Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Kat Marquis Many Community Managers inquire about a better way to resolve disputes in Community Association living than always launching litigation. After all, no one wants on-going conflict where they live. Managers share with me the frustration of Associations they manage with regard to the amount of money, time, and aggravation spent in the court system. Read More... [et_social_share]
Does You Have a HOA Waste Policy?

Does You Have a HOA Waste Policy?

Waste problems affect everyone in a given area whether it is dog droppings or a mound of stinking refuse. They not only blight an otherwise lovely looking neighborhood, but they provide a real health and environmental risk. Accumulated waste material attracts flies, vermin, disease, and can leak into the local water and soil, contaminating local wildlife. They also, seriously affect house, apartment and condo prices. Read More... [et_social_share]
The Difference in Common Interest Communities

The Difference in Common Interest Communities

Burke Nielsen No matter what kind of community you live in there are perks and restriction. In common interest communities, these perks and restrictions have a lot to do with the differences in the type of community it is and what you really own. Many buyers don't give a second thought to the difference between a condo and a townhouse. But these distinctions can make a difference especially when it comes to rules, fees, and amenities. Read More... [et_social_share]
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]
D&O Insurance — Is Your HOA Covered?

D&O Insurance — Is Your HOA Covered?

Scott Hirschi Homeowner Association and Condo boards have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the community as a whole, follow the law, and protect the assets and financial stability of the community. Proper insurance plays a major role in fulfilling that duty. But many board members are unsure if they have the right coverage — even worse some think they're covered when they really aren’t. Read More... [et_social_share]
Common Area Political Statement

Common Area Political Statement

Burke Nielsen These expressions of our first amendment rights can take many forms from kneeling during the national anthem, to flying a flag or a peaceful demonstration. These protests can raise awareness for a cause and be a driving force for positive change. But on the flip side they can generate hostility, divide us, and damage relationships. This is especially true in our communities and neighborhoods. Read More... [et_social_share]

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