Tag Archives: Community Association

Real World Homeowner Association Stories

In the world of community association management, there is never an end to the crazy and sometimes idiotic things folks will do.  Sometimes a board of directors will loose all sight of reasonableness and other times the homeowners loose a … Continue reading

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The Reserve Fund

What is a reserve fund?  A reserve fund is money set aside to maintain a community’s major common areas, equipment and facilities.  The fund is used to repair or replace assets as needed over the life of a community.  In … Continue reading

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Rules, Rules, Rules!

If you live in a common-interest community, chances are you have a list of rules and regulations you are required to follow.  Community guidelines are established to promote community balance for a harmonious living experience.  They also maintain, preserve, enhance … Continue reading

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Condo Living – What Makes A Successful Board Meeting?

Have you ever attended a condo or homeowners’ association monthly board meeting that lasted for hours?  Do you serve on a board of directors and spend more than two hours at a monthly meeting?  Well, you should not have to … Continue reading

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Community Association Fundamentals

If you live in a community association, you might be surprised how many of your neighbors—owners and renters alike—don’t really understand the fundamental nature of common-interest communities. And we know that many others, including the media and government officials, lack … Continue reading

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Four Part Harmony for a Community Association

  Part One – Board of Directors, One Voice. Volunteering for your community association can be both a challenging and rewarding experience.   A key component to a Harmonious Board is speaking with one voice to the community.  A board should … Continue reading

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The Architect of Division

  If you live in a common interest community such as a condominium association or homeowners association, chances are you have met an Architect of Division – AD for short. Community associations are self governing bodies.  They are comprised of … Continue reading

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