EFFECTIVE BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGERS AND BOARD MEMBERS, AS WELL AS PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PROSPECTIVE BUYERS
At last a book that guides the reader through the challenges of managing and making effective Board decisions as well as the perils and opportunities in buying a home within a community association. Condominiums, townhomes, cooperatives, and single family homes within a community association share similar issues with respect to financial and governance surprises that may affect your pocket book and quality of life.
Learn how to ask for the right information, ask the right questions, and decide for yourself the best home to choose that reflects your values, lifestyle, and budget and of course to help avoid a major surprise after purchase.
The Condo Book is a must read for:
About the Author
A native Oregonian, David T. Schwindt specializes in providing accounting, tax, and reserve services to homeowner associations and currently services over 500 associations in the Pacific Northwest. A frequent speaker at various conferences and seminars including Oregon Chapter of CAI, Florida Institute of CPAs, and the Seminar Group. Mr. Schwindt received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Oregon University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oregon and Washington as well as Certified Reserve Specialist (RS) and a Professional Reserve Analyst (PRA).
Purchasers of condominiums, townhomes, co-ops and single family homes within an association face a daunting task of not only considering the purchase of the home, but also the determination of evaluating the financial health and livability of the association. There are many publications that address these issues. However, The Condo Book is the one resource that can familiarize the reader with:
- attributes of associations
- documents to request when considering a purchase
- questions to ask
- ways to determine red flags, if any, relating to the financial health of the association
- whether the rules and regulations of the association fit a buyer’s particular lifestyle
Realtors are in a perfect position of advising purchasers of homes within an association and can greatly benefit from concepts in The Condo Book.
Although the analysis and decision to buy a home within an association rests with the buyer, being knowledgeable of the concepts in The Condo Book can help the process of buying the home move swiftly and smoothly.
The Condo Book not only provides a foundation for understanding the basic attributes of associations, the condo book also provides best practice suggestions and tips on creating community within an association.
The Condo Book can be used as a reference manual for board members in governing and decision making. Regular members of associations can also use the condo book as a guide in knowing if the association is managed in accordance with best practices.
Managers of community associations can use The Condo Book as a resource in providing services to the association by employing best practices and assisting the board and community in promoting a financially sound association as well as a healthy lifestyle.
Professionals such as attorneys, managers, accountants, bookkeepers, insurance agents, contractors and other vendors providing services to associations need to be knowledgeable of how associations are formed, governed and operated.
The Condo Book can greatly increase the understanding of these concepts and can improve professional relationships with management companies and board members.