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In the interest of maintaining a focus on the practical side of managing community associations, our intention is to provide information that will help you do your job. A lot of what appears on this page and the pages it links to, is up to you. If you don't see a category below that meets your needs, please send an email to NevadaHOAGuru (Sara) with a description of what you would like to see. If you see a category with topics that are not yet linked to articles and you are qualified to supply an article on that topic, please contact NevadaHOAGuru (Sara). Your name, company and other relevant information will be posted with the article. If you would like to be an ongoing supplier of articles on one or more topics, please contact us. ... Please remember that the list below will always be a "work in progress." As articles become available, you will see the link underlined and in blue. Most articles will be in PDF format and downloadable. You must have a current version of Adobe Reader (or another PDF reader) to view PDF files!

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ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

Drug addiction

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ANIMALS & PETS

Allowing Pets in a No-Pet Community Is a Reasonable Accommodation
Are animals the problem or are people?

Pets & Pet Policies - 2018
Problem dogs & your rights

Why Scoop the Poop!!

ANNUAL MEETINGS (see MINUTES below)

Holding successful annual meetings

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APATHY

10 ways to destroy your association
Is apathy a problem in your association?

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ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS

Common sense and be reasonable!

Satellite Dishes

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ASSOCIATION ASSETS - SECURITY

Are your assets secure?

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ASSOCIATION LIVING & INVOLVEMENT

Do you know where your documents are?
Does size really matter?
Master vs.-sub association
Social Bicycles and HUD Issues 
The Value of the Dedicated Com Assoc Leader
Thinking of Purchasing in an HOA?

Welcoming New Residents .
Why do I live in an association?

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ATTORNEYS

Attorneys - Finding the Right One

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AVOIDING LITIGATION

When facing disputes

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BANKS - BORROWING - INVESTING

Borrowing for reserve expenses ...?

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BANK STATEMENTS

Reviewing Bank Statements

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BIDS & RFP'S

Requests for Proposals

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BOARD MEMBERS

6 Things New Condo Directors Need to Know in Nevada

7 Steps to limit board liability
Absentee owners and renters
Allowing owner input
the ART of Listening
Annual Planning Checklist for the Board
Authority vs. Responsibility
Basic legal documents
Board of Directors vs. Officers

Burnout of Directors

But I want to make a motion - Yes presidents can vote!
Choosing Your HOA Meeting Location 
Confidentiality

Director Code of Conduct ... 2019

Do I have what it takes to be a board member?
Do you have an anger problem?

Duties of Officers
Fiduciaries and Financial Responsibility

Fiduciary Duty - More on the subject - 2018

Fiduciary Duty Resolution 
Frequent Mistakes made by New Board Members
How serious is your signature on that document?
Just Elected to the board!
 
How to keep meetings on track
Maintaining Control
Motions vs. Resolutions
Problem board members
Roles and Responsibilities - Key Players
 
Running Successful Com Interest Communities  
Sample Agenda
So now you're on the board - Checklist
Ten Mistakes Your Board Should Avoid

Tips for Being a Responsible Association Leader ... 05-2018
The board president is out of control 
To be or not to be ETHICAL
Transparency Doesn't Bite

Weak safeguards make Nevada companies easy targets for fraud
What is the Difference Between Officers and Directors?
Why Should You Listen to Your Com Mgr?
You're on the board now!

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BUDGETS

Budgets anyone? - CASolutions

Budget Cover Letter 
Overview of budgets & reserves
Preventive maintenance

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BULLYING

Bullying Rule 

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CHILD CARE

Child care in the HOA

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CHIMNEYS

Fireplace & chimney cleaning

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COLLECTIONS

Foreclosures - Collections View
Foreclosures - Legal View
HOA Collections
Outcomes to an association foreclosure sale

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COMMITTEES

Committee Charters
Committee Phobia
Roles and Responsibilities

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COMMON AREAS

Responsibility for Limited Common Elements ... 10-2019

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COMMUNICATION (Newsletters, etc)

Communications

Communications - Owners 
E-Delivery of Association Communications
Home Invasions

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COMMUNITY

Absentee owners and renters
Building a sense of community

Putting "Community" back in the HOA ... 04-2019

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CONTRACTORS (& Independent)

Selecting sources of information
NV Contractors Board Recommendations
 

NV Contractor's Checklist ... 12-2018

So You Think You're an Independent Contractor 

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CONTRACTOR'S BOARD

Contractor's Board Information

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CONTRACTS

Contracts and the Basics
Managing the Management Contract

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DEVELOPER TRANSITION

Common problems and solutions
Transition Committee Charter
Transition Checklist 

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DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Dealing with difficult people - S. Barry

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DISCLOSURES

Disclosures in the resale process

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Dispute Resolution in the CIC

Mediation
When facing disputes

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DOCUMENTS

Copies of Articles of Incorporation Guide 
The Importance of Signed Covenants

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DRONES

Article on Drones in the Association 

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ELECTIONS AND VOTING

Election by Acclimation

Meet the Candidates Night
Proxies - carrying them forward
Proxy holder

Nomination for Director - Disclosure Form 

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EMPLOYEES

Helping to create the perfect summer
Employee or Independent Contract?
 
