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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Good Neighbors Promote Good Security in Your Homeowners Association

Jun 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

This is a guest post by: Drew Smithfield, a freelance safety and security writer. 

Some of the best security advocates you can find are just yards away from your home – they're your neighbors. Introducing yourself to your neighbors and establishing a relationship with them not only helps deepen your ties to your homeowners association community but also helps increase the security of your family and home.

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5 Possible Solutions to Short Term Rental Problems in an HOA

Jun 12, 2020 9:40:05 AM / by HOA Manager

Short term rentals have become a hot-button issue in HOA communities. More and more homeowners are choosing to rent their homes through sites such as Airbnb or VRBO as a convenient, low-cost way to earn additional income; however, the popularity of short-term rentals is raising concerns in associations and even opening them up to liabilities.

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How HOA Board Members Can Strengthen Relationships in the Association

May 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Living in a homeowners association is more than just residing in a structure of wood and nails. It’s about building relationships and being part of a community. There are key relationships that HOA board members can nurture and encourage residents in the Association to develop as well.

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7 Social Media Safety Tips for Your Homeowners Association

May 13, 2020 2:07:09 PM / by HOA Manager

Social media has many benefits. It allows you to maintain connections with friends and neighbors in your homeowners association, make new contacts, build support networks, express yourself, and share your interests. However, information should be shared with caution to protect yourself and your family. Learn more in the tips below.

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Outside Safety Tips for Kids at Play in Your Homeowners Association

May 11, 2020 2:19:32 PM / by HOA Manager

Longer days and warmer weather means that many of the youngest residents in the HOA have more  freedom to play outside to their heart’s content (or at least until mom or dad call them back inside)! While homeowners associations encourage kids to enjoy being outside they also want everyone to stay safe. Your HOA board can do just that by helping members follow the tips below.

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3 Ways to Educate Renters in Your Homeowners Association

Apr 22, 2020 1:17:18 PM / by HOA Manager

If you have renters in your community, they are an important part of your homeowners association, and welcoming them could create a more positive environment.

Sending a welcome letter, email or even a phone call from an HOA board member are all great ways that make a lasting impression and open the lines of communication.

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When to Report Suspicious Activity in Your Homeowners Association

Mar 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Within homeowners associations throughout the United States, residents are becoming more aware not only of their community’s surroundings but also of the persons who live in their community.

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How to Start a Neighborhood Watch in Your Homeowners Association

Mar 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Does your homeowners association have a neighborhood watch in effect? A common concern in any neighborhood is safety. Association members  tend to look out for each other, and there are things you should pay attention to as an HOA board member that signal it’s time to take action.

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5 Unique Ways HOA Board Members Can Save Money with Resident’s Help

Feb 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Are you looking for ways to save money in your homeowners association? After necessary repairs and upkeep, it seems like there’s never enough dollars to get all the jobs done. Your fellow HOA board members all agree that a last resort is raising monthly dues, so instead, consider some of these unique ideas that both help enhance the Association and get members involved too.

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