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  • The novel Covid-19 pandemic presented inevitable challenges to housing. Many individuals were rendered unable to meet their financial obligations, including mortgages, HOA fees, and other housing payments. Homeowners Associations (HOA) set specific rules and regulations that every homeowner is required to follow. You have to pay HOA fees if you…

    With all the changes going on in the world today surrounding consumers' data privacy rights concerning personal data collected by businesses, you may hear a lot of advice about building a solid data retention policy. However, what HOA boards and members need to know are ways to enforce a data retention…

  • Even before quarantining became the norm, for many, Valentine's day could be overwhelming some. Whether you are spending the day with a romantic partner, your family, or even just by yourself (You only need one person to eat a box of chocolates), here are a few ways that you can enjoy the…

    If you live in an area where moisture in the air is more than expected, be prepared to deal with a mold problem in your house. Mold problems are annoying because they mess up the look of your house interior and come with a plethora of health concerns. Even if…

    HOA board of directors is elected by the association members, while the board appoints HOA officers. As nonprofit corporations, HOAs requires to hold annual meetings for their members. During these meetings, the members elect directors to serve on the board. The association's by-laws, which are unique to each community, outline…

  • If you're looking for paid HOA board members, you might as well be looking for a needle in a haystack. While HOA board members are some of the hardest-working people we know, they're rarely compensated in the traditional financial sense. There are good reasons for this (which we'll discuss a…

    The diverse talents and personalities of an HOA board help an association only if those serving contribute, are honest, and attend meetings. When a board member fails to adhere to the bylaws or engages in behavior harmful to the association, a recall is often necessary. How to proceed with an…

    As COVID vaccines become available, HOA board members need to understand issues related to requiring vaccinations for board members and residents. Are such policies legal? Are they enforceable? Are they advisable? Are they timely? Here are factors to consider when developing your HOA plan for COVID vaccines: What authority has…

  • The arrival of COVID-19 changed the way we shop, socialize, and work. Mask mandates are in place throughout the country as a safeguard against the spread of the virus. Understanding how to apply such mandates to your community is important for maintaining a healthy and happy association. Though not every…

    There are many perks that come with living in a homeowners association, but the downsides which are often more extreme and covered by the media more often can be potentially draining.  In many of the cases covered by the media, you've heard stories about HOA board members or alternatively the…

    Serving on an HOA board is a valuable way to contribute your time and talents for the good of your community association. Most association bylaws require a minimum of a president, secretary, and treasurer, with some including a vice president. HOA board members must understand the important role they play…