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January 2018 Condo Association News Roundup

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We are now a full month into 2018, and 2017 is fading deep into the rear view mirror.  January brought bitter cold to much of the U.S., but that cold didn’t keep the Condo news from being interesting.  As we launch into the new year, we see a number of familiar stories surfacing.  Drama at the San Francisco Millennium tower continues – this time over a fire violation notice.  Short-term...

Three Condo Association Predictions for 2018

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Coming off a relatively strong showing for predictions in 2017, we’re going in hot for Condo Association predictions for 2018!  This year we’ve got something new, something old, and something sinking.  Will they come true?  We have no idea, but predictions are always fun!   Note – there are affiliate links on this website to Amazon as examples of products.  Better Condo Life does not...

December 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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Happy New Year!  Hopefully you weren’t too hungover after New Year’s Eve.  2017 is behind us, and 2018 is ready to rock and roll.  2017 was a busy year, and the Condo and Homeowners Association world did not slow down in December.  In the December 2017 Condo Association news roundup, we revisit the D.R. Horton case, cover an interesting court case analysis by Kevin Hirzel in Michigan, and get an...

Grading Condo Association Predictions for 2017

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Here at Better Condo Life, we take integrity and honesty seriously.  In keeping with that spirit, it is time to bring up the Condo Association Predictions for 2017 and see how we did.  Several bold predictions were made.  As we close out the year, let’s take a look at which ones we nailed, and which ones… we flopped. Prediction #1: Drones will be more of a nuisance… and also a benefit...

Second Half 2017 Condo Association Short-Term Rentals News Roundup

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If there’s a topic that is guaranteed to make the blood boil, it is the issue of Condo Association short-term rentals.  The battles over Airbnb, VRBO, and others have continued in community Associations throughout the year.  Considered a nuisance by many Owners and a profit center for others, this topic has raged throughout the year.  Here is a Condo Association short-term rentals roundup for the...

First Half 2017 Short Term Condo Association Rental News Roundup

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At the start of the year, one of the Better Condo Life predictions was that the controversies surrounding short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO would start to get settled by the end of 2017.  A little more than halfway through the year, there has been a substantial amount of activity in a number of different cities and states.  To catch you up, here your first half 2017 Short Term Condo...

July 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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Happy Summer!  Hopefully your Condo Association is having plenty of social events (link) to celebrate the weather.  While summer can bring a lull, there is plenty going on in the July 2017 Condo Association news.  There are updates on Michigan’s new Airbnb tax that was covered last month (link).  There’s good advice on a proper checklist for Owners altering their homes or properties.  And...

June 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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The Summer Solstice has passed, and we’re just about at the halfway mark for 2017.  This month has included a number of major news stories that impact Condo life.  In June, we saw Airbnb back in the news as they reached a major deal with the Michigan government.  The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on developer liability, and a major lawsuit in Florida was resolved.  Enjoy the June 2017 Condo...

May 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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Spring is in full bloom, and so is the May 2017 Condo Association news roundup!  This month features another highlight in the never-ending short-term rental war – two big stories related to the never-ending battle between Owners, neighbors, and community Associations.  In San Francisco, a major lawsuit between Airbnb and the city was settled, further enabling rental services.  However, in...

Three Condo Association Predictions for 2017

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Happy 2017!  2016 is behind us with all of its craziness – Surprise election results, various Condo Association policy changes, Pokemon Go, Hatchimals – there was something for everyone.  One of the most interesting things in 2016 has been the impact of technology and public policy on Condo Associations.  There have been many changes that Associations will need to think about going...

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