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4 Ideas for Trimming Your HOA’s Expense Budget

More and more associations are collecting less and less dues as a result of the housing crisis. Here are four tips for trimming your budget to ensure that your association still provides key services with a smaller pool of funds.

1) Shop around. A good way to shrink your budget is to shop your insurance policies and other ongoing contracts around. If you’ve been with your current insurance carrier for years, it may have been a while since you’ve compared rates. Do it now. While you’re doing that, ask whether increasing your deductibles will net a worthwhile savings. Sometimes the savings are minimal—and probably not worth the added risk. But you’ll only learn that if you ask.

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FL: Community comes together to get retiree his sunroom

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

A 92-year-old retiree decides he can’t live without his sunroom which was in dire need of repair. When he hired a contractor to fix it up, the project almost got scrapped because of a building code barricade. But a community stepped up to give him the space he dreamed of.
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CA: No Fun Allowed! (video news)

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

A military wife called KUSI’s Michael Turko about the welcome she got when she moved to San Diego. Turko says a local homeowners association is going out of its way to make their lives miserable.
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