, GA, May 20, 2019 -- Homeside Properties, an Associa company, was presented with the Medium Branch of the Year award at the company's 2019 ...



2019-05-20 15:13:36 GMT

Village Hearth Cohousing Brings Caring Community Lifestyle to Durham  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - PRLog) The Village Hearth Cohousing (https://www.villagehearthcohousing.com/) development team is delighted to announce that construction is ...



2019-05-18 17:04:00 GMT

Poliakoff: Implementation of engineered life safety systems delayed until 2024  Florida Today

Expect this issue to come up again in the next three years, as an effort is made to again pass an ELSS opt-out bill.



2019-05-14 18:30:09 GMT

'Property Brothers' Reveal Two Worst Colors to Paint Your Home's Walls  The Epoch Times

Reality TV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott of “The Property Brothers” said that two basic wall colors are not recommended if one is looking to sell their home.



2019-05-14 10:00:00 GMT

Help! My Sister Writes Weird, Delusional Facebook Posts About My Baby.  Slate

I asked her to stop, and she wrote another post about how we asked her to be the baby's godmother. (We didn't.)



2019-05-13 13:00:00 GMT

Let Joe Know Changes to Arizona law that forces condo owners to sell Courtney Holmes 6  ABC15 Arizona

A law that forces Arizona homeowners to sell their condos to real estate investors is getting an update.



2019-05-11 07:00:00 GMT

Judge removes man from condo board after lawsuit, citing threats and racism  Aspen Daily News

A judge last month barred the man who developed the North of Nell condominium complex at the base of Aspen Mountain from serving on the property's board ...



2019-04-30 07:00:00 GMT

FirstService Residential Welcomes Louisquisset Country Club Condominium Association to its New England Management Portfolio  Yahoo Finance

Residential property management leader strengthens market leadership in New England NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. , April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ ...



2019-04-27 07:00:00 GMT

Poliakoff: Shares of co-op must be delineated in bylaws  Florida Today

Dear Poliakoffs,. I own a co-op apartment in a complex of 31 units. My question is about shares, and how they are divided between the apartments. My shares ...



2019-04-19 07:00:00 GMT

Why Are Legislators Considering Such a Harmful State Bill?  Flathead Beacon

As a community manager for two homeowner associations (HOAs) in Whitefish, I am shocked that SB 300 legislation is being considered by our state legislators.



2019-04-17 07:00:00 GMT

Vantage Hill Condominiums' Closed Pool and Parking Could House New Townhouses  Reston Now

For seven years, the pool behind Vantage Hill Condominiums (11619 Vantage Hill Road), boxy housing built in the late 1960s, has been closed. Now ...



2019-04-15 07:00:00 GMT

The Responsibility Of A Condominium Association To Its Residents On Damage Claims  JD Supra

In South Florida where planned communities are common, condominium associationsâ€"and homeowners' associationsâ€"are often the norm, not the exception.



2019-04-13 07:00:00 GMT

Poliakoff: Owners must opt in to receive official notices by email  Florida Today

Condo owners face email barrage; are all notices OK to be sent like this?



2019-04-11 07:00:00 GMT

Action 9 investigates runaway condo fees  WFTV Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - Action 9 investigates sky-high condo fee increases that many owners claim will force them to sell. They're facing a 400 percent fee hike and ...



2019-04-09 07:00:00 GMT

How it took a Vermont neighborhood â€" and a fire â€" to push out suspected drug activity  BurlingtonFreePress.com

The residents of South Burlington's Stonehedge Condominiums spent over a year fighting drug activity that moved in next door.



2019-04-06 07:00:00 GMT

Pricing Co-op, Condo and HOA Units - What the Market Will Bear  Cooperator

Perhaps the most critical element in a successful marketing campaign for a co-op or condo unit is the price. Well, how is that price determined? What factors are ...



2019-04-04 07:00:00 GMT

She used a fake name to bilk $50,000 from condo association, cops say. Then she vanished.  Miami Herald

Hollywood police are looking for a woman who detectives say used a fake name to bilk $50000 from Crystal Court Manor's Home Owners Association and then ...



2019-04-04 07:00:00 GMT

Tempe condo owners may be forced to sell to investor group  ABC15 Arizona

State law again forcing home owners to sell to investors?



2019-04-01 04:04:41 GMT

Is It an Option for Your Association? - Geothermal Heating and Cooling  Cooperator

Community associations are increasingly looking toward environmentally-friendly options to heat, cool and power their properties in order to reduce their carbon ...



2019-03-29 07:00:00 GMT

When Condo Boards and Residents Clash, Legal Bills Mount  The New York Times

My mother-in-law recently regaled me with a tale of intrigue, money and power in her South Florida homeowners association. Seeking to raise about $6 million ...



2019-03-29 07:00:00 GMT

Poliakoff: Ignoring difficult owners is sometimes best and only option  Florida Today

If a person files a lawsuit against the association, and the association prevails, it can recover legal fees, but ...



2019-03-27 03:06:40 GMT

Arson case complicated by man seen placing trees in condo hall  FOX 5 Atlanta

Residents of a DeKalb County condominium complex are wondering if they have an arsonist among them after a series of fires and a bizarre incident involving ...



