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  • Captives for HOAs? A New Utah Regulation Allows the Alternative Risk Transfer Solution to Extend into Personal Lines June 14, 2024
    As homeowners insurance carriers across the country pull out of regions with significant catastrophe risk, Utah is piloting an innovative solution: allowing homeowners associations (HOAs) to form their own captives to offer homeowners insurance policies to their members.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Park City affordable housing residents ask city council for HOA relief (UT) May 4, 2024
    Residents of affordable developments such as Park City Heights and Central Park Condos told the Park City Council Thursday about unexpected HOA costs that are squeezing their budgets.  Luke McCarthy lives in one of the city’s 138 deed-restricted for sale units. McCarthy was able to get a condo last year after a four-year wait on the affordable housing list. At closing time, he said learning about the over $500 HOA fee he’d have to cover was a “rude awakening.”   Read ...
  • Experts say lack of condo-building comes down to risk, returns (UT) May 1, 2024
    Developers aren’t building condos in Utah because of design constraints, equity investment issues and the promise of a lower return for a much higher risk, according to a panel of industry experts and interviews with lenders.  The answers come after the share of condos fell to a record low in recent years in Utah and nationwide as investors and developers increasingly turned toward building apartments instead.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Failure of manway cover determined cause of Highland flood, not pipe burst (UT) April 16, 2024
    A neighborhood in Highland was flooded by what was initially believed to be a pipe burst, but Provo River Water Users Association said it was actually due to a mechanical failure of a manway cover.  The flooding happened Saturday afternoon near the intersection of 6400 West and 10400 North.Tens of thousands of gallons of water were seen rushing out of the Murdock Canal, which is overseen by the association.     Read the article…………………………….
  • ‘Fraud never pays’: Utah woman sentenced after stealing over $230K from HOA (UT) April 9, 2024
    A Utah woman was sentenced to home detention and probation on Monday after stealing from the HOA and putting the money in her own pockets.  Sharon Lee Ann Gordon, 66, of Hurricane, was sentenced Monday, April 8, to 12 months and one day of home detention, and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from an HOA during her time as the HOA Treasurer,   Read the article…………………………….
  • Kamas woman accused of threatening to shoot construction crew for speeding (UT) April 7, 2024
    The documents state that Deleone had ‘aggressively’ asked local law enforcement and the High Star Ranch Homeowner’s Association to take care of the problem, but allegedly decided to take matters into her own hands by following and berating drivers she deemed to be going “too fast.”   Read the article…………………………….
  • Neighbors of proposed Canyons condos sue over Red Pine Road driveway (UT) March 26, 2024
    Homeowners in the Timberwolf and Aspen Creek Crossing subdivisions have followed the condo development closely. They’re worried about traffic and safety impacts to Red Pine Road in upper Canyons Village.  They’d successfully lobbied the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission to ban a driveway on the property, which is behind the Escala Lodge, in 2012.    Read the article…………………………….

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Utah Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles

  • Behind the Scenes of Your Utah HOA Rule Enforcement & Site Visits
    Utah homeowners associations (HOAs) help maintain the peace and beauty of their communities. However, homeowners can feel targeted when told they’ve broken the community rules. This has caused many misconceptions about how rules and regulations are enforced.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Captives for HOAs? A New Utah Regulation Allows the Alternative Risk Transfer Solution to Extend into Personal Lines
    A homeowner might feel good knowing their property is insured against anything that could happen.  But that can change in an instant. Massive rate increases, non-renewal notices and a decline to offer new coverage in particular geographies are becoming the norm in many parts of the country as insurers try to remain financially viable amid shifting climate risks.   Read the article…………………………….
  • How to Form an Effective Utah HOA Social Committee
    For many, homeowners association (HOA) living is nothing but strict rules and high fees. That’s a reality for some, sure, but many HOAs have far more to offer. HOAs should be dedicated to an equally important role: encouraging a sense of community and belonging among residents.   Read the article…………………………….
  • 5 HOA Committees All Utah Communities Should Have
    Living in a homeowners association can be complicated. Many homeowners are confused about the general operational setup of their neighborhood. Why do the assessments seem to keep going up? What does my money even pay for? Who actually calls the shots?   Read the article…………………………….
  • Homeowner Rights and Responsibilities in a Utah HOA
    As a homeowner in a Utah HOA community, you have more power than you may realize.  For some homeowners, living in a homeowners association can feel like a maze of rules and regulations. It may seem at times that the HOA simply exists to put up roadblocks that tell you “no”.  This can lead to homeowners feeling powerless when it comes to their own home, but in actual fact, as a homeowner, you have the ability to effect change in ...
  • Getting Your Utah HOA Community Ready for the Spring Thaw
    Winter is one of the most beautiful and exciting times to live in Utah. We have majestic mountains with stunning vistas, over 22 million acres of public land, and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation during our long winter season.   Read the article…………………………….
  • From Tragedy Comes Opportunities to Give Back
    Sometimes, a small gesture of kindness and community can mean a lot to those affected by natural disasters. Following the deadly wildfires that tore through the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii, in early August, many in the community association industry wanted to show their support to Maui homeowners displaced by the fires. The wildfires are considered to be the deadliest in modern U.S. history, according to The Washington Post.   Read the article……………………………..

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