Articles and Publications

Articles and other published works authored by members of Goldschmidt|Shupe

  • Is Your HOA in Volunteer Crisis?

    As the Fall season starts, we are looking forward to annual meetings and elections of boards of directors. Many HOA boards face the grim reality that there are not enough owner…

    By : Carolyn B. Goldschmidt

  • Lien Foreclosure: The Problem of Title Insurance

    Lien foreclosure, for many homeowners associations, is a measure of last resort to collect severely delinquent association dues or assessments. It is the process by which a homeowners association can file…

    By : Michael S. Shupe

  • Reverse Mortgages and Delinquent HOA Assessments

    Reverse mortgages are a fairly new financing tool for homeowners. In FHA terms, reverse mortgages are Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM). Owners of single-family homes, 2-4 unit properties, post-1976 manufactured homes, condominiums,…

    By : Carolyn B. Goldschmidt

  • Buyer Be Wary

    The typical home buyer is very focused on the details of the particular home, townhome or condominium he or she is buying. Since most prospective homes are in a common interest…

    By : Carolyn B. Goldschmidt

  • New Arizona Legislation Affecting HOAs

    The 2014 Arizona Legislative Session (51st Legislature, First Regular Session) adjourned and left us with seven bills pertaining to planned communities and condominiums that were signed into law by the…

    By : Carolyn B. Goldschmidt

  • Communicating with Your Insurance Carrier When a Claim Arises

    A couple of months ago I offered some  tips and techniques to anticipate, defuse, and resolve common complaints and disputes that may arise in your community, before frustration turns to…

    By : Michael S. Shupe

  • Mandatory Membership: Lessons from Shamrock v. Wagon Wheel 10 years later

    Homeowners associations are non-profit corporations dependent on homeowner volunteers who often dedicate substantial time and energy to the task of ensuring that their communities operate smoothly and beneficially for their…

    By : Michael S. Shupe

  • How Arizona Courts Decide HOA Enforcement Issues

    Enforcement of restrictions in CC&Rs and other community rules and regulations can be a troublesome issue with which Association Boards and their Managers must grapple. This article will look at three…

    By : Carolyn B. Goldschmidt

  • Board Removal Elections

    Board Removal Elections are controlled by the Arizona Condominium and Planned Communities Acts [A.R.S. §33-1813 & §33-1243]. For communities that are neither condominium nor planned community, the governing documents and/or Arizona…

    By : Carolyn B. Goldschmidt

  • Funding for Maintenance Projects in HOAs

    Many homeowners association boards find themselves in the difficult position of needing a large sum of money for maintenance projects that can no longer be deferred; such as roof replacement,…

    By : Carolyn B. Goldschmidt