CAM Licensing Survey Results

CAM Licensing Survey Results

Burke Nielsen For many, the need for states to require CAM licensing is obvious and necessary. While for others it is viewed as another burden on managers, with no benefit to consumers (the homeowner). In a recent blog article about the merits of CAM licensing, written by Sterling Jenkins back in October 2015, we asked the questions, “Why do so few states require CAM licensing?” and, “How is it working in the states that already have it?” Read More...
Invasion of the Drones

Invasion of the Drones

Meredith Pond Yeah, you read that right: drones. Call it a sign of the times, but the rising popularity of remote-controlled drones means you're likely to see this issue in your community in the near future – if you haven't already.While many would consider drones little more than a grown-up toy, metro areas like Phoenix and others are starting to take them seriously. In fact, some universities are even beginning to offer degree programs in drone piloting, due to their increasing usefulness in several industries. And what's more, about 1 million drones are expected to be sold in the United States during the holiday season, making it even more likely that you'll start seeing them soon. Read More...
Do HOAs Hate Christmas?

Do HOAs Hate Christmas?

Personally, I find the “HOA vs Christmas display” stories fascinating. There are few topics that get homeowners more fired up than a story about an HOA that forces someone to shut down their awesome Christmas display. Chances are high that you feel the same… unless of course you've ever seen the issue from the perspective of the board of directors. Here's my take on both sides of the issue. Read More...
Don’t Let Your Rules Violate Fair Housing?

Don’t Let Your Rules Violate Fair Housing?

Quinn Sperry It’s not uncommon for homeowner associations to adopt rules that violate federal and state fair housing laws, or the Fair Housing Act (the “FHA”). Violations of the FHA can bring severe penalties, as demonstrated in a recent case where an individual was awarded damages in excess of a hundred of thousand dollars against an HOA. A valuable strategy for board members is to carefully review their HOA’s governing documents with legal counsel and other industry professionals on a regular basis to ensure that the HOA’s rules and other governing provisions comply with the fair housing laws while balancing safety issues that your HOA must address. Read More...

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