7 Crazy HOA Rules That Have Actually Been Enforced

Aug 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As an HOA Board member you know that HOA rules serve a valid purpose – usually. While you understand the importance of enforcing your HOA rules and regulations, it would be hard to follow through on the following with a straight face.  

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Refresh Your Memory of the Rules in Your Homeowners Association

Aug 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Are you abiding by the rules in your homeowners association? When you move into a homeowners association you become part of a neighborhood that is governed by a board of directors who enforce the rules of the Association. When you sign the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) of the Association, you are entering into an agreement that you will abide by the rules of the Association community. This often means you’re limited to the improvements you can make to your property (like paint color of your home, landscaping, or decorative components), whether or not you can have pets, noise restrictions, etc.

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What Do Residents Say About Living in a Homeowners Association?

Aug 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

For the eighth time in 15 years, Americans living in homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives say they’re overwhelmingly satisfied in their communities. They are expressing strong satisfaction with the HOA board members who govern their homeowners associations and the community managers who provide professional support.

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Ways to Encourage Members to Attend HOA Board Meetings

Jul 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Successful communities, governed by successful homeowners associations, typically have a strong, effective HOA board of directors that conducts their HOA’s business in a professional manner, including having regularly scheduled meetings.  Problems can arise, however, when one or more directors fail to attend those meetings consistently.

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Indoor Water Conservation Tips for Homeowners Association Residents

Jun 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Reducing water use means making significant changes in your everyday habits and routine, but it can also mean substantial savings on water, sewage and energy bills for homeowners association residents. In fact, there are ways you can reduce your water usage by nearly half without purchasing expensive equipment. The following suggestions will help you get in the habit of saving water indoors at home.

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11 Ways to Prepare Your Homeowners Association for Warmer Months

Jun 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As homes in your homeowners association begin to thaw from the cold months, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for spring and summer! The steps you take now can help avoid costly maintenance and repairs later.

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Best Practices to Protect Your HOA Data

May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Homeowner associations, like most organizations, have adopted information technology for everything from accounting and bookkeeping to email and other forms of communication such as preparation of documents and presentations, etc.  However, HOA board members and their management staff must recognize and address the inherent risks in modern electronic technology, especially data breaches & server hacks that compromise information the HOA is responsible for keeping private.

 

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Tips from an HOA Board: What to Look for in Home Warranties

May 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As a homeowner, you probably received a new home warranty when you purchased your home - many owners within your homeowners association may also have one. If no major problems have been encountered with your home, then you probably have not read the home warranty paperwork, but you should!

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3 Reasons a Manager is Seen as the Bad Guy in a Homeowners Association

May 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Sometimes an HOA manager gets the short end of the stick, but it’s part of the job and a small price to pay to help an HOA board effectively manage its homeowners association. The manager is usually seen in one of three ways but there are steps board members can take to help the community see the manager in a whole new light.

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Can You Install Solar Panels on Condominium Common Areas?

May 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

The Board of Directors for most condominium associations in California have felt very comfortable in the past letting owners know that they could not install solar on the common area roof. The roof is a common area after all and its maintenance and replacement are the responsibility of the homeowners association.

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