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Homeowners Association Disputes: A Step-by-Step Guide

Homeowners Association Disputes: A Step-by-Step Guide Living in a community with a homeowners association (HOA) can have many benefits, such as maintaining property values and providing amenities. However, disputes with the HOA can arise, and knowing how to navigate these disputes is essential for maintaining a
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5 Tips for Effective Homeowners Association (HOA) Management: Communication, Enforcement, Maintenance, Finances, and Resident Input

5 Tips for Effective Homeowners Association (HOA) Management Managing a homeowners association (HOA) can be a challenging task, but with the right approach and strategies, it can be a rewarding experience for both the board members and the residents. An HOA is responsible for maintaining the common areas,
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Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities in a Homeowners Association: Key Points to Consider

Rights and Responsibilities in a Homeowners Association If you live in a community that is governed by a homeowners association (HOA), it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities as a member. HOAs are responsible for maintaining the common areas and enforcing the rules and regulations of
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Does Fair Housing Act apply on commercial property?

Fair-Housing-Act Does Fair Housing Act apply on commercial property? Landlords are required to abide by the rules against various forms of discrimination in leasing or risk facing penalties that can be fairly severe. California has rigorous regulations forbidding these practices. The
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How do I get out of HOA fees when buying a condo?

145381886_L How do I get out of HOA fees when buying a condo? Management, finances, or other operational issues with the HOA are the most common driving factors behind a neighborhood’s or multi-unit building’s desire to sever ties with the HOA.
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Are you legally obligated to join a homeowners association?

189845364_L Are you legally obligated to join a homeowners association? While some HOAs allow voluntary participation, others require membership. A required membership community does require residents to join the association, pay dues, and abide by community rules. In this case, the
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How do homeowners associations work?

174013581_L How do homeowners associations work? A homeowners association is an independently run group in “common-interest” communities where residents contribute dues to the upkeep of their neighborhood or individual apartments. HOAs are primarily managed by local homeowners who serve as unpaid
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Airbnb and VRBO in California

Airbnb and VRBO in California Airbnb and VRBO in California Problems with Short Term Rentals In some states, short term rentals can violate local ordinances-those who rent out their homes do not pay tourism taxes that hotels do. Platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO do
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Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) What are Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs)? CC&Rs are the guidelines that apply to homes in a planned community, as set out by a homeowner’s association (HOA). These guidelines apply to your home or the home you are looking to
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What to Look For in Mortgage Documents Before Signing

What to Look For in Mortgage Documents Before Signing What to Look For in Mortgage Documents Before Signing Often potential home buyers are inundated with documents to sign at the last minute. Fearing they might lose their dream house or the favorable annual percentage rate, potential homeowners just sign
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