Category Archives: Current News and Events

Critically important Florida Foreclosure Ruling Finally Gives Condos and HOAs Weapon Against Banks

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An incredibly important judicial ruling this week out of the Fifth District in Florida.  If you’re in a Florida shared ownership community, you need to know about this one. I’m not going to reinvent the wheel, since some of my … Continue reading

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Condo President charged with stealing over $30,000

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We know it happens.  There are over 300,000 shared ownership communities (condos, co-ops and HOAs) in the United States.  Just based on sheer statistics, there have to be crimes committed in some of those businesses every single day.  Embezzlement in … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA–What are their loan requirements?

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One of the most painfully complex areas relating to shared ownership communities (condos, co-ops and hoas) are the varied and sometimes impenetrable rules laid out by three very important organizations–the Federal Housing Administration, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. I’ve written … Continue reading

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Astroturf and xeriscaping–part of the solution or the problem?

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Several weeks ago, Daniel Vasquez of the Sun-Sentinel wrote an article about Lesia DeFelice, a homeowner in an HOA in South Florida who replaced her lawn with Astroturf.  DeFelice argues that the turf is a necessary adjunct of xeriscaping, a … Continue reading

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