How To Bulletproof Your Association’s Biggest Asset: The Money (Pt. 2)

This is our four part discussion of what ALL board members and officers of community associations in America should read: the 35-point bulletproof list of financial procedures detailed in “Escaping Condo Jail“, and consider it a survival manual.   It is divided into four segments:   Inheriting Old Books Guarding and Vigilance Cyberbanking Procedures Efficiency […]

How To Bulletproof Your Association’s Biggest Asset: The Money (Pt. 1)

If you are elected treasurer of your community association and accept the challenge, there are many policies and procedures you will need to learn before you start planning budgets, collecting assessments, and signing checks. Board members and officers of all community associations in America should read the 35-point list of financial procedures detailed in “Escaping […]

10 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home!

10 Money-Making Improvements to Maximize Your Home’s Value Cleanliness is next to godliness. Clean everything. Keep floors and carpets clean and ask potential buyers to remove their shoes and boots at the door. Provide a basket of disposable paper booties so feet don’t get dirty and buyers won’t hesitate to look in the attic and […]

3 Times When Bully Boards Went From Annoying to Tragic

Overaggressive enforcement of HOA rules has led to suicides and deaths, according to award-winning investigative journalist Ward Lucas, author of Neighbors at War! He documented the following three HOA deaths in his book: Robert Nelms, an elderly resident of the Velda Rose Estates Homeowners Association in Maricopa County, Arizona, was fined $10 a day because […]

$3.9 Million Reasons Why Bully Boards Need To Shape Up

In yet another example of a bully board gone bad, in April of 2012, a Hawaii couple was awarded nearly $3.9 million in damages after a Maui jury found they had been subjected to threats, harassment, and intimidation in a dispute with their condo association. Owners Jim and Nancy Bevill sued their association, its board […]

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