March 2015

Renewing Contract

Is It Time to Renew Your Management Contract? Consider This.

Contract renewals. We all love to hate them. We’re busier than ever, so the last thing anyone wants to do is spend time poring over a contract. But the truth is that any time a contract renews, it affords an excellent opportunity to review the scope of work and ensure that you have realistic expectations.

Home Maintenance

Don’t Play Russian Roulette with Your Home Maintenance

Home ownership, for many, is a notice to all that you have indeed arrived. Think about it: You set the goal, you saved, you sacrificed, you planned and you finally purchased a home to call your own. However, on the heels of financial challenges we’ve faced as a country, more and more homeowners (who’ve put

FHA Assist

Everything You Need to Know about FHA Condo Financing

Prior to 2005, few condominium boards paid much attention to FHA financing. At the time, FHA was only a small fraction of condominium loans (about 5%) and FHA buyers, due to smaller down payment requirements, were considered less committed to their purchased units. A lot has changed since then. FHA is now one of the

Community Events

What’s the Difference Between a Bad Community Event and a Stellar One?

Community events are essential and can have a major impact on a community association. They can build a sense of community, facilitate neighbor interaction and can even be the deciding factor when a homebuyer is considering buying into your HOA. With the new year in full swing, we’re all juggling many duties to enhance our

Community Community Association Violations

Community Association Violations

Associations are small governments that are responsible for keeping their communities and buildings safe, while always trying to maintain and increase the value of the homes in the community. The association’s Declaration and/or Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R) are put into place for the benefit of the majority of the residents and should be respected

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