Tab and Z discuss how they finally got to use their snow throwers...just didn't go exactly as planned!
This week's very special guest is Cara Brookins. She has been featured on a multitude of media outlets including the Today Show, TLC, CNN, Cosmo, Time, etc. She has a reality tv show in the works and a feature film...the list is endless!
Find out about the amazing story of a mother who with her 4 kids escaped a domestic violence situation and built a house to live in by themselves...watching YouTube videos! Z coins it a true story of going from "Despair to Home Repair!"
For more information about Cara Brookins, go to her official website at: www.carabrookins.com Tell her Tab and Z would like to be in her movie!
This week is all about HOA's and crap! Crap containers that is! Find out about a community in Centreville, VA that made the evening news about their dog poop receptacles which had been removed without notice and caused a neighborhood uproar. On the scene live is the latest edition to the HOA Talk Time team..beat reporter Bobby Roberts. Find out what he discovers!
Also back on the show is Chris Hild, Realtor/Broker of Realty FC out of Stephens City, VA. Tab tries to find out from a Trulia forum, "Can an agent change a price of a home without asking the seller?"
Go to www.RealtyFC.com and find out more about buying and selling a home in the VA, W. VA area!
Football is an imitation of life...well..according to Z anyways! Find out how Z equates all things HOA to to all things NFL!
This week Bob Gourley with Ask Mister Condo is back for a lively discussion on....gulp...bed bugs! What do you do when they come for you...especially from a neighboring condo unit?!?!
For more information on Bob Gourley and Ask Mister Condo, go to: www.askmistercondo.com He's got the skinny on all kinds of bugs!
Signs, signs, everywhere signs.....That is the theme of this week's episode. Does a security sign that shows a dog actually pass as legit security system signage? Make sure to go to www.facebook.com/hoatalktime and check out some other examples of security signs discussed on this episode and chime in!
Also featured is returning guest Chris Hild - realtor/broker of Realty FC out of Stephens City, VA. The guys ask him a sign question as well....find out his take from the real estate side of things!
For more information about Chris Hild and Realty FC or if you need help in anything related to real estate in the VA or West VA area, go to: www.realtyfc.com
This week Tab's Tech Trauma rears it's ugly head again...this time in the form of...unable to record Sesame Street! Someone sound the alarm!
The HOA Talk Time Fishbowl is back with guest Jason Wyatt. He is a former aviation electronic technician turned entrepreneur. His niche is selling goods while being on the road full-time...in an RV!
For more information on Jason Wyatt, check out www.touringfreedom.com
This week Bob Gourley from Ask Mister Condo is back for another Round Table Discussion. Topics include when an HOA is no longer under developer control, HOA offering to assist a non-compliant owner financially to come into compliance, and what happens when an entire HOA board resigns.
Oh, and let's no forget, Bob resides in the New England area and is basking in the glow of the Patriot's Super Bowl Win!
Go to www.AskMisterCondo.com and ask your question today!
Apparently there is a bobcat on the loose in the DC area...never a dull moment in our nation's capital these days!
This week's guest features Ruth C. Wright - realtor/broker out of Prince Georges County MD. She discusses a situation about a homeowner in her community where the HOA forced him to get a $500 mailbox, he refused to pay, spent $33,000 in legal fees and won. So he spent 35k to save $500 bucks...makes sense?!
Not only does the POTUS have issues with irregularities like voter fraud, etc....Tab and Z have their own battle....the electric company, the cell phone provider and the infamous Comcast! Hear their "alternative facts" on these type of companies.
This week Bob Gourley of Ask Mister Condo is back with a hilarious yet troubling situation with a special assessment gone awry...a condo owner who paid for a new roof but didn't get it installed yet after paying their share! Is there a refund policy with receipt!?!
Go to www.AskMisterCondo.com and post your "alternative question" there...Bob is sure to give an "alternative answer"!
Tab and Z discuss the upcoming presidential inauguration and all things Don J, Dons Johns, Donald J. Trump...are they essentially all one in the same?
This week's guest features Erin Kelly of Pacific Utility Audit out of Markleeville, California. They specialize in locating and correcting utility billing errors for HOA's. This is a must listen to anyone who cannot stand being deceived by a utility company and want to "stick it to the man!"
