Tag Archives: New Neighborhoods

New Neighborhoods–Public-Use Pools and Board Member Abstentions

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Public-Use Pools and Board Member Abstentions Dear Poliakoffs, Our condo association documents include a provision for the non-exclusive use of an outdoor pool and deck that is owned by the developer. … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage Our condo documents state that guests can visit a resident for up to 30 consecutive days without being considered residents, themselves. People in our … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Parking Rules, Non-Owner Boards and Multi-Condominium Funds

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Parking Rules, Non-Owner Boards and Multi-Condominium Funds Dear Poliakoffs, We live in a 135-townhouse HOA development.  Since the development opened, there has been one nine-space parking lot used for overflow parking … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Apathy, Covenant Enforcement and Renter Rights

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Apathy, Covenant Enforcement and Renter Rights Dear Poliakoffs, We have a situation at our condominium–only one person has served on the board for several years, as no one else was interested.  … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods Column–New Feature!

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Hi everyone!  I’m going to start a new feature this week–I’ll be reprinting the question and answer column that I write with my father, Gary A. Poliakoff, and that appears in newspapers and magazines throughout Florida.  It’s called New Neighborhoods, … Continue reading

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The “Mortgage Terminator”–A New Tactic in Fighting Banks, or Marketing Speak? [Updated]

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This week Daniel Vasquez, a consumer and condominium reporter for the Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald whom I often refer to, wrote an article about a “new legal tactic” colorfully called the “Mortgage Terminator” which allows associations to void primary … 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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Welcome, New Neighborhoods Readers, to Poliakoff on Condo HOA Living!

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Today is the official hard launch of my new blog, Poliakoff on Condo HOA Living, and I just wanted to take an opportunity to welcome everyone–especially readers of my New Neighborhoods blog.  We’ve worked very hard to make this new … Continue reading

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