What you need to know about pending changes to Florida insurance laws

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published May 14, 2021 No one was thrilled with the insurance changes that were passed on the final day of the Florida Legislature’s spring session — not the insurance industry and not consumers’ …

How To Buy A Condo In Today’s Hot Housing Market

Article Courtesy of  Forbes Advisor By Natalie Campisi Published May 16, 2021 Whether you’re looking for a low-maintenance home, a downtown pad or a vacation getaway, condominiums, or condos, offer many attractive features. They’re typically a more budget-friendly way to …

What Are the Differences Between HOAs, Condo Associations and Tenants in Common?

Article Courtesy of  Yahoo Finance By Laura Woods Published May 2, 2021 You’re planning to purchase a new home, and while browsing online, you’ve noticed many of the listings you’re interested in contain unfamiliar real estate terms. Specifically, you want …

A Guide To The Fair Housing Act And Its Exemptions

Article Courtesy of  Forbes Advisor By Cathy Bond + Rachel Witkowski Published May 3, 2021 Everyone deserves a stable, affordable place to live. But the unfortunate truth is that discrimination in housing has prevented some vulnerable groups from achieving this …

Florida Construction Defect Proposal Unfair To Homeowners

Article Courtesy of  LAW 360 By Nick Vargo and Greg Demers Published April 4, 2021 Typically, the most important, and largest, purchase in a person’s life is their home. Due to negligence in the construction industry, many homes are built …

If My Condo Association Hasn’t Kept the Grounds Maintained, Can I Sue?

You love your condo. It is a place of comfort and refuge. One of the great things about living in a condominium is the many services that are provided to you. If you are part of an association of condo …

Serving on Your Community Association’s ARC, ACC, or ARB? Take Note to Whom Your Fiduciary Duties Are Owed [2/21/2021]

Article Courtesy of  The National Law Review By Allen N. Trask and Amy H. Wooten Published February 21, 2021 Residents of planned communities often must obtain approval prior to making any modifications to their homes and lots. Through their declaration …

HOA Policy Enforcement for a Happy and Harmonious Community

Article Courtesy of  VENDORSMART Published February 19, 2021 A community meeting with people grasping hands in a team effort How can your board enforce your policies for the good of your HOA or condo association? As a condo or HOA …

Citizens home insurance policies soar in Central Florida; higher costs could hit all our pocketbooks

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By Trevor Fraser    Published February 11, 2021 State-run Citizens Property Insurance is sounding alarm bells over their rising number of policies it holds in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties.  CEO Barry Gilway says Florida’s overall …

Some mortgage companies misled borrowers about forbearance, regulators say

Article Courtesy of Bankrate By Jeff Ostrowski Published February 9, 2021 Some mortgage firms gave homeowners “incomplete or inaccurate information” about a federal law designed to prevent a spike in foreclosures, a federal regulatory agency says in a new report. The findings …