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  • New board members bring fresh ideas and perspectives to a HOA Board. Along with the new ideas comes new responsibilities that board members must learn from the start. By providing quick yet focused training, your new HOA board member will be brought up-to-speed in no time. Here is a list…

    Your community association collects a wide range of data about your residents--including, in some cases, sensitive financial records, including credit card information and other data. You want to be sure that you are providing the maximum possible security to members of your community. If you need to improve your cyber…

    Your HVAC unit: chances are, it's not something you think about when it's working properly. When it stops working, on the other hand, you have serious problems on your hand! Has your HVAC unit been serviced? If not, it's time to schedule an appointment to have your unit serviced as…

  • Keeping your association's landscaping neat is important through the year, but can be even more important in the summer when residents are more likely to be using outdoor public spaces. Summer landscaping preparation should be done in late spring and early summer each year. Here are some tips:   Summer…

    With 77 percent of Americans going online on a daily basis, being without WiFi can send people into an instant panic. Free WiFi is quickly becoming a consumer expectation when it comes to places like coffee shops and hotels. As people spend more times on their smartphones, community associations must…

      Community gardening is a trend that is growing in many communities as more and more people are seeking to eat right and do it in more affordable ways.  This has led to many homeowner associations establishing community gardens that will produce fresh produce for everyone in the community to enjoy. …

  • Celebrating our country's freedom on July 4th should be an enjoyable time for all. Grilling out, watching fireworks, and decorating with patriotic items are all ways to have fun at this time of year if you plan on celebrating from home. If you live within a homeowners association, HOA, then…

    You are looking forward to your well-deserved vacation, and you should. But you should not forget about protecting your home while you're gone, either. You do not want to spend your entire vacation worrying about your home or belongings, so it is best to take care of them before you…

    When a drought hits, conserving water often becomes a community effort. HOAs must do their part to both keep up with resident's demands for quality lawn care and landscaping while being responsible citizens in their communities who try to provide that quality service to their residents without neglecting their responsibility…

  • Many community associations are interested in throwing parties, gatherings, get-togethers, block-parties, or other ideas for events that their community residents will want to attend. Many HOA's like to hold anywhere from two (2) to (4) events annually corresponding with either winter/summer or with each of the four seasons in winter/spring/summer/fall.…

    It's summertime and many condominium and homeowners associations across the country are looking to throw a nice summertime get-together for everyone in their community to enjoy. The challenge for many HOAs is figuring out what type of party or event the residents in your community will enjoy. One of the…

    It's that time of year again when Memorial Day has passed, and everyone is excited about the summer ahead. We are anticipating the longer days and more hours of daylight ahead along with vacations, warmer temperatures, the kids getting out of school (OK depending on who you are that may be…