• If you have questions or suggestions, please contribute here. It would be better to keep some of this out of the public social media if possible.

  • If you are interested in any of the committees I just proposed … especially if you are willing to lead and chair them … talk here.

  • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    There are some valid ways to build projections that don’t rely solely on extrapolating data from the past. Indeed, if there has recently been a big change in the underlying situation, extrapolation is not recommended. We are moving from an era where there was a lot of murkiness and turmoil in the permit and waiting list process to an era where the…

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  • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    1) I don’t know what the list size was 2 years ago. I do know that when my attention was brought to the problem a few months ago, the list was around 65. It has since risen to 70. That may be deceptive because Bruce has been scouring the records to make sure everyone is accounted for. At the same time, there have been a number of new additions…

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  • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Lobbying on this scale is way out of our price range. According to my source, this issue is attracting lobbying from realtors, developers, local governments and a variety of other groups. Realistically, we should just sit back and monitor the progress. If the law changes, we will adapt. My note was a heads-up, not a call to action.
    • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

      First … I realize that many won’t believe me, but my analysis is not my “agenda”. I have no reason or interest in forcing an agenda of any kind. It is what it claims to be … based on an analysis of a no-win problem. It may be wrong … fair enough. It may be right … fair enough. Or it may be somewhere in between. Regardless, the problem…

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      • From an empirical, statistical point of view, I am afraid that Vic’s probability model will be validated. Looking at the sales statistics, it does seem that sales have peaked and are moving towards a standstill at this point. Combine that with what I do believe to be an apt description of behavioral economics as applicable to the present case, t…

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    • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

      On further thought, there are a number of leasing restrictions that can be overcome with prior written Board approval. FWIW, I am opposed to using that provision on a case-by-case or ad-hoc basis – unless there is an extreme justification. There is too much room for uneven application.

      However, it might be possible for a group of interested…

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    • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

      Oops.

      Checking Condo Docs, there is a clear prohibition on transfer of permits between owners. Not clear whether that covers the concept of “loaning” the permit if no cost involved.
      However, if the original permit holder does not lease the unit for 180 days, the permit automatically expires and goes to the next person on the waiting list. That…

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    • Vic Uzumeri posted an update in the group Group logo of Leasing Permit PolicyLeasing Permit Policy 11 months ago

      I had an interesting conversation this evening with a friend who lobbies in state government. He told me that the Realtors’ Associations in various states have been pushing for legislation to totally free up AirBnB. If that passed, any owner could AirBnB … at any time. I think he said there was a restriction that the home had to be…[Read more]

      • My thought would be to follow the law as written. I’m glad to hear you would honor the law as it’s written. Realistically we’d have to lobby to make this point. Do we have a budget to lobby? Probably not. Better yet, would our community want to reallocate funds towards this purpose? The HOA/Property management is directly governed by the laws of…

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        • Lobbying on this scale is way out of our price range. According to my source, this issue is attracting lobbying from realtors, developers, local governments and a variety of other groups. Realistically, we should just sit back and monitor the progress. If the law changes, we will adapt. My note was a heads-up, not a call to action.
      • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

        That is a really intriguing idea. Major league baseball tried for decades to apply anti-scalping rules. Failed. Then they hooked up with some big online brokers and managed the process … win-win.

        However, there are some unknowns. You would be willing, but are there enough others to reach critical mass?

        But this is what I was hoping for in this…

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        • Oops.

          Checking Condo Docs, there is a clear prohibition on transfer of permits between owners. Not clear whether that covers the concept of “loaning” the permit if no cost involved.
          However, if the original permit holder does not lease the unit for 180 days, the permit automatically expires and goes to the next person on the waiting list. That…

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        • On further thought, there are a number of leasing restrictions that can be overcome with prior written Board approval. FWIW, I am opposed to using that provision on a case-by-case or ad-hoc basis – unless there is an extreme justification. There is too much room for uneven application.

          However, it might be possible for a group of interested…

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      • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

        Severin,

        I don’t recall when you were appointed the moderator or censor for community writings. When was that?

          • Vic,

            I made a reasonable request in light of aspersions being cast. It saddens me that rather than spend even a second contemplating the essence of my concern, you would diminish the same by suggesting that I am taking inappropriate liberties.

            Thank you,

            Severin

            • Vic,

              I hope you realize the tone of your message is more of a dictatorship than that of an elected official representing the community to act in their interest. Actively trying to stifle voices of concern is a really bad indication that you’re not here for us, but rather the notoriety of the position you’re in.

              • Vic,

                After the tone of this I’ve written a script to make sure your moderation privileges are not abused by screen capturing each post before you have the chance to delete it.

              • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

                The Condo Docs are the voluntarily-entered contract between each owner and the Association collective that includes all of their neighbors. It is not a police state to fairly hold to the terms of that mutual contract.
                  • Agreed. However, as Board President you set the tone and spirit in terms of how the former will be enforced. When a resident openly states that he or she sees in said enforcement a means to freeing up leasing permits versus adherence to the rules per se, the Board President not clarifying that such is not the intent, then this leaves a very…

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                • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

                  Most people on the waiting list will never see a property right worthy of the name. See my video summary linked above. For most, the leasing permit will be a mirage. That is why the vote for sunsetting had two goals:

                  1. To create a lesser, but attainable, property right in place of a nominally better, but virtually unattainable one … especially…

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                • Vic Uzumeri posted an update in the group Group logo of Leasing Permit PolicyLeasing Permit Policy 11 months ago

                  Since a lot of Portal features are new, I am still finding limitations and bugs. I tried to post a message that attached videos, but it didn’t seem to take. So I created a topic in the companion Forum and embedded the videos. That looks like it does work. The videos are embedded and seem to play.

