How Would You Encourage Someone Complaining About HOA Rules?

May 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As a board member in your homeowners association, you probably hear your fair share of complaints against the rules in your Association. Not only that, but you also have to be a part of enforcing them for the good of the community. Even though you know they are there for a reason, more often then not, the homeowner doesn’t realize the purpose of the rule or isn’t informed on the actions they can take to have it changed if they feel it’s unfair. So what do you do when you come face to face with a homeowner who doesn’t like the rules, and insists they are invasive, unfair and just plain silly?

Read the ideas below so you’re prepared to encourage the next member in your homeowners association who confronts you because they don’t like the rules.

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What to Consider Before Moving into a Homeowners Association

Apr 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Finding your dream home in that great neighborhood is only part of the equation when looking to purchase a home. Buying a home involves much more than just finding the right house. You need to find out about your new neighborhood, including whether or not it’s part of a homeowners association.

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Facts About Homeowners Associations Your HOA Board Should Know

Apr 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

How much does your HOA board know about the community associations industry? Learn some basic facts and numbers, and what they mean for the members of your HOA board and Association community.

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All Homeowners Associations Have These 3 Things in Common

Apr 26, 2021 12:00:49 PM / by HOA Manager

If you’re part of a homeowners association, you’ll find the following commonalities to be true just about anywhere you live in the country. It’s important to understand these ahead of time before becoming a resident in an association. While some people might find them controlling, they actually give members the opportunity to have a voice in their living community.

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Things to Know About Home Inspections in an Association

Apr 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

A home is typically the most expensive purchase a person will ever make. Because of this, as much as you may like that property you recently found, it’s critical to get it inspected before finalizing the deal, even in a homeowners association.

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5 Safety Tips When Homeowners Association Members Are Out of Town

Apr 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As the summer travel season approaches, people will often be traveling out of town to spend time with extended family or take a much-needed vacation. This could mean more empty homes than usual in your homeowner's association. There are precautions that your HOA board can encourage members to take to provide that homes are not enticing to thieves, susceptible to fire, and the Association's crime rate be kept at a minimum. 

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Do You Have Adequate HOA Insurance Coverage on Your Residence?

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

Some homeowners associations that carry property/general liability insurance extend their coverage to include residential insurance in a portion of homeowner's association fees. If you are in a situation where you have HOA insurance coverage, does that mean you as an individual homeowner don't need an additional insurance policy on your residence? The answer is a resounding NO!

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4 Tips for Bike and Scooter Safety in Your Homeowners Association

Apr 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

All homeowners associations want children to be safe while riding their bikes and scooters in their community. Parents cannot always be there to watch them all the time, but it is their responsibility to teach their kids the rules, and it's the HOA board’s responsibility to make sure the parents are informed of the rules. Here are four steps that the HOA board can send to members to increase children's bike safety when a parent/guardian is not around 

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Eco-Friendly Lawn Care Tips for Your Homeowners Association

Apr 16, 2021 3:03:19 PM / by HOA Manager

Maintaining the grounds in a traditional manner and according to the homeowners association’s governing documents is not always the “greenest” endeavor. Whether it involves using chemical-laden pesticides and fertilizer or working with greenhouse gas-producing lawn tools, some methods of lawn upkeep can be tough on the environment. Thankfully, there are plenty of eco-friendly ways to keep your homeowner's association grounds looking lush while also reducing your carbon footprint.

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Tips from an HOA Board: How to Deal with Noisy Neighbors

Apr 14, 2021 10:56:27 AM / by HOA Manager

Noise is a concern for every resident and because you live in a homeowners association community, it’s important to understand that some degree of noise is to be expected. At the same time, residents need to consider the consequences of their noisy behavior. To keep everyone happy and maintain civility among neighbors, the HOA board asks that you take a few steps to reduce or eliminate annoying noise.

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