How to Minimize Maintenance Expenses and Keep HOA Fees From Increasing

Apr 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

We all know how important it is to try and consider taking a green approach in our daily routines. What if you could go green while also helping the community in your homeowners association? Residents can help their homeowners association minimize its maintenance expenses, which can also avoid HOA fees from increasing, by observing a few simple green considerations.

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What Percentage of Reserve Funding is Considered Healthy for an HOA?

Apr 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

There are differing viewpoints when it comes to percentage funding of the reserves. Just going on percent funded can be misleading because that number fluctuates over time and is different for each homeowner’s association.

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Can a Board Use Reserves for an Item Not Listed in the Reserve Study?

Apr 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

The purpose of the reserve fund is to plan for future repairs and replacements in the association. But what about components that you can’t see and aren’t listed in the reserve study? For example, plumbing supply lines that aren’t included in the reserve study and will end up costing somewhere in the ballpark of $50,000 to repair or replace.

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What Every HOA Board Should Have in Its Tool Belt

Apr 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

It’s always convenient to have some tools in your tool belt – you never know when you might need one. Instead of a hammer, nails, screwdriver and measuring tape, there are tools that are handy for an HOA board to have access to - because you never know when you might need to refer to them.

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Responsibilities an HOA Board Can't Delegate to a Manager

Apr 1, 2020 9:51:06 AM / by HOA Manager

The most important thing a Board needs to know is that it cannot give away the authority to make decisions. The manager is an integral part of a homeowners association, but there are some things the HOA board is ultimately responsible for and can’t delegate to a manager.
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Confessions of a Manager: What Every HOA Board Should Know

Mar 26, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Do you want to be the best board member you can be? Then you’ve found a goldmine because we asked a seasoned and experienced HOA manager what he hoped all HOA board members would learn early on to help them run an efficient, lawful, and successful homeowners association.

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The Basics of How a Homeowners Association is Governed

Mar 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

If you’re a new Board Member for your homeowners association, or you’re considering whether or not to become one, it’s important to understand how an HOA is governed, and who the Board is accountable to. A well-governed HOA will not only know what entity has the governing authority over another, but will also listen to feedback from the residents in the association when it comes to how the association is being run.

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4 Ways an HOA Board Protects the Association

Mar 20, 2020 12:01:19 PM / by HOA Manager

The role of an HOA board can be summed up by three different words: to protect, maintain and enhance the Association. What does it mean to protect? It’s to keep someone from harm or injury. In a homeowners association it’s the board members' responsibility to protect the homeowners and community.

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Actions HOA Boards Should Take in Response to the Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 11:06:34 AM / by HOA Manager

Events and information surrounding the Coronavirus continues to change and evolve. While we’re all experiencing challenges to both daily life and business-as-usual, it’s important to take a moment and assess the precautions you can take for your homeowner’s association.

The recommendations below about what actions HOA boards can be taking come from the Adams|Stirling Newsletter:

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When to Report Suspicious Activity in Your Homeowners Association

Mar 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Within homeowners associations throughout the United States, residents are becoming more aware not only of their community’s surroundings but also of the persons who live in their community.

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