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  • During the summer months, it can be hard to keep your home cool enough--especially if your air conditioner isn't up to the task! Worse, you may find that your electric bills shoot through the roof during the summer if your AC is on all the time. If you want to…

    When new homeowners join your HOA or condo association, you want to make sure that they have a pleasant experience upon arrival. As a board member in your community, you want to be confident that you foster a relationship of friendliness and trust from your very first interactions. There are…

    Summer is around the corner which means rising temperatures and increased usage of air conditioning systems. After many months of sporadic use HVAC systems go into overdrive as the summer months approach; the increase in use gives rise to a number of problems often-times requiring repair or replacement. When a…

  • As a Homeowner's Association, your board must make decisions and implement policies for the safety and protection of your community as a whole. During this COVID-19 crisis that responsibility has been magnified and even taking the HOA through many unchartered territories. With summer on the horizon, one big question looming…

    Summer is coming and for any homeowners' association, that means prepping for summer activities. Not only will you need warm-weather maintenance, but your members will be emerging from their homes to enjoy the nice weather and traditional summer celebrations. As the HOA, it's your duty to prepare the shared properties…

    As more states and local governments move toward lifting or easing shelter-in-place and social distancing guidelines, community associations have become faced with the very real prospect of needing a plan in place to address the reopening of amenities. Residents are becoming increasingly restless under stay-at-home state orders; naturally, they desire…

  • Are you the type who gets bitten with the renovation bug every once in a while? Could it be that you are simply bored with the current look of your home? Would you want to do a home makeover, but do not know where to start? Then calm your nerves,…

    The real estate and property management environment hasn’t always been as quick to evolve as other industries. However, now that IoT technology is entering the marketplace at a rapid pace, property experts are discovering the opportunities presented by tech. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is all about facilitating connections.…

    Gardening is fun and relaxing until your green spaces get overrun with invasive plants. Anyone who has fought with an invasive plant species knows the headache - you think you have it under control until it comes back with a vengeance, seemingly overnight. Relying on harmful herbicides or chemicals can…

  • An estoppel letter is a legally binding document that certifies the amount of money a home seller owes to the Homeowners' Association (HOA). Since real estate lingo varies from one state to another, different people use different names to refer to the HOA estoppel letter. Other terms used to refer…

    Speeding is not just a nuisance but a danger to your community's homeowners and their residents. It is a difficult issue to address and enforce effectively but it can be done and it should be addressed immediately to protect your community. As the HOA there are several steps you can…