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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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Small HOA Woes +Directors in the Dark= Unpleasant Surprises

Every day I am made aware through some email, call, question, or resource how hard it is for volunteers of HOAs, especially the smaller ones, to cope with leadership. What I hear from inquiries and consultation calls is that the

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What’s the Worst Thing A Board Can Do When an Owner Questions What is Happening?

I see this a lot. An owner has complained, maybe again and again and again, has asked for records, maybe has made threats of some kind. A lot of this kind of activity is bred by frustration – which often comes

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Should We Ask the Owner to Evict a Tenant Who Has Caused A Lot of Problems?

I got an email from an association where there is a tenant residing that is causing all kinds of problems. The police have been called out several times regarding disturbances of discharge of firearms, screaming, shouting, fighting, and late partying.

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Are You Going Crazy With Rage About Vendors or Owners in Your HOA?

Wow, tis’ the season to be jolly, not angry. Yet in the past three weeks – right in the midst of the holidays when love, forgiveness, grace and thanksgiving should abound –  I have had an abundance of homeowner association – related

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Reversing an HOA or Condo Board Vote – Possible? What Does Abstaining Mean?

One reader asks this question: “Is there a way to reverse a board vote? At the last meeting a BOD made a motion, it was seconded, three voted yes, three abstained and one board member didn’t vote. Do the abstaining

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Recall (Removal of) Board Members – by the Board

This year at the annual ECHO seminar in June I am speaking on the topic of recall: what to do when served with a petition, how the process works, what the pitfalls are, how it can be used to boost

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CHANGE YOUR ACTIONS IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME

Have you ever heard the saying that as long as you continue to do things the same way, you can’t expect a different outcome. So if your way is not working, why not look for a new way to approach

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What Do You Do When An Owner Is Ordering Association Vendors to Do Work?

This is not an extremely common problem but it does occur to varying degrees. Sometimes owners (especially some of those who reside on site, are around during the day, and are of the mind to watch whatever is going on), involve

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Why Do Boards Hide?

This is just a followup to an E-Newsletter sent earlier this year and also an article published more recently in the ECHO JOURNAL, a publication of the Executive Council of Homeowners. I received this question from a reader … About the article

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