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Reston Association Offering Homeowner Workshops

by Karen Goff August 27, 2015 at 11:00 am 5 Comments

Reston AssociationReston Association will begin holding a series of workshops this fall aimed at offering info to homeowners.

The first workshop, The “ABC’s of DRB” will provide information on how applications are reviewed by the Design Review Board and processed by RA staff. RA will offer tips  on what is required for submission of complete applications and best practices for updating cluster standards. There will also be a Q&A session.

The workshop will be held on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. All workshops will be at RA offices, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Other topics later in the fall and winter include workshops for cluster boards; readying your home for winter; selecting a contractor; and landscaping, among others. Click here to download the full 2015-2016 schedule of workshops.

To register for a workshops, email [email protected]. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, email address and the workshops you plan to attend.

  • Greg

    Waste of time and RA money. Offer vetted contractors, bulk pricing and discounts for RA members and you (RA) will be serving the assessment payers. Trash is collected and paid for by everyone either in condo or cluster fees, or direct billing to others, but there is no discount for RA members or one company that offers service to all of RA members at a highly discounted price?

    • Reston Resident

      I love your idea but that goes completely against the trend of the DRB causing home owners additional expenses. Instead of choosing cost effective building materials you need to match 10, 20 or even 30 year old inferior products. If you need a tree removed you can’t just use any vendor to have it removed, you need a certified arborist to take pictures, document, etc. In general, simple simple projects become more work because of the DRB. You need get signatures, attend meetings, and once you get approved (if you get approved) you are on the clock to get the work done. So the net result is that it is easier to do nothing. Instead of encouraging people to fix up their home regularly, the DRB process favors people who do nothing while their home falls into disrepair.

      • John Higgins

        Amen

    • John Higgins

      Greg,
      I hope the RA board is reading this. One might take your suggestion even further. There are scores of services RA members living in clusters must procure on their own (bookkeeping, assessment collection, paving, landscaping, etc.) that could be provided or brokered by as association of HOMEowners. Throught the U.S. there are many HOAs that do just this. I support the recreational offerings that RA extends to members, and wonder why there is no thought given to these most basic needs of members. It might be crass to add that in addition to reliable and discounted services, RA could also generate income from such a central broker.

  • Ugh

    RA, annoying as ever.

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