February 2015

Dealing with Difficult Residents

There is no shortage of stories from managers or board members outlining issues with difficult residents. In fact, many times, a board member will indicate this as a reason for leaving the board. That said, it is important to establish a method for dealing with difficult residents while still being able to focus efforts on

Tips For Condo Living

Many homeowners purchase units in a condominium association thinking it will be maintenance free living. If you’re considering buying a condo, please don’t sign on the dotted line and assume everything outside your four walls will be handled. As a homeowner, you must do your part to be well-informed about how your association operates and

Important Board Member Tips

Want to be a great board member? Following the tips below will help you not only meet, but exceed that goal! Read and Understand the Governing Documents While some of the content can be a bit dry, the governing documents are your guidelines for the operation of your association, which most often is a corporation.

Mega-Drought?

West Coast Mega Drought?

The news out of the West is in and it’s not good. California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas are in the grip of historic droughts. In the case of California, the winter of 2013-2014 is the driest recorded, and water to the Golden State’s legendary Central Valley has been shut off to conserve

Rules are made to be …changed?

Rules Are Made To Be …Changed?

According to a Community Associations Institute survey, residents of community associations appreciate the benefits that the rules that govern community associations provide. In fact, for the past 10 years, the survey data has been consistent. It indicates that more than three quarters of homeowners believe their community rules protect and enhance their property values with

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