3 Helpful Resources to Support an Effective HOA Board Meeting

Mar 9, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

How would you define an effective HOA board meeting? Most people would see it as time spent efficiently, where issues are addressed, reasonable business decisions are made, and action items are assigned, in an atmosphere of respect and collaboration.

Read More

3 Things to Do if Crime is a Problem in Your Homeowners Association

Mar 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

When homeowners start to notice an increase in crime in the homeowners association, it's not necessarily the fault of the HOA, but the fault of the individuals who make bad choices and seek a location to carry out their dealings with easy access that allows for a quick exit. There are ways the the Association be proactive to help the community remain a safe place to live.

Read More

Tips to Be Prepared if a Disaster Strikes Your Homeowners Association

Mar 5, 2021 1:51:00 PM / by HOA Manager

If you think hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods or polar vortexes won’t happen to you or that you don’t need to insure against these disasters in your homeowners association, you’re among the nearly half of U.S. homeowners and renters who lack the insurance coverage to deal with potential losses, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Read More

What to Do if Your Homeowners Association is Facing Foreclosures

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

As a Board member of a homeowners association you may be faced with making decisions to foreclose on homes in your Association. This is not a pleasant task, but it is a necessary one at times. Some homeowners may challenge the entire process and you and the Board should know what you are doing and why.

Read More

Pros & Cons of Age-Restricted Homeowners Associations

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

When you think of an age-restricted homeowners association, you might conjure up a picture of elderly couples in Hawaiian print shirts and khaki shorts, riding on golf carts, sipping drinks by the pool, or playing cards in the clubhouse. While sometimes this isn’t far from the truth, age-restricted Associations are much more than that!

Read More

How Do You Know Your HOA Manager is Giving You Good Information?

Feb 22, 2021 11:14:34 AM / by HOA Manager

If you’re a member of an HOA board, one of the reasons you chose to hire a property manager to help your community association is because you can’t keep up with all of the information you need to know. New and updated laws, reserve studies, annual meetings, trends, and resources are all things you need to have in your board member resource bucket, but can be very overwhelming. You trust your HOA manager to give you good and accurate information, but how do you know it really is legit?

Read More

What is an Official Meeting: In 200 Words or Less

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

Board meetings, executive sessions, and membership meetings are the most common in an HOA. They require a quorum to be present to qualify as an official meeting. The governing documents for each association define a quorum, typically in the Bylaws.

Read More

How to Avoid Maintenance Misunderstandings in a Homeowners Association

Feb 17, 2021 2:25:49 PM / by HOA Manager

A hot topic among homeowners association members is knowing who is responsible for certain maintenance items in the community -- the homeowner or the Association? There are often assumptions on both sides, and when an issue arises and it’s not the outcome anticipated, disputes follow.

Read More

Can't Afford a Full-Time HOA Manager? Consulting Services Can Help

Feb 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Whether your homeowners’ association (HOA) is large with a correspondingly large budget, or small with limited financial resources, there are ways to get outside help. All boards face the same challenges and responsibilities. Getting an expert to consult can help the board navigate those challenges. Often, large HOAs can afford a full-time HOA Manager; in smaller HOAs you may not have the budget for that - but you can still afford consulting services to set you on the right path.

Read More

Not-So-Obvious Ways an HOA Management Company Can Help Your Board

Feb 3, 2021 11:48:28 AM / by HOA Manager

An HOA management company can help homeowners association boards in many ways and work with nearly every budget. Two of the most obvious are assisting with financials and collecting delinquent HOA fees. There are also some ways your board members may not have thought of.

Read More