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Community Associations and the IRS

We often get asked whether community associations can or do qualify as 501(c) organizations under the Internal Revenue Code.  Sometimes the question arises because the association derives too much income from sources other than assessments to file IRS Form 1120-H, and it is looking at way to...

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FHA Issues Waiver on Leasing Restrictions

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Leasing restrictions have been one area of the FHA condominium guidelines that has caused problems for associations seeking to get FHA approvals. CAI has brought this issue to FHA’s attention and has petitioned FHA to review these criteria. On March 18, 2011, FHA issued a waiver that will provide greater flexibility on leasing restrictions under the FHA condominium insurance program. This means that many condominium associations whose FHA approval was rejected due to rental restrictions may now qualify under the FHA waiver
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How to jump through condo-lending hoops

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Borrowers run into two problems when getting a mortgage on a condominium: strict standards that make it hard to qualify for a condo loan, and high costs.
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Announcing our NEW Rental/Lease Cap Management Service

  

With the implementation of the latest requirements from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requiring that rentals be under a certain percentage of the total number of units/homes in Homeowners Associations and Condominium Associations for buyers to qualify for FHA backed loans, many communities have opted to amend their governing documents to institute a Rental or Lease Cap.
 

Community Association Management has developed a new service in response to the need for administrative management of these rental caps. This service is designed to take the burden off of the board in managing and assist in the enforcement of the rental cap.

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