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HOA Fees: A Clear Collection Policy is Essential for Your HOA Board

Jun 28, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Every HOA's number one priority is the legal fiduciary responsibility to enhance and maintain their property.  The only way to do that is by collecting HOA fees. That's why a clear collection policy is a must-have for your HOA board.

Sounds like fun, right? Maybe not. However, it's important to communicate a detailed collection plan for HOA fees. By managing homeowner expectations about fees and the need for timely payment, you can help your board (and especially your treasurer) meet their goals and reduce the need for costly fee collection.

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3 Basic Responsibilities That Come with Being an HOA Board Member

Jun 26, 2019 8:56:00 AM / by HOA Manager

You and your neighbors who have volunteered and been elected to serve on the HOA board are responsible for making critical decisions on the Association's behalf about managing the community and Association funds.

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3 Crucial Responsibilities of a New HOA Board Member

Jun 21, 2019 12:50:49 PM / by HOA Manager

You've tossed your hat into the ring to become an HOA board member for your association. The ballots have been counted and you've been selected. But, what are the responsibilities of a new board member to their community? You owe a duty of good faith and fidelity to the homeowners association.

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How to Effectively Evaluate an HOA Manager

Jun 19, 2019 1:26:53 PM / by HOA Manager

People and organizations are often afraid of evaluation because they’re afraid of failure. If we don’t fail we can’t learn, and if we aren’t given the opportunity to learn, we can’t grow. It’s in the best interest of the  association for the HOA board to take the time to intentionally evaluate the HOA manager, ask questions, give honest feedback, and decide how the relationship can improve or if it’s time to part ways. Below are questions to help guide the evaluation process.

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How HOA Board Members Can Tune in to Meetings Online

Jun 14, 2019 3:42:56 PM / by HOA Manager

Whether you’re out of town or out of commission, you can still attend the homeowners association board meetings by tuning in online. This is not to be confused with a meeting via email -  this is not allowed.

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3 Steps an HOA Board Can Take to Resolve Disputes in the Association

Jun 11, 2019 9:01:00 AM / by HOA Manager

A homeowners association and its members disagree from time to time. When there's a dispute, the HOA board must provide the homeowner an opportunity to meet and confer with the board. Members must be provided with a fair, reasonable and expeditious procedure for resolving disputes with the Association without being charged a fee. The process is referred to as "Internal Dispute Resolution" (IDR).

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Ways to Thank a Volunteer in Your Homeowners Association

Jun 6, 2019 8:54:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Doing good may be its own reward, but most homeowners association volunteers would probably agree that it’s also nice to be recognized for the time, effort, and commitment they put into serving others, particularly in what can sometimes seem to be thankless roles.

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What an HOA Board Should Do Now at the Start of the New Fiscal Year

Jun 4, 2019 8:55:00 AM / by HOA Manager

If your homeowners association operates on the fiscal year, then  Happy New Fiscal Year! Have your fellow HOA board members asked this question: how did we do last year? If not, then now’s the time to re-evaluate and ask the following questions so your Board sets the Association up for success.

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Why Residents Should Be Committee Members in a Homeowners Association

May 31, 2019 9:04:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As a homeowners association member, it’s important to understand that committees are an integral part of the operations of your community. Committee members help keep a community vibrant; and by augmenting paid staff, they can save an association hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year.

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What is a Reserve Study and Why Should an HOA Board Care?

May 29, 2019 11:28:56 AM / by HOA Manager

As a homeowner or renter in a homeowners association, you know the importance of setting aside a little bit of money each month in case of an emergency. After all, you never know when you might have to replace an appliance or take your car to the mechanic. In order to effectively do this you’ve probably analyzed your budget and determined an amount that you can comfortably set aside each month so it’s there when you really need it.

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