April 26, 2017

Swimming Pools 101    

Swimming pools can be a disproportionate expense to an association and in many instances the single largest budget expenditure to an association.  The membership usually does […]
April 26, 2017

Why Must the Association Approve My???

Some in the membership may believe the association is similar to Big Brother when they wish to alter the exterior of their home or do anything […]
April 26, 2017

Collaborative Decision Making

Association Boards and Managers must strive to meet the needs of the entire membership. Unfortunately, within this process, the Board and the Manager rarely please everyone. […]
April 26, 2017

Forming Committees

Committee Guidelines   Purpose: Defines expected results of a committees work (not what’s to be done to fulfill goal) Responsibilities: Activities/actions that must be performed to […]
April 12, 2017

Home Values Increase Faster in a Homeowners Association

Recent research conducted in Northern Virginia by a professor and student at George Mason University indicates that community associations can add a 5-6 percent increase in […]
April 12, 2017

Association Insurance

The Double Edged Sword  Association master hazard insurance premiums are going up and in some cases rising at double digit percentages.  Even worse, many insurance companies […]
April 12, 2017

Consumer Price Index

The governing documents of many homeowner associations peg annual dues increases to the Consumer Price Index or CPI.  For example, a typical CPI provision may read: […]
April 12, 2017

Landlord. Tenants and the Association Governing Documents

Landlord and tenant issues can be challenging to associations.  One common issue that arises is that the lease used is either too generic or does not […]
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