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Axela uncomplicates HOA and condo association collections laws

Easily Comply with Changing State Association Collections Laws Using Axela Technologies

By Bob Gourley / 2 September, 2021

State community association collections laws are complicated, varied, and seem to be constantly changing. If you’re not in compliance, you could be opening yourself up to liability issues!

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Do homestead exemptions affect a community association's ability to collect?

Homesteading and the Homestead Exemption: 3 Things to Know for Your HOA

By Mitch Drimmer / 25 August, 2021

What is a homestead exemption? Can a community association collect on a property that has one? Is homesteading related? We’re breaking down everything your community needs to know about a homestead exemption.

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Don't Get Sued Get AXELA

Don’t Get Sued, Get Axela!

By Bob Gourley / 16 July, 2021

Is your community association indemnified from legal action resulting from collection activities? If not, new legislation could put you in danger of being sued. Want to get paid without risking it all? It’s time to get Axela.

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Courts smackdown shady lending practices

Oregon Supreme Court Smacks Down Lending Practices That Hurt Community Associations

By Bob Gourley / 20 May, 2021

Even with priority liens, banks and lenders continue to expect community associations to pick up their slack, and then use the courts to excuse their dirty lending practices and throw HOAs under the bus.

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Unethical collection practices

HOA and Condo Statutes Can’t Be Changed Just Because You Don’t Like Them! Why Would a Law Firm Do That?

By Mitch Drimmer / 7 April, 2021

Unethical collection practices are often conducted right under your nose, under the guise of good legal practice. It’s the community association that pays the price. Take a recent example of an association in Florida…

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HOA Foreclosures National Shame

Condo and HOA Lien Foreclosures…A National Shame

By Mitch Drimmer / 4 February, 2021

For too long, community associations have been a national disgrace, rather than a source of national pride. If we want the bad press over lien foreclosures to stop, we need to make a change.

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California Foreclosure Crisis

California Foreclosure Crisis 2020

By Mitch Drimmer / 1 September, 2020

California community associations will be facing a foreclosure crisis if a new bill preventing collections-based foreclosures passes.

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Fair Debt Collection Laws

What You Need to Know About Fair Debt Collections Laws to Protect Your HOA

By Mitch Drimmer / 9 July, 2020

Debt collection done wrong can be expensive for your condo or HOA. Avoid mistakes by following Fair Debt Collections laws.

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Community association assessment collections vs consumer debt

Is HOA & Condo Debt ‘Consumer Debt’?

By Mitch Drimmer / 22 April, 2020

Are delinquent assessments treated the same as consumer debt like credit cards when it comes to the law?

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New laws make foreclosure obsolete

Association Foreclosures Are Obsolete

By Mitch Drimmer / 8 January, 2020

The times, they are a changing and with these new laws, association foreclosures may become a thing of the past.

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The FHA has changed the rules for condos

By Mitch Drimmer / 12 September, 2019

The FHA has made it easier than ever for Condo Associations to get approved…

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Alternative to Foreclosure

HOA Collections… A Better Alternative To Foreclosure

By Mitch Drimmer / 27 June, 2019

Foreclosure costs the community association more than you are likely to recover. Try this an alternative where everyone wins…

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Old dogs old tricks Once again The Banks are Abusing Homeowner Associations

By Mitch Drimmer / 27 November, 2018

Banks delaying foreclosure on delinquent mortgages hurts community associations more than it hurts the banks.

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are lawyers the wrong call

Condo & HOA Collections: Why Lawyers Are Not The Solution.

By Mitch Drimmer / 15 January, 2018

Lawyers are great for collections if you want to foreclose, but how do you plan to actually recover those lost funds?

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