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5 Effective Personality Types for the HOA Board

There are many types of personalities that can hurt your Homeowners Association Board. But, it doesn’t take much to turn this around, as the same personalities could be your best allies. How do you make the turn, you ask? Evaluate each of your HOA board member personalities – yourself included – following our 5 Effective HOA Board Personality Types. Start aligning roles and tasks based on their individual skill sets!    Read the article……………….

Creating Additional HOA Revenue

Unexpected expenses are unavoidable, even for an HOA. Whether they come as a result of natural causes, like weather or pests, or from unforeseen maintenance issues, there may come a time when your HOA dues simply can’t cover the costs of running the community.  Below are some ideas of how to bring in extra funds to help your HOA get back on track financially:    Read the article………………

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump to nominate Kathy Kraninger to lead CFPB

On Saturday, the White House confirmed that President Donald Trump will nominate Office of Management and Budget official Kathy Kraningen to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Plus, Zillow and Trulia are hit with a patent infringement lawsuit and megabanks are set to pay out more than $170 billion to shareholders.

HOA Fees, Credit Ratings, and More

Too many people fail to pay attention to the impact HOA fees have on homeownership. HOAs are serious about collecting the fees owed to them. When fees are unpaid, it can have devastating consequences for current homeowners and people looking to buy another home who left unpaid fees at a previous community.      Read the article……………

Realogy appoints Katrina Helmkam as Cartus CEO

Realogy Holdings Corp. appointed Katrina Helmkamp as chief executive officer of Cartus Corporation. Helmkamp will be responsible for improving Cartus’ performance, while leading technology and process transformation.

#TimesUp for real estate investor Sam Zell

I’ve seen all the latest updates on the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, yet it somehow manages to shock me each time I hear of something new happening. On a recent National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts panel, real estate investor Sam Zell made some shocking comments. So when is enough going to be enough?

More homebuilder consolidation: Century Communities buys Wade Jurney Homes

The consolidation of the homebuilding industry continues. Last week, Taylor Morrison announced that it is acquiring fellow homebuilder AV Homes in a deal valued at nearly $1 billion. Next up is Century Communities, which announced Friday that it is acquired the remaining 50% of Wade Jurney Homes in a deal that creates the nation’s 10th largest homebuilder.

Court finally approves Wells Fargo’s $142 million fake account class action settlement

A federal court has finally given final approval to Wells Fargo’s $142 million class action settlement for the bank’s customers who had a fake account opened in their name. The final approval comes nearly a year after the settlement received preliminary approval by the judge overseeing the lawsuit, and more than a year after the settlement was first announced.

The amount of money in our paychecks is slowly increasing

Although unemployment is near a historic low, wage growth continues to threaten U.S. economic recovery. The national decrease of unemployment means employers have more pockets to fill, but healthcare, insurance, retirement, paid leave and other benefits make employees too expensive, according to an article by Lydia DePillis for CNN.