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Can an HOA collect after a mortgage foreclosure?

By Mike Hunter | July 7, 2017 |

Q:  When there are past-due HOA assessments for a property, and a mortgage lender forecloses on the property and takes…

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Can HOA board members be required to sign a Code of Conduct?

By Mike Hunter | June 30, 2017 |

Q:  Our HOA board has developed a code of conduct policy for board members. It specifically states that board members…

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Can HOA committee members be compensated?

By Mike Hunter | March 22, 2017 |

Q:  I am the chairperson for the social committee of my homeowners association (HOA). Our bylaws state that the HOA…

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Spotting and Stopping Fraud and Embezzlement in Your HOA

By Mike Hunter | March 15, 2017 |

This week’s column was written by my colleague Courtney R. LaLone, CPA, with LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC in Matthews, North…

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To Pay or Not to Pay. . .

By Mike Hunter | February 25, 2017 |

Q:  I live in a subdivision with recorded deed restrictions that address the use of the property, but the restrictions…

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HOA Fines – Revenue or Enforcement?

By Mike Hunter | February 22, 2017 |

Q:  Can a North Carolina homeowners’ association impose a recurring fine for a violation of the restrictive covenants (CCRs) after…

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Can My HOA Do This?

By Mike Hunter | February 18, 2017 |

This week’s column was written by my law partner Cynthia Jones, who is licensed to practice law in North and…

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Should Using the Pool Cost You More?

By Mike Hunter | February 11, 2017 |

Q:  Are there any homeowners associations (“HOAs”) that assess dues to different homes based upon the individual homeowners’ use of…

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E-mail Intelligence – Does Your Board Possess it?

By Mike Hunter | February 8, 2017 |

This week’s column was written by my colleague Donna Dimaggio Berger. Donna is a Shareholder in the law firm of…

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Assessment Issues; Does Developer Owe Dues?

By Mike Hunter | November 22, 2016 |

Q:  I was delinquent in my mortgage payments and was facing foreclosure. I also had a separate lien against my…

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4 tips for a smoother HOA budget process

By Mike Hunter | October 21, 2016 |

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

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Must HOA’s act to end discriminatory actions by others?

By Mike Hunter | October 10, 2016 |

A few years ago one of our HOA clients came to us with a discrimination lawsuit that had been filed…

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HOA Boards must be wary of potential conflicts of interest

By Mike Hunter | October 2, 2016 |

Q:  What is a reasonable course of action for homeowners who have legitimate concerns about a board member with a…

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New Services Help Associations Thwart Unauthorized Short-Term Rentals

By Mike Hunter | September 28, 2016 |

This week’s guest column was written by Roberto C. Blanch.  Mr. Blanch is a partner with the South Florida law…

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New Federal Law Eases FHA Restrictions on Condominium Mortgage Loans

By Mike Hunter | August 26, 2016 |

Congress has just enacted new legislation on housing that should have a positive effect on condominium mortgage loans. The new…

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