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Veteran reinstates flagpole in front yard (TN)

An East Tennessee veteran who was forced by her homeowners association to take down her flag is once again flying

CANYON LAKE (CA): Community’s exclusive enjoyment of water at risk

Unbeknownst to many – including some residents – the association does not own the lake. Through a 47-year-old agreement, the

HOA: What to do when a tenant misbehaves

Q: Non-occupied owners were sent a form that they must sign stating, “I acknowledge that I will be held responsible

Investigation into Heritage House manager over (NC)

State investigators say they found no evidence that G.A. “Sonny” Vestal Jr., who managed the Heritage House Homeowners Association, worked

Turkey Creek (FL) owners to get appraisal on golf course before vote to buy

The latest plan to try to reopen the Turkey Creek Golf and Country Club would involve the homeowners association buying

Louise Sunshine sues Grand Venetian’s condo association

Real estate powerhouse Louise Sunshine, who owns two penthouse units at the Grand Venetian Condominium in Miami Beach, has sued

Why we need trees in the drought

A phone call from a homeowners association president in another city made me acutely aware of drought concerns with respect

George Lucas strikes back (on troublesome neighbours)

If local residents didn’t like the idea of a studio in their backyard, they like the idea of affordable housing

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Dealing with a rogue condo board

Most boards in condominium associations are filled with well-meaning, pleasant men and women who willingly give up free time. They

Is Robert’s Rules too Restrictive? Consider Martha’s Rules of Order for Meetings

The setting is Ancient Rome, in the Colosseum. After two gladiators have fought, the winner looks to Ceasar to make

Where Did Everything Go?

Florida law 718.111(12) obligates “outgoing board members to return all official records … to the incoming board.” Why did the

As a homeowner in a community association, there is much that you can do to ensure everyone in your community enjoys a great neighborhood.

By understanding your rights and responsibilities, you will help maintain property values, preserve a sense of community, and bring top-quality

P-A-I-N-T To Perfection in Your HOA

No two painting projects are alike. Types and conditions of materials to be painted, complexity of architectural features, types and

Don’t Fall for These 3 Security Mistakes

Successful HOAs promise security for the residents. However, protecting an entire neighborhood is difficult, and it can be easy to

Non-Judicial Foreclosure in North Carolina: The Limited Scope of the Hearing Before the Clerk of Court in Condominium or Homeowner Association Foreclosures

Contrary to popular belief, most property owners fulfill their financial obligations to their association. As a result, the number of

Dealing with Difficult Residents

There is no shortage of stories from managers or board members outlining issues with difficult residents. In fact, many times,

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City, Castner agree to stay in judge’s order (AK)

The city of Homer and Ken Castner have agreed to a stay of a judge’s order enforcing a decision in

Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Sails Through House Committee (CO)

Yesterday, under the stewardship of Representative Angela Williams who is the Chair of the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee,

What Proposed Changes to Ohio’s Flag Laws Mean for Condominium Associations

A recently-proposed bill in the Ohio Senate – S. B. No. 84 – seeks to amend certain portions of the

County’s hotel-condo cases winding down (WI)

The city of Delavan may be a loser in the 17-month-old lawsuit filed by Lake Lawn Resort’s unit owners against

31 Bills Affecting Owners Associations Under Consideration by Texas Legislature

Thirty-one bills affecting property owners associations have been filed in the 84th Texas legislative session, which officially ends June 1,

Construction Defect Bill Faces Major Problems in House (CO)

Yesterday, as expected, the Colorado Senate passed Senate Bill 177 on third reading and the bill is now headed to

Maryland General Assembly Passes Bill That Will Limit Condo and Homeowner Association Liability For “Errors and Omissions” In Resale Certificates

A bill that was originally intended to limit fees charged by condominium associations for providing resale certificates has passed both

Proposed Legislation (MD) To Protect Condominium Warranty Claims Again Dies In Committee

The Maryland General Assembly again rejected legislation that would prevent residential condominium developers from including certain provisions in the project’s

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The 88th-floor philosophy — an anthropological view of the condo

I recently had the chance to sit down with one of the world’s foremost anthropologists to talk about condos.  Dr.

Future gets brighter for condo-defects reform in Colorado

A landmark construction-defects reform bill passed through the Senate in surprisingly quick fashion Friday — and supporters believe it may

Condos and Houses Are Like Apples and Oranges

To many buyers and unit owners, condominium ownership may still be ambiguous and convoluted. Since condos aren’t based on the

Banning speech close to home

About 20 percent of Americans live in communities regulated by a homeowners association (HOA), run by boards that, under state

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Condo Questions: Smoking, noisy neighbours stir up trouble

Q: We own a small two-bedroom townhouse. We share walls with our next-door neighbour, as well as the neighbours behind

Condo Questions: Smoking, noisy neighbours stir up trouble

Q: We own a small two-bedroom townhouse. We share walls with our next-door neighbour, as well as the neighbours behind

The 88th-floor philosophy — an anthropological view of the condo

I recently had the chance to sit down with one of the world’s foremost anthropologists to talk about condos.  Dr.

Condo Smarts: Hire lawyer to write new strata bylaws

Our strata corporation is considering adopting a rental restriction, a 45+ age restriction and a no smoking anywhere on strata