Board Members

May 3, 2017

The Financial Statements

The Financial Statements have one primary function: Provide the Board with the financial information to make decisions relating to the Association’s financial situation The association’s financial […]
May 3, 2017

Online Meetings

It seems these days everyone’s schedules are more hectic than ever, and board members schedules are no different.  Because of scheduling difficulty and, in some cases, […]
May 3, 2017

Association Terminology

Certain terms are used incorrectly or generically when discussing association issues.  For example, the CC&Rs are often incorrectly referred to as the bylaws or the membership […]
May 2, 2017

Short Term Rentals & The HOA

Short term rentals, be it overnight stays or weeklong rentals, seem to be becoming more prevalent in homeowner and condominium associations as of late.  Some blame […]
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

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

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: […]
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