Associations should also know that even a rule that appears neutral on its face can subject an association to liability if it is enforced discriminatorily.
Last Friday, the Federal Housing Administration announced that it will reduce the maximum threshold for the high-price mortgages it is willing to insure.
With the continuous shift in the construction industry toward green and sustainable design, becoming green-accredited is a great marketing tool for any business. However, programs such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and green design accreditations such as GRP (Green Roof Professionals) are changing the standard of care for design professionals.
Last week the U.S. Department of the Interior issued the long awaited final regulation permitting “the take [injure, kill or otherwise disturb] of bald eagles and golden eagles” for wind energy projects.
South Florida’s residential market is strengthening at fast, consistent rates making the prospects for the future seem bright this holiday season.
November was a relatively light month for the Illinois Supreme Court on the civil docket, with only one civil case on for argument.
Amazing work by the BIA and Tribe! For more information on the Land Buy-Back, watch the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing this Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:30 EST. Here’s the link. More information from the U.S. Department of the Interior below.
Only a few years ago the Virginia General Assembly recognized that many association boards just would not face up to the need for reserves in an effort to keep “dues” at a lower and more competitive level.
Question: The Florida statute for homeowners’ associations was amended in 2013 to state that after fifty-one percent of the homes are sold in the community, the developer has to put a homeowner on the HOA board.
On November 6, the City Commission of Key West, Florida unanimously adopted Ordinance 13-19 establishing LEED Certified level certification or Florida Green Building Coalition Bronze level certification as a prerequisite to all residential construction.