This past week the CRC Report team was invited to Ketchum, ID to participate in a half-day seminar for HOA Board members and community leaders. The event was sponsored and hosted by our friends Tim Dublin and Tom Normand, the owners of GreatWest Property Management, a Boise, ID-based management firm which also serves the Ketchum-Sun … Continue reading Mid-Year Update: CRC Report
Dateline: Portland, OR - Just when you started to think it might be safe to go back in the water the HOA Detective spots a flock of buzzards feasting on another fresh HOA carcass...In this case the "carcass" was yet another hapless condominium association that had fallen victim to a cabal made up of several … Continue reading The HOA Blotter: June 11, 2017
Dateline: Portland, OR - This weeks' round-up of HOA horror stories includes the case of a 22 unit, single-building condominium in the Portland area that was forced to levy a special assessment to pay for exterior building renovations after 37 years of under-funding its reserve account. While it is true that many HOAs end up … Continue reading The HOA Blotter: May 7, 2017
In a previous post we introduced the readers to the paradigm-changing panel report published by the Community Association's Institute (CAI) in March 2016. The report titled Community Next: 2020 and Beyond is, in many ways, a ground-breaking change in the HOA management industry's stance on a number of issues that impact how HOAs are governed. … Continue reading Community Next: Mandatory Reserve Funding and Beyond…
In March of 2016 the Community Associations Institute (CAI) released a White Paper titled: Community Next: 2020 and Beyond - The Association Governance Model Panel Report....
As many industry insiders have known for some time, Kansas City Star reporter Judy Thomas has been working on an investigative report about homeowners associations and the abuse of power that can occur when HOAs are left to their own devices with little if any regulatory oversight. Ms. Thomas spoke with the HOA Detective some … Continue reading Kansas City Star Reporter Judy Thomas Exposes HOA Abuses
Admittedly, it's been a while since the HOA Detective touched on this topic, but that's not because yours truly hasn't been busy. To the contrary, the number of buyers purchasing homes in HOAs, and condominiums in particular, seems to be never-ending. In our quest help shine the light of day on the pitfalls of homeowners … Continue reading Because You’re Buying More Than A Home: Part V