Other great laws regarding housing: HAMP, HAFA, NSP - get the drift? HB2345 has some great provisions in it - but ultimately new laws get tested in the courts and so forth and you can't work in real time on that basis. I can assure you if you put your sign up the HOA will take it down. $500 who wants to bet?
E-Flyers Great Answer!!! Your congressman - ultimately they have no real 'teeth' when it comes to this agent selling this house in the next 60 days!!!
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Seeing that other answers discuss the AZ Gov signing a bill, do you really want to anger the HOA? Not saying that you would, but...
It is important to have lots of good photos and a full description on the mls. Also, as others have stated make sure it is listed on all of the real estate search websites, if you have a website make sure it is featured there, blog about the condo and feature it on the social networking sites. Basically anywhere online that you can place the listing do.
F. Notwithstanding any provision in the community documents, an association shall not prohibit the indoor or outdoor display of a for sale sign and a sign rider by an association member on that member's property, including a sign that indicates the member is offering the property for sale by owner. The size of a sign offering a property for sale shall be in conformance with the industry standard size sign, which shall not exceed eighteen by twenty-four inches, and the industry standard size sign rider, which shall not exceed six by twenty-four inches. With respect to real estate for sale or lease in the planned community, an association shall not prohibit or otherwise regulate any of the following:
1. Temporary open house signs or a unit owner's for sale sign. The association shall not require the use of particular signs indicating an open house or real property for sale and may not further regulate the use of temporary open house or for sale signs that are industry standard size and that are owned or used by the seller or the seller's agent.
I remember when this legislation was passed waiting until it became effective. I had numerous listings in a gated community in southern AZ and I was putting up for sale signs the day this law became effective.
Best of Luck
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
As previously stated the HOA cannot prevent a standard sign . The removal is a criminal offense, since it is theft of personal property. Report the theft to the police. Have them talk to the thief and the HOA president to put a stop to their illegal acts.
You may need to remind the HOA that in violating the law they also open themselves and their Board members up to a civil suit for damages resulting from their "Interference of Contract".
I suspect there are statutory penalties as well. You may want to confer with a real estate attorney.
"High end golf course" generally means there are excessive fees involved with the community ownership. It has been our experience that buyers are more prone to consider these areas as real options when the golf equity fee is rolled into and included in the purchase price.
"HB 2345 â€“ HOA; Condos, For Sale Signs: If this issue were a movie, this third legislative installment would make it a series. Following initial statutory changes proposed and adopted by the legislature in 2007, AAR continued its lobbying efforts to provide private parcel access to â€˜For Saleâ€™ signs within HOA communities. This yearâ€™s legislation specifically prohibits HOAs from regulating or requiring a particular â€˜For Saleâ€™ sign. The bill also allows the right to display a â€˜For Leaseâ€™ sign, unless rental of units is specifically prohibited by the community. The bill prohibits homeownersâ€™ and condo associations from banning the display of temporary open house signs except in common areas and from restricting open house hours after 8:00 a.m. or before 6:00 p.m. And property owner signs that conform to industry standards cannot be prohibited or required to be substituted with a particular community sign."
Governor Brewer signed HB 2345 into law. The bill stipulates that HOAs cannot prohibit or regulate temporary open house signs, a unit owners for sale sign, an owners agents for lease sign or open house hours for property that is for sale or lease.
Hope that helps.