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Exterior Paint Project

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If you have ever managed a construction project, then you know that what would seemingly be a basic task is actually the greatest challenge: obtaining bids with the identical job scopes. Putting together a detailed “RFP” (aka Request for Proposal) for the bidders to work off of is the first and most important step. A

Reserve Studies & Costly Assessments

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How reserve studies help homeowners associations establish consistent reserve contributions, and the importance of maintaining a 10% minimum contribution level. Many homebuyers who do not qualify for traditional loans can still enjoy the benefits of homeownership thanks to FHA lending. However, if you’re looking to buy a condominium using FHA funding, the underwriter will turn

Preventative HOA Maintenance.

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Our 6th President in office from 1785 until 1788, and a Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin adeptly coined the phrase “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is the first of what will be a series of newsletters that make up my first blog: Preventative HOA Maintenance. This edition will focus on

Emergency Assessments

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Even well funded homeowners associations can find themselves facing an emergency.  What defines an emergency assessment, and what are the qualifications that must be met in order to force owners to pay last minute and sometimes hefty contributions? In basic terms, if the board of directors and management could not have reasonably foreseen or anticipated