March 15, 2018

Member in Good Standing

When an HOA member fails to pay their assessment or violates the CC&Rs, how does the board respond? For past due assessments the HOA has the […]
March 8, 2018

Ding Dong Ditch

HOAs are a microcosm of society and are subject to the trends or fads that affect the rest of society. Some trends or fads are harmless, […]
March 8, 2018

Do People Fear Public Speaking More Than Death?

The answer is “Yes,” according to the well-known Bruskin-Goldring Survey. However, successfully speaking at an HOA annual meeting, or any HOA meeting, is achievable with preparation. […]
March 4, 2018

What Are Signs of Termite Damage

HOAs are faced with various insect infestation, none cause more damage than termites. Termites are tough and resistant insects with a voracious appetite for wood. Unfortunately, […]
March 4, 2018

Chairing the HOA Annual Meeting

The chair presides over the HOA annual meeting or any deliberative assembly. The chair conducts the meeting and is responsible for the orderly opening, progression and […]
February 25, 2018


A quorum is the number of members required to be present before a meeting can legally be conducted. Quorums are necessary for annual membership meetings and […]
February 16, 2018

Eliminating or Adding Amenities in an HOA

Eliminating or taking on additional HOA responsibilities may appear to be a straightforward undertaking, but there are a number of considerations. The primary considerations are the […]
February 11, 2018

Communication When Disaster Strikes the HOA

Planning for disaster is one of those tasks that unfortunately seems to be put on a backburner. Out of sight, out of mind, is human nature […]
February 11, 2018

Salt Water Pools

Pool maintenance costs being one of the largest budget items for an HOA, a saltwater pool may help to lower expenses. A salt water or saltwater […]
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