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  • Security cameras have been an issue for a while, but new technology such as the Ring security system with cameras attached to your doorbell are highlighting the issue. There are two levels to worry about. The first is whether or not you should install cameras in common areas as part of…

    Homeowners within your association rely on your organization to be functional and effective. From good accounting practices to proper software, the right HOA management company will have what it takes to ensure that your residents are kept happy.   Ensuring Smooth Operations It takes a good management company to ensure that operations…

  • Mixed-use development remains a popular trend as U.S. cities strive to revitalize downtown areas. The implications for condo associations depends upon the success of the commercial and residential balance. Mixed-use condo associations deal with challenges not faced by regular associations. However, with proper planning by both the association, the developer,…

    The lobbies and hallways of a condo association make an important first impression to residents, visitors, and potential buyers. Lobbies and hallways reflect the care—or lack of care—dedicated to the rest of the building. Remodeling these high-traffic common areas can range from simple painting to a complete makeover. Developing a…

    Solar lighting is an eco-friendly way to light your HOA common areas. The large amount of solar light products on the market can easily overwhelm anyone. Identifying the areas you want to illuminate is the first step to choosing the best solar lighting that will best benefit your members. Let's…

  • Although by no means glamorous, HOA board meeting minutes are an all-important piece of the HOA puzzle. You will want to master every aspect of them in order to help run your HOA smoothly. In this post we look at who's responsible for the minutes; how to prepare them; what…

    The popular television show, "Hoarders: Buried Alive" on A&E has brought much-needed attention to the issue of compulsive hoarding. The Mayo Clinic refers to compulsive hoarding as a mental health disorder that impacts a person's ability to let go of items, no matter what their value.  When hoarding occurs in a…

    An outdoor movie night is a great way to bring your community together for a night of fun under the stars. Planning the set-up well in advance will help the evening come together without a hitch. Here are several factors to consider for an outdoor movie night in your HOA:…

  • More and more people are choosing to buy electric vehicles. With the announcement that Tesla will drop prices significantly on some models, this is only going to increase. Electric Charging Stations Most electric car owners own their own homes, and relatively few live in condos with shared parking areas. However,…

    Earth Day is coming up quickly, and it's time to prepare. April 22nd is when this spectacular event is happening, and there is plenty that your HOA can do to participate in an effort to better our environment and the Earth in general. Even doing a small part will contribute…

    Mother Nature is unpredictable when it comes to damaging storms. What may look like just a threatening cloud may produce damaging hail. Protecting your HOA from damage and reviewing your insurance policies is important no matter where you live. When a hail storm strikes, you'll be better prepared when it…