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November 16, 2010 | The News Tribune

Condo foreclosures can leave others footing bills

For those who have a lot of cash or can get credit, this could be an ideal time to buy a house Š the foreclosure crisis has pushed prices down, and interest rates are very low.

November 15, 2010 | Housing Predictor

Homeowner Associations Halt Holiday Decorations

It's that time of year again, when we drag out the lights and tinsel to show just how much we appreciate the holidays. But for 60-million Americans who live in shared homeowner associations, arguments about religious decorations can make the season a lot less festive.

November 14, 2010 | Tulsa World

Shared housing can lead to shared bills

For those who have a lot of cash or can get credit, this could be an ideal time to buy a house.

November 14, 2010 | Pocono Record

Kathy Kristof: Development homeowners might end up paying bills for neighbors

For those who have a lot of cash or can get credit, this could be an ideal time to buy a house - the foreclosure crisis has pushed prices down and interest rates are way low.

November 12, 2010 | Star-Telegram

Shared homeownership could mean paying your neighbors' bills

For those who have a lot of cash or can get credit, this could be an ideal time to buy a house -- the foreclosure crisis has pushed prices down and interest rates are way low.

November 10, 2010 | Townhall Finance

Shared Homeownership Could Mean Paying Your Neighbors' Bills

For those who have a lot of cash or can get credit, this could be an ideal time to buy a house -- the foreclosure crisis has pushed prices down and interest rates are way low.

November 09, 2010 | California Progress Report

Decking the Halls? Maybe Not in a Condo, CO-OP or HOA

ItÕs that time of year again, when we drag out the lights and tinsel to show our neighbors just how much we appreciate the holidays.

November 08, 2010 | Tribune Media Services

Shared homeownership could mean paying your neighbors' bills

For those who have a lot of cash or can get credit, this could be an ideal time to buy a house -- the foreclosure crisis has pushed prices down and interest rates are way low.

November 07, 2010 | KTUU

Shared homeownership could mean paying your neighbors' bills

People in condo, co-op and town house communities may have to pick up the slack for missed dues when other owners walk away from their homes or lose them to foreclosure.

November 07, 2010 | Chicago Tribune

Shared homeownership could mean paying your neighbors' bills

People in condo, co-op and town house communities may have to pick up the slack for missed dues when other owners walk away from their homes or lose them to foreclosure.

November 07, 2010 | Los Angeles Times

Shared homeownership could mean paying your neighbors' bills

People in condo, co-op and town house communities may have to pick up the slack for missed dues when other owners walk away from their homes or lose them to foreclosure.

October 31, 2010 | Central Valley Business Times

Homeowner associations taking it on the chin

The foreclosure tsunami is sweeping across homeowner associations, a common form of neighborhood government across California.

October 21, 2010 | Arizona Realtor

Foreclosures Having 'Perfect Storm' Impact on Shared Ownership Communities

Over 60 million Americans live in Shared Ownership Communities (condos, co-ops and HOAs), or almost 20 percent of the population.

July 01, 2010 | Arizona Realtor

The Pitfalls of Buying a Condo, Co-Op or HOA

The bottoming out of the housing market has created prime conditions for bargain-hunters, but there are a few key things that any homebuyer needs to know before safely buying a home in a Shared Ownership Community (condominium, co-op or homeowners' association).

June 21, 2010 | Atlanta Journal Constitution

Latest News: Condo Financing

New FHA lending rules for condos could stall the housing recovery: Restrictions open door to heavier weight being placed on owners. Commercial activity limits will add to crisis.

June 12, 2010 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Business forum: New FHA lending guidelines hinder condos

In February, the Federal Housing Administration passed a set of lending guidelines that removed the long-standing "spot approval" process for FHA-insured condominium loans and enacted stringent new requirements for projects to be approved on a property-wide basis.

June 01, 2010 | The Times of Trenton

New FHA condo guidelines could stall housing recovery

Earlier this year, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) passed a new set of lending guidelines that removes the long-standing "spot approval" process for FHA-insured condominium loans and enacts stringent new requirements for projects to be approved on a propertywide basis.

