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Study: HOA Satisfaction Lower Than Expected

February 10, 2017    

The Coalition for Community Housing Policy in the Public Interests most recent national survey has uncovered higher dissatisfaction with associations from their members. A whopping 81 percent of community association residents cited a lack of transparency and poor communication as the top...

HOA Bookkeeper Diverted $95K for Personal Use

January 17, 2017    

A Florida homeowners association manager called police after discovering that the community’s bookkeeper allegedly used nearly $95,000 of the association’s money for personal expenses, including a diamond engagement ring and luxury handbags. The employee was arrested for larceny and...

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Excessive Charges in Florida Associations

January 17, 2017    

A Miami condominium association is faced with a class-action lawsuit that claims that Sunshine State associations routinely overcharge consumers far more than the legally capped amount. The association member who initiated the lawsuit claimed that he was charged fees that violated the Florida...

Survey: Crowds, Noise, and Neighborhood Safety Are Top Halloween Issues at HOAs

December 7, 2016    

Following on the heels of Halloween, the Community Association Institute (CAI) released the findings of a research study that addressed the issues that pop up in planned communities on that holiday. According to the survey, 93 percent of respondents said their association hasn’t made any...

HOA Advocate: Education Is Key to Board Members’ Success

October 27, 2016    

Community Associations Institute (CAI) recommends education and training for the 2.35 million volunteer community association board and committee members nationwide.

Florida HOA Members Will Have to Wait for Landscaping Legal Precedent

October 7, 2016    

A secret settlement between an Orange County homeowner and an association that insisted on traditional lawns in her community has disappointed Sunshine State HOA members who want a legal precedent they can follow. So-called Florida Friendly landscaping, which uses less irrigation and fertilizer...

HOA Ruling Puts Voters on Level Playing Field

June 27, 2016    

A San Diego Superior Court ruling has untangled a messy dispute for a California community association, ruling in favor of the association by confirming that the board’s bylaws and covenants, conditions, restrictions, and reservations must be followed for current and future HOA elections...

Survey: Association Member Satisfaction Stays Steady

June 27, 2016    

Although negative or controversial items about homeowners associations tend to make their way into the news more than glowing reviews of planned community living, associations and their managers earned high marks according to recent Community Association Institute polls. The organization’s...

Results Are In: CAI Initiative Reveals Key Management Information

May 10, 2016    

Four new Community Associations Institute (CAI) white papers report the findings of a year-long, comprehensive review that explored the future of community associations, professional community management, public policy trends, and external influences that could impact the nation’s almost...

Tax Measure Could Alleviate Homeowners' Double Taxation Frustration

April 12, 2016    

Homeowners can be optimistic about taxes, thanks to a measure that would create a new deduction. U.S. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) have introduced a measure that would allow homeowners in community associations who earn $115,000 or less in annual income to deduct...

Noise Disturbance by Club Isn't Fun and Games for HOA

April 12, 2016    

In Florida, a plane club may be grounded as a battle between a handful of homeowners and a RC plane club in Escambia County continues. The recreational club, which attracts model plane enthusiasts, has been called out as a nuisance by homeowners in a community adjacent to the field where they...

Association Could Fall Into Debt Over Sinkhole

March 10, 2016    

A homeowners association and its developer are waging a battle with each other over which party is responsible for repairing major damage from a sinkhole in the community. Currently, barriers guard the spot where a creek bank eroded in 2015, a year when North Texas saw extreme storms and...