Monthly Archives: September 2015

CALIFORNIA – DA: Second alleged HOA embezzler to surrender

Source: CALIFORNIA – DA: Second alleged HOA embezzler to surrender

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National HOA Consumer Survey results are in!

Source: National HOA Consumer Survey results are in!

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3 surrender community manager certificates to state panel

Three individuals doing business in Southern Nevada as Associated Community Management have surrendered their community manager certificates to a state panel that oversees Nevada’s homeowners associations. Source: 3 surrender community manager certificates to state panel

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"Automatic' Homestead Exemption

Don’t rely on presumption of an ‘automatic’ homestead exemption By Donie Vanitzian, JD Question: I own a single-family house in a common interest development with a CA homeowners association. I was going to file a Declaration of Homestead on my title, … Continue reading

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Community Association CC&Rs

CC&R’s or deed restrictions were first conceived in medieval England; they were promises made by a landowner that he would not use his land in a way that could be harmful to his neighbors. Usually it meant that he promised … Continue reading

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Homeowner Wins $614,000 Judgment

LAS VEGAS, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A Nevada jury awarded a homeowner $466,000 plus her attorneys fees and costs for a total judgment of $614,091.04 against two HOA collection agencies for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices act and Civil Racketeering.  … Continue reading

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Buying into an HOA with your eyes wide open

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Can the HOA board prevent owners from suing?

 By Donie Vanitzian, JD Question: Even though our homeowner association has never had a problem with architectural guidelines or rules, board directors informed owners by letter that they’re being amended. The rewritten document speaks to “modifications, additions or improvements” but … Continue reading

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"Apparent Authority"

By Ward Lucas  2015 I had not heard about this case until it was brought to my attention this week. “In the landmark 1982 case, American Society of Mechanical Engineers v. Hydrolevel, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that an association … Continue reading

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