What Your HOA Board Needs to Know About Maintaining Playgrounds

Feb 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Some associations have extra space for various amenities. Some have parks, tennis courts, or even lakes and water features. One amenity that’s a feature in some associations is playgrounds for children. There are many different types of playgrounds and play apparatus for associations to choose from. Whether your association has had a playground from the beginning or it’s considering the addition as a capital expenditure, there are certain things an HOA board should keep in mind.

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What to Do After a Natural Disaster in Your Homeowners Association

Jan 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

If your homeowners association property has been damaged in a natural disaster—hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake or fire — there are some important steps you can take in the immediate aftermath to ensure your safety and minimize financial loss.

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What Does Safety in a Homeowners Association Look Like?

Nov 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

When you think of staying safe in your neighborhood, what comes to mind? You probably lock your doors at night, keep a porch light on, communicate with neighbors if something or someone seems suspicious, maybe even have a guard dog to alert you of anything out of the ordinary. Generally, safety in a neighborhood means lighted streets, low crime, kids at play signs, a neighborhood watch, or even a security patrol. Safety in a homeowners association neighborhood isn’t all that different, but with recent budget cuts to public safety departments and less enforcement, proactive safety is crucial.

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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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Tips to Discourage Burglars in Your Homeowners Association

Oct 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Do the residents in your homeowners association take actions to discourage burglars?

Sometimes the slightest door rattle or creek from the wind can put someone on edge. When it comes to home security, anxiousness is understandable because illegal home entries do happen from time to time. As a Board member in your homeowners association, you should make every effort to help residents learn how to maintain a secure environment in your community.

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Tips from an HOA Board for a Safe Halloween in Your Association

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

Halloween is a kid’s delight. It’s a blast to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties and most of all, eat a lot of candy. At the same time, Halloween can be scary for parents. Costumes can be dangerous, too much candy can be sickening and walking around at night can be risky, even in your homeowners association community.

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3 Ways an HOA Board Can Keep the Association Safe

Aug 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

It’s the responsibility of the HOA board to protect the homeowner’s association community. When it comes to keeping the community safe, a Board is responsible for safety issues, general well-being of the members of the Association, and prevention.

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

Jul 1, 2019 12:33:54 PM / by HOA Manager

How will you be celebrating the 4th of July? If you’re traveling to visit friends and family or taking a vacation, Bon Voyage! If you’re sticking close to home and celebrating with barbecues, bathing suits, and bright fireworks in your homeowners association, there are some important things to consider. If you’re an HOA board member, remind residents of the following information.

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[Survey] How Bed Bugs May Be Affecting Your Homeowners Association

Jun 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Planned Unit Developments and Condominiums with attached walls tend to have more challenges around confining issues like infestation to just one unit. Bed bugs could have a devastating impact on these communities and it’s good to be aware of just how likely these critters could affect you. 

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Food Safety During a Power Outage in Your HOA

Apr 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Power failures can be one of the most annoying and disabling occurrences in your HOA. Whether caused by summer storms, crippled by winter ice, equipment failure, an overloaded regional grid or an animal disrupting a power line, electrical outages can be costly, uncomfortable, and without forethought -sometimes even dangerous.

Association homeowners can face many hazards when a power failure occurs, usually without any warning, including losing refrigerated and frozen foods. Some food items can be salvaged, but only if you’re prepared.

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