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HOA Payment Plan

HOA Payment Plan Provisions to Protect Your Community

By Mitch Drimmer / 20 September, 2022

HOA delinquencies end in foreclosure too often. An HOA payment plan is an ethical option that can help communities get every penny they’re owed.

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3 Court Cases That Shaped Condo Debt Collection

3 Court Cases That Shaped the Way Your Association Pursues Condo Debt Collection

By Mitch Drimmer / 19 August, 2022

Condominium associations are subject to a wide variety of laws and doctrines. When it comes to condo debt collection, it can help to know the cases that put those restrictions in place. Here are three of the big ones.

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What is a Condition Precedent

Community Association Collections 101: What Is a Condition Precedent?

By Mitch Drimmer / 4 August, 2022

Before you can begin the HOA debt collection process, you’ll have to meet the condition precedents for collecting. But what does that actually mean? We’ll break it down.

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How Does an HOA Collections Company Really Work?

How Does an HOA Collections Company Really Work?

By Mitch Drimmer / 26 July, 2022

Life is full of mysteries. The way an HOA collections company works doesn’t have to be one of them. Here are the ins and outs of industry-specific collections for HOAs and condos.

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predatory HOA collections

Signs You’re In an Abusive Relationship With a Predatory HOA Collections Company

By Mitch Drimmer / 15 July, 2022

The sad truth is that predatory HOA collections companies are out there. Are you stuck in a bad contract with one of them? Look for these signs.

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How To Settle a Debt with an HOA Collection Agency

How To Settle a Debt with an HOA Collection Agency

By Mitch Drimmer / 7 July, 2022

Being in debt is stressful, but somehow getting out of debt can feel even more so. Working with, not against, an HOA collection agency helps reduce that worry.

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Do Not Sell Your HOA Debt

Do Not Sell Your HOA Debt to a “So-Called” HOA Collections Entity

By Mitch Drimmer / 17 June, 2022

Communities struggling with delinquency can sometimes resort to drastic measures. Selling their HOA debt is one tactic guaranteed to do more harm than good.

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Collecting from Military Homeowners

What Not To Do When Collecting from Military Homeowners

By Mitch Drimmer / 9 June, 2022

Collecting from delinquent homeowners is never easy, but harder still is collecting from military homeowners. The SCRA explains what HOAs can and cannot do while attempting to collect from an active duty service member.

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Cost of HOA Collections

How Much Should Your Community Pay for HOA Collections?

By Mitch Drimmer / 2 June, 2022

Collecting from delinquent homeowners in your HOA or condo association can be expensive. But should it be? Exactly how much should your community be paying for HOA collections?

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Should you pay HOA Dues

What Happens When You Don’t Pay Your HOA Dues?

By Mitch Drimmer / 10 May, 2022

There are a lot of reason why it’s important to pay your condo or HOA dues. But sometimes life throws a curveball that makes managing finances difficult. Here’s what can happen if your HOA dues are the bill that goes unpaid.

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HOA Collections Agency

3 Reasons to Hire an HOA Collections Agency to Manage Your Delinquencies

By Mitch Drimmer / 26 April, 2022

Community associations don’t have a lot of options when it comes to collecting past-due assessments from delinquent homeowners. Here are 3 reasons why an HOA collections agency is the right choice for managing your delinquencies.

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Is your HOA ready to file a lien?

Is Your HOA Ready to File a Lien? Remember These 3 Do’s and Don’ts

By Mitch Drimmer / 7 April, 2022

HOA and condo association delinquency can be a major headache without a lot of solutions. Is your HOA ready to file a lien? If so, here are 3 do’s and don’ts to think about.

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FDCPA Regulation F

New FDCPA Regulation F: How It Impacts Your Condo/HOA

By Mitch Drimmer / 17 March, 2022

The new FDCPA Regulation F cements a new set of prohibited collection practices tooled for the modern era. Here’s what HOAs and condo associations need to know.

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Who Collects HOA Fees?

Who Collects Condo and HOA Fees and Assessments? What Happens to the Money?

By Bob Gourley / 5 January, 2022

HOA fees and assessments are the lifeblood of a community association. But why is that so? Understanding how and why your community collects fees is important to understanding your part in your condo association or HOA.

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Axela Hero Owner Files Bankruptcy 2

Community Association Collections 101: What Happens When An Owner Files For Bankruptcy?

By Mitch Drimmer / 8 December, 2021

Community association collections are hard enough with standard delinquency. Throw homeowner bankruptcy into the mix and you’ve got a real pickle on your hands. Here’s how to handle such a tricky situation.

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FISHY LEGAL TACTICS HOA ATTORNEYS HAVE USED FOR COLLECTIONS

Fishy Legal Tactics HOA Attorneys Have Used for Collections

By Mitch Drimmer / 15 October, 2021

Attorneys are always looking for new ways to make the most money, even HOA attorneys. Time and again we’ve seen the tricks they use claiming to try to collect for your association, but really they’re just lining their own pockets.

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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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What does an HOA collection agency do?

What Does an HOA Collection Agency Do?

By Bob Gourley / 2 March, 2021

If the governing documents don’t specify, is it legal to hire a 3rd party collections agent and what does an hoa collection agency do?

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Collections Agency Buyers Guide

Do Your Due Diligence When Choosing An HOA Collection Agency

By Mitch Drimmer / 16 June, 2020

Considering a collections agency? Here are 7 things you should look at before choosing an HOA collection agency.

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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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EasyResolvePortal

New Technology to Resolve Delinquencies in HOAs and Condos

By Martin Uruella / 6 March, 2020

Many people are uncomfortable talking about their debt issues over the phone. So why are collection agencies still using outdated methods to connect with debtors?

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DIY-Collections

Doing Collections Yourself? Here's What Your Board Needs To Know

By Mitch Drimmer / 1 November, 2019

Thinking of doing collections yourself for your community association? Here’s some advice to help…

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5-Collections-Mistakes

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Collecting Past Due Maintenance Fees

By Mitch Drimmer / 26 April, 2019

Collecting Past Due Maintenance Fees is both an art and a science. Learn what NOT to do when a unit becomes delinquent. 

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