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A Condominium Resident’s Perspective

As a resident and, recently, past Board member of the condominium association where I reside, my hopes for a better community were realized one day when an article appeared in our local newspaper telling of legislation requiring all Condominiums to have a Reserve Study done.

A Reserve Study Professional’s Perspective

Samantha's article illustrates the purpose and function of a Reserve Study as well as some common objections.

How Strong is your Reserve Fund?

Reserve studies are required by Hawaii State Law, HRS 514A and HRS514B-148 for Condominiums and Time Share property under HRS 514E-10.3.

Computing “Fully Funded” Reserves Using Current or Future Costs?

The Hawaii Act defines a Full Replacement Reserve as the reserve funds for an asset equal to: The projected capital expenditure or major maintenance required for the asset at the end of its estimated useful life;

Is Your Reserve Fund On Pace?

It’s getting to be that time of year when most Community Associations begin the annual process of planning and adopting next year’s financial budget. For associations small and large, whether condo, HOA or otherwise, this is arguably the most difficult and most important task that Boards and their Managers will tackle in the course of doing business.

What is Full Funding and Baseline Funding?

After the Component List has been created or updated, the current Reserve Fund Strength and a recommended Funding Plan are calculated. The Funding Plan typically takes the form of a recommended monthly Reserve contribution. This "action plan" is developed to take the Reserve Fund from its current condition to the Funding Objective. But the question remains, which Funding Objective, and why?