Holiday Planning Guide for a Stress-Free Season

Ahh the holidays, isn’t this time of the year so relaxing?

Not even close! However, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. The holiday season is meant to be a time for togetherness, spreading joy, extending a helping hand to those in need, and appreciating the importance of family and friends. Whether you plan to travel […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Holiday, Uncategorized||

Tips for a Safe & Happy Halloween

As you gather ideas for your upcoming festivities, keep these tips in mind!

Opt to have children draw on pumpkins with markers or non-toxic paint.
If you do decide to carve pumpkins, an adult should do the carving and a battery operated candle or small votive should be used to illuminate the finished product.
When searching for the […]

Your Assistance is Requested to Help Veto AB 1738

Assembly Bill 1738 has hit the desk of Governor Brown and awaits his signature. What exactly is AB 1738 and why should you get involved?

This bill encourages owners to bring a lawyer to an Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) with a Board member. An IDR, also referred to as a Meet and Confer, is a causal […]

Simple Steps to Help Protect Yourself from Mail Theft

Mail theft is a serious problem in the United States, and many cases have been reported here in San Jose. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to help protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Mailboxes are a quick and easy target for thieves, especially non-locking boxes. Unlike locked mailboxes that require time and […]

My HOA Has Earthquake Insurance, Do I Need My Own Policy Too?

Napa’s recent 6.1 earthquake has left many Bay Area homeowners wondering if their homes are properly protected in the event of another big quake.

Does the HOA’s earthquake insurance cover my home?
A common misconception among homeowner’s association members is that the HOA’s earthquake insurance policy includes all of the coverage they need. While most master […]

Emergency Water Conservation Regulations Now in Effect

On July 15th, 2014 the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water is conserved in California during our severe drought. This regulation went in to effect July 29, 2014 and includes restrictions for all Californians as well as additional directives for water suppliers.

The details of the restrictions for citizens […]

Compass Management Group, Inc.
The Professional Choice to Help Board Members Meet Their Fiduciary Duties

Most California homeowners associations (Community Associations) are mutual benefit corporations.  As such, the business affairs of the corporation and all corporate powers are to be conducted and exercised by and under the direction of the duly elected (or appointed, if applicable) Board of Directors.  This principle applies to mutual benefit corporations in California, as […]

Important: AB 968 Benefits Owners and HOA’s and Needs Your Support

AB 968 aims to clarify confusion in the Davis-Stirling Act about the exclusive use common area of your HOA. The current language of the Davis-Stirling Act omits who is responsible for repair and replacement of exclusive use common area. If your association’s governing documents do not specify responsibility either, problems can arise if these […]

Will California HOA’s be Required to Open Meetings to Non-Members? – Legislative Update

A piece of legislation winding its way through Sacramento, AB1738, seeks to override a recent California appellate court decision that allows Boards to prohibit members from bringing legal counsel to Association meetings.

HOA Board meetings may be attended by Association members (excluding proper executive session meetings).  However, third parties are not entitled to attend Association […]

Parades, Barbecues, Fireworks, Oh My!
A Quick Guide to an Awesome Independence Day 2015

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. […]


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