Category Archives: The Basics

How to become a community leader

Latest articles about condo’s and HOA’s, found on the internet, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Becoming a community leader is one of the most fulfilling roles you may ever undertake. Are you a citizen who wants to bring about change to your community? Do you look around your town and see things that need improvement? Perhaps you believe:
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Lifting the HOA Veil

In real estate sales, sellers are required to disclose any material fact that any prudent buyer would want to know before completing a purchase. Property located over a toxic waste dump would be an obvious example of disclosure and the need for it. There are less catastrophic issues, like roof condition or a leaking crawlspace but the idea is the same.
 
Anything that could negatively impact the value or marketability of the property needs to be divulged before closing. While there are usually statutory disclosure requirements of single family house sellers, these same disclosures are generally not required of homeowner association home sellers. This is a huge problem and here’s why:

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Rallying the Troops

Rallying the Troops

Volunteerism is the foundation on which community associations base their operation and support. Volunteering is a calling for many. It is a commitment of time and effort with a purpose. The quest for volunteers and keeping them motivated are endless tasks, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

Organizations that have been successful in the call for volunteers have been effective in their recruiting methods by making a personal appeal to each and everyone they contact to join. Continuous announcements to solicit support are sent through newsletters, websites, emails and notices. The communication clearly identifies the need of the organization in a positive and enthusiastic manner. After a while, participating becomes contagious.

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