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How safe is my condo building?

With the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South in Miami, there will…

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HOA vs COA (and what’s a POA)?

Most of us know about HOAs as homeowners associations. But as a…

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HOA Inspection: Eli Report vs InspectHOA

HOA inspection is a critical aspect of knowing a community, and both…

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Guest Post: Does your HOA board need a makeover?

So you bought your condo or home in a nice community with…

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Compliance with Fannie Mae LL-2021-14

Many mortgage lenders were taken of surprise in October 2021 by the…

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How safe is my condo building?

With the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South in Miami, there will…

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HOA vs COA (and what’s a POA)?

Most of us know about HOAs as homeowners associations. But as a…

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HOA Inspection: Eli Report vs InspectHOA

HOA inspection is a critical aspect of knowing a community, and both…

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Guest Post: Does your HOA board need a makeover?

So you bought your condo or home in a nice community with…

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Why Should I Read My HOA’s CC&Rs?

Why should I read my HOA’s CC&Rs?  Would you buy a car…

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What is my HOAs Reserve Study?

What is my HOAs reserve study? A reserve study, or reserve report,…

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What is an HOA Board?

An HOA board gets elected by owners in a homeowners association to manage the affairs of…

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What is the difference between a condo association and a homeowner association?

People frequently wonder about the difference between a condo association and an…

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What is a Homeowners Association?

Looking at a new home and wondering what a homeowners association is?…

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What is a Condominium Association?

Looking at a condo and wondering what a condominum association is? Condominium…

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What is an HOA neighborhood?

Homeowner associations, or HOA neighborhoods, enable owners to manage their planned unit…

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What do homeowner associations do?

Homeowner associations, or HOAs, enable owners to manage their planned unit development…

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Do homeowner association dues pay property taxes?

Homeowner associations oversee various aspects of the community and require each homeowner…

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What are HOA governing documents?

HOA governing documents can vary by jurisdiction. These are likely to include…

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How many homeowner associations in the US?

We often get asked how many homewner associations there are in the…

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Do homeowner associations file tax returns?

A homeowners association (HOA) is considered a corporate entity by the Internal Revenue Service.…

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When did homeowner associations start?

Wonding when homeowner associations started? It is believed that HOAs were first…

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Are homeowner associations nonprofit?

While an HOA can be organized as a nonprofit, all HOAs are…

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Are homeowner associations legal?

Believe it or not, a lot of people are curious about whether…

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Who owns homeowner associations?

Many people are curious about who owns their homeowner association. Initially the…

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Who regulates homeowner associations?

When things are going wrong at your homeowner association (HOA) you want…

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What is an HOA reserve fund?

An HOA reserve fund is money that homeowner associations use to pay…

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What are CCRs (or CC&Rs)?

Conditions, covenants and restrictions (CC&Rs) are put in place by owners within HOA communities…

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What is an Estoppel Letter?

An estoppel letter (aka estoppel certificate) confirms facts. It may for example confirm that a…

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Pros and Cons of HOAs

A lot of people wonder if homeowner associations are ‘worth it’. The dues, the rules, and…

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What is an HOA Board of Directors?

Condos and HOAs are managed by a board of directors. The board creates…

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What are HOA rules?

Many people who receive a fine from their HOA want to understand…

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What do HOA fees cover?

When it comes to what HOA fees cover, every community is different.…

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What is an HOA payment?

A lot of people are curious about what an HOA payment is.…

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What is HOA insurance?

One important subject within HOA communities is insurance. HOA fees fund an…

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What are Condo Association Management Companies?

A condo management company will assist a condo or HOA board in…

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What if I can’t pay my HOA?

Sometimes an owner falls on tough times and struggles to pay their…

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Are condo associations responsible for pest control?

As a general rule, condo owners are responsible for pest control within…

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What is the meaning of HOA?

In the property context, HOA is short for homeowners association. The concept…

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Why do HOAs exist?

HOAs or Homeowner Associations exist to enhance communities. They will maintain common…

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What are special assessments?

Anyone faced with a notice of special assessment will want to know…

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