Category Archives: Community Association Management

Be a Better Leader for your Association!

What makes one community association successful while another struggles? After 20 years of experience working with community associations, I have come to the conclusion that one of the reasons is leadership. This article will define leadership, talk about the importance … 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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FAILING TO PAY TAXES ON COMMON AREAS CAN HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES

A recent article in the Washington Post chronicled the plight of an upscale San Francisco community, which failed to pay its common area property taxes, and the savvy investors who took advantage (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/08/residents-of-an-exclusive-san-francisco-street-didnt-pay-their-taxes-so-someone-bought-their-street/?utm_term=.f35a82ccda43).   We are aware of Arizona communities … 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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THE FUTURE OF GOING SOLAR?

Arizona law favors the use of solar energy devices by homeowners within community associations. In fact, pursuant to A.R.S. Section 33-439(A), “[a]ny covenant, restriction or condition contained in any deed, contract, security agreement or other instrument affecting the transfer or … Continue reading

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Monsoon Season Madness – Be Prepared!

“We can’t do anything to prevent the monsoon, but we can prepare.”  Weldon B. Johnson, The Republic | azcentral.com With summertime comes monsoon season, you never know when a big dust storm or heavy torrential downpour may hit! Is your … Continue reading

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Summer Board Meetings Made Easy!

During the summer months, many board members travel outside of Arizona to escape the heat. Due to travel schedules during June, July and August, sometimes it is difficult for the board to obtain a quorum to have a board meeting. … Continue reading

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I just received notification that an owner has filed bankruptcy. What should our HOA know about bankruptcy?

  First off, flag the account – “BANKRUPTCY FILE”! If you have received notice of the bankruptcy this more than likely means that the association has been included in the debtor’s (owner or former owner) bankruptcy as a creditor. The … Continue reading

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