Reference Library

This reference library is for the convenience of our members.  Like any library it is pertient to all things 'associations' and stocked with articles written and  videos producted by others and indexed for easy browsing. 
The following articles and videos are placed in cronological order starting with the formation of an association and progresses  through the operation of a board of directors, individual duties of officers and so forth.  The listing is marked with symbols indicating whether it is a text article          or a video file 

UHOA LIBRARY

FORMING AN ASSOCIATION

       

       


GUEST SPEAKERS
Orientation to Serving
on a Association Board

Author:  UHOA
Association presidents are encouraged to offer this booklet to all new board members. It is constructed as  origination material covering subjects designed to get the new member up to speed and a productive board member.
HOW TO START A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Author:  Unknown
Checklist of ideas.

WHAT IS A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
Author:  Homebuyer's School  - 8:40
Explaination of make up of a homeowners association

PROS OF LIVING IN A HOA
Stacey Glen - Realty T V  - 2:39
Viewwing the possitive side of a Homeowner Association.

THE DIFFERNCE BETWEEN A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND A HOMEOWNRS ASSOCIATION.
Author:  Unknown
Short explaination of Neighborhood Association and Homeowners Association.

THE BASICS FOR SELF-MANAGED ASSOCIATIONS
Mulcahy Law Firm P. C.  -  18:05
Examination of operating a self managed association

HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION EXPLANATION
By:  Audiopedia  -  35:24
Homeowner associations explained.






FIDUCIARY DUTY OBLIGATIONS OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARDS
By:  PA and DW Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute
36:42
Discussion on the fiduciary ablligation of a bard member.

HOA BOARD ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, MEETING & MINUTES
Mulcahy Law Seminar  -  2:29:14
Seminar held in AZ, however applicable to Michigan as well.

INTRODUCTION TO SERVING ON A HOA BOARD
Author:  UHOA
Thoughts on items to be considered before offering your services as a board member.




HOA BOARD SECRETARY ROLES  -  5:08
By:   ACRI Community Realty-  5:08
The Condo or HOA Association Secretary is responsible for preserving the association’s history, maintaining its records, and protecting it from liability.Associations with a professional manager may ask the manager to perform some of the secretarial tasks.

HOA OVERVIEW OF THE SECRETARY
By: William Douglas  -  1:38
Outline of duties

5 TIPS ON CHAIRING AN HOA BOARD MEETING
By:  William Douglas  -  1:13
Quick tips

iNTRODUCTION BOOKLET #1
Author:  UHOA
Booklet designed to familarize a new Board member in the
workings and duties of a board member.

NTRODUCTION BOOKLET #2
Author:  UHOA
Advanced study course for new board member.

UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
By:  Cities Management  -  4:01
Brief explanation of HOA financial statements

ACCOUNTING 101
By:  Community Management  -  10:51
Basic overview of HOA accounting

LEARN ACCOUNTING IN 1 HOUR - Part 1
By:  Blair Cook  -  22:05
Quick lesson on reading an accounting report

HOA'S - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RULES
Author:  Houselogic
Article favors condo conditions.

WHAT ARE IN THE BASIC GOVERNING DOCUMENT OF A HOA?
Author:  Unknown
Article slanted more to condo living.

ASSOCIATION CHECKLIST
Author:  Unknown
Brief outline of important items to maintain status.

THE ROLE OF TODAY'S HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Author:  Associated Times
Detailed look at the duties and responsibilities of a HOA director.

TAKE ACTION - A MANUAL FOR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS
Author:  Neighborhood Services Office, Development Services Dept. City of College Station.
In depth look at Starting a neighborhood association; running a successful organization; etc.  46 pages.





SAMPLE BY-LAWS
Author:  Foxcroft Improvement Associaiton, Inc.
Dated By-Laws.

SAMPLE ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS
Author:  Pheasant Run HOA
Sample full by-law document

SAMPLE OF DEED RESTRICTIONS DOCUMENT
Author:  Tanglewood
Scanned copy of dated deed restrictions.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR HOA - CONDO GOVERNING DOCUMENTS
Author:  Unknown
Brief and helpful overview.

SAMPLE TEMPLATE TO HOA MEETING MINUTES
Author:  Unknown
Basic outline of typical HOA meeting minutes





HOW TO AMEND YOUR HOA DOCUMENTS
Author:  Unknown
Checklist on 'why and how' to amend your base documents.

ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER & MEETING PROCEDURES
bY:  Condo Coaches  -  51:11
Explanation of Roberts Rules of Order

CAN NON-PROFIT BOARDS VOTE BY EMAIL?
Author:  Gene Takagi and Emily Nicole Chan
Discussion on the legal issues and practicality of enlisting email as means to conduct business within a HOA.

