You receive your Association budget at the end of every year, but do you take the time to look over it? Do you ever wonder how it is prepared? Truth be told, many owners don’t take the time to look it over. However, this document should be of great importance to you and should […]
The growing strength of this year’s El Niño brings the promise of a wet winter. Amidst the excitement for much needed rain however, is the fear of the damage a good storm can cause. Our extended drought has made preparation even more necessary. Preparing your home for heavy rain now will save you time and […]
As the drought situation in California continues, most HOAs have taken water conservation very seriously. Boards are strongly encouraging owners to dramatically reduce their water use and replant landscapes with drought friendly plants. Synthetic turf has become a significant topic of conversation in the effort to conserve water, but many boards have been reluctant […]
As the summer comes to an end and we prepare for (hopefully) the rainy season, it’s a good time to clean and organize your home. For some homeowners that could mean out with the “old” and in with the “new”—but what to do with the “old” when it’s not quite ready for the landfill? […]
As boys and girls throughout your community get ready to head back to class, it’s important to ensure they have a safe school year. Here are some tips on how your family can be proactive and avoid potentially harmful situations:
• Obey the speed limit signs posted in your community.
• Keep your eyes on the […]
The drought situation in California is dire. Governor Brown’s mandatory statewide cutback of 25% went into effect on June 1, 2015, and it’s going to have an impact on your water bill. A lot of tips and information have circulated about the drought in the news, but most are generalized bits and pieces of information […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]