By Bob Gourley Communications within a condominium or homeowners association are vital to the community’s success. In most states, timely communication is a right to the association member that is granted in the governing documents and guaranteed by law. Along … Continue reading
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
Like it or not, FHA approval for mortgages to buyers and owners of condominium units is likely here to stay.
By Bob Gourley Fences, security cameras, guards, and gates can go a long way towards bringing condominium owners peace of mind when it comes to their physical safety. But there is another type of security that should be pondered by … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley I found myself in quite a pickle recently. For the first time since my presidency of the Board of Directors at my condominium association I had to adjust my annual budget proposal to include a new item … 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
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