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So you purchased a property in a community governed by a homeowners association (HOA). But what does that really mean? What are your rights and benefits under this structure? How does an HOA really run? Where can you turn if you have questions? Many homeowners miss out on the true value of their HOA because…


Your community’s governing documents are the structural backbone of your community’s identity and how it operates. We have already covered a detailed description of each governing document, but here is a quick review of the name and purpose of each governing document: Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) – This document details the rights and obligations…


Your property manager plays an important role in the smooth functioning of your community. Their advice, expertise and administrative and communications support contribute to enhancing the value and enjoyment of your community. Your homeowners association management company will pair you with an experienced manager who possesses the ideal traits to help your community thrive. But how…


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As a community association management company, we often receive inquiries about the differences between governing documents and where to look for specific guidelines regarding particular issues. We have detailed the differences between each type of governing document in an article titled “Understanding the Differences between CC&Rs, Bylaws and Rules & Regulations” but here is the…


HOA Board meetings are the backbone of a homeowners association. They are the mechanism by which the Board discusses important topics, collects input from homeowners and makes decisions that will ultimately affect everyone who lives in the community. At their best, they are important tools to help the Association operate effectively, ensuring that everyone is…


Many homeowners who live in HOA’s come to us seeking clarity about who is responsible for what in terms of their homes, yards, and amenities. We hear all sorts of questions, including things like: Am I responsible for trimming the trees near the sidewalk? (Answer: Depends on whether the tree is within your property lines)…


Successful community management requires juggling many challenges, large and small. If not managed correctly, issues can pile up and cause gridlock. We see many Boards struggle to make progress on necessary projects simply because they have reached an impasse about which items should take priority. To receive the most support from your community’s property management…


When homeowners live in close proximity, as in a gated community, condo complex or other HOA-managed community, disputes over common areas are bound to arise. Tempers can flare, leading to unnecessary conflict and problems between residents and Board members. In this article, we show you how to successfully address and resolve common area disputes so…


Though many Southern Californians live in neighborhoods that are governed by a community association, we find that lots of residents are unclear about the rights and responsibilities they have as members of the association. As a result, homeowners and condo owners are missing out on the complete scope of available benefits. In this article, we…