"HOA Boards, What You Need to Know but Weren't Told"

Who Should Read This Book?

  •  Home Owners:
    If you live in a community with a Home Owners Association, "HOA Boards, What You Need to Know but Weren't Told" is for you. You can read everything you need to know about HOA operation and your rights in this study guide.
  • HOA Board of Director Members:
    Are you are a director serving on the board? Or, are you a candidate running for the board? This study guide will teach you everything you need to know to become an effective director.
  • Realtors:
    Did you know the HOA can fine, and cause your client to correct a violation the seller created? That's right! If the violation is obvious, such as a wrong color house, and the HOA had not noticed it, they can fine the new owner.
    It doesn't matter if the buyer wasn't aware of the violation. If the violation is obvious, the buyer is responsible.
    Every Realtor should read this book. Why not also provide one as a gift to your clients who are buying a home in a Home Owner's Association.

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HOA Boards, What You Need to Know but Weren't Told.

The paperback version of the book is scheduled for release on October 11, 2017
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The HOA Boards Blog will add educational HOA Operation articles each week. The HOA Boards blog will cover many topics, including:
  • Laws governing HOA's
  • The difference in ARS 10 and ARS 33
  • The Planned Community governing documents
  • CC&R's
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Information for Realtors
  • Conducting Meetings
  • Robert's Rules of Order, and
  • Much More
Readers may also comment on the blogs or ask questions.

Anyone interested in guest blogging may contact me to discuss it.

Why Can't I Paint my House Red?

 When developers build a planned community, they develop it with a theme in mind. Then, they build restrictions into the CC&R's to maintain that theme.
Phoenix, Arizona is in the Sonoran Desert. Thus, some communities may have a desert theme to keep that desert feel.
Other communities may prefer to have a lush green landscape theme with green grass and trees. They wish to forget that they are in the desert.
HOA's will also have color palettes for the house exterior that owners may choose from. These palettes usually have a wide range of colors to choose from. And the house colors must stay with those palette colors. This prevents house colors that could have an impact on community property values.
Before buying into an HOA community, always read the CC&R's, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations .
That's because those documents become a contract between the homeowner and HOA.
Everyone must follow those rules.
HOA does not allow red house

HOA Boards, What You Need to Know but Weren't Told

If you live in an HOA, this book will provide you with information necessary to help protect your rights.

It's possible for directors on a rogue board to bully members. They can even bully another board member(s) using various tactics. By having more knowledge, anyone can stand up to would be bullies.

This book, HOA Boards, What You Need to Know but Weren't Told,

  • is not an anti-HOA book
  • is not an attempt to malign HOA boards,
  • is not an attempt to malign any HOA board members.

It is a comprehensive educational study guide of HOA Operations.

Yet, the fact is, rogue boards and/or rogue directors do exist; so, the topic deserves discussion. This book contains a chapter discussing both the "rogue" board and the "rogue" director.

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 11:

The “Rogue” Board

But what if instead of a rogue director, the board is a “rogue” board?

Search the Internet for rogue boards, and you’ll find many articles discussing,

  • “The board from Hell”,
  • “The fascist board,”
  • “Runaway board,” and
  • many other unfavorable labels.

But, do the directors that make up these boards recognize themselves as being a “rogue” board? Often, I would say no. They most likely think what they’re doing is right, even if it doesn’t follow the governing documents or the law!

In fact, many directors on these “rogue” boards are not familiar with the applicable laws. So, they most likely don’t know if they’re doing things right or wrong.

So, what makes up a “rogue” board? Here are a few thoughts...

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Board member reproaching a member