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  • One More Quick Post on Solving HOA Problems September 1, 2017
    I like many others in this world crave more time in every day to accomplish things. I enjoy life because I care about things. These days I am sort of in semi-retirement but still doing select work in this field which includes drafting documents, solving problems, and doing telephone consultations. I care about this work […]
  • Adopting More Stringent Requirements in an HOA or Condo About Hard Surface Flooring September 1, 2017
    Here is a recent question about hardwood floors in a homeowners association: “Our HOA is seeking to institute acoustical standards that did not previously exist, above that required in building codes.  My question is whether or not they can place more stringent requirements on owners than existed when they bought their units under the then […]
  • ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS IN HOAs September 1, 2017
    Hello everyone. Well it’s official! Not everyone feels the same about Electric Car charging stations. I remember the days when the same thing happened about wood shingled homes, fake grass, day care centers and the like. Sometimes Sacramento deals a blow and then HOAs have to get used to it. Often it is in favor […]
  • Comments Lost August 10, 2017
    I lost a couple of good comments when I tried to respond. You can try again if you wish. Or email your short questions to califcondoguru@aol.com and if the question is generic enough where the answer could help others – and not a personal scenario that requires specific advice, I will try to do a […]
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condos and HOAs August 9, 2017
    Below is an article written by a client of mine. It is his perspective on a difficult and arduous process on trying to get an EVCS plugin in his condominium. The article is very informative. Since he felt he had to move toward a threat of litigation to get the board to move on his […]

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HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking

Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

  October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October,

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

Good Tips on setting HOA Budgets-It’s  That Time of Year! Boards, you need to be thinking about these things!! Below

QUICK ADVICE TO HOA PEOPLE ON “LISTENING”

This is a very short post. I harp all the time on the importance of active listening and learning people

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

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

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

Is Having a Realtor on the HOA Board a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? Here is an email I

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

Better watch out if you are a Board Member in your HOA Making All the Decisions. The courts of California

UNSIGNED BYLAWS AND OTHER DOCS IN AN HOA – ARE THEY VALID?

Should a Board Rely on Unsigned Documents? Sign Them? Toss Them?   A reader recently wrote to me and she

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

For the latest E-News on Exclusive Use Common Area and how to avoid problems in your HOA relating to who

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?

Another Good Reason to Have Worker’s Compensation Coverage- Death on the Job? Hope I don’t get a reputation for pushing