By Bob Gourley Frequent and open communications are often indications that a condominium association is being run by leaders who strive to create a connection between the Board of Directors, the Property Management Company, and the condominium unit owners who … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley A colleague recently asked for comments on a communication issue within an HOA. A non-Board Member volunteer offered to create an electronic newsletter for the community. Here are my comments. I have been publishing community newsletters since … Continue reading
Like it or not, FHA approval for mortgages to buyers and owners of condominium units is likely here to stay.
By Bob Gourley Excellent community governance is the difference between a good community and a great one. Poor community governance can lead to the downfall or outright collapse of a community association. Finding and keeping qualified and interested volunteers within … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Community Communications in the Age of CIOA Revisions I have had the opportunity to moderate numerous discussions between community association attorneys and concerned members of Boards of Directors from condominium associations about the impact of the revised … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley In a speech to the House of Commons in 1947, Winston Churchill said: “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Is there any time more critical to keep residents informed than when a new construction or maintenance project is about to get under way? Contractors are on site, residents can be confused and chaos is often the … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Most condominium association residents are likely to have little or no understanding of the insurance that protects the association in which they reside. Let’s face it; there just isn’t a lot of glamour in discussing deductibles, coinsurance, … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Have you ever wondered where unit owners and residents turn to get advice on things they can and cannot do in their condo or HOA? In a perfect world, they would open their carefully constructed package of … Continue reading
Include a sample proxy ballot in your condominium newsletter or HOA newsletter.