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November 2017 Archives

Homeowners' association members often fear special assessments

Many California residents live on a budget. Fixed costs such as mortgage loan payments allow them to find the wiggle room in their budgets that allow them to pay off bills, go on vacation or buy new furniture. Another ordinarily fixed cost that homeowners' association members rely on is their monthly or quarterly dues. When an HOA notifies members of a special assessment, it could come as a shocking addition to the budget.

Changes in California law for homeowners' association boards

The 2017 California legislative session saw some changes that affect residential communities. Some of the changes specifically apply to homeowners' association boards. Since these new laws may change the way HOAs work, it may be helpful to know what happened.

Preventing homeowner association disputes on solar panels

In any homeowners association, members are likely to disagree about what they think is or isn't best for the community as a whole. Knowing this, you can hopefully prevent disputes by getting one step ahead of the problem.

Homeowners' association members should be wary and ask questions

Most people who deal with money do so honestly. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of their positions and are less than scrupulous. Embezzlement and misappropriation of funds can occur anywhere, even within a homeowners association. Homeowners' association members here in California would more than likely benefit from remaining wary and asking questions when they find something just is not right.

Rights of homeowners' association members during development

The process of moving into a new area can be exciting and intimidating at the same time. Many individuals in California and elsewhere may feel as though becoming homeowners' association members will have its inherent perks. However, if a community is still under development, any control that a homeowner may have could be limited, and understanding the process might impact a person's decisions on buying a home in the area.

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