Info Bytes 07.14.22

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2022 Reserve Survey


As always, YOUR participation is key! Please grab your favorite beverage, get comfy and relax your way into this ~15 minute survey.

Full results will be published the first week of August! View results from 2021

We’ve kept our focus on investing as budget-busting inflation continues at home and across the globe.

CPI @ to 9.1% = YIKES! View: Five Charts Explaining why Inflation is at a 40yr High

Are your reserve funds stuck in a bank account earning 0.01% APR?!?

David E. Rovella Bloomberg News: One Fed official conceded on Wednesday that the central bank may even consider a one percentage-point rate hike when officials meet this month. It would be the largest increase since the Fed started directly using overnight interest rates to conduct monetary policy in the early 1990s. According to Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic, “everything is in play.”

DOLLAR$ and SEN$E: Are you Investing, Gambling, or Guessing?!?

$46,351: the difference between 1% and 2% APR compounded annually on an initial investment of $100,000.

Fidelity Fixed Income, Bonds & CDs Page

Are your investments earning at least 2%?

3 months US Treasury Bills (T-Bills) are paying 2.44% as of July 14

Governance Matters

Ducks Have Sent this HOA Into the Lagoon

Ducks Have Sent this HOA Into the Lagoon


    • This story is definitely all it's quacked up to be…

    • Not for the birds: a web-footed folly for sure!

      • Plaintiffs have made no argument that the defendants have broken a rule prohibiting feeding wildlife. Their arguments are filed in the original petition and seem to be tenuous at best.

    • Does/Is feeding the ducks:

  • disturb the peace or threaten the safety of the occupants of other Units? Ducks are fairly safe…and tranquil!

  • cause an unclean, unhealthy, or untidy condition to exist outside of enclosed structures on the Unit? Perhaps untidy depending on exactly where the ducks are being fed...

  • a noxious or offensive activity that causes embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance or nuisance to a person using the Common Area or to occupants of other Units? They’re ducks!

      • materially disturb or destroy the vegetation, wildlife, wetlands or air quality with the Community ... or results in unreasonable levels of sound or light pollution? A material disturbance of wildlife? [quacking noises]

Discussion Highlights

Commercial Vehicles Discussion
  • What the Truck?

    • Does your CIC have a rule forbidding commercial vehicles from parking in driveways? Rage against the machine?

Resource Updates

We’re constantly making updates and adding new content. These are just two highlights. Condo Connection offers over 70 pages of content that’s free to view day and night, wherever you are!

Emergency Preparedness

    • N.B. Multi-family residential properties in Seattle (and many other cities) require an emergency plan by code. Don’t have a plan? See the links above for free ideas!


    • The internet is awash with questions about how to deal with hoarding, unsanitary conditions, smoking and nuisances. Your state statutes might offer little to no specific direction, but most multi-family common interest communities (typically condominiums and co-ops) include language in their declaration / CC&Rs related to cleanliness and quiet enjoyment.

CIC State Statute Project

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