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HOA Blog Series Part IV: Why Are HOA Fees Important?

Published: January 25th, 2017

By: Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

FAQs on HOA Fees In Part 3 of this series, we discussed the HOA rules – where they come from and what happens when homeowners don’t obey the rules. If polled, more likely than not, few homeowners could recite a majority of their HOA’s rules. One rule, however, would likely be recognized by all. That […]

HOA Blog Series Part III: What Happens When You Don’t Follow HOA Rules?

Published: November 15th, 2016

By: Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

You’re not the boss of me… In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we learned what it means to live in a common interest community, generally, and what documents are used to establish the community – looking specifically at homeowners association controlled communities (“HOAs”). In this Part 3, we’ll consider the HOA rules […]

HOA Blog Series Part II: What Restrictions Exist in a HOA?

Published: September 12th, 2016

By: Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

Understanding My HOA In part one of the series, we answered what it means to live in a neighborhood association. Basically, it means that you live in a distinct area and that area, along with each of the property owners within it, are subject to a set of rules and regulations. Those rules and regulations […]

HOA Blog Series Part I: What Does it Mean to Live in a HOA?

Published: August 9th, 2016

By: Brian M. Stephens Peter M. Dunbar

So, I live in an association….? It happens more than you might think. Home buyers get excited about purchasing a home in a surprisingly well manicured community. They later discover, upon receipt of the bill for their assessments, that their well-kept neighborhood costs money – their money. Florida community associations confuse people – somewhat unnecessarily. […]

Opportunities Abound for Developers in Brevard County

Published: March 31st, 2016

By: Brian M. Stephens

If you’re a developer and you’re not paying attention to Brevard County and Florida’s Space Coast, you’re missing out. Brevard County should be on every development company’s radar. The County boasts many traits, unique among Florida’s other coastal counties, which promise a safe and prosperous financial future. Sure, Brevard County has over 70 miles of […]

Permit Extensions Available. Act Quickly.

Published: September 15th, 2015

By: Anna H. Long

Recently, Governor Scott issued two Executive Orders declaring a state of emergency in the state.  The first, Executive Order 15-158, was issued on August 6, 2015 for the following counties: Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Taylor due to severe weather systems that brought substantial rain and flooding. This state of emergency is in effect until October 5, […]

Florida Legislature Passes CS/HB 7023 – Permit Extensions for Two Years

Published: July 16th, 2014

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Florida legislature passed bills giving landowners the right to obtain two-year extensions of certain types of development permits simply by sending a letter to the permitting agency. This year the Florida legislature passed CS/HB 7023, which contains provisions very similar to the bills passed in 2009 through 2012. […]

Brevard County Property Appraiser to speak at July 29th Property Tax Seminar

Published: July 16th, 2014

By: R. Mason Blake Laura Minton Young

Real Estate Tax Valuations and Tips on Exemptions It is that time of year when TRIM notices will go out and property owners will be reviewing their property values and exemptions that are applicable for the 2014 tax year. Dean Mead and the office of the Brevard County Property Appraiser, Dana Blickley, invite you to […]