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  • ARE CALIFORNIA HOAs Subject to the Brown Act? January 10, 2017
    Here’s the question recently submitted that triggered this blog: “Are California HOA’s subject to the Brown Act, opening meeting laws, etc.?  My main concern we have a 5 member board and three of the directors sit on one committee. Can they meet without regard to the meetings laws?” Here is the information I provided part […]
  • TOO MANY CARS, TOO LITTLE RESPECT IN MY HOA January 10, 2017
    TOO MANY CARS, TOO LITTLE RESPECT IN MY HOA Hello. The last E-newsletter that I did regarded parking problems in HOAs. It might have broken the record for “opens” in any edition yet (except maybe the bullying series last fall). I received lots of “thank yous” and also some lengthy messages. I am sharing the […]
  • Collections in an HOA, How Hard Can it Be? January 7, 2017
    I have a large following of small HOAs. They are a segment of the HOA industry that is under-served. Recently a board president purchased the HOA SMALL ASSOCIATION SURVIVAL GUIDE from my webstore out of his own pocket money (because the association is in dire financial straits) and then emailed me and asked this: “Regarding […]
  • REALTORS-HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF HOA January 7, 2017
    Hi, finally a simple question that I can answer simply: QUESTION: “Is it true that realtors can purchase condos and force a hostile takeover of a condo complex?  I was just reading about this.” ANSWER: Yes, almost anything is possible, including this.
  • HOW DO YOU GET HELP WITH YOUR HOA PROBLEMS? January 7, 2017
    This blog may seem self serving so you can just close it if you wish. Because of blogs and newsletters that reach thousands of people hungry for information,  I get at least 4-5 inquiries per day from people asking me to please just call them to talk about their HOA problems. There are not enough […]

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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

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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.

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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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