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Six Pillars of Neighborly Living
  
What Is The Value Of A Homeowner's Association?
  
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Delinquent Owners Pay Association's Legal Fees
Are you considering what bills to pay and what bills to put off? If so, think twice before failing to pay the association's maintenance fees.
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Architectural Review
Association living is a choice that purchasers make. When an owner chooses association living, they are also choosing a lifestyle where individual desires must give way to community restrictions
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Why a Legal Firm? Why Kaman?
Some owners may question why our association needs or has a law firm. Other owners even believe lawyers cause problems and/or cause litigation rather than solve problems or prevent litigation
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Advantages of Management Firm
A brief overview of just some of the activities for which the elected board is responsible is shown below. After reviewing the list, you may have a better understanding why a volunteer board needs a professional manager or management company to assist in performing the duties for which they have volunteered. Board members have careers and families. They may work full time and are not available 24 hours a day.
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Prohibiting Sexual Predators
All Ohio associations are well within their rights to amend their Declarations and enforce such bans, which are, for good reason, extremely popular. An amendment prohibiting sexual predators not only protects property values, but more importantly, protects the residents living within the condominium or homeowner association.
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Reserves
The association is legally responsible for the maintenance and replacement of all common areas. If the funds are in the bank for the replacement, the jobs are more likely to be done properly and when needed as opposed to settling for a less than adequate job or an unqualified contractor.

Without reserves, a board is left with little choice other than a special assessment.  
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Electing the Board
You can vote for the President of the United States. You do not get to directly vote for the President of your community association.

All association governance procedures are outlined in the community's Declaration and Bylaws/Code of Regulations. Instead of all homeowners getting to vote on all elected officials (democracy), a community association follows a corporate form of government
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Duties of a Board Member
Owners often question the basic duties and responsibilities of being a volunteer community association board member. While personalities among individual board members differ, each one should have the best interest of the well-being of the entire association as their primary trait.
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