Airbnb in San Francisco HOAs

Airbnb has been a boon to owners looking for extra cash, but an occasional nightmare for HOAs. In San Francisco, the laws regulating Airbnb are growing more complex. What do […]

Guide to HOA Management Certifications

What Does “Certified” Mean? A “certified common interest development manager” has a tested understanding of homeowner association laws and best practices, with special focus on the business and management skills […]

Tree Fungal Infections Caused by Drought

Most people are already aware that the state of California is experiencing the worst drought in history, and our savvy followers also may know that this has significant implications on […]

State Law Mandates Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Homes and Communities

Every year, thousands of Americans are victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, requiring hospitilzation and sometimes even dying as a result. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless – and toxic […]

Protecting Your HOA from Fraud and Embezzlement

Unfortunately, fraud happens in homeowners associations. No strategy will guarantee that your HOA won’t be a victim of theft or embezzlement, but your board can take reasonable steps to reduce […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Green Amenities for HOA Property

There are nearly 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)  in California – 40 percent of the national PEV market.  Your homeowners association may have already received requests for charging stations on […]

Effective Communication Is Necessary When Managing an Emergency

Communication Is the Key to Disaster Management Management of any disaster or emergency event is a complicated and multi-faceted task. One of the most important, and oftentimes overlooked, parts of […]

How to Evaluate Your HOA Manager

How do you know if your HOA manager is doing a good job? Identify problems, and learn how to get better service for your condominium or association.

We Won the Case: Now What?

From time to time, a community association is forced to sue a member who has violated the governing documents. Many times, these lawsuits are “settled” without trial. Sometimes however, a […]

When Disaster Strikes: Emergency Planning for Community Associations

Start Planning for a Disaster Now Consider this scenario: You are a board member for an HOA that represents over 300 residents in a condominium complex of 20 buildings.  In the […]