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Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's Update on Sustainable Insurance Strategy
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An Update on the Sustainable Insurance Strategy

On December 13, 2023, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara addressed the Assembly Insurance Committee at Pasadena City Hall. During this address, Lara highlighted California’s position at an ‘insurance crossroads’ and an ‘insurance emergency’ for many residents.

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Housing Shortage
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Challenges Facing Homebuilders in Meeting Demand for New Homes

In the quest to address the current housing crisis, homebuilders are facing substantial hurdles that hinder their ability to meet the rising demand for new homes. Despite the expectation that new construction would alleviate the shortage and stabilize home prices, builders are grappling with their own set of challenges that are stalling their progress.

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Borrowing from Reserves
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Borrowing from Reserves: The Right Way

Budgeting is a critical aspect of managing a homeowner’s association. It helps ensure that the community’s financial needs are met while maintaining financial stability. However, some common budget mistakes can hinder the smooth operation of an HOA. One such mistake is borrowing from reserves. In this blog, we will discuss the potential pitfalls of borrowing from reserves and explore the legal implications of this practice.

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California’s Insurance Landscape: The Legacy of the Ruoff Case

In the state of California, it’s no secret that we face a dynamic and challenging insurance landscape. Insurance has become a hot topic, with community associations, condominium developments, and homeowners’ associations facing increasing challenges in securing adequate coverage and the limited number of providers in the state.

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The Perfect Recipe for the Start-Up HOA Budget
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The Perfect Recipe for the Start-Up HOA Budget

Are you in the early stages of forming a Homeowners’ Association (HOA) for your new residential development? Crafting the ideal HOA budget is a crucial step toward ensuring the smooth operation and long-term financial health of your community.

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3 Things Smart Developers Do
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3 Things Smart Developers Do

In the competitive and high-risk world of residential development, smart developers stand out by implementing effective strategies that pave the way for their projects’ success. From the initial stages of planning to the final execution, there are three things all residential developers can do to ensure the success and efficiency of their projects.

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Reserve Study Misconceptions: Debunked
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Reserve Study Misconceptions: Debunked

As an owner or manager of a homeowner’s association or other planned community, it’s your responsibility to ensure that finances are properly managed. Reserve studies are vital for an association to maintain its financial health, as they are required to take place every three years in accordance with CA Civil Code 5550. However, there are several misconceptions about them. We’re going to divulge some of the most common myths about reserve studies and explain why they are untrue.

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