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Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

Who’s the Bully in your HOA? 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

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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 is an article from a follower of the Condo Guru site. He offered to write an article or blog and

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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] says that election operating rules were adopted in 2007. I am positive that did not happen. What they gave was

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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 maintains it, who repairs it, and who replaces it, go to www.californiacondoguru.com and look for the latest archived E-news (after

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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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