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Navigating the Transition Process with New HOA Board Members

May 28, 2024 / by HOA Manager

Congratulations on your new role as an HOA board member! Your dedication to serving your community is commendable, and your commitment to ensuring the smooth operation of your homeowner's association is vital. As you embark on this journey, it's essential to understand the transition process and how to effectively integrate new board members into their roles. In this guide, we'll discuss the crucial steps of transitioning new HOA board members, from orientation and training to ongoing support, to ensure a seamless transition and the continued success of your association.

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Enhancing Community Management: ECHO and Hignell HOA Join Forces

February 26, 2024 / by HOA Manager

In a significant stride towards fostering community development and empowering HOA boards, Hignell HOA Management proudly announces its partnership with ECHO (Educational Community for Homeowners). This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in enhancing HOA management practices, aimed at providing invaluable resources and support to HOA boards and members across Northern California.

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Can HOA Fees Be Claimed on Your Taxes?

February 19, 2024 / by HOA Manager

Homeowners Associations play a significant role in many communities, providing services and amenities that contribute to the overall well-being and maintenance of the neighborhood. However, when tax season rolls around, homeowners often wonder if they can claim their HOA fees as deductions on their taxes. While it's crucial you consult a tax professional, in this article, we'll explore HOA fees and generally whether or not they can be claimed on your taxes.

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How to Overcome Homeowner Compliance Challenges in Your HOA

October 31, 2023 / by HOA Manager

Misconceptions often plague homeowners' associations, causing friction and discord among community members. The erroneous belief that all residents automatically read, follow, and never ignore the rules can lead to challenges in ensuring homeowner compliance. These misunderstandings can disrupt the harmony and functionality of an HOA. However, there is a powerful tool that can address these issues head-on: HOA consulting.

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Who Can Attend HOA Board Meetings?

August 25, 2023 / by HOA Manager

HOA board meetings stand as vital gatherings, serving as a cornerstone for addressing community matters, making consequential decisions, and fostering open communication among members. The HOA board should be committed to ensure that these meetings are transparent, inclusive, and productive. Let's dive deeper into the specifics of who can attend HOA board meetings and some board meeting best practices.

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Will You Get Arrested for Violating HOA Rules?

August 4, 2023 / by HOA Manager

Homeowners Associations play a vital role in maintaining the aesthetics and overall well-being of a community. By implementing rules and regulations, HOAs strive to ensure that the neighborhood remains attractive, safe, and harmonious. However, it's important for homeowners to understand what the consequences are for violating HOA rules and whether they could face severe penalties, including arrest. In this article, we'll explore the potential repercussions of disregarding HOA rules and shed light on how to handle infractions appropriately.

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The Hazards of Inconsistent Violation Enforcement in an HOA

July 19, 2023 / by HOA Manager

As members of an HOA board, it is crucial to recognize the importance of consistently enforcing community rules and regulations. Inconsistencies in handling rule violations not only jeopardize the overall harmony and order within the community but also expose the board to potential legal liabilities. In this article, we’ll dive into the hazards associated with inconsistent rule enforcement and highlight the significance of fair and unbiased treatment for all community members.

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How to Celebrate a Fun & Safe July 4th in Your Homeowners Association

June 23, 2023 / by HOA Manager

Get ready to celebrate the 4th of July in style! Whether you're hitting the road to visit loved ones, enjoying a much-needed vacation, or hosting friends at your home, it's important to keep some things in mind.

Especially if you're staying close to home and planning a fantastic BBQ, setting up some awesome water play for the kiddos, and getting ready for a celebration in your homeowners association. Let's go over some essential tips to ensure a fun and safe Independence Day for everyone in the community!  

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Navigating HOA Rules: How to Determine What's Important and What's Petty

March 9, 2023 / by HOA Manager

As a member of a homeowners association (HOA), you may find yourself wondering about the petty rules that govern your community. Are they necessary? Are they enforced? Do they serve a purpose? These are all valid questions that HOA members should be asking.

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Can HOA Members Remove Officers Midterm?

February 28, 2023 / by HOA Manager

As a member of a homeowners association, it’s important to know your rights and options when it comes to the governance of your community. One issue that may arise is the removal of officers, such as HOA board members, before the end of their term. So, can HOA members remove officers midterm? The answer is yes, but there are specific procedures that must be followed.

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