Community Association News: September 2017

Community Association News: September 2017

Condo News Tips for Starting a Condo Association Newsletter: Communication is one of the most important aspects of a good community.  Figuring out how you can effectively communicate, on the other hand, is a challenge.  Starting a Condo Association newsletter…

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Understanding HOA Lingo – What is a Reserve Fund?

Understanding HOA Lingo – What is a Reserve Fund?

Why are reserve funds important? It is the HOA’s responsibility to maintain the common area of the community. Reserve funds allow an HOA to handle repairs, replacements, and emergency situations without having to put added pressure on homeowners. These funds…

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Tips for Board Member Success

Tips for Board Member Success

While many board members won’t have experience that has prepared them for their role, there are many resources available that can aid in their success. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by your responsibilities, try one of these two tools that are…

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Understanding HOA Lingo – What is a CID?

Understanding HOA Lingo – What is a CID?

A search of history books indicates that the first Common Interest Developments were formed in the United States in the mid-1800s. The idea of a group of property owners equally sharing a common interest often makes financial sense. Even early…

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Heat Wave Safety Tips

Heat Wave Safety Tips

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County’s inland valleys, western foothills, and deserts that will be in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday. On Tuesday, San Diego is forecasted to hit 91 degrees. Chula…

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Community Association News: August 2017

Community Association News: August 2017

HOA Q&A HOA Homefront: Are mobile home parks common interest developments? Q: How is it legal for a mobile home park HOA to be registered with the government as a condominium association? What ramifications does that have on our CC&Rs?…

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Summer Tips: Grilling Safety

Summer Tips: Grilling Safety

National Fire Protection Association Grilling Safety Tips General grilling tips: Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches….

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3 Ways HOA’s Improve Property Value

3 Ways HOA’s Improve Property Value

Typically, property values are based on the location, size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms of the home. Clearly, the HOA has no impact on the property size, location or structure type. However, if two similar homes are located in…

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