Bike Safety Rules for Homeowners in Your Association

Jun 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

A homeowners association provides a great neighborhood for people to be active, especially as the warm weather sets in and they can be outdoors for much of the day. It’s important to set bike safety rules so homeowners are as protected as possible while riding their bikes in the neighborhood.

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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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5 Safety Tips When Homeowners Association Members Are Out of Town

Apr 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

As the summer travel season approaches, people will often be traveling out of town to spend time with extended family or take a much-needed vacation. This could mean more empty homes than usual in your homeowner's association. There are precautions that your HOA board can encourage members to take to provide that homes are not enticing to thieves, susceptible to fire, and the Association's crime rate be kept at a minimum. 

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Tips to Prepare a Family Emergency Plan in Your Homeowners Association

Jan 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Natural disasters affect thousands of people every year, and with the increased risk of severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and tornadoes these days, it’s a good idea to think about having an emergency plan in place. Consider preparing an emergency plan now before it’s needed.


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7 Tips for Dealing with Graffiti in Your Homeowners Association

Aug 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Some homeowners associations experience a high volume of graffiti within their neighborhoods. The association should be monitoring these incidents and should immediately remove graffiti from common areas when this happens. Members are encouraged to do the same with their property, as well as taking steps to deter vandals in the neighborhood.

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

Jun 30, 2020 4:28:03 PM / by HOA Manager

Celebrating the 4th of July might look different this year. If you were planning on traveling to visit friends and family, taking a vacation, or hosting you're annual block party plans may have been canceled. But that doesn't mean you can't stick close to home and still barbecue, set up some water play for the kids, and re-imagine fun activities instead of fireworks in your homeowners association - all why practicing safe social distancing of course! If you’re an HOA board member, remind residents of the following information.

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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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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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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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