Second Half 2016 Condo Association Horror Stories


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

June 2016 Condo Association News Roundup


Happy Solstice!  Hopefully your summer has been treating you well.  This month’s news includes questionable fees in Florida, a potentially major Airbnb legal ruling, and legal shenanigans related to a new condo project in Michigan.  Enjoy your June 2016 Condo Association news roundup! South Florida Condo Boards Rip Off Consumers with High Application Fees Nicholas Nehamas, Miami Herald...

May 2016 Condo Association News Roundup


Lots to cover in May 2016 Condo Association News.  A big verdict on the DR Horton Case I covered last month, drones crashing into building, proposed HOA tax credits and more.  For even more news, you can get an exclusive bonus update by signing up for the Better Condo Life mailing list. DR Horton negligent in Jax condo case, jury awards $9.6 million  Anne Schindler, First Coast News, May 20, 2016...

April 2016 Condo Association News Roundup


April’s Condo Association News Roundup brings us fraud and lawsuits from the typically crazy state of Florida! Condo Owners testify about widespread defects in DR Horton Case Anne Schindler, First Coast News, April 19, 2016 There is a very large, very public construction defect case going on in Jacksonville, Florida.  The case revolves around the Heron’s Landing development in Florida...

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