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Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?

I received an email inquiry today from a board member who says they want to work with me to update their governing documents. They are filled with anticipation and ready to go. They say “Our Board has set up a

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Amending and Updating Documents – Is It Necessary? Do Lenders Get to Vote?

REGARDING WHETHER IT IS NECESSARY TO AMEND/RESTATE THE ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS: From a reader, a question: “I am curious if you have general guidelines for when a complete CC&R rewrite is required. Our HOA lawyer has already said that our CC&Rs

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MYTHS AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT BOARD DRAFTING OF HOA DOCUMENTS

I often get requests from boards asking the cost of amending and updating governing documents. I have a proposal that I can send out that sets forth a good process and estimation of the costs based on the process proposed.

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Petition for Lowering Percentage Approval for Amendments to the CC&Rs in an HOA.

If the HOA or Condo governing documents need amending but the percentage of owner approval is more than 51% an association can file a petition in court asking the Judge to lower the percentage so the documents can be approved.

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Pay the Owners in an HOA or Condo to Vote?? Why Not!

“The $25 gift card People aren’t waiting by the TV, mailbox or phone for you to reach them. They’re finding all the information they need themselves. They’re searching the Web, reading the news, and asking questions on social networks. XXXXXXXXXXXX

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Getting Mixed Messages About Updating HOA and CONDO Docs This Year?

HOW TO ANALYZE THE MIXED MESSAGES SURROUNDING UPDATING GOVERNING DOCUMENTS 2013 IN LIGHT OF THE 2014 DS ACT CHANGES. (IN CALIFORNIA)  I keep getting calls and emails from board members seeking out proposals to amend and restate the governing documents

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Should We Wait to Amend Our Governing Documents Until the “New” Davis Stirling Act is In Place?

I get questions on this several times a week. There is lots in the press and communications going out that notifies homeowner associations that there is a new body of law that has been signed into place regarding THE DAVIS

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Writing Your Own Documents in an HOA or Condo Association

Do you think it is a good idea to appoint a committee or do research in the world wide web so you can write your own CC&Rs? Think again. It can be hard to explain – why it costs more

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Updating and Restating CC&Rs – Do You Get What You Pay For?

Updating and Restating Governing Documents As A Project Homeowner associations pay big bucks for amending and restating the governing documents. It may seem like an easy task but if you do it right it is an involved process, and cooperation and

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