Tag Archives: restriction

Keep Out

With a troubled housing market pressuring more homeowners to rent their homes, many boards are taking another look at rental restrictions.  

Kathleen Retz, president of the board of chinook Manor Homeowners Association, describes her situation as a “Catch-22”.  Retz is concerned about the increasing number of rentals in her 30-unit condominium building.  She says renters “tend not to care as much about the quality of the lifestyle of the community.” And she is aware that her community could be less attractive to home buyers – especially those who need financing – if the number of rentals goes too high. 

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Innocence Lost

After an anonymous flier informed residents that a registered sex offender had been seen at the community pool, a mother demanded that her  homeowners association board take action.  She feared for her children’s safety and wanted the offender banned.  Nine months later, the pines of Greenwood Homeowners Association became the first association in their area to prohibit registered sex offenders from living in the community. 

But the decision last year wasn’t without consequences.  When a sister subdivision that shared the pool refused to enforce the ban, The pines at Greenwood severed the relationship and was left to make up $18,000 in lost pool revenue – a significant hit for a community of just 175 single-family homes operating on a $62,000 annual budget.

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Covenant Enforcement

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  • Community Association Management has developed a cutting edge software platform that automates the violation inspection processes
  • Minimizes time the board spends in dealing with Deed Restriction or Covenant Violations
  • Increases community confidence that the board takes appropriate and swift action on perceived...
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