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Condo Deconversion

Condo Deconversion: The Good, The Bad, and the Reality

By Griffin Jordan / 15 April, 2022

Real-estate prices are reaching staggering heights and costs of building maintenance appear to be matching those numbers. Condo deconversion is the latest topic of conversation in the HOA industry. Here’s the truth about what it can mean for your condominium.

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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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This Isn’t Why You Volunteered to Serve on your HOA or Condominium Association Board!

By Bob Gourley / 9 March, 2022

You joined your HOA or condo board to make a difference, not to dive head first into the drama of HOA bill collection. Don’t shoulder that burden, let Axela do it for you.

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condo legislation in FL

Does New ‘Surfside’ Condo Legislation in FL Go Far Enough?

By Mitch Drimmer / 28 February, 2022

On the heels of the tragedy in Miami, new condo legislation in FL is being proposed to avoid future destruction. This can and will mean big changes for your condo association.

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Delayed Collections For HOAs

Florida Statute Could Strike Down Delayed Collections For HOAs Post-Foreclosure

By Mike Jenner / 1 February, 2022

A Florida statute impacted a bank’s ability to obtain a deficiency judgment after a foreclosure sale. Could this statute and others like it impact delayed collections for HOAs across the country?

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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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Shifting the Emotional Burden of Condo and HOA Delinquency

Shifting the Emotional Burden of Condo and HOA Delinquency

By Bob Gourley / 16 December, 2021

HOA delinquency is a common problem many communities face. Homeowners and condo association board members shouldn’t have to handle the emotional turmoil unpaid assessments bring.

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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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Traditional Collection Methods Versus the HOA Business Model (A Case Study)

By Mitch Drimmer / 4 November, 2021

Traditional collection methods leave a lot to be desired for HOAs and condo associations. See how Axela was able to help a community association when those other collection methods fell short.

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Can my HOA Collect if the Homeowner Declares Bankruptcy?

By Mitch Drimmer / 27 October, 2021

When a homeowner declares bankruptcy, is the HOA or condo association still able to collect? In such a challenging situation, it’s essential to take the right steps and consult with specialized collections experts.

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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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Outsourcing to Grow Your Association Management Company

Outsourcing to Grow Your Association Management Company

By Bob Gourley / 30 September, 2021

Having trouble finding good talent to grow your association management company? You are not alone. Our industry is experiencing a talent shortage. Time to consider outsourcing.

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Community Association Document Retention

The Mystery of the Missing Minutes: How Community Association Document Retention Protects Against Liability

By Mitch Drimmer / 23 September, 2021

When did that rule get changed? Who voted, and when? It should be in the meeting minutes, but where did they go?

By the time you get sued, it will be too late to go back and implement a Community Association Document Retention policy. You need to put it in place now!

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Lawyer for HOA Collections

Why Is Your Community Association Still Using a Lawyer for HOA Collections?

By Bob Gourley / 9 September, 2021

Should you contact your lawyer for HOA collections? Calling in the big guns may sound good, but it can also cost huge fees that may end up coming back to the association in the long run.

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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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super liens are nice for community associations but not necessary

Super Liens: Nice, but Not Necessary

By Mitch Drimmer / 18 August, 2021

Super liens or priority liens allow community associations to collect on the debt owed to them before other lien holders. Cutting the lien line with a super lien sounds like a nice benefit to have, but it surely isn’t one you need. Community associations can recover on debt even without the advantage of a priority lien.

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It's OK to walk away from a potential client

Priced Out: Should I Lower My Prices or Walk Away?

By Mitch Drimmer / 12 August, 2021

Community management companies are often faced with a hard decision: Do I lower my prices, or do I lose the sale? Sometimes walking away can be the right thing to do – for your business and for your reputation.

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Axela Technologies announces partnership with Innovia Co-op

Axela Technologies Announces Premium Partnership With Innovia Co-Op

By Martin Uruella / 12 August, 2021

The Nation’s Leading Provider of Community Association Collections Services, Axela Technologies Teams up with the Nation’s Leading Community Association Management Collective, Innovia Co-Op.

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Ignoring the Impact of Inflation Can Be Disastrous to Your Community Association Budget

By Bob Gourley / 5 August, 2021

Increases in the Consumer Price Index tell us that inflation is on the rise. Are you accounting for it in your community association budget this year? If you fail to plan, the consequences could be disastrous.

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Condo Lessons from the Surfside Disaster

What Lessons Will Condominium Associations Learn from The Surfside Disaster?

By Guest Poster / 22 July, 2021

The Community Association Industry is still reeling from the Surfside condo collapse disaster. Will Condo Associations the lessons it has to teach?

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Cmty Assn Car Chat

Axela Featured on Community Association Car Chat Podcast

By Mitch Drimmer / 20 July, 2021

If you’ve never heard the 10 min or less podcast Community Association Car Chat, you’re in for an entertaining (and information filled) treat! There’s no time to start listening than now with our very own Mitch Drimmer as the guest in episode 28.

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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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Beware Predatory HOA Collection Solutions

Beware of Predatory HOA Collection ‘Solutions’

By Mitch Drimmer / 7 July, 2021

Buyer Beware! Not all collection solutions are created equal. HOAs and Condo associations should be educated to protect themselves against antiquated and predatory HOA collection practices that cause more harm than good.

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