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We’ve prepared more than 40,000 Reserve Studies Nationwide!

Association Reserves is a professional engineering consulting company that provides Reserve budget and disclosure solutions for Association-governed communities of all shapes and sizes. Established in 1986, we serve clients throughout the United States and the world. We perform approximately 4,000 Reserve Studies each year, from regional offices staffed specifically for this unique field.

Our clients include condominiums, co-ops, homeowners’ associations, planned unit developments, and property owner associations, with construction styles that range from single family dwellings to townhouses and hi-rises. We also serve the needs of Timeshares & Fractionals as well as Worship Facilities.

Our complete, accurate, and user-friendly 30-yr Reserve Studies clearly spell out what needs to be reserved for, evaluates the strength of the current Reserve Fund, and recommends a Funding Plan. Each year, thousands of Managers, Boardmembers, and Facility Directors trust in our ability to provide independent, custom, financially stable reserve funding plans that ensure timely repairs & replacements to their common area assets.

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EQ Retrofitting in Los Angeles, 2017

by Steven Beltramo, Project Manager, Association Reserves The Issue: Homeowners and Association Managers need to be aware that the City of Los Angeles has passed Ordinances 183893 and 184081, city laws that require the earthquake retrofitting of buildings that fall … Continue reading

Avoiding Future Special Assessments

By Drew Sleezer, Project Manager Life is full of risks. You may be stuck with your current circumstances, but you have surprising power to influence many future risks. As a manager or board member, you are responsible for the care … Continue reading

How Much are Adequate Reserve Contributions?

by Steven Beltramo, Project Manager At Association Reserves we understand board members face a big challenge to budget for the maintenance and replacement of their association’s major common area assets. Boards typically have little knowledge of project costs and when … Continue reading

Change to the FHA “10% to Reserves” Rule?

FHA approval is a status condo associations can attain, allowing unit owners/buyers to receive FHA insurance on their loans which make those loan more attractive to lenders. Depending on your location, as much as 30% – 40% of all residential … Continue reading

Is a Reserve Study Required Annually in California?

In a word, yes. California Civil Code 5550 requires a Reserve Study based on a “diligent visual site inspection” at least every third year, but requires the Board review that Reserve Study annually and “consider and implement necessary adjustments”. That’s … Continue reading

Make your Association 35% Better!

We all know that scarcity causes conflict and stress. Scarcity of Reserves causes deferred maintenance and special assessments, drags down property values, and causes other related problems. How can an association avoid these problems and emerge with sufficient funds to … Continue reading

Setting our Industry Up for Success

After 30 years preparing Reserve Studies, helping associations make wise decisions about their capital budgets to avoid surprises and the high cost of deferred maintenance, Robert Nordlund of Association Reserves has joined the national “Think Tank” of the Foundation for Community … Continue reading

Does our Association Need to have Healthy Reserves?

A good answer is both “yes” and “no”. Let me explain. Yes: Typical Governing Documents and the uniform legal expectations of Boardmembers  across the country require Boardmembers to maintain and protect the assets of the corporation on behalf of the … Continue reading

Is 10% of Budget to Reserves a Law?

Click here to see a list of laws we compiled from across the country with respect to Reserves. While 30 states have some legal requirements, the “10% of budget to Reserves” is not a law. But it’s something you want … Continue reading

Underfunded Reserves – the $10 Solution!

In a recent webinar, an attendee remarked how simple it seemed to get on the path to appropriate Reserve funding. They were right! The problem of underfunded Reserves in community associations across the country can eliminated in five years with … Continue reading