Tag: CC&R

20
Sep

My homeowners association can’t do that, can it?

Dr. HOA, I received a correspondence from my mortgage company that my homeowners association filed a lien on my property for outstanding assessments. I never received notice from my association. Admittedly, I fell behind on my HOA assessments due to tough financial times when I lost my job, but is it legal for the association to lien my house? What

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2
Sep

The importance of knowing your HOA

Dr. HOA, I recently moved into a new townhome community, which has a homeowners association. When I closed escrow, I received a stack of rules for my community. How important is it that I read all of this paperwork? I want to be a good neighbor, but in reviewing the first few pages, there is so much legal jargon that

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2
Sep

How far can a homeowners association go

Dr. HOA, We lease our property and have tenants that moved in a few years ago with a husband, wife and kids. At some point, the wife and kids moved out and another man moved in. When the lease was up, we renewed the lease to the two men. A few months ago, we received a letter from the HOA

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1
Sep

My HOA needs some advice

Dr. HOA, I am a new board member at my community, and we are self-managed, meaning we do not have an outside management company. I am concerned that we are not meeting regularly enough, and that we do not have a clear understanding of our responsibilities. Our entire board is pretty new. Is there a resource for us to learn

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1
Sep

When you might need HOA permission

Dr. HOA, A few weeks ago, I planted some grass and a few small trees in my front yard. Now, I’ve received a violation notice from my HOA for not submitting an architectural application prior to installing new grass and a few small trees in my front yard. I thought an architectural application was only required if I was doing

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1
Sep

Increase the Value of Your Neighborhood

Q: Brent B.– With home values near record lows what can we do as an Association, if anything, to help the appreciation of homes in our community? Dr. HOA: Home values are on everyone’s minds these days, especially with millions of owners upside down on their properties. While most Americans are confident that home prices will rebound, the uncertainty can

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