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HOA says garage cannot be used as gym

Many associations have specific regulations that the garage is to be use solely for residents’ vehicles. This is especially true where parking is limited in the common area

State law supports homeowner keeping his gazebo

ccording to an article that was published a number of years ago by attorney John Leach, “… the enforceability of an ARC violation against an existing or new homeowner with homes that have ARC violations is dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, the length of time the home has been in violation. If the Architectural Review Committee violation has knowingly existed for more than one year, case law supports the conclusion that the association could not successfully enforce the violation.”

HOA boards struggle with virtual meetings

With the recent changes in the meeting restrictions, association boards can continue to do successful hearings using Zoom or Webex. For those homeowners who do not have the ability to attend a virtual hearing, association boards can schedule a personal meeting with the homeowner, abiding by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, such as 6-foot social distancing and all wearing masks.

Past time to take down those political signs

Per the county ordinances, the political flags and signs should be removed as the election is over. Please remove them so that you don’t become a recipient of a violation letter or a hearing/fine letter.

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Content of HOA emails determines who can receive them

I do not believe associations fall under the Nevada Open Records Act. Nevada Revised Statute 116.31175 and NRS 116.3118 pertain to information as to what homeowners can receive or not receive from their associations.

Upstairs condo may have damage from past flooding

Call the management company and asked for the name and contact number of the association’s insurance company. The insurance company should have some information concerning the original leak.

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Panattoni Development Co. has been recognized by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) as the 2020 People’s Choice Developer of the Year. This is the company’s fourth consecutive People’s Choice Developer of the Year recognition.

Homeowner not exempt from car being towed

I do not believe you would be exempt. You should send a written request to your association asking for an extension of time for you to register your car.

Home prices set record for sixth straight month amid pandemic

A report by Las Vegas Realtors (LVR) shows local home prices setting an all-time record for the sixth straight month while sales keep increasing and the housing supply keeps shrinking.

Homeowner has basic questions on HOA rules

I’m just getting myself educated on homeowners association board matters and I have several questions. I hope you may be able to shed some light on my them.

HOA argument escalates into complaint of bullying

Q: During a workshop for the homeowners association Board Member A made a statement and Board Member B didn’t agree. It turned into an argument. After the workshop, there were text messages and emails exchanged. They have not spoken since that day. Board Member B is claiming that Board Member A was bullying them during the argument and has filed a complaint under the bullying policy of the association.

Homeowner in fight with HOA over vehicle

Under NRS 116.31031 (7), if a fine is not cured within 14 days or within any longer period that may be established by the board, the violation shall be deemed a “continuing violation.” The board may impose an additional fine for the violation for each seven-day period or portion thereof that the violation is not cured. Any additional fine may be imposed without providing the opportunity to cure the violation and without the notice and opportunity to be heard.

Boom in the gloom: Interest rates drop to historic lows

Last week the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to the lowest level in nearly 50 years. Today’s rates are, on average, more than a full percentage point lower than they have been over the last five years.

Homeowner says HOA has ‘double standard’ in enforcing rules

While I understand your frustration, the board should, at least, prepare a game plan. This plan would be partially supported by the reserve study, which itemizes the capital amenities as to when improvements should be made and at what approximate costs.

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