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2013 

Q and A’s: FHA Condo Project Approval Seminar At the training that FHA facilitated last week in Philadelphia, I took a lot of notes especially when the audience was asking questions.  Here are several clarifications that we received. What is the best way to send a file to FHA? FHA prefers to rece...
09/30/2013
New FHA Condominium Project Approval Handbook on Its Way! As mentioned in my last article, I attended the seminar in Philadelphia facilitated by HUD/FHA held in the Homeownership Center (HOC).  I was fortunate to have been able to meet many of the folks with whom I have been working that have bee...
09/27/2013
Condo Board Fines 5-Year Old for Singing in Common Area This article is reminiscent of a real life article that I wrote last year where a condo board was fining a Jewish woman for hanging a Mezuzah. The one below is a satirical portrayal of how some condominium association boards can get out of c...
09/26/2013
FHA Condominium Project Approval Seminar This week will be a short one for me as there is an FHA Condominium Project Approval Seminar tomorrow, September 24, in the Philadelphia Homeownership Center. I am excited about this seminar for a number of reasons. First of all, HUD has not offered many o...
09/25/2013
Debbie Reynolds’ Saturday Subscriber Finds I have been blogging on ActiveRain since 2008 and it has been a blast!  ActiveRain is geared specifically to Real Estate and related industries and is a combination of a blogging site, such as Wordpress, and a social media site, such as LinkedIn or Faceb...
09/17/2013
FHA Condo Approvals – Investor Ownership In processing applications for condominium project approval, HUD looks at a couple of different facets regarding Investor Ownership.  HUD’s Mortgagee Letter ML11-22 clarified and modified certain aspects of how it reviews Investor Ownership. **There is an ...
09/16/2013
Although I no longer actively participate in the condominium buying process, many of my readers do.  This Q&A article written by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila is one of the most comprehensive that I have seen.  It is written with the North Shore of Long Island in mind but the answer are relevant nati...
09/10/2013
I have not heard of many instances where there have been issues with the title to a property but that is no excuse to not have an attorney do due diligence to research the title. And still, even attorneys make mistakes making title insurance a necessary "just in case".“Why Do I Need Title Insuran...
09/05/2013
Can I Change the Title to My Site Condo? I received an email inquiry this week that asked me “can I change the title to my site condo?”  I thought it to be a very unusual question but determined that this could be a question held by others.  Many people do not know how condominium projects functi...
09/04/2013
I am truly honored to have been highlighted in Debbie Reynolds' latest "Saturday Subscriber Finds".  I have been following Debbie on ActiveRain for some time now and she is one of the most active, followed and well-respected members of our community.Saturday Subscriber Finds 14 Do you need a good...
09/03/2013
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