How to Work with Your Homeowner's Association: A Guide to Community Living and Association Management

Overview

"...an absolute MUST HAVE for anyone owning or planning to purchase a condominium.
Don't buy a condo without it."
-Jerome Jahn, Attorney and Real Estate Broker
Pasadena, California

BE PART OF A THRIVING COMMUNITY-YOURS!
Every community-whether condominium, townhouse or gated-has the potential to be a great place to live. Safe and secure. Neighborly. A place to not only ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(25019)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(62256)

Condition: Good
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(62256)

Condition: Acceptable
Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$10.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(1111)

Condition: Good
2003-04-01 Paperback UsedGood Good Condition item. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! ! Ships from US. Please ... allow 1-3 weeks for delivery outside US. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Appleton, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(60)

Condition: Good
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.

Ships from: Fort Mill, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
$19.00
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(89)

Condition: Good
Good Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. *****PLEASE ... NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

"...an absolute MUST HAVE for anyone owning or planning to purchase a condominium.
Don't buy a condo without it."
-Jerome Jahn, Attorney and Real Estate Broker
Pasadena, California

BE PART OF A THRIVING COMMUNITY-YOURS!
Every community-whether condominium, townhouse or gated-has the potential to be a great place to live. Safe and secure. Neighborly. A place to not only protect, but increase what may be your biggest investment. When moving into a community with a homeowners association, you not only buy a home, you choose a way of life.

"Here, at last, is a truly comprehensive manual on condominium living,
written by knowledgeable homeowners, for homeowners. You'll want to read it from cover to cover and keep it as a living reference as you learn the ins and outs of your community operations."
-Judy G. Campion, AMS, CCAM, PCAM, Los Angeles, California

"Working with Your Homeowners Association is a valuable guide to all aspects of community living. It provides the tools and blueprint necessary for all involved in the workings of community life....great benefit at all levels-residents, directors, committees, and attorneys."
-Stephen C. Sawicki, Attorney, Orlando, Florida

GET EXPERT GUIDANCE ON ALL OF THE IMPORTANT ISSUES
-The structure and management of a homeowners association
-Getting involved with your association to create a positive community experience
-Keeping your association-and your investment-financially secure

Plus, questionnaires, checklists, a board member manual and other recommended reading and resources for you and your association.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572483330
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Marlene M. Coleman has lived in a condominium community in Los Angeles for the past twenty-five years. She has held positions as a Committee and Board member, as well as served two terms as President of the Board of her Community Association-having turned it around from near disaster. She is also actively involved in both state and national Community Association organizations. Dr. Coleman is Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Southern California Medical School, an Attending Physician in College Health at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, and a pediatrician in private practice in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Coleman is also the author of Safe and Sound: Healthy Travel with Children (Globe Pequot Press, 2003).

Judge William Huss is a full time mediator and arbitrator, overseeing individual, institutional and corporate cases and was named one of the Master Mediators by Verdict Magazine. Judge Huss retired from the Los Angeles Superior Court after presiding over both civil and criminal trials. He also served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Executive Committee and was the Chair of the Education Subcommittee. Judge Huss has been a Board Member and President of his community association, served on the Legal Committee for over 20 years-sixteen of them as Chairman-and is a member of the California Association of Community Managers, for which he also swears in newly certified managers. Judge Huss is completing Shake On It, a book on negotiation and mediation.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Dedication
-
Acknowledgements
-
Introduction -
Evaluating the Community
Tracking and Monitoring Progress: The Forms
How Not to Use This Book

Part I: Building Community

Chapter 1: Community Living -
Becoming a Part of the Community
Being Active in Your Community

Chapter 2:Understanding the Structure of the Association -
Understanding the Association

Chapter 3:Knowing the Players of the Association-
The Board of Directors
Support Systems: The Committees
Managers and Management Companies

Part II: Managing Legal Issues

Chapter 4: The Legal Structure of the Association -
Legal Counsel
The Association's Legal Needs
The Importance of Legal Counsel
Avoiding Legal Problems within the Association

Chapter 5: Preventing Legal Problems -
Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs)
Bylaws
Articles of Incorporation
House Rules
Insurance
Due Process
Enforcement
Conflicts of Interest

Chapter 6: Resolving Legal Conflicts -
Negotiating within the Community Association
Mediation
Arbitration
Correspondence that does not Offend

Part III: Managing the Community

Chapter 7: Ground Rules for Success -
The Ground Rules
The Disruptive Homeowner

Chapter 8: Proactive and Preventive Financial Management
Keeping a Forward View
Taking a Team Approach
Basic Considerations in Financial Management
Operating Budgets
Reserves
Investments
Financial Oversight

Chapter 9: Planning and Monitoring
Planning and Monitoring Priority Areas

Chapter 10: Communication and Meetings -
Board and Committee Meetings
The Annual Meeting
Welcome Packets/Homeowner Manuals
Newsletters
Suggestion and Response Systems
Being Part of the Larger Community

A Final Note: You and Your Association -

Glossary -

Appendix A: Key Questions and Evaluations of Your Association -

Appendix B: Sample Letters and Sample Notices -

Appendix C: Board Member Orientation Manual

Appendix D: Recommended Readings and Resources
-
Index -

About the Authors

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)