Top 10 Amusing HOA Stories

Happy Summer! Rather than focus on a heavy topic like HOA financial management this month, I thought we would lighten things up a little. What are the craziest things that HOA boards and property managers have experienced? I’m sure we

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Strata living stories: the hilarious and the hellish

If you live in an apartment or townhouse you’re probably among the 1 in 10 Australians who live in a strata-titled property.  It seems that everyone who has ever lived in a strata building has a story to tell of

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Strata managers find a string of strange people living in apartments (Australia)

THINK of an exciting career path and strata manager isn’t a gig that comes to mind.  But Stephen Raff, author of Strata Living Stories and CEO of Ace Body Corporate Management sees the funny (and weird) side of what many

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Most Ridiculous HOA Rules

Homeowners associations rely on rules and regulations to ensure the neighborhood is pleasant for all residents. Unfortuna tely, sometimes boards go too far—and make some outrageous rules. While there may be logic behind the rules, to outsiders, they just seem

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Legal Tales from the Sunshine State: Eight Stories from Florida Residential Buildings

Work in any business long enough, and chances are nothing will surprise you anymore. This is especially true of co-op and condo lawyers. Along with property managers, attorneys are keepers of some of the best stories to come out of

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Marolt: My annotated history as HOA president

Two neighbors in one week brought it up. That’s a sign that it is something that needs to be talked about. To show how strongly I believe this, I am going to talk about what they talked about even though

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Questions for your future HOA (CO) (Just for fun)

When buying a condo, one of the things to consider is the HOA. Hopefully, your money dude has helped vet the financial health of the HOA, and your real estate agent has soundly beaten the huge corporation running the HOA

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From marriage emerges a mighty HOA juggernaut

….Unbeknownst to our cranky neighbor, J.J. had been elected to the HOA board by way of inability to gather a quorum for an in-person vote, and subsequent mail-in ballot stacking among the condo units in the First Building, Floor 1

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Condo Board Maintains Purity Of Bloodline Through Generations Of Intermarriage

Citing the need to safeguard their highborn pedigree, the board of directors at local condominium development Oakwood Terrace told reporters Friday they have successfully maintained the purity of their bloodline through generations of intermarriage.    Read more……..

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A Community Christmas Carol (Sort Of)

(A Christmas Carol – I know it’s a little early for Christmas but after Thanksgiving isn’t) By Nena Groskind ‘Twas six weeks before Christmas, but in all areas common, The voices of residents already were hummin’ With gripes about what should

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If you think Congress is tough, try serving on a condo board

It’s political season and candidates are telling us about their valuable education and experience in the military, business and government, all reasons we should make them our leaders. But I want someone who was part of a homeowners association.  

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Dreaming of My Younger Years and a Retro Landscape

Spring is in the air and I think it’s time to rethink the look of our home exterior and landscaping for the summer. Lately, I’ve been looking back a bit on my younger years when life was full of adventure

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For fun: LakeField Hills Home Owners Association – Fall Enforcement Drive Recruitment Video

Chief Master Code Enforcer Vern Speiner wants you to join the ranks of the few, the proud, the army of one that aims high to be all it can be and become a code enforcer with the LakeField Hills Home

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On the receiving end of a stern talking to (just for fun)

Please let this missive serve as a warm welcome to our gated, chi-chi, hotsy-totsy, insanely upscale neighborhood. All the best for the coming Tampa Bay Buccaneer season in which we sincerely hope you manage to catch more than 22 passes

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Ancient Homeowner Association Rules (Smithsonian)

The homeowners association is thought to be a moder phenomenon, but a recent archaeological excavation near England suggests otherwise.    Read more…….

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