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  • This time last year, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Condominium Owners Associations in the greater San Antonio area suffered through the mildest month of the winter season. With an average annual precipitation of 32.91 inches, community developers and home builders efforts were not delayed that much within the first quarter. We…

    In my last blog post, the point was simply made that each one of us is a leader. One is either a leader of character or they are not. A leader of character treats each individual with respect regardless of title. I grew up in the leadership ranks of the…

    Holding an effective HOA board elections is important to establishing strong leaders and a successfully driven community. Board members and officials hold important roles in the decision making process in HOAs, and therefore it is essential that the election process ensures that the most qualified members are elected. Making careful…

  • Every day we interact with hundreds of people with opportunities to impact the lives of others: clients, employees, supervisors, peers, family members and complete strangers. The mindset of “existing” verses “living” is the difference. As leaders, people are watching everything we do, but we must realize that we are all…

    In this busy world of the Internet, cell phones, email, social media, television, and daily conversation, some of us are on 24/7 information overload! We communicate non-stop all day with our jobs, our hobbies, and our friends. So when we finally reach the comfort of our home, all we want…

  • As a member of an HOA, you are aware that there are things you can and cannot do to your property. You also know that there are some things that the HOA is responsible for. If you remember these three P’s of property maintenance then you’re be on your way…

    Most times, the relationship between HOA boards and HOA property management companies is a good one. Both parties know that it takes constant work and close coordination to ensure a smooth stress-free relationship. When a community switches from self-management to a professional property management company, the transition should be seamless. Here…

    The holiday season is almost upon us! You’re likely making plans on how to spend the time with your friends and family. Candles, Christmas trees and holiday lighting are traditionally a part of festive winter celebrations no matter where you live, but as you enjoy the festive time, extra precaution…

  • Sure, you may own your home, but it’s likely that there’s a community association or Management Company that calls the shots. More often than not, the purchase of a home, townhouse, or condo means that you’re automatically a member of an HOA. In the US, about 20 percent of property…

    If you’re a home, townhouse, or condo owner, you’re probably also a member of a homeowners association. These volunteer boards (or HOA Management Companies) govern the rules and regulations that their members must follow, such as only allowing certain home colors, parking regulations, and lawn care. Most homeowners are satisfied…

    Your homeowners association should have protocol in place this winter season when it comes to chimney safety. A chimney fire is one of the worst things that could happen to your family during the winter season. Many folks have compared the sound to the “roar of a jet engine.” When…