How to Respond to Common Push Backs When Recruiting HOA Board Members

Jan 15, 2020 1:53:23 PM / by HOA Manager

Finding and keeping good people on the board in your homeowners association is possibly one of the toughest jobs you’ll have as an HOA board member.

As a current member of the board one of your responsibilities is to recruit homeowners to become part of the board, which is no easy feat. That’s why you should be prepared to have answers to common questions and excuses you’ll probably hear when inviting homeowners to join the board. 

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How an HOA Board Can Make the Association a Better Place in 2020

Dec 30, 2019 9:07:02 AM / by HOA Manager

As another year begins, HOA board members should consider offering some thoughts about how the Association can make the community an even better place to live in the New Year and beyond.

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Pros and Cons of Living in a Homeowners Association

Dec 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Purchasing a home is a big deal, so when you do, you want to make sure it’s somewhere you can actually live. Just like in any neighborhood, living in a homeowners association has its pros and cons, but the positives outweigh the negatives. That being said, it’s good to consider both.

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How to Prepare to Present Your Great Idea to the HOA Board

Dec 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

You live in a homeowner’s association. You have a great idea. You’re not on the board, and elections are months away. What next? Present it! Presenting a good idea, whether to the HOA board, a boss, or anyone else in the position to approve it, isn’t about them or you -- it’s about the idea.

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5 Ways to Be a Gold Star Member of Your Homeowners Association

Dec 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

When you live in a homeowners association, you become a member of a community. When you're a member of a community, you want to remain in good standing and do your part. Below are ways that you can receive a gold star, so to speak, in your HOA.

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Real HOA Member Questions and Expert Answers from an HOA Manager

Dec 11, 2019 4:28:09 PM / by HOA Manager

As an HOA board member you're faced with issues in your homeowner’s association day in and day out. Sometimes you have questions that you don’t know the answer to or scenarios where you aren’t sure how to respond. Odds are, other board members are in the same boat. We’ve compiled some questions we’ve recently received and provided expert answers from an HOA manager. Read them below and maybe you’ll be able to relate.

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How to Get Along with Your Neighbors in the Homeowners Association

Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Neighbor to neighbor complaints can come in many forms.  For example, the dog barks all day, the smoke from my neighbors barbecue stinks, the neighbor cooks fish and reeks up the place, my neighbor smokes and it comes into my home, my neighbor plays his music all night or the TV is on all day.

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3 Reasons It's Crucial to Regularly Collect for Reserves in Your HOA

Nov 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Reserve funds are not an extra expense. They are part of the ongoing expenses of the homeowners association which occur at various points in time. The plan provided by your reserve fund specialist will help you in this process. It's much more preferable that homeowners associations have a plan to set the funds aside now, on a year-by-year basis. By doing this, the Association can spread out the collection of assessments for these expenses more evenly over the coming years. 

There are other important reasons that Association monies should be put into reserves every month:

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4 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays in Your Homeowners Association

Nov 15, 2019 9:52:43 AM / by HOA Manager

During the holiday season many homeowners association members plan festivities with friends and loved ones. With all of the merriment that’s sure to ensue, it’s important that the HOA board reminds residents who are hosting celebrations to not only be considerate of their neighbors, but also take note of the Association’s rules.

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Is the Homeowners Association Responsible for Members' Security?

Nov 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Does providing security measures, such as cameras, security guards or security companies, make the association liable for security breaches that cause harm to others? Is there a price for your safety? Many homeowner’s associations hire private security patrol or contract with the city they live in.

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