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FHA Certification – Mortgage Squeeze

Condominiums are feeling the pinch of the Federal Housing Administration’s new certification requirements as many find themselves ineligible for FHA approval.  That’s left owners and buyers without the option of cheaper FHA mortgages.

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ADA Pool Regs – Do they apply to me?

HOA Self Test to Determine Whether Your Association Must Comply with ADA Pool Regulations

Unlike the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to “places of public accommodation” and not to private property, such as an HOA swimming pool.  However, certain circumstances may exist that transform private facilities into public facilities and bring a private community under the purview of the ADA.  Take the below tests to see if your community pool is subject to ADA requirements.

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ADA Pool Regs – Do they apply to me?

HOA Self Test to Determine Whether Your Association Must Comply with ADA Pool Regulations

Unlike the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to “places of public accommodation” and not to private property, such as an HOA swimming pool.  However, certain circumstances may exist that transform private facilities into public facilities and bring a private community under the purview of the ADA.  Take the below tests to see if your community pool is subject to ADA requirements.

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HOA Sign Language

One of the bones of contention in homeowner associations is the ability to display signs of various kinds. Free-speechers feel it’s protected speech under the Bill of Rights and that their sign rights should never be infringed, while the community censors advocate “sign free zones”. The ideal is somewhere in the middle.

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