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Best Publications On HOA's


California Common Interest Development, Homeowners Guide -
Villa Appalling!, Destroying the Myth of Affordable Community Living - Warrior I - Warrior II
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HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's


HOA Legal Fraud


Fact From Fiction 

About HOA's


Mediation's


Common Interest

Developments (CIDS)


Abuse Stories


Board Mismanagement & Intimidation to Titleholders


Property Management Fraud


Fiduciary Responsibility


Arbitration's


Community Advocacy Groups


Fight Back 


Don't Accept Status Quo


Take Back 

Your Community


Lawsuits


The Silent Majority


Fact From Fiction About Property Managements


Foreclosures


What Determines 

Property Values


Most Common 

Titleholder Issues


Cities Benefit

Financially From HOA's

California Common 
Interest Development-Homeowners Guide

Publication, 2007-2008, by Donie Vanitzian

This guide is an annual pamphlet that discusses all aspects of subdivision and condominium law from a homeowner’s perspective, as well as from a homeowner’s association and developer’s perspective. It provides advice on what to avoid and what to look for when purchasing a common interest development, as well as guidance on mediation, arbitration, discovery, litigation and settlement of claims arising out of common interest developments. A one-of-a-kind book, it will be useful to any homeowner or attorney representing a homeowner of a common interest development, or an attorney representing a homeowner’s association or developer.

Features-
  • Examines the law regarding condominiums,                  subdivisions, planned communities
  • Discusses the operation of homeowner's                         associations and homeowner's rights
  • Discusses complete text of the Davis-Stirling                Act, and text of other statutes affecting                            common interest developments
  • Discusses mediation, arbitration, discovery,                   litigation and settlement strategies
  • Examines formation, governance, operation,                 management, liability, and litigation issues                     facing owners' associations
  • Includes forms, practice pointers, comments,                 tables, index, and extensive cross reference.

Villa Appalling! Destroying the Myth of Affordable Community Living 

Publication, by Donie Vanitzian

Touted as "The Ultimate Buyer and Consumer Beware Book," Villa Appalling is a timely and critical expose of buying and living in deed-restricted communities. It contains road maps for boards of directors in recognizing their fiduciary duties and how to deal with management companies and "vendor vultures." This book destroys myths that such living arrangements allow for greater owner "freedoms" and "independence," but instead promote "dependence," destroying individual personal freedoms. The book addresses "hard" topics like management companies, advisors, attorneys and neighbors. Many homeowner associations routinely trample what few rights an owner might have. Owners need to recognize those rights, but can only do so with the proper "information." Villa Appalling explains that, in an association environment. "Information is tantamount to autonomy. Information is the only tool you will need and not get. Information is money. Information is worth money and information can cost you money." The authors successfully obliterate myths that such purchases and living conditions are "affordable" or that the condo, townhouse, co-op, mobile home, empty lot, or other common-interest, deed-restricted property is an "investment." A must-read for anyone considering a purchase of such property, or presently living in a deed-restricted property or who knows anyone who does.

Warrior I
Battle Tactics For Fighting Your HOA
 All The Way To CourtIf Necessary

Publication, 2009, by Shelly Marshall

This eBook outlines the steps you and your neighbors can take to gain control of your association as it was meant to be. These are some of the many useful things you will find in the HOA Warrior report (in e-book form), links to applicable State Laws and Twenty Battle Tactics:


Features-

  • Presentation of what you are up against
  • How to handle both small infractions and                   broad sweeping abuses
  • The Grandmother Test
  • "Assess Your Association" Checklist
  • Evaluating the risks before proceeding
  • Forming your team
  • Service Position Chart for your Grass Roots               group
  • How to win elections and fill positions
  • Using Non-binding mediation as opposed to            arbitration
  • Gaining help from the community
  • Using the Internet to connect with your                       neighbors
  • Low cost legal alternatives
  • How to find an attorney.
Warrior II
Responding To Pets, Paint and
 Parking In Your HOA

Publication, 2015, by Shelly Marshall

Disputes over the three Ps are usually where people who bought into an association begin to understand that life in an HOA or Condo Association is not as rosy as the real estate agent led you to believe. You may not have to worry about the guy next door putting three or four cars up on cinder blocks in the front yard, but now you have to worry about nosy Nazi neighbors, parking in your driveway, the color you paint your door, the weight of your dog, and how much you are libel for when a bully board loses a lawsuit. You have to worry about embezzlement and bullies! You have to worry about tiny infractions of the CC&Rs that may lead to you losing your home.

To help you carry out your defense here are over 101 forms and documents to use and share with your neighbors You can edit every form that comes with this book in a word document. You download a Zip file with all the forms and store them in your computer. When you buy this package you are licensed to edit and use the documents for yourself and your neighbors.

HOA Warrior II (which includes a Zip file) lays the foundation to play the HOA/Condo game to your advantage. This is done in forms, sample letters, links to applicable State Laws, requests and strategic planning in order to avoid disaster. This package explains what type of forms to use, and how to respond to most issues in your Association. 

Sample forms included-
  • Objection letter and request for hearing for                 any fine imposed
  • Sample letter to request documents
  • Sample request for waiver of rule
  • Sample request for parking variance
  • Sample request for disability accommodation
  • Do it yourself Bylaws Cheat Sheet
  • How to take minutes
  • How to respond to members if you are the                   board
  • Summery of board resolutions
  • Filing complaints
  • Board responsibilities
and many many more!