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  • Your HOA board of directors, as the governing body of your HOA, is responsible for keeping track of the many critical documents that go into the legal and ethical management of your property. There is one problem: over time, regardless of whether it is kept in digital form or stored…

    A major HOA/Condo reconstruction project requires careful consideration and research. Before the shoveling of any dirt comes two key elements crucial to a successful project: A strong understanding of the HOA finances and a thorough understanding of available finance options.  Specific details and specifications of the project. The two elements…

    HOA governing boards resemble small democracies. A community elects representatives to oversee the daily interests of the condominiums, planned unit developments, and cooperatives they serve. Electing the right governing board is vital. Board members supervise critical infrastructure maintenance operations of the association, construct the community's budget and collect annual fees…

  • Planning for tornado season is the best action to take in keeping your HOA safe. With over 1,400 tornadoes in the U.S. during 2017, and with the year being the fifth highest tornado count on record, tornadoes are indeed a serious matter. Be proactive rather than reactive by taking the…

    Resigning from an HOA board position is a personal decision yet how you resign can affect the entire association.  No matter your reason for resigning, it is important to handle the matter professionally. Doing so will help ensure a smoother transition for you and fellow board members. Here are five…

    When your HOA allows rentals, whether short-term or long-term, it brings up a number of questions. One of the issues that an HOA board will face is whether or not they want to issue a rental cap. Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of this rule will help  determine whether or…

  • As an HOA board member, you'll find yourself needing to deal with some issues--and one of those issues may be noise complaints. Neighbors who believe that they're in the right will quickly bring their complaints before the board, leaving you scrambling to decide how to handle these common issues appropriately.…

    Having an HOA website is a must for communicating with busy association members. With more and more people finding their information online, a website is a great platform for reaching a large audience. The real challenge for HOAs when it comes to websites is finding the time and volunteers to…

    HOA board volunteers choose the best and most efficient ways to govern. Creating resolutions is one common method for amending documents that establish policy or set rules.  By addressing the who, why, what, and how, a resolution is a formal record of a board decision. HOA board resolutions should adhere…

  • When you move into any sort of condominium association you will likely have to pay monthly assessments. These condominium association fees will vary based on the type of home you live in and the services and amenities you get for the fees. There are a variety of pricing levels that…

    Volunteering is a great way to share your talents and to give back to your community. Finding the time to volunteer is sometimes challenging and finding people willing to volunteer is sometimes even more challenging. For HOA boards, member involvement is crucial to providing responsible and successful HOA management. Here…

    When you are choosing a homeowners association management services provider for your community there are several key questions that need to be asked--especially with regards to security of your association data. You want a community management provider who will take the steps necessary to keep your confidential data safe and…