Tips from an HOA Board: Don’t Feed the Deer

Jun 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Is your homeowners association located in an area that wildlife frequent? More specifically, is your Association located in such a location that deer regularly visit your community? While deer are beautiful creatures to admire, the HOA board may want to caution owners from interacting too closely with these animals.

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Can You Install Solar Panels on Condominium Common Areas?

May 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

The Board of Directors for most condominium associations in California have felt very comfortable in the past letting owners know that they could not install solar on the common area roof. The roof is a common area after all and its maintenance and replacement are the responsibility of the homeowners association.

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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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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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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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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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Are Residents Happy in Your Homeowners Association?

Sep 9, 2020 4:37:12 PM / by HOA Manager

If you live in a Common Interest Development, you may not realize that you are among the 73.9 million Americans who live in a property owners or homeowners association, including condominium communities.

You may think that most residents are happy living in your community, and hopefully, that is the case, but how do these 70 million residents feel about their own associations? 

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How Can the HOA Board Be Politically Correct During Campaign Season?

Aug 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

The presidential race is in full-swing and everyone is gearing up for campaign season. While some people prefer to keep their opinions to themselves, others want you to know exactly who they’re voting for and why. How does all this come into play when you live in a homeowner’s association?

First, it’s inappropriate for the HOA board to act politically. In other words, the Board as an entity should not declare a “side” so to speak. That being said, it can support both sides of the political spectrum by doing the following.

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The Role of the Covenants Enforcement Officers in a Homeowners Association

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

The staff or volunteers you may see occasionally walking around the community with clipboards or tablets are the homeowners association’s covenants enforcement officers. They’re inspecting the property to ensure that everything is working properly, that conditions are safe, and that nothing is reducing property values or the quality of life in your community.

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Can a Homeowners Association Keep You From Flying the American Flag?

Jul 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by HOA Manager

On Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day and other patriotic holidays, many Americans show respect for their country by raising the star spangled banner or displaying it in some way on their home or in their yard. But can your homeowners association keep you from showing your patriotism and restrict you from displaying the American Flag?

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