Summer help

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EMERGENCY-DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Emergency Grab Bag

Emergency Plan

Involvement of the association

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ENFORCEMENT OF USE RESTRICTIONS

A gentle first notice
Breach of Peace - NRS 203.010

Business in the home?
Fence Roller Policy
 
Record Retention
Motions vs Resolutions

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ENVIRONMENT - GOING GREEN

Electric Powered Cars in the Community

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ETHICS

Ethical Consideration
Ethics in Our Community

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE CIC - FHA

Fair Housing
Reasonable Accommodation?

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FINANCIAL ISSUES IN THE CIC

Bankruptcy petitions? Be prepared!
Basics of financial statements.
Borrowing for reserve expenses .. ???
Budget committee anyone?
Tax Filing - 1120 vs 1120H?

Weak safeguards make Nevada companies easy targets for fraud

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GATED COMMUNITIES

Guard Gated & Process Servers

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HARASSMENT

Harassment of Board Members and Management

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HOA - INDUSTRY - GENERAL

New Industry Term - IDR

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HOMEOWNERS

Are You One of "Those" Homeowners?
Hoarding Issues in CIDs.

3 D's of Burglary Prevention
10 reasons to volunteer for the association
Dealing with difficult people

Dealing with Difficult and Unsavory People in the HOA 
Dealing w/problem owners at bd meetings
Harassment of board members/management

How to be a good neighbor

Increasing Property Values
How to enjoy your new home
Why homeowners can face financial harm 

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INSURANCE

Checklist ... Jan 2019

Cyber Insurance 
Claims Made vs Occurrence Based
Dogs Bites and Rising Claims
D&O - Two Biggest Mistakes
Loss assessment insurance
Liability of not having adequate insurance

Top Ten D & O Claims  ... Feb  2019
Use of State Contractors Board - NV
When your D&O doesn't cover you!

Why Reading the Entire Insurance Policy is SO Important
Workers Comp Anatomy (Flow Chart)

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INSURANCE - RISK MANAGEMENT

What is Risk Assessment & Risk Management?

Risk Management Worksheet

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LANDSCAPE

Artificial Turf & Lead
Finding a qualified landscaper
High desert living
Landscape Maintenance Associations
Northern Nevada gardening
Trees are valuable assets & add value
the Value of Good Landscaping

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LAW SUITS - LITIGATION

Avoiding Litigation
Washing machine hoses

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LEASING & BUYING REAL ESTATE

Leasehold vs Fee Simple

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LEGISLATION RELATED ARTICLES

Board of Directors vs Officers
Effective Advocacy 

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LIENS AND RELATED ARTICLES

Equal Priority HOA Liens

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MAILINGS - OFFICIAL

Mailings - Hardcopy vs Electronic (email)?

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MAINTENANCE ... checklists ... articles ... proceedures

Chimney cleaning
Clothes dryer vent cleaning
Community Management vs Property Management
Federal Tot Lot Inspection

Fireplace and chimney cleaning
Gutters and drainage

Maintenance Manual - Importance of ...

Preventive maintenance
Use of State Contractors Board - NV
Washing machine hoses
Who should develop specifications for projects?

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MANAGEMENT - Professional

10 roles that managers DON'T play
Checklist-Management Contract
Manager Key Player - Graphic
the ART of listening
Professional management
Should you be calling your manager a property manager?

Step by step guide to hiring a management company

Violations by Managers  - April 2019 

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MANAGEMENT - Self

Self Management of the CIC

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MEDIA and the PRESS

Handling the Media

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MEETINGS (see MINUTES below)

Agenda - Who sets the agenda Resolutions
Allowing owner input
Choosing Your HOA Meeting Location 
Common Interest Community Meetings and Firearms 
Disturbing a meeting
Holding successful annual meetings.
Maintaining control
Motions vs Resolutions
Weapons at Meetings - CCWs 

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MINUTES

Do your minutes protect you? ... 112916 ... UPDATE!

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MOLD

Mold Resolution ... 08-2018 

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PAINTING

Updating your paint pallet

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PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES

How to keep meetings on track - SEB
Robert's Rules Resolution 

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PLAYGROUNDS & IMPLEMENTING PLAYGROUND SAFETY PROCEDURES

Playgrounds and Playground Safety  ... May 2018

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POOLS and SPAS

Splash Pads ... 2016  Additional Info on Splash Pads
Swimming pools, kids and the Fair Housing Act  ... 08/2018
Swimming pool safety
NRS-444.065 - Pool Sanitation

NAC-444.280 Smoking and Other Prohibitions

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PROBLEM SOLVING

The ART of listening 

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PROPERTY VALUES

Increasing Property Values

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RECORDS

Record Retention

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RECREATION

Social Bicycles and HUD 

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RESALES and DISCLOSURES

Authorized Agent Form

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RESERVES

Borrowing for reserve expenses ... ?
Consequences of under-funding reserves.

Final reserve study - NRED Report
Reserve planning.
Where to put the money.

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RISK MANAGEMENT (Also see Insurance)

What is Risk Assessment & Risk Management?

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ROOFS

Roof Inspection Checklist

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RULES & RESOLUTIONS

Fence Roller Policy 
Resolution Article

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SAFETY & SECURITY

Weak safeguards make Nevada companies easy targets for fraud

Broken Windows Theory - Not Just a Theory
Neighborhood Watch in the Common Interest Community

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TENANTS

Absentee Owners and Their Renters

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TRAUMA IN THE HOA

Death in the HOA

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VOLUNTEERING

Why Am I Volunteering My Life Away? 
The Value of the Dedicated Com Assoc Leader

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WINDMILLS & WIND TURBINES

"Green Movement" - Windmills & Turbines

 



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