If you are in the California area and want to find out how your association can save thousands of dollars on utility overcharges go to: https://www.pacificutilityaudit.com
Tab and Z change things up and discuss an interesting call in from the nationally syndicated home improvement show At Home with Gary Sullivan. Are HOA's really "out to get you"?!
This week Bob Gourley aka Ask Mister Condo is back with a great discussion on common elements in an HOA/condo association. In plain speak...who is responsible for what?
Don't forget to check out Bob Gourley at www.AskMisterCondo.com He knows his stuff!
Tab loves At Home with Gary Sullivan..so should you! Check him out at: garysullivan.iheart.com
The guys are back for 2017...still going strong! Tab recaps his vacation that he recently took and a bizarre incident that happened on the plane ride home.
This week's guest is in the HOA Talk Time Fish bowl...Jerrel Brown, owner of SML Services out of Washington DC. This is an amazing rags to riches story of a guy who went from being a convicted drug dealer to the owner of a thriving landscaping company. He literally went from selling grass to mowing grass!
For more information on SML Services, go to: www.smldmv.com And remember their tagline.... "Don't Fret..Let Us Sweat"
In this episode Tab and Z discuss Holiday gift baskets..who should and shouldn't get them! Tab has a property manager in mind who is definitely not on the gift list!
This week's guest features Mike Peters out of Utah who is the owner of Ultimate Bunker. Worried about getting caught in a nuclear blast....well worry no more! Ultimate Bunker has got you covered. Whether you need a panic room, an underground fortress or just a place to get away from it all, this company has got the man cave of all man cave's for you!
For more information about Ultimate Bunker, go to: www.ultimatebunker.com
This week, the guys discuss the new MGM Grand Hotel and Casino that opened in National Harbor. Can anyone see Tab hitting the black jack tables?!?
Tab and Z throw a question out to Bob Gourley of Ask Mister Condo fame this week. What are his thoughts on an HOA board member who takes it upon themselves to be the local security guard of the community? Situation sound familiar?
Also this week features a guest that could be considered morbid to some but a necessity to others! Independent film maker Jennifer Beman out of Takoma Park MD is on a quest to have a memorial "Scatter Garden" in Takoma Park Maryland.
To find out more about the Takoma Park Memorial Scatter Garden, go to: www.tpmsg.org Tab has his spot already picked out next to a big overgrown tree!
Check out Bob Gourley at www.AskMisterCondo.com His ashes are definitely going into orbit!
This week's episode features Dawn Bauman, Senior Vice-President of Government and Public affairs for CAI (Community Association Institute). Get some inside information on a variety of topics including one of Tab and Z's favorite issue....the need for better educated property managers! Are the designation exams just too easy? Tab and Z think so...but then again, they never took the exam...yet!
For more information about CAI, go to their corporate website and find out more about a CAI chapter near you www.caionline.org
In this episode Tab and Z discuss the time old tradition known as Black Friday..is it all that it's cracked up to be or just a lot of hype?!
This week Bob Gourley a.k.a Ask Mister Condo is back for an interesting discussion on AirBnB. Is having an AirBnb property in an HOA or condo association a good idea or is it flat out...illegal?!
For more information on Bob Gourley, check him out at: www.AskMisterCondo.com
This episode, Tab discusses his once a year face-to-face with Z at his house warming party. He got to see Z's awesome tv antennae up close and personal!
This week's featured interview, all the way over the pond from London England is Johnathan Dunne. He has a movement called Tube Chat..no, it's not a fancy app..he just wants those stuffy Brits to open up and talk while riding the tube!
Finally, we round out the show with Community Inspection Services's inspector Ashley. She goes over her experiences of a large golf course community she is inspecting for them in North Carolina.
For more on Johnathan Dunn and Tube Chat, to to: https://www.facebook.com/tubechatbadge/
Happy Thanksgiving folks!
In this episode Tab and Z discuss the constant dilemma of technically challenged HOA board members and property managers...is it too much to ask to know the difference between a PDF file and an Excel spreadsheet?
This week's guest is Uri Man, CEO of Crystal Lagoons US Corp. Crystal Lagoons simply put is a water technology company that makes....lagoons! You really have to see it to understand what an amazing company this is!
For more information go to: www.crystal-lagoons.com It will blow your mind!