May 25, 2010 | FHA Loan Requirements (via Housing Predictor)

Latest FHA Rules Will Hurt Condo Market

Suffering from soaring vacancies, plummeting values and ongoing legal disputes, the hard-hit condominium sector isnÕt likely to see relief from the latest FHA lending guidelines.

May 10, 2010 | Nuwire Investor

Latest FHA Rules Will Hurt Condo Market

Suffering from soaring vacancies, plummeting values and ongoing legal disputes, the hard-hit condominium sector isn't likely to see relief from the latest FHA lending guidelines.

May 10, 2010 | Housing Predictor

New FHA Guidelines Eliminate Possibility of Success

Plagued by the real estate crisis that is likely to top that of the Great Depression, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented a new set of lending standards in efforts to clear the glut of millions of vacant and unsold condominiums across the country.

April 19, 2010 | My Article Archive

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Shared Ownership: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

In addition to depressing home prices, the current housing crisis has put a tremendous strain on the sixty million Americans who live in Shared Ownership Communities (Condominiums, Co-Ops or HOAs).

April 19, 2010 | Home and Family Finance

Understand the Condo Difference Before You Buy

You've been looking at condos, and you think you've found the perfect one. You like the size and layout of the unit, the purchase price suits your budget, and the monthly association fee seems reasonable. You're all set to seal the deal.

April 08, 2010 | Port Charlotte Florida Weekly

Florida condo market gets relief

People looking to buy condominiums in Florida will see more relaxed regulations than they have during recent years.

March 30, 2010 | American Banker

Viewpoint: As SOCs Teeter, Action Is Needed

Congress must take immediate action to prevent a collapse, beginning with tying bank bailouts to mandatory funding of assessments on units for which lenders hold mortgages.

March 11, 2010 | Asbury Park Press

Foreclosures and non-paying owners creating perfect storm in condos, co-ops and HOAs

The worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of Shared Ownership Communities (condos, co-ops and HOAs) throughout the United States.

March 11, 2010 | MyCentralJersey.com

Foreclosures and non-paying owners creating perfect storm in condos, co-ops and HOAs

The worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of Shared Ownership Communities (condos, co-ops and HOAs) throughout the United States.

March 10, 2010 | AFP Business

A foreclosure perfect storm

The worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of Shared Ownership Communities (condos, co-ops and HOAs) throughout the United States.

March 10, 2010 | Managing REO

Foreclosures and Nonpaying Owners Creating Perfect Storm in Condos, Co-Ops and HOAs

The worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of shared ownership communities (condos, co-ops and HOAs) throughout the United States. The danger is quiet, but staggering—over 60 million Americans live in SOCs, or almost 20% of the population.

March 8, 2010 | The National Ledger

Foreclosures & Non-Paying Owners: A Perfect Storm for Condos, Co-Ops and HOAs?

the worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of Shared Ownership Communities (condos, co-ops and HOAs) throughout the United States.

February 16, 2010 | The Times, Trenton

A perfect storm for shared ownership communities

The worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of shared ownership communities (condos, co-ops and homeowners associations) throughout the United States.

February 11, 2010 | Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

Foreclosures and nonpaying owners creating perfect storm for condominiums...

The worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of shared ownership communities (condominiums, co-ops and homeowners associations) throughout the United States.

February 1, 2010 | Orlando Sentinel

Perfect storm for communities

The worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of shared-ownership communities throughout the United States.

January 23, 2010 | Orlando Sentinel

Foreclosed homes leave remaining owners to pick up the tab

Tom Beard knew that he would be paying homeowners association dues when his family moved into a new Tivoli Village town house in east Orlando.

January 21, 2010 | The Providence Journal

Perfect storms could sink condos

The worst housing crisis and economic crash since the Great Depression have created a dangerous financial storm that threatens to destroy thousands of Shared Ownership Communities (condos, co-ops and Home Ownership Associations) across America.

December 11, 2009 | St. Cloud In the News

Decking the Halls? Maybe Not in a Condo, CO-OP or HOA

It's that time of year again, when we drag out the lights and tinsel to show our neighbors just how much we appreciate the holidays.

December 10, 2009 | Book Review

New Neighborhoods: The Consumer's Guide to Condominium, CO-OP, and HOA Living

Imagine that you've just opened up the board game Monopoly for the first time. You're sitting around the coffee table with your family and everyone's excited, then you discover that there are no rules in the box.

