June 29, 2017

Pets – Rules & Regs 

Almost all associations have had pet issues at one time or another. Per the American Pet Products Manufactures Association, there are an estimated 74.8 million dogs […]
June 7, 2017

If You Play You May Have To Pay

Memorial Day 2012 in Bend, Oregon at the Sunriver Owners Association was a festive event celebrated by 350 residents of the 4,200 home association in their […]
June 1, 2017

Association Governing Documents

Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions Also known as CC & Rs, Declarations, Master Deed, to name just a few.  By whatever name or abbreviation they go by, […]
May 22, 2017

The Various Association Meetings, An Overview

Questions arise about association meetings such as the differences, legal requirements and procedures.  While association meetings may not have all the same legal requirements and procedures, […]
May 10, 2017

The Association Structure

How an Association is Formed A homeowner association or condominium association is a nonprofit corporation formed, usually, by a real estate developer for the purpose of […]
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

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 […]
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