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April 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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April has been extremely busy in the Condo Association world.  New legislation in Florida that aims to crack down on their Condo shenanigans, but the legislation may not be the panacea everyone is hoping for.  To further illustrate the craziness of Florida, one Condo Association there is currently battling an Owner of 40 units over competing valet services.  Finally, Los Angeles Condo buyers...

2017 Condo Association Marijuana Roundup

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Today is 4/20, a famous day for all marijuana smokers.  Marijuana legalization continues to spread in the US – there are now 28 states and the District of Columbia where some form of marijuana is legal.  While a pleasing habit for some, the smoke can be unpleasant for others.  In a Condo Association, this of course creates natural tensions, similar to those that arise related to regular...

March 2017 Condo Association News

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Happy March!  In like a lion, out like a lamb is what they say for the weather.  The March 2017 Condo Association News was similar, with some very interesting articles earlier in the month.  The hottest news item of the month is related to legislation in Miami-Dade that is aimed to crack down on the notorious issues Florida has in their Condo Associations.  Up north, Boston tries a Condo with no...

February 2017 Condo Association News

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We are still early in 2017, but the Condo world is off to a racing start.  This month had a number of interesting articles for every Condo and HOA geek to enjoy.  The dramatic Millennium Tower of San Francisco returns (it’s still tilting), the Michigan Condo blog drops serious wisdom (as always), and a lucrative story related to Condo dissolution.  Enjoy the February 2017 Condo Association...

January 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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Happy New Year!  We’re into 2017, and there’s quite a bit going on in the world.  But don’t let that distract you, because there’s just as much going on in the Condo world, too!  In the January 2017 Condo Association News roundup, we’ve got a number of interesting stories.  Hostile Condo takeovers, more Airbnb drama, and surveys about Condo owner happiness. Whatever...

December 2016 Condo Association News

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2016 may be coming to an end, but relevant news for Condo Associations hasn’t stopped.  December has been just as interesting as the rest of the year, with the short term rental battle continuing, and some interesting legislature in New Jersey around community associations.   Here is the December 2016 Condo Association News for your enjoyment. Airbnb Backs Off Fight With Governments, Offers...

Second Half 2016 Condo Association Horror Stories

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2016 is coming to an end.  There’s been all sorts of interesting news over the second half – both in the “real world” as well as the Condo world.  As with the first half stories, there was plenty of horror to go around.  Let’s recap the second half 2016 Condo Association horror stories so we can learn from other Associations’ mistakes and look out for your own. Solvent Owners Covering...

November 2016 Condo Association News Roundup

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While 2016 is starting to wind down, there’s still plenty going on in the Condo Association news.  The November 2016 Condo Association News stories include the latest on FHA, making building more eco-friendly, and dealing with pet allergies. FHA Pulls Housing Head Fake on Condo Communities Kenneth R. Harney, Chicago Tribune, November 1, 2016 This is a fantastic op-ed on the recent Federal...

October 2016 Condo Association News Roundup

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October brings a number of interesting articles.  First, we have a big throwdown between New York State and Airbnb related to short term rentals.  On the opposite side of the spectrum, Arizona signed a law that encourage Airbnb use.  There’s also a depressing but important article on what happens when Condo Associations do not handle late fees and delinquency.  Here is the October 2016 Condo...

September 2016 Condo Association News Roundup

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Short-term rentals are the focus of the September 2016 Condo Association News.  A government commission in California is throwing grenades by demanding beachfront Home Owner’s Associations in the region allow short terms.  This demonstrates at least one government’s interest in directly dictating policy in this space.  Finally, the Washington Post covers the issue of more and more...

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