Can a Special Assessment Be a Good Thing?

When you hear the word “special” you usually think of good things — special events, special features, special offers, special pricing, just to name a few. The word “special” generates feelings of anticipation and excitement. It’s even used in the name of a popular cereal to make ordinary flakes seem… well, special. But when it comes to your HOA, there is one kind of special that nobody likes — the special assessment.  To homeowners, a special assessment means writing a big check to the HOA. To managers, it means having to deal with angry homeowners, increased scrutiny, and unrealistic expectations. The need for a special assessment may be a sign of poor planning, financial instability, or a lack of adequate insurance. Whatever the case, you can be sure there will be plenty of blame to go around.      Read the article…………….

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