Category Archives: HOA Rules

Aug29

Whether it’s a natural occurrence like a wildfire or earthquake or an avoidable catastrophe like flooding from a burst pipe, when major damage affects your home or property it can be tough determine where to turn for help and advice or how to determine the responsibility of the owner vs. association. In this article, we’ll…

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Jul29

Online short-term rental brokers (think AirBnB, VRBO and HomeAway) are here to stay. While the new sharing economy has opened up lots of opportunities for homeowners to generate additional income, these peer-to-peer business models can create headaches for homeowners associations. This is an issue that many San Diego, Inland Empire and Orange County HOA management…

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Jun11

Homeowners are often overwhelmed at all the information contained in their HOA’s governing documents. It’s no wonder— an association’s covenants, conditions & restrictions (CC&Rs), bylaws and rules & regulations are packed with information, some of which is written in dense legalese.  When we published our article about “Understanding the Differences between CC&RS, Bylaws and Rules…

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Jul26

Your community’s CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions) are probably 100+ pages packed with legal-sounding jargon. It can be a lot to get through. If you just moved into a community—or decided to finally crack open your governing documents after living in an HOA for awhile, here’s some good news: there are really only two main…

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May21

Violation notices are the least-liked aspect of living in a community with a homeowners’ association. However, it’s important to remember that violation notices aren’t punitive. The reason rules and regulations are in place is to make your community look great and increase your property value. It can be frustrating to keep track of the many…

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Dec15

Do you have great ideas about how your community can be managed more efficiently? Would you like to become more involved in your HOA’s daily operations? Do you have the time, dedication and enthusiasm to regularly volunteer your skills for the benefit of your community? If so, then you’re a perfect candidate to run for…

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Dec13

Many homeowners aren’t entirely clear about the mechanics of governance that apply to their homeowners association. It’s understandable–when you become a member of a homeowners association, you become a member of a non-profit mutual benefit corporation. This corporation is governed by Bylaws, Rules & Regulations, Covenants, Conditions& Restrictions (CC&Rs) and usually involves a property management…

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May2

Your community’s governing documents provide a framework for your HOA’s structure, operations, and standards. We have covered the distinctions between the different types of governing document in a previous post, but here is a quick summary: Bylaws outline the operational structure of the Association. Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions cover the rights and obligations of the…

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Mar22

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…

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Jan23

Drone sales are on the rise. According to Business Insider, consumer drone shipments will quadruple in the next five years, as drones get easier to operate by beginners and competition causes prices to drop. In addition, big businesses like Amazon and Walmart are beginning to test pilot programs using delivery drones. This technology can cause…

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