Short Sales and Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

The troubling real estate market has left many HOA members with delinquent mortgages as well as delinquent association dues.  The topic and procedures for foreclosures could fill volumes.  Here we are going to discuss two options that owners are utilizing other than allowing their property to go into bank mortgage foreclosure, short sales and deed…

Committees 101

Committees are an essential part of a homeowners association.  Committees are a way to bring association members together with similar objectives and relevant expertise who may otherwise not have a method to gather information and coordinate actions.   Two of the main advantages of a committee are the broad prospectives that are brought to the…

Yard or Patio of the Month

Much too often we focus on the members who have gone outside the governing documents with regard to architectural or landscaping issues.  Recognizing members who go beyond the requirements in an overall positive way can be a powerful tool in how a community looks and how members act. If it be recognizing entire yards in…