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Understanding Homeowner Association Insurance

MASTER POLICY
State laws pertaining to condominiums and most project legal documents creating condominiums require the association to carry a master insurance policy covering the entire project including the individual units.  This is the only approach to insurance that makes any sense in a high rise project, and in most lateral projects it also makes sense because of the interrelationship of individual condominium units and the project’s common areas.  In planned unit developments, the advisability of having a master policy depends to some extent on the type of construction.  With attached townhouses or row houses, it is possible that a master policy is preferable to individual policies covering each dwelling. 

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FHA Approval Twists for HOAs: Discussion Forum Follow-Up

A reader writes, “We have been notified that we must apply for FHA approval to provide reverse mortgages for our homeowners. We’ve had FHA approval since 1978. However, we must now begin the process all over. Our master deed contains a ‘right of first refusal’ covenant, which, according to our lender, FHA won’t approve. Has anyone encountered this…

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