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  • You can never predict an earthquake, but you can plan and prepare for one.  Maintaining awareness of your insurance coverage in the event of an earthquake is a simple but effective way to help a homeowners association mitigate damages when an earthquake does occur.  In this post, we'll look at…

    Part 1 | Part 2 For a field services business that primarily services residential customers, nothing is more valuable than repeat customers. Especially when there are several months, even years, between one service and the next. Your ideal customer is someone who trusts your company and schedules services through your field service…

    In our final segment in our series on Rule Development and Enforcement for Communication Associations, we delve into the importance of implementing a due process procedure when enforcing rules in your community association and taking advantage of some other resources you have available to you.    DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A DUE…

  • In this weeks edition of our Rule Development and Enforcement for Communication Associations series, we delve into the topic of Architectural Guidelines.  These guidelines can be a real time-saver while offering your homeowners a more convenient and efficient avenue towards architectural alterations.   Development of Architectural Guidelines:    Development of architectural guidelines…

    Having family over for the holidays is an essential part of the holiday season. Of course, it's also one of the biggest challenges. For anyone going visiting, there's the necessity of travel. And for every holiday host, you've got more than a few logistics to juggle yourself. Preparing the guest…

    Continuing on with our series on Rule Development and Enforcement for Communication Associations, this week we delve into the topic of Resolutions. There are four basic types of resolutions for a community association: 1. Policy Resolutions: Affect owner’s rights and obligations and usually address ambiguities and omissions in the declaration.…

  • During the holiday season, you have more chances than ever to bring your community together. When you live in an HOA, you want to host activities that will encourage everyone, young and alike, to participate. Try some of these ideas to bring everyone out of their homes and encourage them…

    Every day, more people decide to rent property from within homeowners associations. Leasing units can earn a nice profit for landlords, but this business venture comes with risks for renters. If property owners belong to a homeowners' association, tenants may face unexpected issues. Some renters unknowingly break the HOA's rules…

    Continuing on with our series on Rule Development and Enforcement for Communication Associations, this week we delve into the development of Architectural Guidelines. Next time we will go into greater detail about Board Resolutions, so stay tuned! Development of Architectural Guidelines: Development of architectural guidelines should begin with a review…

  • Thanksgiving is also the official beginning of the holiday season. Families travel across the country to share one enormous meal together, and your HOA community is no exception. Every family in your neighborhood is making Thanksgiving plans, and you can celebrate with them by hosting one or more fun Thanksgiving-themed…

    Continuing on with our series on Rule Development and Enforcement for Communication Associations, this week we delve into the do's and don't's of Rule Development, along with adoption and implementation procedures.  RULE DEVELOPMENT:    Criteria for a Valid and Enforceable Rule:  Generally speaking, the courts recognize the following list as characteristics…

    In Part I, we covered the purpose of governing documents. Today in Part II we help you understand the hierarchy:   WHAT IS THE GENERAL HIERARCHY OF AUTHORITY FOR GOVERNING DOCUMENTS? The general hierarchy is important because on occasion there may be conflicting information in the documents. For example, the…