Shanna Hall, I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311 (Real Estate Solutions)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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It's my understanding that HOA laws have to be changed with an attorney.  

Nov 19, 2015 11:39 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Each jurisdiction has different laws.  The condo association should seek legal advice on condo governance type issues.

Nov 19, 2015 07:38 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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In my market, there is an attorney who does quite a bit of work with HOAs, I'd find a similar one in your area to suggest to your client.  

Nov 20, 2015 12:57 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
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Shanna, I'm guessing that there might be some jusidictional differences.  I'd contact local management companies for ideas.  Most of them in our area are professionally managed.

Nov 20, 2015 12:13 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Refer them to a real estate attorney.  Sounds like a slippery slope.

Nov 19, 2015 09:06 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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No, I never heard that rules and bylaws were completely changed, only some minor modifications. 

Nov 19, 2015 03:37 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Shanna,

I think your title rep is your best bet.  A

Nov 19, 2015 12:01 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I think the best thing to do is to talk to your title company for copies and you might talk to other local agents that you know to see if they will share some copies.  And emphasize that the honed down version really needs to be reviewed by an attorney.

Nov 19, 2015 11:43 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I like Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker answer too!

Nov 19, 2015 10:43 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I may have some I can share with you. I am not sure I have the rules in pdf but do have the bylaws. I will send them tomorrow and if I forget remind me.

Nov 19, 2015 10:27 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Talk to your title rep, they might have some you can give them. 

Nov 19, 2015 10:23 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I like Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker advice. Also our local title companies have the regs on file and so does my office. But these are local to my area. 

Nov 19, 2015 07:44 AM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
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I would say hire a really good real estate attorney Shanna Hall ....

Nov 20, 2015 08:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I dont have any but would recommend a minimalist approach to something like this, nobody wants to live with too many rules.

Nov 20, 2015 05:51 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I agree with others. It may vary by state. 

Nov 19, 2015 09:50 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
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Start with the current bylaws and get a skilled attorney to help. Only certain attorneys work condo's. remember to chnage bylaws you will need a super-majority (75 to 90%) approval.

Nov 19, 2015 06:20 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Shanna. That a tall order, wouldn't be easier to zero in on a condo that the person likes, negotiate the transaction, once completed and then get the condo docs?

Nov 19, 2015 05:32 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Shanna. Although I did not have an answer I found the answer from some of the others interesting.

Nov 19, 2015 05:10 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

With each state having different laws, you should get some from your local area. 

Nov 19, 2015 09:33 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

The client understands that they need to be modified to fit but wanted to see some other examples of what was out there.  Once they honed down and recreated what they were looking for they were going to have an attorney approve and correct the docs.  Why recreate the wheel?

Nov 19, 2015 09:10 AM