December 08, 2009 | Toledo Legal News

Decking the halls? Maybe not in a condo, co-op or HOA

It's that time of year again, when we drag out the lights and tinsel to show our neighbors just how much we appreciate the holidays.

December 05, 2009 | North Jersey Homes

Deck the halls? Not so fast...

It's that time of year again, when we drag out the lights and tinsel to show our neighbors just how much we appreciate the holidays.

December 03, 2009 | Daily Court

Decking the halls? Maybe not in a condo, co-op or HOA

It's that time of year again, when we drag out the lights and tinsel to show our neighbors just how much we appreciate the holidays.

December 03, 2009 | KGO

Holiday Decor DOA for HOA Members?

Thinking of putting up seasonal spangle but find your holiday cheer stymied by your homeowners' association, co-op or condo board?

November 19, 2009 | Cypress Times

Decking the halls? Maybe not in a Condo, CO-OP or HOA

It's that time of year again, when we drag out the lights and tinsel to show our neighbors just how much we appreciate the holidays.

November 06, 2009 | Prince George Sentinel

Tension behind the gates

In a bad economy, we expect poor people will get poorer. But this recession has taught us that one mishap can snip anyone's strings and collapse middle-class financial security like a marionette. We didn't expect that.

November 04, 2009 | Prince George Sentinel

First-time homebuyers get timely advice on ownership in book

Now that the government has extended the first-time homebuyer tax credit, more people have a chance to benefit.

September 24, 2009 | Understanding Homeowners Associations

New Neighborhoods

Across the US, twenty-percent of Americans live in shared ownership communities (SOCs). These communities are a complex combination of community, government and business and most of the people living in them don't have a clue as to what they are all about.

September 23, 2009 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The G-20 next door

This week, Pittsburgh is playing host to dignitaries from the world over, but what good does it do us to be good hosts if we are bad neighbors? Just in time, Monday is Good Neighbor Day.

September 22, 2009 | HOATalk.com

National Good Neighbor Day

September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day, the day to truly recognize and apprecaite your good enighbor and hopefully, one of those good neighbors is you.

September 18, 2009 | KpcNews.com

To have goodneighbors, be a good neighbor

When people live side by side, disputes are inevitable. Almost anything can become a nuisance - smells, sounds, sights...

September 18, 2009 | Lincoln News Messenger

National Good Neighbor Day

Being Neighborly in the Modern Neighborhood. 5 Steps To Avoid Disputes in Close Quarters Living

August 21, 2009 | WashingtonExaminer

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are threatening to derail housing recovery - Ryan Poliakoff

According to the Community Associations Institute, nearly 60,000,000 people live in shared ownership communities in the United States -- condominiums, co-ops and planned developments governed by a homeowner's association (HOA).

August 20, 2009 | RealEstateDecline

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are threatening to derail housing recovery - by Ryan Poliakoff

According to the Community Associations Institute, nearly 60,000,000 people live in shared ownership communities in the United States -- condominiums, co-ops and planned developments governed by a homeowner's association (HOA).

August 18, 2009 | AllBusiness.com (op-ed)

Lending guidelines threaten to derail housing recovery Mortgages

Two little-known exclusions in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lending guidelines are endangering many of America's newest neighborhoods, preventing homeowners from recovering damages for construction defects and threatening to derail the housing recovery before it gets off the ground.

August 18, 2009 | HADD (Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings)

Guidelines threaten to derail housing recovery

Author says under new guidelines, homeowners with defectively built homes might have to assess HOA fees to make repairs, or if they sue the builder could find new buyers can't get loans for that development, effectively making the homes un-sellable.

August 08, 2009 | Chicago Sun-Times

Living with attached neighbors

Visionaries have seen the future, and it will be lived in attached and/or stacked housing: high-rises, condos, co-ops and townhomes.

August 07, 2009 | Sun-Sentinel

New book released on Condo, Co-op and HOA Living

The latest book aimed at deciphering life (and legalities) in community associations is now on store shelves and available online.

July 31, 2009 | Habitat Magazine

New Neighborhoods: The Consumer's Guide to Condominium, Co-op and HOA Living

New parents often lament, "Oh, if only children came with owner's manuals!"