HOA Board Checklist: Help Residents Stay Prepared in Cold Weather

Nov 23, 2020 2:25:07 PM / by HOA Manager

Cold and wet conditions not only make an Association miserable, they can also create damage to the homes and buildings within the community. Some winterizing can wait, but some can't! An HOA board can help residents out by making a list of what needs to be done, and tackle the time-sensitive tasks first. Here is a simple checklist for your homeowners association to stay on top of the winter season.

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How Amenities Help With the Collection of Unpaid HOA Fees

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

When living in a homeowners association residents are expected to pay assessments that are used to make the community a nice place to live. These fees contribute to utility and vendor bills, maintenance, short term and long term projects, and upkeep of amenities such as the pool.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Be an HOA Board Member?

Oct 28, 2020 4:23:47 PM / by HOA Manager

The last time you attended the HOA board meeting for your homeowners association the current board asked you and everyone present to consider volunteering for the board. These are the thoughts that went through your mind:

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Make a Good Impression: Signage in Your Homeowners Association

Sep 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

You’ve heard the phrase, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But sometimes, it’s important to not underestimate the power of first impressions. Take the signage in your homeowners association for instance.

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How to Offer a Positive Customer Service Experience in Your HOA

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

Community association board members and managers might not immediately think of customer service as one of their priorities, but it's important. Customer Service is an integral function of any organization. The need for excellent services is just as vital to an association’s success as it is to a business that sells goods and services. 

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Common Misconceptions About Property Values in a Homeowners Association

Aug 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

There are often common misconceptions among homeowners about what contributes to the rise and fall of property values in a homeowners association.

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FAQ: Basic Facts You Should Know About a Homeowners Association

Jul 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

There is some basic information about homeowners associations that anyone considering buying a home should know about. If you’re considering buying a home and you learn its part of a homeowners association, you’ll want to make sure you know what to expect when being part of an HOA community. Each Association community is unique, but they all have similarities such as requiring membership dues, following the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs), and a board of directors that governs the Association. You can get answers from some common questions you may have – and that should you know – about homeowners associations in the article excerpt below.

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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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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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