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Association answers - Charlotte Observer

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Association answersCharlotte ObserverCharlotte attorney Michael Hunter focuses on community and condominium association law for the firm of Horack Talley. E-mail questions.

 

[Article re failing to enforce covenants + failing to consult professionals b/f making big decisions.]

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Palm Springs Homeowners Can Be Assessed HOA Fees After ...

Palm Springs Homeowners Can Be Assessed HOA Fees After ... | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
The economy is still in the dump. In most communities around Palm Springs, 20% or more of the residents are facing some sort of delinquency in relation to their monthly HOA fees.
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A condo building's lobby is now off-limits to religious symbols of the season

A condo building's lobby is now off-limits to religious symbols of the season | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
Wise men searching for baby Jesus in a manger this Christmas should look on the fourth floor of Malibu East Condominiums in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.
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Foreclosure registry unanimously approved

Foreclosure registry unanimously approved | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
The Las Vegas City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that will require owners of vacant properties in foreclosure to register with the city or face fines and potential jail time.
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HOA Files: Managing your HOA | SummitDaily.com

HOA Files: Managing your HOA | SummitDaily.com | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
As with any business, sound management principles are necessary to accomplish your community association's inherent goals.
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Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets – Williamsburg, VA HOA and Business AttorneysKnow the potential issues when attorneys serve as HOA board members |

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets – Williamsburg, VA HOA and Business AttorneysKnow the potential issues when attorneys serve as HOA board members | | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it

Republished by Blog Post Promoter (Blog Post: Having an attorney on your HOA board can be a good thing, but is he licensed in Virginia?  

 

[Risks of an attorney who is on your HOA board providing advice for your HOA]

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Morris Property Management Named Accredited Management Organization of the Year - Business Wire (press release)

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Morris Property Management Named Accredited Management Organization of the YearBusiness Wire (press release)(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morris Property Management, an Associa company, was recently honored as the 2011 Accredited Management Organization of the...
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Colorado Manager Licensing Making Headlines | HindmanSanchez

With the submittal of the Sunrise Review Application by the Colorado Legislative Action Committee of Community Associations Institute the need for investigating licensing of community managers within the State of Colorado is making news. Manager licensing task force members Dee Wolfe and Sue Daigle were recently interviewed for an article appearing in the Aurora Sentinel...

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Managers should not take part in elections

Managers should not take part in elections | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it

Q: In the past couple of elections for our 100-unit condominium association, owners received proxies and were told to mail them back to our manager.

 

[In Colorado neutral third parties are required to count ballots, so managers and attorneys, who probably are not neutral, should not count them. For more info on this and other concerns for CO boards at annual meetings, see http://www.hindmansanchez.com/resources/article/common-mistakes-boards-make-annual-meetings-0

 

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INSURANCE FOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION AND CONDOMINIUM OWNERS - Condo Manager

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A Landscape Survey Can Save Water & Money | HOA Management

A Landscape Survey Can Save Water & Money | HOA Management | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it

[Good brief article re benefits of landscape survey and what components should be in it.]

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The King of All Vegas Real Estate Scams - BusinessWeek

A twisted tale of how homeowners were bilked by those they least suspected: their neighbors (NV: The King of All Vegas Real Estate Scams (Bloomberg Newsweek in-depth story on Nev HOA scam) http://t.co/AN8qoU6n...

 

[More about the Las Vegas real estate scandal...]

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HeraldNet.com - Yes, you must obey homeowners association rules

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[Q&A re enforceability of rules.  For a look at how to successfully enforce covenants, rules and architectural guidelines, see: http://www.hindmansanchez.com/resources/article/successful-enforcement-covenants-rules-and-architectural-standardsguidelines ]

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Law Helps Cities Curb Vacant Home Neglect - The Independent: News

Law Helps Cities Curb Vacant Home Neglect - The Independent: News | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
Members of condominium homeowners associations who find their
dues suddenly skyrocketing because of defaults in their development
may have a way to bring the cost under control.
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SWOT Analysis: An Excellent Tool for Association Planning | HindmanSanchez

Does your community assn have a plan for 2012? How about next 2 to 5 years?
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Condo talk: Board’s fiduciary responsibility is to assemble a professional team

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Members of an association board are the caretakers of the property of others, and are considered fiduciaries of the owners. The highest standard of care is owed by a fiduciary.

 

[Much of the success of a community association depends on assembling the right professional team.]

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This couple had a two-dog condo problem

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This couple won a bidding war for a condo, but didn’t find out beforehand whether the building was pet-friendly. Here’s what happened.

 

[Failure to review the condo declarations and rules BEFORE you purchase could be problematic.]

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Playhouse not covered by Americans with Disability Act | Fayette County | Kentucky.com

Playhouse not covered by Americans with Disability Act | Fayette County | Kentucky.com | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
The Kentucky Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act will not get involved in the dispute between the Andover Forest Homeowners Association in Lexington and the family of a boy with cerebral palsy that has been fighting to keep an outdoor...

 

[Playhouse is not an ADA issue. Still a Fair Housing Act claim]

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Wisconsin Passes Non-Judicial Foreclosure for Timeshare ...

Yesterday Governor Scott Walker signed into law SB 241 which permits non-judicial foreclosures for mortgages and assessment liens on timeshare estates and licenses. The new law took effect upon being signed by ...
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2012 Legislative Update for Community Associations – HOA Brief

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New at HOA Brief: 2012 Legislative Update for California Community Associations.
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First Person: The Bankruptcy Code, Condominiums And Homeowner’s Associations

First Person: The Bankruptcy Code, Condominiums And Homeowner’s Associations | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
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» How to become a community leader | HOA Management Blog

» How to become a community leader | HOA Management Blog | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
How to become a community leader?http://t.co/M5cCxjO0 #fb...

 

[For a comprehensive look at homeowners association insurance, see:

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/resources/article/understanding-homeowner-association-insurance 

 

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Online Communities for Associations

Whether professional, affinity or trade group, if you're like most associations, you're trying to figure out the best ways to keep conversations going with your (New resource 4 #ASSOCIATIONS: Ready 2 build/revamp ur online community, but need...
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Condo Consultant: Emailing meeting notices helps out-of-town owners

Condo Consultant: Emailing meeting notices helps out-of-town owners | What's Trending in HOAs? | Scoop.it
Dear Poliakoffs: My fiancé and I are condo owners in South Florida. We would like to ask some questions about the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors of an association and the management company.

 

[Although not required, some boards are emailing notices to out-of-towners to keep them notified/increase chances of their attendance.]

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Suck It, Homeowner's Association!: Satellite Dish Disguised As A Patio Chair | Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome

HOA got you down?RT @geekologiefeed: Satellite Dish Disguised As A Patio Chair http://t.co/q8L4ocjU...
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