Winterizing Checklist for Your Homeowners Association Members

Sep 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

It’s that time of year—you’ve exchanged your swimsuit from long days at the community Association pool for sweaters and scarves just in time to roll down your sleeves and prepare your home for cooler weather. As we watch the warm days fade into the sunset, consider adding the following items to your winterization checklist, and ensure your home is in tip-top shape for the fall and winter seasons in your homeowners association.

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7 Great Reminders of Your Commitment to the Homeowners Association

Aug 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

The homeowners association is a home and community. When you chose to be a member, you agreed to some unique obligations to the community and to other residents within it.

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How Healthy is Your Homeowners Association?

Aug 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

From time to time it’s a good idea for the HOA board to evaluate the homeowners association by giving it a check-up so to speak. Consider using the performance measures below to be filled out among board members. Take it a step further and send it out to the membership, requesting their anonymous participation. It may give your Board some great insight!

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3 Ways an HOA Board Can Keep the Association Safe

Aug 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

It’s the responsibility of the HOA board to protect the homeowner’s association community. When it comes to keeping the community safe, a Board is responsible for safety issues, general well-being of the members of the Association, and prevention.

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

May 3, 2019 9:03:00 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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How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in a Homeowners Association

Mar 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Homeowner associations with common area buildings and structures are required to stay up to code and should schedule their local fire inspector to assess buildings on an annual basis.

One item on that inspection will be an assessment of the smoke detectors. One major safety concern to also consider is carbon monoxide, or CO.

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Homeowners Association Safety Tips for Winter Roads and Trips

Sep 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Do you live in a homeowners association where snowy weather leads to snow plowing your private roads during the winter months? Preparedness is paramount when it comes to being on the road. With an increased risk of potential driving hazards like sleet, snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures, it’s a good idea to think about ways to ensure you’ll travel safely.

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How to Handle Neighbor Disputes in Your Homeowners Association

Sep 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

You have two residents in your community who for whatever reason do not get along. Unfortunately they live right across the street from one another!

Your homeowners association manager receives phone calls and emails from these two weekly. Bill calls to complain about the lights on in Dan’s home. Dan calls to complain about cars parked on the street when Bill’s wife threw him a birthday party (and didn’t invite Dan). 

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Does Your HOA Board Have a Policy for Home Security Systems?

May 22, 2017 11:10:00 AM / by HOA Manager

We know you want to feel safe at home and you should. Maybe you have tried trimming foliage, increasing exterior lighting and are considering installing a home security system to feel more secure. Before you invest in a high-tech home security system, there are a few things to consider.

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Can HOA Fees Be Claimed on Your Taxes?

Feb 6, 2017 4:00:00 PM / by HOA Manager

Tax season is here and we all want to deduct every last penny we can find. If you’re a member of a homeowners association, have you ever considered whether or not the HOA fees you pay are tax deductible? Every HOA is different, so you’ll want to find out what applies to your specific Association.

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