HOA Renters are People, Too

HOA Renters are People, Too

Meredith Pond HOA Renters are sometimes stereotyped as dead-beats who don't maintain the home or take care of the yard. Surrounding residents might see them as more transient, lacking the same level of attachment to the neighborhood as those who buy a home and intend to stick around. Read More... [et_social_share]
How to Change the World – One HOA Election at a Time

How to Change the World – One HOA Election at a Time

The odds of making an impact look a lot better if you focus your efforts on small groups — like your community. This is particularly the case if you live in an HOA. Here's an example: let's say that you live in a moderately sized HOA with 100 doors, and that about 50 people vote in the board election (great turnout!). Let's also say that you got informed on the issues and influenced 10 others in your community to vote a particular way. That means that you have about a 1 in 5 chance of affecting the final outcome. I like those odds! Read More... [et_social_share]
Solar & HOAs — Who Has The Power?

Solar & HOAs — Who Has The Power?

Tyler Lamarr Homeowners are increasingly recognizing both the financial and environmental benefits of installing solar panels on their homes and the solar industry is booming. You may be considering the benefits yourself; but, if you live in or serve on the board of a homeowners association, beware of some important pitfalls before you go solar. Failing to carefully think through the complexities of solar panels in HOAs can lead to costly and contentious conflicts. HOAs and their members should consider several important factors before installing or allowing others to install solar panels. Read More... [et_social_share]
HOA Mediation — And Your Community

HOA Mediation — And Your Community

Jill Kalter Oftentimes when someone mentions mediation, divorce instantly comes to mind, not how it applies to your HOA. Some states have adopted mediation as the “go to” standard in HOA disputes prior to entering litigation. The State of Florida Homeowners Association Act requires presuit mediation before litigation.i Colorado’s Judicial Department Office of Dispute Resolution promotes HOA mediation, guiding parties through the system and promoting the benefits of mediation.ii These are just two examples of states that use mediation in HOA disputes. Read More... [et_social_share]
Community Associations — What to Know Before You Buy.

Community Associations — What to Know Before You Buy.

Burke Nielsen If you’re considering buying a home in a condo or HOA, chances are you have some preconceived ideas about what that means. Some of those ideas may be true and some may not. The truth is, every community is unique, with a different set of benefits, problems, and rules that affect how you enjoy your new home. So, what do you really need to know, and how can you find out before it's too late? Read More... [et_social_share]

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