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The Operating Budget: I

Budgeting for a homeowner association (HOA) typically involves two elements: 1) Annual operating expenses; 2) Intermittent or non-annual replacement reserve spending. Annual operating spending in turn, typically includes spending on recurring maintenance that is expected to occur at least once of the course of the typical year.  “Operational” maintenance spending is a separate category of…

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RESERVE PLANNING: I

Most people who purchase a home in a home owner association (HOA) have no idea what a reserve study is, or why it is important. In spite of the critical role reserve planning plays in the long-term sustainability of the organization, many HOAs have never conducted a reserve study and do not maintain a reserve…

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