Re: Getting New Members to Make a Commitment
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 06:00:19 -0700 (PDT)
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"Mac Thomson" <mac [at]> wrote:

> We are a 24 unit community that moved in in 2000. We had various
> incentives in place that I think were VERY effective.

> BTW, we required a $6000 nonrefundable deposit to become a member.

How is the $6000 nonrefundable deposit disposed of and what is the tax
effect on the HOA?

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