When Should I Sue a Condo Association?

Living in a condominium suits your lifestyle. You enjoy the size, layout, and appearance of your condo. As a member of a larger association, you get the advantage of a range of facilities. For your membership fees, you also receive …

Why Most Florida Condominiums Don’t Qualify for FHA Financing

By Christopher Carter Published December 6, 2020 Let’s start with some background on FHA-insured mortgage financing. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is an agency of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a Cabinet-level department of the Federal …

What Does HOA Regulate? What Does It Not?

What Is an HOA? HOA stands for “Homeowner’s Association,” and it has several duties. It is the entity that maintains the property’s grounds and provides residents with several amenities. These associations even hold barbecues and Christmas parties for residents to …

Five Biggest Myths About Homeowners’ Associations

Article Courtesy of  NEWSWIRE By Katherine S Published December 4, 2020 Homeowners associations are responsible for creating and enforcing rules across their community. Here are some of the biggest myths.   Millions of people in America live in areas that are …

Hundreds of Florida renters evicted during pandemic despite CDC order

Article Courtesy of The Tampa Bay Times By Emily L. Mahoney and Christopher O’Donnell Published November 30, 2020   Nicole Kelley felt confident when she dialed into her eviction hearing in late September. A Lyft driver whose income had dropped off during the …

Condo and co-op owners need homeowners insurance, but it’s not the same type you’d get for a house

Article Courtesy of The Business Insider By Ronda Lee Published November 13, 2020 Condo HO-6 insurance is a type of homeowners insurance for condo and co-op owners. The major difference between condo and standard homeowners insurance is the dwelling coverage. Although not …

As property insurance costs skyrocket, lawmakers will consider these ideas to keep coverage affordable

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published November 17, 2020 As Florida homeowners recover from shocking cost increases for their next year of insurance coverage, pressure is mounting on state lawmakers to step in and stem the bleeding.     Property …

Homeowners Association Fees Can Cost You Hundreds a Month. Here’s What to Know About Them

Article Courtesy of  The Next Advisor By Samantha Rosen Published November 7, 2020 If you’re looking into a condominium, townhouse or even a development community, you may have to become familiar with three letters: HOA. That stands for homeowners association, …

Condominium associations ban short-term rentals to protect residents from COVID-19

Article Courtesy of  The Treasure Coast Newspaper By Colleen Wixon Published October 23, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — While people self-quarantined in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, some communities tried to insulate residents from outsiders.       Armed with Gov. …