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December 18, 2012
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  • Nevada restricts HOA "superpriority" liens
    Nevada HOAs' "superpriority" liens are limited to nine months or less of assessments and cannot include costs of collecting, the state's Real Estate Division says. "So basically what they are saying is HOA management and collection companies have been misleading their HOAs the last several years," says Rutt Premsrirut, attorney for investors. "They have been overcharging banks and investors hundreds of millions dollars on superpriority liens for their own benefit." Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/15) Email this Story
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  • Colorado neighborhood association backs fence project
    The HOA of the Bow Mar South neighborhood in Littleton, Colo., will spend about $120,000 to replace fencing along a main street that has fallen in disrepair. The fencing will protect the neighborhood from the sound of passing vehicles and may be complete by the end of the year. The Denver Post (12/17) Email this Story
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  • How to resolve issues with disgruntled customers
    If a customer is displeased with your business, you should stay calm and ask him or her what you can do to resolve the issue, writes Tim Parker. Show empathy for the customer, and don't let company policy get in the way of finding a resolution. In some cases, despite your best effort, you simply won't be able to please a disgruntled customer. "Know when your investment of time and energy is probably not going to yield positive results. Thank the customer for his business and wish him well," Parker advises. Intuit Small Business Blog (12/5) Email this Story
  • How your business can support charitable causes
    Your business can contribute to a charity in several ways, such as making a cash donation or offering discounts for people who support the cause, writes Tim Parker. Your charitable work may generate positive publicity, but that shouldn't be your main reason for giving. "[A]ny time, money, and effort you invest in a nonprofit organization should be its own reward -- and reason enough to continue giving," he writes. Intuit Small Business Blog (12/11) Email this Story
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