Tips from an HOA Board: Don’t Feed the Deer

Jun 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Is your homeowners association located in an area that wildlife frequent? More specifically, is your Association located in such a location that deer regularly visit your community? While deer are beautiful creatures to admire, the HOA board may want to caution owners from interacting too closely with these animals.

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Indoor Water Conservation Tips for Homeowners Association Residents

Jun 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Reducing water use means making significant changes in your everyday habits and routine, but it can also mean substantial savings on water, sewage and energy bills for homeowners association residents. In fact, there are ways you can reduce your water usage by nearly half without purchasing expensive equipment. The following suggestions will help you get in the habit of saving water indoors at home.

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11 Ways to Prepare Your Homeowners Association for Warmer Months

Jun 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As homes in your homeowners association begin to thaw from the cold months, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for spring and summer! The steps you take now can help avoid costly maintenance and repairs later.

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Best Practices to Protect Your HOA Data

May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Homeowner associations, like most organizations, have adopted information technology for everything from accounting and bookkeeping to email and other forms of communication such as preparation of documents and presentations, etc.  However, HOA board members and their management staff must recognize and address the inherent risks in modern electronic technology, especially data breaches & server hacks that compromise information the HOA is responsible for keeping private.

 

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Tips from an HOA Board: What to Look for in Home Warranties

May 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As a homeowner, you probably received a new home warranty when you purchased your home - many owners within your homeowners association may also have one. If no major problems have been encountered with your home, then you probably have not read the home warranty paperwork, but you should!

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How to Quickly & Painlessly Break Up With Your HOA Manager

May 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

More often than not, a Board may come to the conclusion they no longer need the help of a manager because its members are arrogant, there’s “bad blood,” or it just doesn’t want to pay for the services any longer.  A Board may decide it would like to change managers, change to a different management company, or it just doesn’t need the services of a manager at all any longer.

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3 Reasons a Manager is Seen as the Bad Guy in a Homeowners Association

May 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Sometimes an HOA manager gets the short end of the stick, but it’s part of the job and a small price to pay to help an HOA board effectively manage its homeowners association. The manager is usually seen in one of three ways but there are steps board members can take to help the community see the manager in a whole new light.

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Can You Install Solar Panels on Condominium Common Areas?

May 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

The Board of Directors for most condominium associations in California have felt very comfortable in the past letting owners know that they could not install solar on the common area roof. The roof is a common area after all and its maintenance and replacement are the responsibility of the homeowners association.

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How to Save on Home & Renters Insurance in Your Homeowners Association

May 11, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Whether you own or rent your home within a homeowners association, insurance is essential to protect your property and household goods. Comparison shopping for the best rates will certainly save you some money, but you also can save by following these tips.

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Tips for Saving Water in Your Homeowners Association

May 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Water conservation is an important issue for homeowners associations, not just because you want to be environmentally responsible but also because keeping assessments as low as possible can help owners be successful in keeping up with payments. Here’s how you can help:

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