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HOA Security Cameras: Laws, Disputes, and Resolutions

There has always been some debate surrounding HOA security cameras and whether or not they should be allowed. While there are good points on both sides, it is important to fully understand their legalities before installing your own.   Navigating the Legalities of HOA Security Cameras Can an HOA install security cameras? This is a…

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The Differences in Owning a Condominium and a Single-Family Home

There are significant real estate legal differences between owning the typical single-family home and owning a condominium. They aren’t necessarily negative or positive for the owner, but a buyer in the market for housing should understand these differences. This way they can decide which type of home best fits their lifestyle and needs. What Comes…

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When Is The Right Time For Reopening HOA Amenities?

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the world to adapt, and homeowners associations are no exception. As the country slowly starts to reopen, HOAs are left with the problem of whether or not to follow suit. Is reopening HOA amenities now the right decision?   Reopening HOA Amenities Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic With no immediate end in…

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Halloween COVID 19 Activities: How to Safely Have Fun in Your HOA

Halloween is just a stone’s throw away, but many HOA communities are finding it hard to come up with activities to do during the holiday. With the coronavirus pandemic keeping everyone indoors and anxious, calm yourself down and enjoy some spooky fun with these Halloween COVID 19 ideas.   Spooktacular Halloween COVID 19 Ideas for…

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What Exactly Are The Code Of Ethics For An HOA Board?

As leaders of the HOA community, board members must uphold a set of principles and act as examples. But, even seasoned board members stumble and forget. Learn what the Code of Ethics for HOA board members are and what to do when faced with a morally ambiguous dilemma.   Understanding the Code of Ethics for…

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5 HOA Maintenance Plans You Must Have

Contrary to the popular adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” homeowners associations must be proactive when it comes to maintaining common areas. It’s important to have maintenance plans so the community can run efficiently. By anticipating repairs and replacements, board members can also drastically reduce HOA expenses. For a smooth-running association, here are…

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How To Make An HOA Violation Letter

In every homeowners association, there will be homeowners who break the rules accidentally or intentionally. That’s why HOA boards must take non-compliance seriously. At the first sign of offense, they must send an HOA violation letter to remind a homeowner of his obligations to the HOA. If you want to improve rule enforcement, here’s a…

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Are HOA Flag Restrictions Legal?

Members of a homeowners association must follow all the rules and regulations set forth by their governing body. The main purpose of these restrictions is to protect property values and the interests of the entire community. However, is it legal for the HOA to regulate or prohibit flags? Here’s what you need to know about…

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Understanding Deed Restrictions In HOA Communities

Deed restrictions in HOA communities are commonplace, and every homeowner must understand what these are. So, what is a deed restriction anyway? And what can homeowners do about them?   What Are Deed Restrictions in HOA Communities? What is a deed-restricted community? Simply put, a deed-restricted community is a development with certain limitations on what…

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Renovating a Home in an HOA: What You Should Know

Living in residences that are part of the homeowner association has its perks. The associations help maintain an organized and cohesive atmosphere in the neighborhood and spare homeowners from some responsibilities. However, homeowners have to adhere to the strict regulations usually spelled out in HOA’s CC&Rs (covenants, conditions & restrictions). Thus, if moving to such…

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