The Tipping Point…

Back in 2009, while the housing market was in the process of imploding, Capital Reserve Consultants, LLC (CRC), received an invitation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI) asking if CRC would be interested in submitting a proposal to be a presenter at the upcoming CAI national conference. Never being one to miss an opportunity CRC's … Continue reading The Tipping Point…

Introduction to Reserve Planning

What is reserve planning and why is it important to the sustainability of a homeowner association (HOA)? Most people who purchase homes in HOAs have no idea what a reserve study is, or why it is important. In spite of the critical role reserve planning plays in the long-term sustainability of a common interest development … Continue reading Introduction to Reserve Planning

The HOA Blotter: June 11, 2017

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 of the usual suspects. … Continue reading The HOA Blotter: June 11, 2017

The HOA Blotter: May 7, 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

Because You Are Buying More Than a Home: Part I

"Because You Are Buying More Than a Home!" What does this tag-line really mean? What "more" are you buying when you purchase a home in a homeowner association? When a buyer purchases a home in a homeowner association (HOA) they are not only purchasing a piece of real property, they are also enrolled as a … Continue reading Because You Are Buying More Than a Home: Part I