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Hudson Valley CAI

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Who we are

CAI is an international organization dedicated to building better communities, CAI provides information, education and resources to all community association stakeholders, including community managers and homeowner leaders.

The Big Apple Chapter covers all the five boroughs and it's mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. Find out how we fulfill that mission.

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CAI offers several membership opportunities.  Click the appropriate membership category below to learn about member benefits and resources.   Your membership total includes membership dues, a mandatory advocacy support fee and an optional donation to the Foundation for Community Association Research

Membership dues are non-refundable.

Homeowners, Board Members and other Community Leaders
The annual membership dues (for one board member) are $124.
  Dues and Advocacy Support Fees are based on board size.

Community Managers 
The annual membership dues are $134.

Association Management Companies 
The annual membership dues are $410.

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The annual membership dues are $560.

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The views expressed in our site do not necessarily reflect the views of Brainerd Communications, Inc. Answers and advice do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Consult your legal, accounting and other professionals to assess any situation before taking action. Brainerd Communications, Inc. reserves the right to edit questions and comments.

27 August 2014

Does the person who takes meeting minutes have to be a member of the board? And do they need to have the minutes sent out in advance of the meeting?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri, Question Answers

AHNQAQuestion:

Does the person who takes meeting minutes have to be a member of the board? And do they need to have the minutes sent out in advance of the meeting?

27 August 2014

Overfunded Reserves: Can They Be Returned?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Featured, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri

 

stuffed_hoa.jpgReserves serve a crucial purpose to maintaining the well-being of a homeowners association. Associations use reserves in budgeting for the replacement of the common elements, and they effectively provide a safety net against unexpected special assessments for the owners. Associations, in an effort to cover every possible repair or damage incurred throughout the course of a year, may sometimes overfund their reserves. While this is not necessarily an issue, overfunded reserves may raise questions within the community and among the homeowners.  

23 August 2014

The buyer's lawyer states that if this home goes into foreclosure we will lose all. Is this correct?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri, Question Answers

AHNQAQuestion:

I'm VP of a homeowner's association. Bank has allowed a seller a short sale. We have not agreed to settle for less than our lien amount for HOA fees. The buyer's lawyer states that if this home goes into foreclosure we will lose all. Is this correct?

22 August 2014

What can we do if we suspect a resident of smoking in their unit? We have a smoking ban indoors.

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Question Answers

AHNQAQuestion:

What can we do if we suspect a resident of smoking in their unit? We have a smoking ban indoors.

21 August 2014

What is the legislation regulating imposing "fines" on homeowners concerning arrearage of dues?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Question Answers

AHNQAQuestion:

What is the legislation regulating imposing "fines" on homeowners concerning arrearage of dues? Lien filing/release fees vs. interest assessment on unpaid amount, or both?

11 August 2014

In the past we have let one of our resident's kids sell Girl Scout cookies. Do we have to allow other residents to sell things?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri, Question Answers

AHNQAQuestion:

We're a building with 20 units. We have an alcove off a busy street. In the past we have let one of our resident's kids sell Girl Scout cookies from the alcove. I was approached by another resident who now wants to allow his teenage son to solicit for a trip to Europe something I'm not comfortable with. When I told him to come to the board meeting, he said that because we did for the Girl Scout, we need to do it for him. Do we?

08 August 2014

Can I return the money to the homeowners in a lump sum?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Question Answers

AHNQAQuestion:

I am the President of the Board of an HOA that is made up of 102 singles and 32 Carriage Homes. The Carriage homes have a separate reserve account for roof replacement, gutters and downspouts which the homeowners have been contributing to for 18 years.

Recently there was a hail storm that damaged all the roofs, gutters and downspouts. Everyone’s homeowners insurance companies are paying for the replacement of these items. This means all the money the homeowners have been putting aside for the replacement of these items, will not be used. After all the work has been completed, we will have a new reserve study done and I would suspect there will be a rather large sum of money left over that was designated for roof replacements, gutters and downspouts. I would prefer to return the money to the 32 homeowners and keep the qtrly. assessment the same or we could credit the assessments going forward, let’s say over the next 5 years.

Can I return the money to the homeowners in a lump sum?

08 August 2014

The Budget Process- Is Your HOA Taking Advantage?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Featured, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri

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It is not an uncommon practice for developers in today’s current property development market to create multi-type unit developments. What this means is that developers, for a multitude of reasons, including conforming to municipalities’ housing standards or simply to generate interest and marketability, create developments which include condominiums as well as privately-owned houses within the same housing community. These unique situations allow for the typical benefits of belonging to a homeowners association, consisting of the creation and the maintaining of certain common areas as well as the exteriors of homes and the lots in which they stand. 

05 August 2014

A Rough Winter Brings Rougher Seasons Ahead for Pavers and Engineers

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Featured, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri

Following the winter thaw, pavers and engineers are attempting to fix potholes and other road issues, ensuring a better, and safer, driving experience. With this winter being one of the toughest many people have experienced in recent years, potholes and cracked pavement can be found on many roads.

23 July 2014

If kids are being bullied in common areas (like the pool), does the HOA have any responsibility to prevent or stop it?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Question Answers

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If kids are being bullied in common areas (like the pool), does the HOA have any responsibility to prevent or stop it?

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