Community Next: Mandatory Reserve Funding and Beyond…

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…

Community Next: 2020 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....

H.R. 4696: Unfair Tax Treatment Under The Law

House Resolution 4696, which has been tagged with the politically palatable moniker, Helping Our Middle-Income Earners (H.O.M.E.) Act, is being touted by industry insiders as a piece of consumer-friendly legislation to help beleaguered homeowners who just so happen to live in HOAs. According to the party line these poor, over-burdened homeowners are being subjected to … Continue reading H.R. 4696: Unfair Tax Treatment Under The Law

Are HOAs Publicly Traded Corporations?

The title of this post raises the question of whether a homeowners association (HOA) is a form of a publicly traded corporation. If, like the HOA Detective, you believe that they are, then the question becomes why aren't HOAs subjected to the same sort of public disclosure laws as other forms of publicly traded investments? … Continue reading Are HOAs Publicly Traded Corporations?

Setting a Standard For Reserve Studies

In a previous post from May of 2015, the HOA Detective asserted that the reserve study business was in many ways a wild, wild west of unregulated, self-credentialed practitioners, most of whom have learned their craft through on-the-job training with little else in the way of "formal" education as a reserve analyst: https://hoadetective.com/2015/05/ At the … Continue reading Setting a Standard For Reserve Studies