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

By Mike Hunter | October 10, 2016 | Comments Off on Must HOA’s act to end discriminatory actions by others?

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 | Comments Off on HOA Boards must be wary of potential conflicts of interest

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 | Comments Off on New Services Help Associations Thwart Unauthorized Short-Term Rentals

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 | Comments Off on New Federal Law Eases FHA Restrictions on Condominium Mortgage Loans

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

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What percentage of homeowners must approve changes to our covenants?

By Mike Hunter | August 2, 2016 | Comments Off on What percentage of homeowners must approve changes to our covenants?

Q: Our community is attempting to amend our declaration of covenants, conditions and restrictions (CCRs). Our HOA’s community manager told…

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Is Selective Enforcement of Restrictions Acceptable?

By Mike Hunter | July 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Selective Enforcement of Restrictions Acceptable?

Q:  Some of my neighbors and I recently received notices for violations of our community’s restrictive covenants (CCRs) based on…

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This Stinks! The Minefield Created By Hoarders

By Mike Hunter | June 17, 2016 | Comments Off on This Stinks! The Minefield Created By Hoarders

This week’s column was authored by my law partner Keith Nichols , a member of our firm’s Litigation Practice Group. They…

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On the Board: Doing Better

By Mike Hunter | June 14, 2016 | Comments Off on On the Board: Doing Better

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

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Can HOAs limit the display of political signs?

By Mike Hunter | May 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Can HOAs limit the display of political signs?

With an election year upon us, we’re again getting inquiries from our HOA clients on what, if anything, they can…

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Must CC&R’s be provided to a buyer at closing?

By Mike Hunter | May 13, 2016 | Comments Off on Must CC&R’s be provided to a buyer at closing?

This column was submitted by my partners, Cynthia Jones and Chris Gelwicks. Q. Does a copy of the CC&R’s have…

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Must CC&R’s be provided to a buyer at closing?

By Mike Hunter | May 13, 2016 |

This column was submitted by my partners, Cynthia Jones and Chris Gelwicks. Q. Does a copy of the CC&R’s have…

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Can HOAs limit the number of rentals allowed?

By Mike Hunter | May 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Can HOAs limit the number of rentals allowed?

Q:  Would you speak to the wisdom (or lack thereof) of my homeowners’ association amending its restrictive covenants to add…

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Do you have the right homeowners’ insurance coverage?

By Mike Hunter | May 6, 2016 |

This column was written by my colleague Bob Freitag, president of AmeriClaims, a public adjusting firm in Indian Trail. One…

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Is that really a “service animal”?

By Mike Hunter | April 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Is that really a “service animal”?

We have published posts in the past about service animals, and how protective the federal government is of people’s rights…

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Falling temperatures means frozen pipe claims – how to avoid your insurance claim being denied.

By Mike Hunter | January 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Falling temperatures means frozen pipe claims – how to avoid your insurance claim being denied.

This column was written by my colleague Bob Freitag.  Bob is a public insurance adjuster with Americlaims. Cold weather is…

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