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....

Rogue Boards & The Wall of Silence

A rogue wave is a wave in the ocean that does not have the same characteristics as a normal ocean wave. Typically they are much larger than a normal wave; occur unpredictably and do not behave like a normal wave. As a result the rogue wave can wreak havoc and destruction on nearby boats and … Continue reading Rogue Boards & The Wall of Silence

Because You’re Buying More Than A Home: Part V

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

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

Reserve Studies: The Importance of Objectivity

Why is it important that the reserve study be prepared by an impartial, third-party provider? This is a question that many reserve study providers would just as soon not have to answer. It is also one that the industry itself has chosen to address in only a passing manner by requiring that the reserve study … Continue reading Reserve Studies: The Importance of Objectivity