This is the post election episode! Tab and Z have a round table discussion with none other than Bob Gourley aka Ask Mister Condo himself. Political signage, holiday lights, flags...things that clutter a community or are untouchable as a law abiding citizen?!
For more information about Bob Gourley, go to: www.AskMisterCondo.com
In this episode Tab and Z discuss the interesting happenings at an HOA board meeting. Also, Z chimes in on his thoughts about the infamous "lunch and learn"...a common practice among property management companies...do you really learn or is it all about the lunch?!
This week Bob Gourley a.ka. Ask Mister Condo is back. The guys have Bob weigh in on a listener call-in segment from a renowned home improvement program, At Home with Gary Sullivan. Tab and Z need to be on that show...somebody set that up please!
For more information on Bob Gourley, check out AskMisterCondo.com
This is the 50th episode of HOA Talk Time..and in true HOA Talk Time fashion for this milestone episode, our featured guest is a basketball legend....6 time NBA All Star, former NBA Rookie of the Year, 2008 NBA Hall of Fame inductee, the one and only Adrian Dantley! Yeah, we are an HOA talk show but who cares...we just interviewed Adrian Dantley folks!
Also featured is our true friend to the show Bob Gourley a.k.a Ask Mister Condo. Tab and Z recap with Bob how the one time show guest morphed into a regular segment on the show!
For more information on Bob Gourley, go to: www.askmistercondo.com
Adrian Dantley is a legend...just Google him...enough said!
In this episode Tab and Z discuss the behind the scenes of HOA politics....never a dull moment!
This week, Johnathan Friedrich of HOA Corruption re-joins the show for an update on not only his HOA battle but of his bid for a senate seat of District 3 in his home state of Nevada. Tune in as Johnathan also tells us about a story that is something straight out of an episode of Law and Order! This is a must listen!
If you want to donate to the Johnathan Friedrich campaign for Senate District 3 in Nevada, please go to: http://www.friedrichforsd3.com Thanks!
You can also check him out at www.hoacorruption.com
In this episode, Tab and Z discuss the age old question...do people even read when they are mailed something?!
This week, the Fish Bowl is back with a truly unique guest, Chuck McCarthy. He is an actor out of Los Angeles, California. He was recently in a promo for the film Pete's Dragon and is looking for a breakout role. However, his real calling may be that of one of the most innovative business ideas we have heard of....people walking! Find out about his business called The People Walker...could be the next big thing!
For more information about Chuck McCarthy and The People Walker, go to:
If your're an agent and are looking to book a gig for him..call his publicist!
In this episode, guest Bob Gourley of Ask Mister Condo discusses a crazy situation where a condo unit owner changed the locks on her unit..only to have the board change the locks back because it was not a lock that they had the master key to!
The other featured guest is Kip Howlett of Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association. Kip gives the listeners an inside look at this very interesting association and insight on the what a tree can really do for you!
For more information on Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association, go to: www.hpva.org Don't forget to check out AskMisterCondo.com and post your question to the man himself!
In this episode Z goes over the similarities he is sees with home inspections of a new home purchase and HOA inspections....more importantly Z has a new technique to end all the nonsense homeowner responses and stop them in their tracks! **side note Tab's computer crashed so as usual Tab's tech trauma continues and you get to hear his audio in glorious NON-high definition!
This week Bob Gourley a.k.a Ask Mister Condo discusses a condo landlord vs. renter tit-for-tat situation....what would you do?!
For more information on Ask Mister Condo, go to www.AskMisterCondo.com
In this episode, Z uses his expert analysis and first hand experience on some of the home improvement products seen on the hit show Shark Tank. Apparently it's not all what it's cracked up to be.
This week's guest features Alex Bergeron of Cap Management based out of Denver Colorado. They are an HOA management company serving HOA's throughout Colorado's Front Range. They also have a blog about HOA issues, where Tab read an interesting article on the naming of HOA communities....does the name make a difference?!
Finally, this week's Ask Mister Condo features a mind blowing topic of a person in a condo association (who doesn't even own or rent in the community but is a live-in) who is not only suing the condo association....this guy wants to serve on their board! Talk about if you can't beat em join em!
Looking to sue your HOA and join their board as well, you may need to contact Bob Gourley first to point you in the right direction! www.AskMisterCondo.com