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Counsel’s Corner: HOA Super-Priority Lien Issue Not as Clear After Court Opinion

In a nutshell, what clarity did the most recent opinion by the Nevada Supreme Court provide for the pending litigation around HOA super priority liens?   Read the article…………

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BP Business Economic Loss Claim Appeal 2015-1069: Condo association as tourism, reimbursed expense included

This appeal presents the dual recurring issues prevalent on condominium association claims of (1) whether an “Insurance Special Assessment” is due to be treated as revenue and (2) whether such an association is in the business of “Tourism.”   Read the

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CAI Best Practices: Ethics

Simply put, when someone is employing ethics, he or she recognizes what is right and what is wrong and is choosing to do the right thing; however, as a great deal of business ethics literature will attest, “the right thing”

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Real estate agent, builder weigh in on what Homeowners Associations can mean for home buyers

One of every five Americans lives under homeowners association rules, according to bankrate.com.   Shayne Templet, CEO of Woodland Homes, and Robert Taylor broker/owner of Independence Realty, weigh in on what HOAs provide to homeowners.    Read more………

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CAI’s Guide to FHA Certification

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) plays a major in role in housing finance through its Condominium Mortgage Insurance Program. FHA issued regulatory guidance to set standards condominium associations must meet for a

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The Condominium Form Of Ownership For Physician Practices

When we hear the word “condominium” or “condo” we typically think of a place to stay while on vacation or an apartment-style home in a densely-populated urban area. However, the condominium form of ownership can be a very useful tool

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From Good to Great: Principles for Community Association Success

Every community has its own history, personality, attributes and challenges, but all associations share common characteristics and core  principles. Good associations  preserve the character of  their communities, protect  property values and meet  the established expectations of homeowners. Great  associations also

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@Homes Radio – All About HOA (video)

In our area an HOA can make (but mostly break) the reputation of a community. To learn more about why that is, we turn to Ed Collins. Ed currently serves as president of the Madison Homeowner’s Association Network and Director

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The Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Statute in Alabama

An HOA is an entity that governs activities in a residential area. Most HOAs require residents to pay dues for services they provide, such as landscaping of the subdivision’s streets.    Read more……..

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Alabama Law on Homeowners Association Dues

Homeowners associations don’t always get along with their members. In Alabama, some homeowners say that they have no oversight into how the association spends the dues they pay. Alabama associations have no obligation to share any financial information with owners,

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Definition of HOA for Purposes of Administering the AL Business Privilege Tax

(1) For purposes of administering the Alabama business privilege tax law levied by §40-14A-22, Code of Alabama 1975, effective with business privilege taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2009, and business privilege tax determination periods beginning on or

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Introduction to Community Association Living

Community Volunteer Leadership Development Program Community volunteer leaders and members can maximize the benefits of community association living by better understanding the history, purpose, and function of community associations. One way to do so is by participating in the Center

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Governance Guidelines

There are basic expectations that apply to virtually any common-interest community. With this in mind, the Center for Community Association Volunteers developed the Community Association Governance Guidelines – 12 principles that can help association board members increase harmony, reduce conflict

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Rights & Responsibilities for Better Communities

More than a destination at the end of the day, a community is a place people want to call home and where they feel at home. This goal is best achieved when homeowners, non-owner residents and association leaders recognize and

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Community Association Fundamentals

Each common-interest community has its own history, personality, attributes and challenges, but all associations share common characteristics and core principles. CAI developed the Community Association Fundamentals to foster a better conceptual understanding of how associations function and the roles of

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Model Code of Ethics for Community Association Board Members

This model code of ethics is not meant to address every potential ethical dilemma encountered by a community association board member, but is offered as a basic framework that can be modified and adopted by any common-interest community.    Read

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Hurricane Season and Expectations of Management

A professional community manager should provide or facilitate the following checklist of services/actions to guide the board and owners before, during and after hurricane season. The board could 1) authorize the manager to proceed with accomplishing each action item  

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So Now You’re On the Board

The first steps to superior board performance are clarifying your board’s job and then following through with appropriate plans, actions and evaluation of results. The checklists presented here are intended to assist you in those tasks. They cover a significant

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