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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All Homeowners Associations Have These 3 Things in Common

Apr 26, 2021 12:00:49 PM / by HOA Manager

If you’re part of a homeowners association, you’ll find the following commonalities to be true just about anywhere you live in the country. It’s important to understand these ahead of time before becoming a resident in an association. While some people might find them controlling, they actually give members the opportunity to have a voice in their living community.

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Things to Know About Home Inspections in an Association

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

A home is typically the most expensive purchase a person will ever make. Because of this, as much as you may like that property you recently found, it’s critical to get it inspected before finalizing the deal, even in a homeowners association.

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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 from an HOA Board to De-Clutter Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

Apr 2, 2021 11:54:22 AM / by HOA Manager

Have you noticed that a reminder to owners in your Association is needed to tidy up their outdoor spaces? Does your homeowners association have items stored on patios and balconies that really shouldn't be there? Your Association is not alone!

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How Can Residents Be Active in Your Homeowner's Association?

Mar 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Every homeowner’s association community always seems to have a lot going on, and that can sometimes include, among other things, a range of upcoming social events in addition to several important ongoing projects. Updating the website, writing an article for the association newsletter, and committee involvement on the budget, landscaping, road maintenance, election oversight or other committees, are all ways to volunteer. What are some of the things going on in your community?

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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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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.

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