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Myrtle Beach woman refuses to move “God Bless America” sign, HOA issues fine

The Board of Directors at Cascades at Azalea Lakes sent resident, Jane Buck, a letter on May 20, 2016 that

Tips for a season of safe grilling

Barbecue season heats up in earnest this holiday weekend and keeping the grill clean is just one safety issue to

Home associations need to have their dog rules in order

Q:  My condominium association is overrun with dogs. We are concerned that someone will be injured and we will be

Judge to decide if Woodlands polling place moves (NJ)

A judge will decide Friday if the county can compel the Woodlands Condominium Association to continue hosting voting for the

Don Christy, owner of PAI on Hilton Head, expected to plead guilty

A well-known property manager will likely plead guilty to fraud Tuesday — more than a year after he was accused

Washington Secretary of State recognizes 50 years of Fairwood Greens Homeowners’ Association

Fifty years ago, the Fairwood Greens Homeowners’ Association filed letters of incorporation with the Washington Office of Secretary of State.

Twin Spires to put in flagpole (OH)

Twin Spires has not had a flagpole for more than a year because the builder took down the last flagpole

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea condo sues Related, contractors over alleged shoddy construction (FL)

For the third time in five months, another condo project developed by the Related Group is facing accusations of shoddy

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5 Tips to Improve Your System Security

Cybercrime is everywhere and may people fall victim to it every day. However, there are ways you can protect yourself

Tips for Submitting Repair & Maintenance Requests

Your community management company has two primary goals: to increase your property value and to facilitate the enjoyment of the

When your Management Company has a Conflict of Interest

Your management company is operating on notoriously thin profit margins, taking the bare minimum in management fees from your clients.

Tips For Condo Living

Many homeowners purchase units in a condominium association thinking it will be maintenance free living. If you’re considering buying a

The Critical Importance of Community Association Reserve Funds and Reserve Studies

Successful HOAs and community associations must plan ahead for their future needs, so they can budget and save today for

How to Create an Effective Condo Association Electric Vehicle Policy

Electric Vehicles are gaining in popularity in the US. While still a small fraction of vehicles sold – about 1%

Running for the Board of Directors in Your HOA

Question: I want to run for election to our Community’s Board of Directors. What exactly does the Board do? What

Community Management: 3 Things You Need to Know

Working with a community management company to oversee how your neighborhood or condo complex is run can be frustrating to

Legal & Legislative News & Articles

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Proposed HUD Rule Would Make Associations Guardians of Civil Rights

Community associations are microcosms of democratic society. They are relatively self-sufficient communities, each with their own rules and citizens, and

Michigan Court of Appeals rules that Unincorporated HOA may govern under Declaration

In Suttons Bay Yacht Village Condominium Association, et. al. v Board of Representatives of Port Sutton Community, et. al., Docket

Rivington House Deed Scandal Inspires New Legislation (NY)

As the scandal surrounding Rivington House and the city’s alleged mishandling of the property deepens, local politicians on Wednesday introduced

House Bill No. 5655: The Effective Repeal of a Condominium Association’s Ability to Collect Assessments and Other Misadventures in Legislation

On May 17th, 2016, Rep. Peter Lucido introduced a bill into the Michigan House which seeks to remake some very

Changes to NSW (Australia) strata laws – McCabes’ top 10 tips

By 2020, it is estimated that over half the population of NSW will either live or work in strata buildings.

To Pay or Not To Pay Post-Judgment Attorneys’ Fees After an Eviction

A recent decision by the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a condominium unit owner must pay post-judgment attorneys’ fees (in

New Ruling Strengthens Association’s Ability to Demand Homeowners Maintain Appearance of Their Residence (FL)

For most homeowners association communities, one of the primary functions for the associations in their enforcement of the community’s declaration

New FHA proposal puts reverse mortgages above HOA super liens

The Federal Housing Administration proposed a new rule today that could strengthen its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Program.  Perhaps one

Op/Ed Columns

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The Way the .01 Percent Lives Now (HI)

Check out this piece from Bloomberg Businessweek about the Hualalai resort community in Hawaii. It’s basically the best gentrification story

Defending Community Associations

In response to Assembly Member Donald Wagner’s article last week dealing with homeowner community association bills, community associations seem to

(CAI) Community Next: 2020 and Beyond

For more than 40 years, CAI has educated, advocated, published and informed people living and working in common-interest communities. Thanks

Mortgage Industry Scores Big Nevada Supreme Court Win in Continued Battle over HOA Super-Priority Liens

The mortgage lending community was dealt a serious blow in September 2014, when the Nevada Supreme Court held that an

Canadian Condo (Strata) & HOA News

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Canada: Is your condo under investigation?

Canada’s Competition Bureau is zeroing in on condominium renovations across the Greater Toronto Area in what the Globe and Mail

Condo Smarts: Manager got angry when asked about commissions

Dear Tony: We have a new strata council this year. At our first council meeting, we were presented with a

Corporation Recovers Extensive Costs It Has Incurred to Recover Past Arrears

In our blog post from July last year, we reported on a case where a condominium corporation had spent several

White Rock condo fire deemed suspicious: RCMP

A devastating White Rock fire that left more than 100 people homeless has been deemed suspicious, RCMP confirmed Wednesday.  

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6 Must-Haves in a Condominium Welcome Package

It’s the condo board’s job to ensure that newcomers to the building feel welcome. For the sake of both the

Condo Harassment: Is it real?

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “this is harassment” in response to a letter sent by

5 Airbnb Condo Management Tips To Avoid Conflicts

Airbnb condo rentals offer a good secondary income for owners, but not all residents are on board. Here are some

Peace = Power and Mediation is the Path to that Peace

We have all heard the horror stories about the $40,000 parrot, which is what one Corporation spent in legal fees