Beth Ross

Beth Ross is a freelance legal writer and editor and also an experienced attorney. She enjoys taking complex information, demystifying it and writing about the topic so that anyone can understand it. She writes and edits everything from legal documents, to web pages to advertising copy. She received her JD from UCLA School of Law, and her BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Beth has lived in Wisconsin, California and Colorado, and currently calls the state of Washington home. She loves to explore, travel and learn new things and spends her free time playing in the water, forests and mountains around the Puget Sound.  

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Articles By Beth Ross

What's Best: Buy a Timeshare, Vacation Club, or Other Shared Resort Home?
Don't know someone who will buy in on a resort home with you? Explore the various prearranged possibilities for sharing property with many other owners.
Can I Rent Out My House in a Community Governed by a Homeowners' Association?
Your homeowners’ association (HOA) may have strict rules and restrictions--or a flat-out prohibition--regarding rentals.
How High an HOA Association Can Raise Dues or Assessments
An HOA can typically raise dues as much as it needs to in order to meet its annual budget, with some exceptions.
What Owners Can Do If HOA Common Areas Are Not Maintained
Steps homeowners can take if the HOA is falling down on the job of maintaining the property.
What to Know Before Buying a House in the Country
Things you took for granted in the city--like safe drinking water--are a question mark when buying a rural property.
Hiring and Working with a Property Manager in an HOA
What HOA board members need to know before choosing a property management firm.
Your Rights as a Virginia Homeowner Against a Seller Who Failed to Disclose a Defect
If you weren't told of an existing defect in the house you bought, the burden should not fall on your shoulders alone.
New Home Construction Defects in Georgia: Your Rights Against the Builder
Even new homes can have problems -- and the fault may lie with whoever constructed it.
What Happens If I Don't Pay the HOA Special Assessment?
As long as the HOA was acting within its powers, your nonpayment could potentially result in late fees, prohibition on use of common areas, and a lien on your property.
What's the Worst That Could Happen When Leaving a House Vacant?
Tax liens and lockouts and vandals, oh my!