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HOA Reserves: Our board is searching for kit or workbooks to do a study of our needs and planning for adequate reserves for replacement or repair. Thanks for this marvelous site. Has benefited our HOA board members greatly.

The Community Associations Network, LLC (CAN) was formed to create a single, public, internet resource for community associations and the people and firms that work with them. The phrase “re-inventing the wheel” has been used often to describe association operations, where each board of directors wrestles with a problem or issue as if it has never been dealt with before. Chances are it has, but there was no way to find out about it. CAN is going to try and change that. CAN is not affiliated with one individual, company or group, instead we try and bring you the widest possible scope of information, products and services to help you with this housing type. It is our hope that by doing this you’ll find a good, positive answer to questions and issues that may confront you.

Joe West is the President of Community Associations Network, LLC. He has worked over 35 years in the community association field and has developed a wide network of information sources, from all areas of the industry. Almost all new residential construction these days comes with some form of community association. The continual demand for knowledge from the people who live in or govern these associations is what drives this site.


The CAN Daily Condo & HOA News is compiled from multiple news sources. It will also accept news releases from industry-related companies and organizations.


Community Associations Considerations is made up of articles written by CAN. The opinions expressed in the blog are those of the author.


The vast majority of links on these pages will take you to other web sites. The reason for this is to provide recognition for the authors of the articles and to introduce you to their web sites. Each link will open a new window, which will allow you to return to this site simply by closing that window. If you would like to recommend an article or piece of information that is available on the internet, simply Contact Us with the link Likewise, if you would like a link removed, send the link to the same address.


Here are links to a few articles that we’ve either written or been quoted in:

Things Co-op / Condo Boards Should Learn from Recent News (Habitat)

The Huffington Post’s New Devil – Home Owner Associations (TopRetirements.com)

Management Matters – Traits of Effective Property Managers (The South Florida Cooperator)

HOA rules and regulations: foe?(no, it isn’t that bad!) (Examiner.com)

Oh Say Can You See…..  (Ontario Condo Law Blog)

Home Owners Associations –Friend or Foe  (TopRetirements.com)



The Community Associations Network “Resource Center” (CAN) provides general information about community associations and related professions. The individual authors are solely responsible for the content of their articles. The reader should not rely on information contained in the site for their specific situation, but should consult their own legal or financial counsel, or other expert for advice. Links to outside resources are checked periodically, but may be broken or changed without our knowledge. CAN does not collect any specific information about site visitors unless voluntarily given and any information collected is neither shared, sold or leased to third parties.

Much of the information found at this site is, in fact, links to information on other sites not affiliated with CAN. CAN is not responsible for the content of those articles or the information provided. If you would like the link to your site removed, please contact us and we will remove it immediately. All news items are links to news sources and stories found on the internet. CAN can not be held responsible for the accuracy of those items – that lies with the originating site.

The material on this site is for reference only. You do not have the right to reproduce or publish any of the information without the express written consent of either CAN in the case of original content, or the author of the specific content. If the content is found through a link from this site to another site, check the copyright or re-print policies on that site.

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All materials, books and videos that are displayed on this site are sold through CAN affiliates. Any problems should be addressed to that affiliate.


CAN links to many different pages in different sites not related to CAN. Page addresses sometimes change without notice and the link may no longer be valid. CAN will check these regularly but some may be missed. Links to newspaper articles are the most likely to be broken abruptly.

CAN will remove any link upon request.

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