Trestle’s Community Association Management Blog

The New Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA)

Washington state enacted a new Common Interest Community (CIC, condominiums, homeowner associations, and real estate cooperatives) law that went into effect July 1, 2018.  The...
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Your Simple Curb Appeal Checklist

The curb appeal of your community depends on each resident maintaining their property as completely as possible. For those who keep their homes and yards well...
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Contractor Caution

Finding a contractor who will perform quality work at a reasonable price can be a daunting task.  Sometimes it just seems easiest to hire a...

Why We Have a Design Review Process

Community Associations have a set of written design review standards and processes. Some homeowners mistakenly believe these standards restrict their freedom of individual expression; actually,...
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The Value of Good Landscaping and Why Associations Contract for Professional Landscaping

Most associations have a robust landscaping budget, but the practical purposes accomplished by good landscaping makes it money well spent. Landscaping can save money. Substituting...
Recruiting New Board Members

Recruiting Board Member’s & Board Responsibilities

When recruiting potential owners to add to your Association Board, do you consider what it takes for them to be a good board member? A...
Maintain Order at Board Meetings

Make Sure Members Are Heard at Annual Meetings While Preserving Order

The association’s annual meeting is the best opportunity for members to learn about this year’s events and get caught up on everything happening in your...
Achieve Quorum at Owner Meetings

Achieving Quorum at Annual Meetings with Proxies

A quorum is the minimum number of owners who must be at a meeting before business can be transacted. Washington state law states unless the...
Objection

Overcoming Common Fee Increase Objections

It isn’t news most homeowners want to hear: that assessments will be increased. But sometimes a fee increase is the best way to keep the...