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Condo-HOA Blog - Wa Hoas

Sudden Valley - The Saga Continues

Update on Sudden Valley. read more

Call to Action: Legislative Alert

Bills that could impact community associations. read more

The Disappearing Declarant

More and more associations these days are experiencing the "disappearing declarant" phenomenon: The original developer suffers such financial difficulties that their unsold units are abandoned or foreclosed upon - or the declarant itself files bankruptcy or goes into receivership. Sometimes the construction stops mid-stream, leaving partially developed lots unfinished and buildings unoccupied. Clearly these associations are experiencing some down times at the very early stages of their existence. But associations should know that even under these circumstances, down is not out. Associations can take advantage of the shared goals of its members to preserve and increase their property values through the various situations discussed below. read more

Watch Out for Neighborhood Watch Programs

A community association should ensure effective safeguards are in place to eliminate unnecessary liability and potential tragedy when implementing neighborhood watch programs. read more

Foreclosed Homes, Squatters and HOAs

Steps to avoid squatters. read more

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