7 Social Media Safety Tips for Your Homeowners Association

May 13, 2020 / 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

March 12, 2020 / 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

March 3, 2020 / 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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What Your HOA Board Needs to Know About Maintaining Playgrounds

February 12, 2020 / 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

January 22, 2020 / 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?

November 17, 2019 / 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?

November 8, 2019 / 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

October 31, 2019 / 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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3 Ways an HOA Board Can Keep the Association Safe

August 13, 2019 / 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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[Survey] How Bed Bugs May Be Affecting Your Homeowners Association

June 6, 2018 / 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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