Category Archives: Annual Meetings

‘Tis the Season to Start Thinking About Annual Meetings!

At this time of year, just around the holidays, questions regarding annual meetings fill our “First Friday” phone lines. Yes, your Board must conduct an Annual Meeting! Under Arizona law, A.R.S. Section 33-1804(B) and 33-1248(B) an association must conduct an … Continue reading

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Why are HOAs a good thing?

Approximately 65 million Americans (or 1 in every 5) live in homeowner associations, including condominiums and planned communities in the United States.[1] The number of homeowner association communities in the United States has risen from approximately 10,000 communities in 1970 … Continue reading

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Selecting a Management Company

As any board member will tell you, managing the day-to-day operations of an association can be a daunting task. Many associations hire a professional management company to assist them with their responsibilities. But with so many management companies out there, … Continue reading

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BRIDGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP

If you’re a Baby Boomer serving on your community association’s board of directors, you may have already begun noticing a shift in the characteristics and tendencies of your neighbors (and maybe even your fellow board members).  Don’t call me, just … Continue reading

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Becoming a Champion Board

How can your Board of Directors become the Golden State Warriors of community associations?  While it might seem silly to compare multi-millionaire athletes playing professional sports to volunteer board members of a non-profit corporation, there are a number of similar … Continue reading

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New Federal Drone Restrictions

Did you know that in April 2017 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established air space regulations over 133 military locations in the United States? Pursuant to 14 CFR 99.7, through an agreement with the Department of Defense, the FAA has … Continue reading

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No Lifeguard on Duty? HOA Members and Neighbors on Duty

Summer is officially here.  A few years ago, I witnessed the heroic efforts of a bystander revive a young child that nearly drowned at a community pool. Needless to say, as a mother to two young children, I was rattled … Continue reading

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Budgeting and Reserve Funding for Your Association is a must!

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Here are our Quick Tips for the Annual Budgeting Process that will make sure your board is assessing the current and future needs of the association. In a planned community, the budget must be approved by … Continue reading

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The 4-1-1 on Fair Housing Laws: A Quick Overview

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Does your association have nagging questions regarding the Fair Housing Act? How should associations handle “group homes”, service animals, emotional support pets, and “55 and Over Housing”? Has your association’s board recently received a complaint regarding … Continue reading

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Creating a Strategy for Amending CC&Rs

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Working with many association documents over the years has given me insight regarding how to best approach the amendment process for such documents. My secret to successfully amending CC&Rs is using a five step plan. Associations … Continue reading

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