Tag Archives: assessments

Community Associations: Three Realities You Can’t Escape

All community associations have three things in common. Membership is mandatory. Buying a home in a community association automatically makes you an association member—by law. Governing documents are binding. Association governing documents can be compared to contracts. They specify the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Condo/Homeowner Rights and Responsibilities

  Assessment-paying members of a common-interest community, owners are entitled to certain rights and—in return—owners have certain responsibilities. Condo/Homeowners have the right to: Participate in governing the community association by attending meetings, serving on committees and standing for election. Access … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What? The Association Is Foreclosing On My Condo?

Countless Americans face foreclosure when their lending institutions are unable to collect mortgage payments. In an ideal world, no one would ever face foreclosure—for any reason. But that world does not exist. Banks and other lenders foreclose on homes when … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excuses, Excuses!

Association members who pay their assessments late or not at all come up with some very interesting excuses. Here’s five of the most common, and why it’s smart not to use them. Excuse #1:  “I didn’t get what I paid … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How a Building “Feels”

Have you ever walked into the lobby of a hotel and received a “feeling” of positive building energy?  A place where the entire staff always greets you as you walk by.  Interaction between guest and staff seems genuine, sincere and … Continue reading

Posted in Community Living, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Assessments, Assessments, Assessments!

As a community manager and condominium owner/volunteer, I many times hear reoccurring questions and comments.  Why is the Board raising our dues again this year? What can we do?  Do we have to pay? Our dues are much higher than … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Community Finances, Community Living | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment