What Happens if No One Is Willing to Serve on the HOA Board?

Boards, beware, if you do not reach out to owners in the right way you may end up with this question (and owners, if you don’t step up, you may end up with this question): “Do you have an article

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Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up

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ARE REALTORS HELD TO THE SAME DISCLOSURE STANDARD AS CID MANAGERS IN CALIFORNIA?

Forgive me, I have been traveling, … a lot. National parks road tripping with my kids and grandkids. It’s the best! Anyway, in an effort to be of value – here is a blog on manager disclosures. Here is a

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Secondhand Smoke and Pot Smoke in Your HOA – What Can You Do?

I just finished in an E- newsletter on this very topic and it will come out on June 3. If you’re not signed up, you might want to do so right away. Just go to www.Californiacondoguru.com and sign up on

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR HOA

Here is an excerpt from an E-newsletter coming up soon! Be sure to sign up (it’s free) – at www.californiacondoguru.com today! Don’t miss is, the E-news will come out next week. The topic of the E-newsletter coming up is related

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Are You Thinking About Self-Management For Your HOA?

Small associations have a tough time. The common belief of the owners is that they cannot afford management. So, some of the owners step up sometimes, and serve on the board, and come to a collective decision that they can

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What HOA Directors Need to Know

My last post was a few weeks ago and on this same subject because it is #1 on my mind. I even went to Sedona for a week to try and get the book I am working on done. I

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SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

I got an email from someone that posed a simple little problem – ha ha. There seems to be very few of those in this business. When I wrote back asking if the person was seeking legal advice, I got

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LIVE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE – Is it Legal in an HOA?

Here is the question that triggered this email: “My HOA board of directors installed video surveillance cameras in the underground garages and  exterior entrances due to recent burglaries from vehicles and petty thefts. Can HOA members receive access to LIVE surveillance

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Taking Away An HOA Amenity – What Needs To Be Considered?

Boards often think of things to do that they presume are good ideas (and hopefully are not singular interest agenda items), without considering how these actions might affect the owners. Sometimes the board does not take into account spending issues

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