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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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How To Handle HOA Disputes Internally

How To Handle HOA Disputes Internally How To Handle HOA Disputes Internally Homeowners Association (“HOA”) disputes could morph into protracted costly and legal battles. There are several procedures as set forth in the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (“Davis Sterling Act”) and often HOA governing documents which set
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What Are Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions?

What Are Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions? What Are Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions? Covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) are the rules set out by a homeowners’ association (HOA) with regards to homes in a planned community. Not all communities fall under this definition; therefore, when looking to
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