                  If you have trouble finding the Forum post, you…[Read more]

                • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

                  Shaena,

                  The courtyard idea is interesting … but it is sort of complicated for a formal, scheduled meeting … it is pretty weather-dependent. There have been some last Tuesdays in the month that were a bit inclement. An interior location would be better for people who are trying to fit it into their schedule. Unfortunately, the Stacks doesn’t…

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                  • Thanks for the kind reply! Formal or informal, the meetings should be located on site if you truly want more to engage. People are more likely to join when they see a huge group in the courtyard. Yes, weather might change to indoors but meetings should still be on-site. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Have a fantastic Friday! 💕
                  • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

                    Joey,

                    I think there are two main ways for people on the waiting list to move up.

                    1. An owner with a permit re-occupies their unit and stops renting (rare), or sells the unit.
                    2. An owner above you on the waiting list abandons, most likely by selling their unit.

                    There is a natural flow dynamic to this process. From my limited data analysis so…

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                  • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months, 1 week ago

                    It is the HOA’s clear intention to enforce all provisions. How effectively that is happening in practice is something I don’t really have a handle on as yet. It is sort of hard to know what we don’t know or can’t easily see. I assume there are some abuses that we haven’t seen or recognized … but, by definition, I don’t know what those are.
                      • I do most sincerely hope that the HOA is not going to condone some sort of police state mentality to set in whereby owners with rental permits are treated as potential rule-breakers to be subjected to heightened scrutiny. Absent cogent evidence to the contrary, those in possession of such permits must be treated as abiding to their terms. It would…

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                        • The Condo Docs are the voluntarily-entered contract between each owner and the Association collective that includes all of their neighbors. It is not a police state to fairly hold to the terms of that mutual contract.
                            • Agreed. However, as Board President you set the tone and spirit in terms of how the former will be enforced. When a resident openly states that he or she sees in said enforcement a means to freeing up leasing permits versus adherence to the rules per se, the Board President not clarifying that such is not the intent, then this leaves a very…

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                        • I kindly request that the Board make clear that it will not either implicitly nor explicitly render judgement on the work done by the previous property manager, especially when said person cannot respond to allegations made. Moreover, further to my previous comment, it is most regrettable that the Board would not push back against pure speculation…

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                        • Vic,

                          Could you kindly provide participants in this group with a percentage breakdown of reported rules infractions per owner-occupant/renter? Letting wild speculation like this fester is not conducive to an informed exchange. Where the HOA can act to stop the spread of false rumours it should act. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

                          Severin

                            • Severin,

                              I don’t recall when you were appointed the moderator or censor for community writings. When was that?

                                • Vic,

                                  I made a reasonable request in light of aspersions being cast. It saddens me that rather than spend even a second contemplating the essence of my concern, you would diminish the same by suggesting that I am taking inappropriate liberties.

                                  Thank you,

                                  Severin

                                  • Vic,

                                    I hope you realize the tone of your message is more of a dictatorship than that of an elected official representing the community to act in their interest. Actively trying to stifle voices of concern is a really bad indication that you’re not here for us, but rather the notoriety of the position you’re in.

                                    • Vic,

                                      After the tone of this I’ve written a script to make sure your moderation privileges are not abused by screen capturing each post before you have the chance to delete it.

                                  • Vic,

                                    Why would you assume that abuses have taken place? If the previous property management acted in a manner inconsistent with best-practices standards over a 10 year period, then surely it would be facile to single out permit holders. This is a very delicate situation: on the one hand you have owners who compared to the new system, enjoyed…

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                                    • That is a really intriguing idea. Major league baseball tried for decades to apply anti-scalping rules. Failed. Then they hooked up with some big online brokers and managed the process … win-win.

                                      However, there are some unknowns. You would be willing, but are there enough others to reach critical mass?

                                      But this is what I was hoping for in this…

                                      [Read more]

                                      • Oops.

                                        Checking Condo Docs, there is a clear prohibition on transfer of permits between owners. Not clear whether that covers the concept of “loaning” the permit if no cost involved.
                                        However, if the original permit holder does not lease the unit for 180 days, the permit automatically expires and goes to the next person on the waiting list. That…

                                        [Read more]

                                      • On further thought, there are a number of leasing restrictions that can be overcome with prior written Board approval. FWIW, I am opposed to using that provision on a case-by-case or ad-hoc basis – unless there is an extreme justification. There is too much room for uneven application.

                                        However, it might be possible for a group of interested…

                                        [Read more]

                                • Vic Uzumeri posted a new activity comment 11 months, 1 week ago

                                  Conor,

                                  I will try to track your info down, but I don’t work in the HOA office and I don’t have direct access to HOA files or most records. In most respects, I’m just an typical owner working out of his home in his spare time. Any help you can give to make a task easier will always be appreciated.

                                  Please don’t misunderstand. I am not trying to be…

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