How Would Your HOA Board Respond to this Maintenance Scenario?

Jul 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

 

You live in a homeowners association and one of the favorite features in your home is the enclosed patio. It’s where you go every morning to sit and enjoy your cup of coffee before beginning the day. As you take a sip, today you notice the peeling paint, cracked concrete, and dying plants. The patio really could use an update. You decide you'll submit your maintenance request at the next HOA board meeting for some new paint, a trellis, small irrigation system, and definitely new concrete.

Fast forward a few months. You’ve learned that your enclosed patio is a “restricted common area.” This means the actual patio belongs to the homeowners association, but can only be used by the owner. So, who is responsible to maintain the patio?

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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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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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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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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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Tips to Improve Your Monthly HOA Board Meetings

Mar 17, 2021 9:33:57 AM / by HOA Manager

In any organization meetings often seem like a necessary evil. Many people feel like they go to meetings to discuss what they met about at the last meeting or that they simply turn to mayhem and nothing gets resolved. But it doesn’t have to be this way, especially in your homeowner’s association.

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Ways to Foster the Relationship Between the HOA Board and the Manager

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

The most important thing to remember in any relationship is that it takes time and effort from both parties. The relationship between an HOA board and the manager of a homeowners association is no different.

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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.

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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.

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