2019-03-23 07:00:00 GMT

How a homeowner association dispute racked up $1M in legal fees  The Real Deal

Disputes over a Kansas man's alleged violations of his homeowner association's rules has led to a complex legal battle that is now the most expensive of its ...



2019-03-21 07:00:00 GMT

Poliakoff: Condo Association has several options to combat squatters in abandoned unit  Florida Today

Question: I know of a condo development that has squatters. In this particular case, the couple that owned the condo died, and they did not have family to whom ...



2019-03-03 08:00:00 GMT

North Fort Myers neighbors want what they paid for â€" and that's not a public boat ramp  The News-Press

An offer to donate land with a private boat ramp in North Fort Myers for public use has become mired in questions and controversy involving condo residents, ...



2019-02-28 08:00:00 GMT

Trapped in their own homes: Disabled residents denied needed modifications by HOAs  The Tennessean

Two Nashville-area couples with disabilities filed housing discrimination complaints after their homeowners associations denied needed modifications.



2019-02-26 08:00:00 GMT

Homeowner's Association Fines Resident After Car Leaves Penis-Shaped Outline in Snowy Lot  The Drive

A comically serious HOA in Tennessee has fined a resident because her car left a lewd outline on the snowy ground.



2019-02-25 08:00:00 GMT

Washington condo reform gains steam amid shortage of affordable homeownership options  The Seattle Times

After years of failed efforts to reform Washington's unusual condo liability law, there is bipartisan support in Olympia this year for a bill that could encourage ...



2019-02-15 08:00:00 GMT

Whose name is on deed - partner or spouse? It matters a lot  Florida Today

QUESTION: My partner and I purchased a condo approximately two years ago. We are a couple who has been together for almost 10 years, but we are not ...



2019-02-07 08:00:00 GMT

An Open Letter To Hawaii Condo Owners About Proxies  Honolulu Civil Beat

Support legislation to solve the problem of proxies running board associations to the detriment of residents.



2019-02-01 08:00:00 GMT

8 Things To Know Before Buying A Retirement Condo  Forbes

In many ways, purchasing a retirement condo is much different than buying a house.



2019-01-12 08:00:00 GMT

Requirements to serve on condo board  Naples Daily News

Editor's note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross respond to questions about Florida community association law. With offices in Naples, Fort Myers, ...



2019-01-09 08:00:00 GMT

Modifications to Washington's Condo Law Could Give Production a Shot in the Arm  Sightline Institute

Proposed bill would rein in potential lawsuits and bring more home ownership options to communities throughout the state.



2019-01-09 08:00:00 GMT

What You Should Know About a Homeowners Association Before You Buy Into One  ConsumerReports.org

You need to understand how a homeowners association manages the money members pay in dues, and if you are comfortable with all of their rules.



2018-12-31 08:00:00 GMT

Homeowners Fees Price Out Ashland Couple, Spur Program Changes  Jefferson Public Radio

The housing crunch across the West Coast has cities taking a closer look at their affordable housing programs or forming new ones. But the city of Ashland.



2018-12-29 08:00:00 GMT

When can a board hold a closed meeting?  Naples Daily News

Editor's note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross respond to questions about Florida community association law. With offices in Naples, Fort Myers, ...



2018-12-11 08:00:00 GMT

Homeowners in Eagle River Condo Complex may be asked to pay for  KTVA

Homeowners in River's Edge Condominiums in Eagle River may be asked to split the bill for damages, even if their units are okay.



2018-12-11 08:00:00 GMT

Melbourne Beach condo damages spur lawsuit, code enforcement case since Hurricane Irma  Florida Today

MELBOURNE BEACH â€" A $10 million insurance dispute remains unresolved at the Versailles Sur La Mer condominium complex, which has sat vacant since ...



2018-12-03 08:00:00 GMT

HOA planned to assess every owner $6,000 for roof repairs. Here’s how residents reacted  The Wichita Eagle

Faced with a budget shortfall and leaking roofs on some homes, a Johnson County HOA wants to assess every homeowner a special $6000 fee to tackle the ...



2018-11-27 08:00:00 GMT

What Is a Special Assessment? Condo and Co-op Buyers Beware  Realtor.com News

What is a special assessment? It's an added fee that can crop up for owners of a condo, co-op, or home belonging to a homeowners association (HOA).



2018-10-30 07:00:00 GMT

Pinellas County homeowner fighting association to continue flying rainbow flag  ABC Action News

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. â€" A homeowner says he's not backing down after his condo association put new rules in place that don't allow his gay pride flag to fly.



2018-10-26 07:00:00 GMT

Three new headaches for homeowner associations  Washington Post

What do drones, copyrights and mold have in common? According to USI Insurance Services, a national insurer with more than 50 offices throughout the country ...



2018-10-25 07:00:00 GMT

Owner may not be responsible for damage caused by unit leak  Palm Beach Post

Question: I'm the president of a condominium association, and we are constantly faced with leaks in units that cause damage to units below them. The unit ...