EFFECTIVE HOA BOARD MEETING
By:  Condo Coaches  -  51:20
How to conduct a homeowner association board meeting.

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS BUDGETS
By: The Condo Coaches  -  50:36
Talk show dealing with all things condo and HOA associations.

COLLECTING DELINQUENT HOA FEES
By:  Condo Coaches  -  51:24
Collection methods discussed.

ABOUT HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION INSURANCE
bY:  eHow - James Borrrows  -  1:34
Difference between HOA insurance and homeowners insurance

THE BASICS OF MAKING MOTIONS
By:  OREA  -  3:16
Proper procedure in making a motion

5 TIPS ON TAKING HOA MEETING MINUTES
By:  William Douglas  -  1:00
5 good tips




NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOC. WEBSITES INCREASE PARTICIPATION
Author:  Unknown
Points Reasons to have a HOA website.

WHY WE STARTED HOA WEB
By:  Mark Johnstone  -  2:15
Pitch for offered services







D & O LIABILITY INSURANCE
By:  Panton Pau  -  3:14
Discussion of various insurance coverages for HOA

TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAW
By:  Mulcahy Law  -  42:01
General discussion of important issues regarding HOA's

HOA LIENS AND ASSOCIATION FINANCES
By:  Title Search  -  3:35
General information

ATTRACTING VOLUNTEERS AND 10 REASONS TO DO SO
Author:  Unknown
Tips on attracting volunteers.

DISTINCTION BETWEEN HOA OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Author:  Unknown
Examination of duties/responsibilities of each.

IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING PROPER MINUTES OF A HOA MEETING
Author:  Unknown
Keeping proper records is important but is required by state law.

EFFECTIVE MEETING AGENDA
Author:Unknown
Brief thoughts on an effective meeting agenda.

WHAT HOA'S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT D&O INSURANCE
Author:  HOA-USA.com
Lots of questions, few answers.

HOA DIRECTORS DUTIES RELATING TO ASSOCIATION INSURANCE COVERGE
Author:  Unknown
List of typical insurance coverage of a HOA.

WHAT IS A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IN A HOA?
By:  Snyder Law  -  :39
Special assessment explained.

CONDO AND ASSOCIATION LAW
By:  Brad Aldrich, Att'y   -  5:53
General information on legal rights and remedies.

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND CC&Rs - KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO TO.
Author:  Unknown
A caution tale on HOA's and Condo Assoc.'s misuse of authority.

HOW LONG ARE DEED RESTRICTION ENFORCEABLE?
Author:  Ann Johnson, eHow Contributor
Author making her case on the duration of Deed Restrictions. No reference to any particular state law.

SHOULD DIRECTORS BE CONDUCTING HOA BUSINESS BY EMAIL OR TEXTING?
Author:  HOA Member Services
They say "yes' if by-laws support it.

10 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH YOUR HOA
By:  Sarah Alban - Home & Garden Mag.
Means and methods of dealing with and getting involved with your association.  Good read.

ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL IN A HOA
By:  Barry Ross  -  1:58
Brief outline of conditions

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS - TRENDS AND ISSUES
Lincoln Land Policy  -  1:18:28
General discussion on various trends and current issues.

TOP 5 REASONS TO SUBMIT FROM HOA TO POA
By:  Robt. Stein   -  4:18
Examination of a POA
Author:  Mike Hicks  -  6:30
Discussion of the good and bad of living in a associated group

MANDATORY VS. VOLUNTARY HOA's
Author:  Barbara Stage
Difference explained.

Author:  Audiopedia  -  2:59
Description of differences in associated groups

ORIGIN OF A HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION
Author:  Stephnie Monroe Wilson
Brief overview of the origin and structure of a HOA

City of Round Rock  -  7:29
Study of the basics of association living.






A Series of Related Subjects to HOA

RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN HOA BOARD MEMBER
Seminar on operation of a HOA  -  1:50:25

WHAT IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Author:  Wikipedia
Short read - worthwhile

By:  William Douglas Management  -  1:22
Brief description of the office.





By:  Community Association Network  -  39:06
Overview of duties and responsbilities of serving on a board.

By: Condo Coaches  -  50:36
Establishing and maintaining a association budget

WHAT ARE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS (CC&R'S) IN HOA'S?
Author:  Unknown
Brief explaination of the differences.

WHAT ARE DEED RESTRICTIONS?
Author:  Ben Apple
Brief outline of deed restrictions and there purpose.

bY: Dietta Burgoyne  -  18:14
More in depth view of a HOA financial statement.

By:  William Douglas Management  -  4:01
Brief overview of a HOA financial statement

WHAT'S THE DIFFERNCE BETWEEN HOMEOWER'S ASSOCIATION (HOA) BY-LAWS AND CC&R'S?
Author:  Amy Loftsgordon
Well written brief and helpful article.

