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Avoiding the Special Assessment Trap

Don’t think owners won’t notice an extra charge from the association.  Prepare for a fight and plan ahead to avoid special assessments altogether.

Many community associations turn to special assessments when confronted by unanticipated repairs, but boards need to avoid making hasty decisions to fund these surprise expenses.

Special assessments should be the last resort – not the first step –

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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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