New FHA Law & Your Rental Cap

New FHA Law & Your Rental Cap

Douglas C. Shumway One of the things that creates an obstacle for some associations in obtaining FHA certification is the requirement that 50% of the units must be owner-occupied. A new law changes this requirement, however, in a way that benefits condo associations, purchasers, and developers. On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (passed by unanimous vote in the US House of Representatives), which changes FHA requirements for condominium certification. Read More... [et_social_share]
HOA Architectural Control Freaks

HOA Architectural Control Freaks

Peter Harrison Architectural Control is one of the key reasons people either choose to live in or run from an HOA. Some people appreciate the HOA’s ability to enforce architectural controls via an Architectural Control Committee (“ACC”); whereas, others resent the thought of another organization telling them how they can modify or decorate their home. Read More... [et_social_share]
The Revenue Roller Coaster

The Revenue Roller Coaster

Burke Nielsen The problem with increasing dues every 6 years, is that the amount is usually so large that it becomes a big financial hit for most homeowners. When dues don't increase for a long time, many homeowners start to believe that dues should never increase. The way they see it, “the HOA was just fine up until now, so this 30% increase seems like an outrage” — and quite frankly they're right! Read More... [et_social_share]

Pin It on Pinterest