WHAT ARE BY-LAWS FOR A CORPORATION
Author:  Unknown
Corporate by-laws for a 'for profit' corporation

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HOA BOARDS OF DIRECTORS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Author:  Unknown
Detailed outline of duties and responsibilities of the HOA Board of Directors, i.e., Complying with State law, Maintaining common areas, Managing Budgets & Assessments, Establishing a budget, etc.  7 pages.

By:  33rd Property Mangement  -  6:05
General accounting tips

By:  White Leaf Management  -  3:29
A method in organizing meeting notes

WHICH BASIS OF ACCOUNTING SHOULD YOUR HOA USE?
Author:  Uniknown
Faairly detailed study of various accointing methods and what is best for your HOA.








By:  Shorewood HOA
Comprehensive outline of articles of a typical by-law document.

DEED RESTRICTIONS AND COVENANTS REGULATE LAND USE, AESTHETICS
Author:  Useful Community
Explaination of purpose of deed restrictions,
CC&R's. Master Deed.

HOA GOVERNING DOCUMENTS EXPLAINED
Author:  Unknown
CC&R, By-Laws, Rules & Regulations explained.

PROXY FORM
Author:  Unknown
Proxy form template







WHAT IS PROXY VOTING
Author: Ellis Carter, attorney
Attorney's explaination of the purpose of proxy voting.

ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER - HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE CHAIR
bY:  Roberts Rules Made Simple.com  -  7:53
Run down on meeting rules.

ASSOCIATION BASICS FOR COMMITTEES
Author:  Unknown
Discussion on Mandatory, Standing & Ad-Hoc committees

COLLECTING DELINQUENT DUES AND FEES
Author:  Unknown
Short outline on means of collecting delinquent dues/assessments.

HOW TO COLLECT DELINQUENT HOA DUES
Author:  Unknown
Suggested steps in collecting past dues.

GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Author:  Unknown
List of common agenda items,

By:  4H Club  -  15:43
Explanation of meeting procedures

By:  William Douglas Management  -  1;36
Brief explanation of committee functions.

BOARD RESOLUTIONS
By:  William Douglas  -  1:14
Quick rundown on making a meeting resolutions.





HOA WEBSITE CAN SAVE MONEY AND INCREASE COMMUNICATION
Author:  Neighborhood Link
Web hosting firm making their case for the use of a HOA website.

HOW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOC. WEBSITES CAN INCREASE PARTICIPATION
Author:  Neighborhood Link
Website provider making their case on how a HOA website may increase neighbors participation. 





CAN A VOLUNTARY HOA DICTATE WHAT YOU DO?
Author:  S.F. Gate
Opinion of the governing authority of a Voluntary Membeership HOA to control the individual homeowner.

Author:  Amy H. Bray
Brief and incomplete outline of HOA conversion to Mandatory status.

Author:  Matt Humphrey
Position paper on the potential liability to an HOA using a credit report service as a means to add pressure for a HOA debt collection.

HOA DUES IN BANKRUPTCY
By: Peter Bricks, P.C.  -  6:24
Discussion of member debt if HOA is in bankruptcy.

FAQ
Condo Coaches   -   51:27
Open forum for general questions on HOA & condos.

DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESPEOPLE AND POLITICAL CANVASSER:  WHY THEY'RE DIFFERENT.
Author:  Matt Humphey
Does a HOA have recouse to a door-to-door solicitor?

Author:  Unknown
Thourghts on how to get the younger home/condo owner involved in association activity.

HOW TO FIND ATHE DEED RESTRICTIONS TO MY SUBDIVISION
Author:  Unknown
Step by step instructions in locating your deed restrictions.

DELINQUENT HOA BOARD CANDIDATES:  CAN YOU SPILL THE BEANS?
Author:  Matt Humphey
Author sites Ohio law and attorneys opinion on whether to disclose delinquency of aspiring board candidate.

Author:  Unknown
Brief article on protecting your HOA by not letting your corporate status lapse.

HOA RESERVE PLANNING:  IS IT TIME FOR AN ONSITE INSPECTION?
Author:  Unknown
Discussion:  Onsite Reserve-study inspection.

Author:  Unknown
Brief discussion on the need to prepare a operating budget.

Author:  Unknown
Five steps that may help in recruitment.




Further the Bloomfield Township Public Library has reference material in their lending area covering titles:

  • How To Suceed with your Homeowners Association.
  • Homeowners Association and You.
  • Homeowners Association Handbook & Workbook.
  • What You Should Know Before Buying in a HOA.







Bloomfild Township Senior Center
Facility and service available for the Township seniors.

Speaker:  Officer Marthen
Friends in Blue

Captain Chris Whitehead - BTFD
Explaination of services availale.




DOUG KWIATKOWSKI
KLA Labs
Subject:        5G technology

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