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Guest Post: Does your HOA board need a makeover?

So you bought your condo or home in a nice community with…

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Why Should I Read My HOA’s CC&Rs?

Would you buy a car without looking at a Carfax report?  Probably…

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What is my HOAs Reserve Study?

A reserve study, or reserve report, investigates the infrastructure of the HOA…

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What is an HOA Board?

An HOA board gets elected by owners in a homeowners association to manage the affairs of…

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Guest Post: Does your HOA board need a makeover?

So you bought your condo or home in a nice community with…

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Why Should I Read My HOA’s CC&Rs?

Would you buy a car without looking at a Carfax report?  Probably…

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What is my HOAs Reserve Study?

A reserve study, or reserve report, investigates the infrastructure of the HOA…

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What is an HOA Board?

An HOA board gets elected by owners in a homeowners association to manage the affairs of…

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What is the difference between a condo association and a homeowner association?

People frequently wonder about the difference between a condo association and an…

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What is a Homeowner Association?

Homeowners associations (HOAs) are typically comprised of owners in planned development communities (meaning there are…

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What is a Condominium Association?

Condominium associations are virtually the same as HOAs, though they represent units…

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What is an HOA neighborhood?

Homeowner associations, or HOAs, enable owners to manage their planned unit development…

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What do homeowner associations do?

Homeowner associations, or HOAs, enable owners to manage their planned unit development…

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Do homeowner association dues pay property taxes?

HOAs oversee various aspects of the community and require each homeowner to…

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What are HOA governing documents?

This can vary by jurisdiction but there are likely to be Articles…

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How many homeowner associations in the US?

According to the Foundation for Community Association Research there are more than…

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Do homeowner associations file tax returns?

A homeowners association (HOA) is considered a corporate entity by the Internal Revenue Service. The structure…

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When did homeowner associations start?

It is believed that HOAs were first established in the US in the mid-1800s. Over…

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Are homeowner associations nonprofit?

While they can be organized as a nonprofit, HOAs are generally de-facto nonprofits. The…

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Are homeowner associations legal?

Yes, whether they are structured as a private corporation or an unincorporated association…

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Who owns homeowner associations?

After control is transferred by a developer, it is the owners in…

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Who regulates homeowner associations?

State and federal law governs homeowner associations (HOAs). While the courts ultimately handle disputes that are taken to…

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What is an HOA reserve fund?

HOA reserve funds are savings that homeowner associations use to pay for…

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What are CCRs (or CC&Rs)?

Conditions, covenants and restrictions (CC&Rs) are the rules put in place by owners within HOA…

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What is an Estoppel Letter?

An estoppel letter (aka estoppel certificate) confirms facts, such as that a lease exists and…

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Pros and Cons of HOAs

A lot of people wonder if homeowner associations are ‘worth it’. The dues, the rules, and…

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What is a HOA Board of Directors?

Condos and HOAs are managed by a board of directors. A board creates and…

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What are HOA rules?

If you are wondering what rules HOAs and condo associations can put…

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What do HOA fees cover?

Every HOA community is different. When house hunting, it is vital that…

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What is an HOA payment?

Simply put, a homeowner association or HOA fee (aka HOA dues or…

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What is HOA insurance?

HOA fees fund an insurance policy (sometimes called a ‘master policy’) that…

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What are Condo Association Management Companies?

A condo management company (aka property management company) will assist a condo…

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What if I can’t pay my HOA?

Your HOA relies upon the funds raised from owners to pay for…

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Are condo associations responsible for pest control?

As a general rule, condo owners are responsible for pest control within…

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What is the meaning of HOA?

HOA is short for Homeowners Association. The concept of an HOA is…

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Why do HOAs exist?

HOAs or Homeowner Associations exist to enhance communities. They will maintain common…

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What are special assessments?

A special assessment is a levy placed on owners of an HOA.…

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