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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...

August 2016 Condo Association News Roundup

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August may be the time when most people are on vacation, but it wasn’t a slow month in the Condo and HOA world.  Hundred million dollar Condo Associations sinking into the ground, HOA Owners rallying to fight for their communities, and more Airbnb battles.  Enjoy the August 2016 Condo Association News! Ultra-luxe Millennium Tower is sinking and homeowners are furious Riley McDermid, San...

July 2016 Condo Association News Roundup

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The July 2016 Condo Association news brings good tidings for Associations, positive real estate industry news, and some questions about marijuana and Associations in Colorado. U.S. Senate Sends FHA Condominium Approval Legislation to the President Dawn Bauman, Community Associations Institute, July 18, 2016 Continued great news for this piece of legislation, which I covered in February.  This...

First Half 2016 Condo Association Horror Stories

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Over the past six months, there have been several major Condo Association news stories of note.  These First Half 2016 Condo Association Horror Stories offer tales of caution for Owners, Board members, and Management alike.  Today we’ll be recapping some of these stories and what can be learned from them for your Association.  The bottom line in all of these stories is that by being proactive and...

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