A Poem Lovely As A Tree

I think that I shall never see. A poem lovely as a tree.   The first part of the wonderful poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer, praising the virtues of all trees. One must realize that Joyce Kilmer did not reside within a HOA and, therefore, probably did not deal with the issues that arise with…

HOA Lien for Assessment

Questions arise from members, usually delinquent members, regarding “what authority does the HOA have” in collecting dues. Basically HOA’s are established in two forms, volunteer HOAs and mandatory HOAs. As both preceding adjectives indicate the nature of the HOA, mandatory HOAs need declaration and in some cases state statute authority to collect assessments.   While…

What Does the HOA Membership Think?

There are more than 60 million Americans who live in HOAs and condominium communities. How do these 60 million residents feel about their own HOA? Are they happy with their boards? How do they feel about the rules?   The Foundation for Community Association Research, an affiliate of Community Associations Institute (CAI), sponsored a national…