Tips For Having a Better Annual Meeting- Oregon

Oregon law requires that incorporated homeowners associations hold at least one membership meeting per year—what is commonly called the annual meeting.  ORS 64.201 (1). While associations may hold multiple owner […]

Parliamentary Procedure: Amending a Main Motion

Most community associations use Robert’s Rules of Order (“RRO”) to govern both board and owner meetings.  RRO is an effective tool which allows the chairperson to keep control of the […]

Tips For Having a Better Annual Meeting- OR

Oregon law requires that incorporated homeowners associations hold at least one membership meeting per year—what is commonly called the annual meeting. ORS 64.201 (1). While associations may hold multiple owner […]

FHA Extends Temporary Condo Project Approval Guide

On August 29, 2014 the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the extension of its current condominium project approval guidelines for an additional two years.  Several of the key project approval […]

FHA Extends Temporary Condo Project Approval Guide

On August 29, 2014 the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the extension of its current condominium project approval guidelines for an additional two years.  Several of the key project approval […]

Bankruptcy May Not Kill Collections

Lawyers love their legal maxims. One of my personal favorites is incendium aere alieno non exuit debitorem. It means a fire does not release a debtor from his debt. Many […]

AZ Senate Bill 1278

In April 2013, Governor Brewer signed Senate Bill 1278-Parking on Public Streets, which is a law forbidding HOA’s that are formed after January 1, 2014 from regulating the public streets […]

Amending Governing Documents-AZ

It is always interesting to me to see how many members of homeowner association boards of directors have not read or regularly reviewed their association’s CC&Rs and other governing documents. […]