Category Archives: Violations and Enforcement

And the Winner is…

A friendly competition sprouts each April in one community. That’s when the Creekside Estates Homeowners Association board starts deliberating over its “yard-of-the-month” awards.

Each winner gets boasting rights and a cheery white yard sign that proclaims the homeowners elete status to neighbors and passersby. The homeowner also receives a $25.00 gift card from a home improvement store and accolades in the association newsletter.

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It Came from the CC&Rs

All too often, those of us involved in community associations at either the professional or the volunteer level become bogged down in the everyday stresses of our efforts. We try to address homeowners’ service requests, mediate neighbor disputes, pressure a contractor for quicker response, collect a delinquent assessment, prepare a budget, enforce a deed restriction, or gently encourage a hesitant board member–all the while making sure that we’re keeping current with the laws and regulations being imposed on associations at the local, state, and federal levels.

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