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  • HOA Management Companies Defined -  "An HOA management company is simply a professional management team responsible for enforcing and maintaining the integrity of an HOA’s policies, facilitating communication between board members, residents and vendors, as well as helping to handle the day to day operations."  HOA management companies can save…

    As a modern HOA in the digital era, your HOA has zero reason to limit communications to the traditional flyers and annual meetings. Because, let's face it, the high-tech professionals who make up your member-residents pay little mind to piece of paper these days. If you really want to stay…

    Promoting the safety and security of the community is, of course, a primary mission of any HOA. Ideally, crimes and disturbances should stay far from your community's gates. But, no neighborhood can expect remain entirely insulated from would-be bad actors and ugly events. Most residents recognize the need to take…

  • HOAs experience unexpected expenses from time to time just as all homeowners do. To have money on hand for rainy day expenses -- such as broken pipes, roof replacement/repair, or replacing the elevator -- the Board will save some of the HOA assessments in a special fund known as the…

    Technology continues to change the way we live and function within our homes and communities. The Internet of Things (IoT) and advances in smart home systems serve to improve communications, security, and increase the appeal of your HOA. Here are just a few ideas for implementing the IoT and smart…

    Creating and maintaining outdoor living spaces for an entire neighborhood can be tough. These natural spaces need to be inviting for a wide range of homeowners and their families, and they need to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Not only do these shared spaces need to be beautiful…

  • This March holiday centers around all things green and Irish. If your parade and green beer days are behind you and family-friendly events are more your style, then consider these fun options for your HOA. You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your HOA. Members…

    Part 1 | Part 2 Today we will continue our series on The Right Approach to Violation Disputes 5. Provide Information About How to Change the Rules Another major source of disputes, especially during issues of violation resolution, relate to changing the rules. Every homeowner in your HOA is held…

    Part 1 | Part 2 As an HOA, it is your duty to uphold the rules of the community. These rules were written to ensure the health, happiness, and property values of everyone in the neighborhood. When enforced correctly, it ensures that every homeowner is held to the same standards…

  • An HOA community mobile app could provide quick and easy CC&R searches, increase meeting attendance with in-app alerts, mobile surveys, violation reporting, and a community calendar. HOAs have a reputation of being a bit behind the technological curve. Like anything run by committee or centered around a residential neighborhood, it's…

    Part 1 | Part 2 Welcome back to the second half of our two-part article on providing your field service business to entire HOA communities at once. HOAs often need regulated and reliable home services to keep their entire neighborhood of homes updated, well-kept, and in-sync with each other on…

    If your building was constructed in the 1970s or 80s, it may have tuck under parking. This is when the building has an open ground floor which is used for parking. Most of these buildings are wood frame. The problem is that the open ground floor, sometimes called "soft-story construction"…