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 made up of  several … 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 homeowners association? When a buyer purchases a home in a homeowners association (HOA) they are not only purchasing a piece of real property, they are also involuntarily enrolled as … Continue reading Because You Are Buying More Than a Home: Part I