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  • TIMING FOR NOTICE AND DISTRIBUTION OF HOA BUDGET PACKAGE December 3, 2016
    I will do some bullet blogs this week because questions come up from readers that require less detailed answers than others. However, you can followup and get much more detail on the statutes noted by visiting the California state website at www.ca.gov and navigating to the laws of the state or by ordering the book […]
  • Are You Resisting Amending Documents Because of Mortgagee (Lender) Approval Provisions? November 29, 2016
    Amendment Provisions Requiring Lender Approval Ugh. Some HOA documents require lender as well as owner approval to amend. This creates a considerable hurdle because (1)    Lenders are difficult if not impossible to locate without great energy and expense and sometimes loans have been bought and sold so many times the borrower doesn’t even have a […]
  • DON’T RUN TOWARD THE HOA BULLY, DO AN END RUN. October 22, 2016
    DON’T RUN TOWARD THE HOA BULLY, DO AN END RUN AROUND HIM OR HER Well, October is half over and so are the blogs on bullies, soon enough. There are many other subjects waiting to be tackled. However, the idea of dealing with rogue or problematic board members will continue because of the simple fact […]
  • CUMULATIVE VOTING IN AN HOA – GOOD OR BAD? October 22, 2016
    At the Goleta program, an attendee asked me about cumulative voting. The Board is working on an update documents project and the directors are split on whether they should continue to allow cumulative voting or not. The director asked me to do a blog on the topic, so here goes. In most HOA bylaws or […]
  • IS THERE A BULLY IN YOUR HOA? COULD IT BE YOU? October 10, 2016
    Who’s the Bully? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends. It applies to what happens in the boardroom, and in meetings in a homeowners association. It should apply every day, not just one month a year, the anti-bully […]

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Good Tips on setting HOA Budgets-It’s That Time of Year!

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QUICK ADVICE TO HOA PEOPLE ON “LISTENING”

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WATCH YOURSELF AND KEEP YOUR “HANDS” INSIDE THE BUS IN SALE OF PROPERTY IN AN HOA

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Is Having a Realtor on the HOA Board a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

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HOA Director Conflict of Interest – How Might it Work Against a Director?

My last E-newsletter sent out just couple weeks ago was about Director Conflicts of Interest. I got some very positive

Are Non Resident Directors Bad For The HOA?

Are Non Resident Directors Bad For The HOA? I would say that taking a stand one way or the other

HOA BOARDS, DON’T WATCH YOUR ELECTIONS UNRAVEL! GET ELECTION RULES!!

A reader sent me this email last week: “I requested a copy of election operating rules from HOA. [The Board]

Better watch out if you are a Board Member in your HOA Making All the Decisions

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EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA MAINTENANCE – USE K.I.S.S.

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Does the Right in an HOA to Meet in Executive Session include Interviewing Board Candidates?

Here is a question I received about “interviewing” candidates for the board. This is a new one. “Can a HOA

Another Good Reason to Have Worker’s Compensation Coverage- Death on the Job?

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