Michelle Underwood

Congratulations, Michelle Underwood!

Michelle Underwood, Regional Vice President of AMS | Association Management Services NW, and a member of The Management Group’s Executive Leadership Team, is celebrating her 15th anniversary with the company! Michelle is the #1 go-to person for anyone in the association management business including many industry professionals. Her knowledge of associations is unrivaled and watching her …

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Community Rules: What Do They Say About Your Homeowner Association?

The following is taken from a great article by Barker Martin’s Marlyn Hawkins on the importance of having good community rules: ————– A good set of community rules conveys not only what is permissible in a homeowner association, but says something about the character of a community. In most communities, rules can be created, modified or even removed …

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Is Your Association Ready for Winter?

Winter is coming…and it’s forecast to be another cold one! Don’t wait to secure your winter snow removal service. These companies offer a variety of services. There is no charge unless you use the service. Priority service and pricing are offered to customers who sign a contract before November 1. Contact your current landscape company, or contact your …

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Past Due Notice

Unpaid Assessments: Liens & Personal Obligations—Part I

This two-part article discusses the personal obligation of the owner to pay assessments and the lien that is created when the assessment is not paid. Next time we’ll cover the effects of sales, foreclosures and bankruptcy on both the personal obligation and the lien. Typically, unpaid assessments constitute a lien on the unit or lot, …

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HOA Basics: Reserve Study

In determining how much should be paid in maintenance assessments each month, the Board of Directors must estimate how much the association is going to spend for operating expenses and how much it must save for future repairs and replacement of common area assets (reserves). A reserve study helps the Board know how much to …

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Fair Housing and Online Harassment

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently published its opinion in the case of Revock v. Cowpet Bay West Condominium Association, et al., 853 F.3d 96 (2017). In Revock, two homeowners brought an action against their association and several individual owners, claiming the association failed to provide a reasonable accommodation by approving their request for …

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Pool Rule Guidelines

Summer has finally arrived, and that means it’s a good time to review your pool rules to make sure your association isn’t violating the Fair Housing Act. Here are a few discriminatory rules that you should NOT include: No children under 3 years of age allowed in the pool. No more than 2 children per adult …

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