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A Dark Horse Wins in a Recent South Carolina HOA Foreclosure

By Ben Karb | May 11, 2021 |

The South Carolina Court of Appeals just bridled an HOA’s attempt to foreclose a delinquent owner.  Thankfully, the case is…

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Association Answers: North Carolina Legislature Introduces Bill To Make Virtual HOA Meetings Permanent

By Mike Hunter | April 21, 2021 |
Virtual meeting online. Video conference by laptop. Online business meeting. On the laptop screen, people who gathered in a video conference to work on-line, near stands a cup of coffe

During the past 12+ months, most of us have gotten comfortable with conducting HOA board and membership meetings over virtual…

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Association Answers: Renewed Executive Order on Virtual HOA Meetings

By Mike Hunter | March 2, 2021 |
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Extends Executive Order Allowing Virtual Meetings for HOAs and other Nonprofits North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper…

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Ask the Experts: Credit Reporting

By Mike Hunter | February 17, 2021 |
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More than a quarter of the owners in our 143-home association are delinquent paying their assessments. Is it possible to report these delinquent debts to a credit bureau?—North Carolina

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Time for Your HOA’S Annual Checkup

By Ben Karb | January 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Time for Your HOA’S Annual Checkup
Red House Blocks Over Homeowner Association Blocks

It’s 2021, and while 2020 was a rough year, let’s try to keep 2021 as normal as possible. Like many…

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Issues New COVID Directive

By Ben Karb | January 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Issues New COVID Directive
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On January 12th, Mecklenburg County’s Public Health Director issued a directive that people in Mecklenburg County should:  only leave the…

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Association Answers: Don’t Rain on My Parade

By Mike Hunter | November 24, 2020 |
Rain On Rainbow Umbrella

Increasing Events of Extreme Rainfall and Flooding Cause Headaches for HOA’s And Homeowners   A townhome community in Salisbury suffered…

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Association Answers: Water, Water Everywhere

By Mike Hunter | November 17, 2020 |
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Increasing Events of Extreme Rainfall and Flooding Cause Headaches for HOA’s And Homeowners   Grandfather Golf and Country Club is…

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Association Answers: North Carolina Appellate Cases Could Impact Enforceability of HOA Restrictions

By Mike Hunter | November 9, 2020 |

There are currently three cases pending before the Court of Appeals all asking the same question: does the North Carolina…

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Association Answers: Budget Season

By Mike Hunter | September 16, 2020 |

Yes, it’s that time of year again for HOAs. No, not the holiday season—it’s the budget season! Most HOAs use…

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Association Answers: Virtual HOA Meetings

By Ben Karb | July 29, 2020 |

One of the oft-heard concerns of our HOA and condominium clients during the Covid-19 crisis is whether annual or special…

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Guest Writer: Recent Legislation Brings Twin Impacts to Community Associations

By Mike Hunter | July 22, 2020 |

(Note: this column was written by Hope Carmichael, Esq., CAI-NC Chapter President and fellow of the College of Community Association…

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Association Answers: If a Neighbor’s Tree Falls on My House – Who’s Responsible?

By Mike Hunter | July 15, 2020 |

Over the past couple of years, we have seen an increasing number of old-growth trees being toppled in severe storms. …

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Court Upholds HOA’s Prohibition on Artificial Grass

By Ben Karb | May 1, 2020 |
Artificial grass being installed. It has been cut to size and rolled out and laid and is being nailed down along a fence. The installer has a hammer and nails.

Homeowners and HOAs appreciate lush grass, but some homeowners got their hands dirty when they put down artificial grass without…

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COVID-19 Update: The Community Association Institute Calls For Moratorium On HOA Foreclosures

By Mike Hunter | April 6, 2020 |

The Board of Trustees for the national Community Association Institute has issued a plea for a halt of HOA foreclosures…

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