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Making a move a family experience 0

Making a move a family experience

If you’ve got a family, moving house can be an intimidating prospect. It’s never easy to move, especially when you’ve got kids who will be uprooted from familiar settings, but with some creative thinking,...

Most Common Time Traps 0

Most Common Time Traps

You probably know some people who have raised time wasting to an art form. They have mastered the ability to fall into every time trap they encounter. Not surprisingly, these folks aren’t the people...

Five Questions To Answer Before You Refinance Your Home

Five Questions To Answer Before You Refinance Your Home

With interest rates still near historical lows, it may be tempting to refinance to a lower rate. Here are five questions you should ask yourself before you take out a new loan. 1. How...

HOA: Mother Lode Committees

HOA: Mother Lode Committees

Committees are an untapped gold mine available to a homeowner association board. Besides benefitting the board by spreading the work around, committees are an excellent training ground for future board members. Members that are...

Breach of Lease Must Be Material To Warrant Eviction

Breach of Lease Must Be Material To Warrant Eviction

A typical residential lease agreement will contain a variety of provisions specifying what the tenant must do and what the tenant must not do. Many of these have nothing to do with the timely...

How Canadian Homeowners Are Handling Debt

How Canadian Homeowners Are Handling Debt

The bad news is that only 43 per cent of Canadian homeowners say they are happy with the way they’ve managed their debt and day-to-day finances during the last year, according to a survey...

What Is a Reserve Study In Your HOA?

What Is a Reserve Study In Your HOA?

The Reserve Study analyzes repair and replacement needs like roofing and painting that happen every year and provides a funding plan for accumulating money to perform this work when its needed. It is more...

HOA Insurance Proaction in Action

HOA Insurance Proaction in Action

One of the biggest traps for common wall homeowner associations like condominiums is that their insurance coverage often permits payment of claims that rightly belong to homeowners. This is due to the broad or...

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds in the Rough

Many homeowner associations find it difficult to hold the line on expenses. Inflation erodes endlessly increasing budgets and members scream for relief. But help is on the way. There are practical ways to reduce...

Ask The HOA Expert: Pool Accessibility To The Handicapped?

Ask The HOA Expert: Pool Accessibility To The Handicapped?

Question: We are a seniors only (Over 55) homeowner association. A prospective buyer inquired about handicap access. All of our facilities are handicap ready except for our swimming pool. Is there any requirement that...