It’s a love/hate relationship when it comes to HOAs.
Homeowner Associations are well-intentioned. But man! An HOA can be a nightmare to deal with.
We like some of what they do: Keep the monument at the entrance prim and proper, police the yards, dogs and trash cans in the neighborhood, insure maintenance of security gates, pools and elevators, maintain the community flower beds….
That’s all great! Those rules keeps the neighborhood enjoyable and tidy!
No one wants to live next to the one house that never practices pride of homeownership and only demonstrates deferred maintenance.
Recently I’ve had my own clash with an HOA when they told me I could not hold a Sunday Open House!
WHAT?!!! Are you kidding me?
Here are 3 rules I advise my new Buyer’s and current homeowners to practice to avoid fees, notices and in general icky feelings from their neighbors staring them down.
- Always ask first when it comes to exterior renovations, and interior if you own a condo.
- Document everything and with pictures when possible.
- Get on the HOA board! Participate in your HOA or at least go to meetings quarterly.
If you have any specific Q’s about your HOA and what rules may/may not apply, give me a call/text. I can probably answer your question or find out quicker than you can dig up your Re-Sale Certificate or neighborhood CC&R’s.
My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been working with Buyers and Sellers for 12+ years! #206.948.0431 | GeorgiaWall@JohnLScott.com
My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I have been helping buyers and sellers for 13+ years. Talk/Text/Tweet @KirkalndPeach. 206.948.0431
Have your ever had your Brain Fitness analyzed? Curious about what kind of results a Dermapen will give you? Maybe you have a vacation coming up and are in serious need of a pre-bikini detox!
Meet Dr. Tacita Robertson- a Naturopathic Physician who has recently opened the doors of her own clinic appropriately named, A Greater Whole.
You can find her on Market Street, next door to IMAJ Pilates, where she offers a full range of Alternative and Holistic Heath services.
Dr. Tacita is a good friend of mine, a busy Mom to her darling 2-year-old twins and now a proud local business owner.
We talked about her clinic and how her unique vision for her clinic makes it a compelling choice for local Kirklandites who want to optimize their nutrition, overall health, mood & physical appearance.
Kirkland Peach: What is your Mission?
Dr. Tacita: To help people achieve a happy, healthy, vibrant life + receive medical treatment that is customized to them.Treating not suppressing symptoms is my goal. This can include diet recommendations and treating symptoms by analyzing the DNA. This is not treatment for the masses. This is highly individualized.
KP: What makes your practice unique?
Dr. Tacita: I practice a combination of primary care, esthetic skin care and brain fitness (fixing the “foggy brain” feeling, increasing memory, guidance for recovery from head injuries, and preventative suggestions to avoid Dementia later in life…).
KP: What are your favorite products?
Dr. Tacita: Vita Shots for hangover cures and mood boosters. Wouldn’t it be great if you could treat your symptoms instead of taking a sick day at work?
KP: What would my first appointment look like?
Dr. Tacita: We would start with a 75 min session of me just getting to know you. I want to find out what my clients need and what will help them feel at their optimum level in all areas! My patients need to be 18+ years of age. And some forms of insurance is accepted! ( *Dr. Tacita occasionally hosts a Ladies Night of Beauty Fun as well! )
KP: When you are not at the clinic, where might we find you?
Dr. Tacita: Cafe Zoca, Kirkland Crossfit or Homegrown.
For more information:
250 Market St, Kirkland, Washington 98033