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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 unnecessary insurance, but you do deserve to know  what goes on in my brain on the questions surrounding what decisions

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Commercial Vehicles in an HOA – What is Discrimination?

Here is the question sent in by the reader. “My new neighbor has been told he cannot park his commercial van inside the property, yet there are 3 others that do park here. He feels he is being discriminated against

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Should You Be Getting Advice for your HOA Neighbor or “Friend” / Commercial Vehicles

Should You Be Getting Advice for your HOA Neighbor or “Friend” / Commercial Vehicles This next question is about commercial vehicles. A reader was asking on behalf of “a neighbor.”  What I will say about this is it is kind

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Recording HOA Meetings; Paying HOA Directors – Better Think Twice

I am going to try something new because I get a lot of emails and wish to pass on as much information as I can. What I am trying out is more or less a bullet/quick form of responding without

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Here It Is, More Help On Noise Issues from Hard Floors

NOISE TRANSMISSION – NEW INFORMATION FROM A CLIENT!!  I am happy to share some information from a client of mine. I have several noise issue clients every month. People all over California are losing quality of life or as called

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Are HOA Owners Entitled to Have the Reserve Study?

Hello. I have not written blogs for a while (have been super busy) so I will do a few today in bullet style to try and make up for it. Here is the first one,   Question sent to me:

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Playing Russian Roulette When Buying a “Stacked” Condo or Townhouse

Playing Russian Roulette When Buying a “Stacked” Condo or Townhouse OR, I could have called this blog What Can Possibly Go Wrong to Turn My Dreamhouse into a Nightmare? Here’s another in my series on real problems brought to me

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What Do You Do When Your HOA is a Sinking Ship? To Bail or … to Bail.

It is time again to bring up some real problems that people coming to me for help are experiencing. I am doing a series of blogs on real life issues. First one, an owner or owners come to find out

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The Elephant (or Should I say “Big Dog”) in the Room (HOA) – We Should Talk About It

I recently received an email request to comment on the following:   “Maybe in a future newsletter you could mention how to handle new or old owners about being ADA and what the requirements are. Seems a lot of new

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HOA Master Coverage – What is the Effect on HOA and Owners Getting EQ Coverage?

This blog is a request for feedback and comment. I draft a lot of restated HOA documents and insurance obligations are one of the most important areas. When drafting master coverage there are different schools of thought and I think

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