At last a book that guides the reader through the perils and opportunities of buying a home within a community association. Condominiums, townhomes, cooperatives, and single-family homes within a community association share similar issues with respect to financial and governance surprises that may affect your pocketbook and quality of life. Learn how to ask for the right information, ask the right questions, and decide for yourself the best home that reflects your values, lifestyle, and budget—and of course to help avoid a major surprise after purchase. David T. Schwindt, certified public accountant, consultant, and reserve study specialist, brings over thirty years of experience with community associations in an easy-to-understand resource that you will find invaluable in making the right decision for you and your family. Included with each informative chapter are tips, best practices, and ways to create community and harmony within an association.
A native Oregonian, David T. Schwindt specializes in providing accounting, tax, and reserve services to homeowner associations and currently services over 500 associations in the Pacific Northwest. A frequent speaker at various conferences and seminars including Oregon Chapter of CAI, Florida Institute of CPAS, the Seminar Group, Mr. Schwindt received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Oregon University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oregon and Washington as well as a Certified Reserve Specialist (RS), and a Professional Reserve Analyst (PRA).