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Association Governance


Training New Board Members

A condo or homeowner’s association is the cornerstone of a building community. The condo or HOA maintains order and continuity by preserving architectural integrity, maintaining the common elements, protecting property values, and often providing for…


December 29, 2016

Electric Cars in Your Condo or HOA

  In 2013, there were approximately 100,000 electric vehicles on the roads nationwide. That number has risen to approximately 450,000 this year. While the bulk of the growth has been in California, the trend is…


November 1, 2016

Keeping Board Elections Honest

Los Sueños, a 13-building, 396-unit condominium complex on Hialeah’s west side – takes its name from the Spanish word for ‘dream,’ but the outcome of its November 2015 owners’ association board election was a nightmare.…


October 27, 2016

It Takes a Village

People buy into condo and HOA communities for many different reasons – some enjoy the amenities offered, others like the vacation-style environment that doubles as a smart real estate investment. Community-living was once seen as…


June 16, 2016

Clear Communication

The importance of transparent communication cannot be underscored in condo communities. Lack of clear, forthright communication between boards, managers and unit owners is one of the top perennial complaints association members have about living in…


June 2, 2016

The Importance of Building Codes

Buildings require regular upkeep and maintenance in order to be safe for residents. Although this may seem obvious, building maintenance can often be neglected to the last minute, posing threats to residents. Luckily, building codes…


May 17, 2016

When to Claim?

Individuals, associations and other entities carry insurance coverage to protect them from liability, loss, and other financial and legal threats – that’s pretty basic. What is more unclear, however, is deciding when to file a…


April 26, 2016

How to Avoid Litigation

Within large communities, disputes can transpire relatively quickly, sometimes making the specter of litigation loom a little too close.  Litigation can be costly – creating both financial and social strain within a community; typically making…


April 14, 2016

Understanding HOA Insurance

Insurance policies tend to be the greatest expense for your Home Owner’s Association (HOA). That is why understanding HOA insurance basics can better prepare your organization in critically evaluating insurance bids. In this article, you…


February 18, 2016