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Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the

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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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TAKE A BREATH-Don’t Let an HOA Problem Kill You.

I got a really long email the other day from a reader. She laid out a litany of problems. At the end of the email she said: “Please help me! My high BP is going to land me a stroke

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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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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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How Do You Prevent A Petition for Recall?

I have seen a lot of recall petitions – here are some of the things I see that lead to a recall effort: Lack of transparency in operations and finances Egotistical attitude of board Inconsistent or apathetic enforcement of the rules

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Flip the Coin? Are There Always Two Sides in an HOA or Condo Issue?

Are There Always Two Sides in an HOA or Condo Issue? The simple answer is “yes”.  I provide services to both HOAs/Condo Associations and to owners who live in them.  There are probably only a handful of attorneys in this

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What’s An Owner To Do When A Board Lies?

Many owners want to know what their options are when the board is “less than above board.” Here is a question from a reader that really believes the HOA Board is doing something slimey! “Can you tell me what a

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Use of Pool by the “Untrained” – Should It Be Prohibited?

Here is a question about use of the pool. Take note, summer is coming (or is it already here?). “The HOA is denying access to the pool for any “persons” who are not toilet trained. they took down the “no

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Noise, Noise, Noise – What Are You Gonna Do About It?

I just wrote 3 blogs on issues of noise in condos, involving installation of jacuzzi tubs, hardwood and laminate floors, and trying to sell a condo with a pending noise transmission issue. Rather than repeat everything here, visit http://www.condolawguru.com and see

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