2018-10-19 07:00:00 GMT

Signature achievement: Condo owners celebrate building's rebirth  Business Observer

When more than 200 residents of Signature Place, a 36-story condo tower in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, gathered in May to celebrate the completion of ...



2018-10-18 07:00:00 GMT

Fractured condo near Tropical Park sells for $12M  The Real Deal

A fractured condo deal near Tropical Park in Miami just sold for $12.45 million. 10th Street Realty, a New York-based real estate investment firm, paid about ...



2018-10-13 07:00:00 GMT

Statutory and non-statutory reserves explained  Naples Daily News

Editor's note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross respond to questions about Florida community association law. With offices in Naples, Fort Myers, ...



2018-10-12 07:00:00 GMT

Associations must prepare policy for resolving complaints  Chicago Tribune

By Jan. 1, most Illinois community associations must have in effect a written policy for resolving unit owner complaints. Is your association ready? The mandate ...



2018-10-09 07:00:00 GMT

Uprising at Louisquisset Condos as residents protest decisions  Valley Breeze

Nearly all residents who attended last Wednesday's meeting on the future of the Louisquisset Condos raised their hands when asked if they thought it was time ...



2018-10-02 03:41:40 GMT

Fiduciary Duty, Disclosure, Meetings, and More - Your Board's Legal Obligations  Cooperator

The board of a condominium, cooperative or homeowners' association has a fiduciary duty to make decisions in the best interest of the community as a whole.



2018-10-02 03:39:06 GMT

Handling Proxy Voting in Your Building or HOA - Participation by Proxy  Cooperator

If you live in a condominium, cooperative or HOA, you're effectively acting as part of a participatory democracy run by an elected group of volunteers. And as with ...



2018-09-27 07:00:00 GMT

HOA and Condo Leader Sentry Management Enters 16th State with New York Merger  GlobeNewswire

The Capital-Saratoga Sentry Management office is committed to providing our homeowner association and condominium clients with the best possible *service*.



2018-09-19 07:00:00 GMT

Josh Meyers to Star in Homeowner Association Comedy in Development at NBC  Variety

Josh Meyers is set to star in, write, and executive produce a comedy currently in development at NBC, Variety has learned.



2018-09-17 07:00:00 GMT

Service animals, emotional support dogs and your condo | Ask the Experts  TCPalm

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has clear definitions of *service* animals and emotional support animals.



2018-09-15 07:00:00 GMT

Is new term limit restriction retroactive?  Naples Daily News

Editor's Note: David G. Muller is a Board Certified Attorney in Condominium and Planned Development Law with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents ...



2018-08-31 07:00:00 GMT

Wayne condo owners could be on the hook for $3M in repairs  NorthJersey.com

A "construction defect" at Brittany Chase, a 395-unit complex of condos and town homes in Wayne, could mean that owners there have to pay to fix it.



2018-08-14 07:00:00 GMT

Ensure a record of your condo association payments  Chicago Tribune

If your bank keeps records of checks only for a limited time, you may want to ask to receive copies on a periodic basis.



2018-08-09 07:00:00 GMT

In a community association owner meeting, can residents force board members to answer questions?  Chicago Tribune

If owners in a community association call a special owner meeting, they can't force board members in attendance to answer questions. However, if owners are ...



2018-07-30 07:00:00 GMT

Fountain Gate Condo owners opposed to proposed $20k special assessment fee  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

The HOA is securing a loan for a $1.5 million project. To pay back the loan it is imposing a special assessment, approximately $20K per unit, to be paid monthly ...



2018-07-19 07:00:00 GMT

Associations, here's how to build a better budget in 2019  Chicago Tribune

As the sights and sounds of swimming pools, landscapers and roofers tell, community associations are operating in summer mode. But it's not too early for ...



2018-07-16 07:00:00 GMT

Las Vegas homeowners association hits woman with $4,000 penalty  KTNV Las Vegas

A legally-blind woman was hit by a $4000 penalty by her homeowners association -- all for apparently not filling out a form.



2018-07-06 07:00:00 GMT

Homeowners association rules governing exterior changes cannot be ignored  Washington Post

Q: We live in a homeowners association, and I have just been appointed to the architectural control committee. Some of the homeowners do not want such a ...



2018-06-20 07:00:00 GMT

Homeowners in line to pick up more payments in condo tax play  The Journal News | LoHud.com

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef's bill to end the condo break for new construction in 2021 passed the Assembly but still needs Senate approval.



2018-06-07 07:00:00 GMT

When no one wants to serve on condo board, can unit owners be strong-armed to do so?  Chicago Tribune

*Service* on a voluntary condominium association board of directors is just that, voluntary; not required by law. A director can resign at any time.



2018-06-01 07:00:00 GMT

Enforcing community association rules by imposing fines - News  The Ledger

One of the most common challenges for community associations is how to effectively enforce association rules against residents who repeatedly violate them.



2018-05-25 07:00:00 GMT

For the newbie condo buyer, here's a quick primer  Chicago Tribune

In most states, when a consumer wants to buy a condo unit, the buyer is entitled to a wealth of information, including legal documents and financial info.




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