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May 2014

AirBnB – Love it or Leave it? Regardless, vacation home rentals should be left to management companies

Having a family of my own, I know the joys and hassle that sometimes occur on relaxing family vacations. Cramped quarters with three kids can be frustrating in a hotel…and that is how AirBnB arose. AirBnB is a vacation home rental service without the big hotel reservation system. People from all over the world can submit their own homes to be rented by others when traveling in that city…direct with …Read More

Additional units approved by Glendora City Council

The City Council at its Tuesday meeting approved a 24-unit addition to the previously approved Avalon Bay development on Route 66. The 280-unit project at 121 E. Route 66 is adding two three-story garden-style apartment buildings with 24 private garages and 14 surface parking spots at 221 E. Route 66. The addition also adds another driveway for residents to access the project from Route 66. The mixed-use project, which was …Read More

ALL CONDO OWNERS – DONT FORGET TO SERVICE YOUR AC UNIT THIS MONTH!

AC UNIT FILTER The most important maintenance to ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to replace or clean its filter. The clogged and dirty filters block the airflow and reduces the system’s efficiency by 5% to 15%. The filters are generally located somewhere along the return duct in the wall, ceiling, or in the air conditioner itself. Some types of filters are reusable; others must be replaced. They …Read More

5 TIPS ON WHY HOA’S SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN WEBSITES AND EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST

It seems as though everyone now has email and access to the internet with expectations of information being available at our fingertips. In fact, many of our clients ask to be emailed or sent a text message when things are happening in the HOA…the way we communicate with each other has drastically changed in the last 5 years. All board of directors want to use their HOA website to keep …Read More

Large Versus Small Associations

DAVISSTIRLING.COM NEWSLETTER LARGE VERSUS SMALL ASSOCIATIONS QUESTION: I am a board member for an 8-unit association. Perhaps you can help me with some questions: (1) Do smaller associations have fewer disputes or legal problems? (2) Is governance different from that of a large association? ANSWER: There are distinct differences between large and small associations. When it comes to disputes, large associations have more of them but small associations experience greater …Read More