Investing Association Reserve Funds – Article by Benjamin J. Hong, Esq.

In making investment decisions the Board should use its best business judgment to protect the association’s reserve funds. Always check your association’s governing documents first for any specific investment limitations that have been imposed on the Board. Absent such document specific limitations, the Board should be primarily concerned with the security of the funds and … Continue reading

Can Homeowners’ Associations Prohibit Owners From Flying the American Flag? – Article by Tarley Robinson, PLC

Flying the flag is an important way that Americans celebrate their liberty and the sacrifices of past and present heroes who defend it. Recent news storiesabout a dispute between an Ohio homeowners’ association and a Vietnam veteran over a flagpole have brought an important issue to the forefront. In Ohio, a homeowner erected a large … Continue reading

Are You Contributing Too Much to Your Co-op / Condo Reserve Fund? – Article by By Robert M. Nordlund, P.E., R.S

You don’t want to make reserve-fund contributions that are too little, which may lead your co-op board or condo association toward borrowing, making a special assessment or even incurring the higher costs that come with deferred maintenance. But you shouldn’t put away too much, either. As a professional engineer and the president of a company … Continue reading

Grandfather Clauses – What are they? When do they help? – Article by Beth Grimm, P.L.C

Some days I get emails and I have to wonder: “Is there something wrong with the sender … or is there something wrong with the person they are talking to … or is there some kind of miscommunication going on? Here is a scenario worth addressing which I received today from a reader: “For over … Continue reading

Emergency leak protocol for the Community Manager – Article by Charles Antis

For most community managers, reduced hours during the Christmas holiday is an opportunity to spend more time with family. HOA board meetings are even canceled. This annual time-off tradition is vulnerable to one dramatic event that can dampen your holiday cheer: severe weather! The intention of this article is to add a sense of ease … Continue reading

Myths and Facts about Mold – Article by Moldremovalsolution.com

Myths and Facts about Mold: There is a lot of hysteria and hype due to the misinformation regarding mold. Most of this information is given to sell a company’s product or service regarding the clean-up of mold. The information given is not to go over every aspect of mold remediation or a DIY class, but … Continue reading

Termites and Taxes – Article by Isaac Camacho

In Southern California termites are like taxes; we all get them and though they come in relatively small amounts at a time, they build up and consume our hard earned money. Just like tax evasion can get you into a whole lot of trouble, so can termite evasion. Approaching the unwanted critters with knowledge and … Continue reading

To Far or Not Far Enough – Take the Poll

Please read the article below and take our poll. The Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — A Florida condominium association hopes dog DNA samples will help them determine which pet owners aren’t picking up after their pooches. The Village of Abacoa Condominium Association says cleaning up after dog owners who don’t clean up after their dogs … Continue reading

CC&R Enforcement: The Five Most Important “Don’ts” You Need To Know – Article By Steven S. Weil, Esq.

Association directors have many responsibilities. These include adopting a budget, authorizing year-end disclosures, pursuing delinquent assessments, conducting proper elections and enforcing the governing documents, especially the CC&Rs (“CC&Rs”) and Operating Rules. The majority of homeowner association residents – owners and tenants alike – follow the CC&Rs. Usually, most of those who don’t are unaware of … Continue reading

Is my house poisoning my family? – Article by www.homeownerqna.com

The life threatening consequnces of excesive carbon monoxide exposure has been widely documented and a nuber of detection devises have flooded the market in the past decade. Although the popularity of carbon monoxide sensors is growing, it has been estimated that less than 20% of homes in the U.S. are are equipted with the proper sensors. Ironicaly, most homes … Continue reading

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