Re: Reserve Study Resources
From: Holly McNutt (holly.mcnuttgmail.com)
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 14:45:03 -0800 (PST)
Thanks for all the feedback on that - h

On Dec 29, 2011, at 11:13 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:

> 
> These are some of the resources I distribute during my reserve study 
> workshops:
> 
> Association Reserves, Inc.
> http://www.reservestudy.com/
> 
> A large reserve study firm serving California and several other western 
> states. Includes a Q&A that covers many topics, most responses from lawyers. 
> An excellent web resource. They also offer do-it-yourself packets and 
> inexpensive financial updates. In some circumstances these may be useful but 
> nothing will replace having a construction engineer and other facilities 
> specialists look over your facilities with you and point out problems.
> 
> State of California Dept of Real Estate Reserve Study Guidelines for 
> Homeowner Association Budgets
> http://www.dre.ca.gov/pdf_docs/re25.pdf
> 
> Most resources are written in such noncommittal language that they 
> effectively say nothing. The California Guidelines are an exception. They are 
> extremely detailed and well documented. Each state and each situation is 
> subject to different laws, but following the best practices can only benefit 
> your community. Just because you don’t have to do it, doesn’t mean you 
> shouldn’t. California Guidelines has the most complete information available.
> 
> Reserve Study Advisors
> http://www.reserveadvisors.com
> 
> Another commercial site with good Q & A pages.
> 
> Community Associations Institute
> http://www.caionline.org/
> 
> An association of and for HOAs. Their last publication on reserve studies was 
> very cautious and thus not particularly helpful, but the members of local 
> chapters can be very helpful in recommending a local Reserve Study Specialist 
> and sharing other information about managing a condo.
> 
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
> http://www.takomavillage.org
> 
> 
> 
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  • Reserve Study Resources Sharon Villines, December 29 2011
    • Re: Reserve Study Resources Holly McNutt, December 29 2011

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