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  • Our homes are where we spend most of our lives. Whether you live in a cozy condo or slick, spacious new-build, you’ll wake up, sleep, and make memories each day you’re there. With all this in mind, it is no wonder that people want to settle in a home that…

    Even before COVID-19 restrictions forced us to find new ways of conducting business, many community association boards found it challenging to meet as often as necessary during the year. Being a member of a productive community association board can be time-consuming for those who have other jobs or volunteer commitments,…

    There is nothing that will add more stress and bring up more discord and resentment in a homeowner's association than when fines are imposed on members of the community association. The truth of the matter is fines are an unfortunate but necessary tool to ensure that homeowners meet their obligations…

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic is still alive and we as a society are trying to seek a new normal. But, what does that look like? We’re all faced with unique challenges today considering the current circumstances. Because of the occupant concentration, high-rise homeowner associations have been hard-hit and continue to be…

    Studies have long shown that building relationships with others in your community and neighborhood have a lasting impact on satisfaction and emotional well-being. However, during these times where we are being encouraged to practice social distancing and many of us are under shelter-in-place orders it can be difficult to connect…

    In these difficult and unique times, many of us have been focused on the immediate emergency, COVID-19 and it's devastating global effects, however it's important to remember that even in times of crisis, a natural disaster may still affect your community. As we head into spring, severe weather often brings…

  • When your HOA or condo association decides that it's time to hire a management company or switch management, it can be difficult to know how to choose the right company. Creating an HOA Management RFP (Request for Proposal) is a great place to start. An RFP is a document drafted…

    As we continue to face the uncertainty of these times, many community association boards are beginning to question the ways in which their associations should respond to community finances, as well as assist homeowners financially with regards to deferring collecting of assessments. Board members and management professionals alike are endeavoring…

    Many people today are eager to get involved in their local communities. One place they tend to start is at home, volunteering for their own community association (HOA or Condo Owners associations). For some volunteers, they see it as an extension of what they do everyday, as is the case…

  • Practicing social distancing is a key component to helping flatten the curve and reduce the impact of the Coronavirus on our society, but it also presents a unique challenge to the millions of Americans who live in community associations.   From those living in close quarters, such as condos or cooperative,…

    Many HOA and Condo associations implement restricted access measures to help ensure the safety and security of their homeowners and community property. These measures, such as gated entries, closed-circuit cameras, and even security officers, are all in place to prohibit unwanted solicitors or intruders from disturbing your community's residents. It's…

    Communities often band together to push for what is best for their residents. They form organizations like HOAs and neighborhood associations, which give them a chance to meet with their neighbors, exchange ideas, start projects, and propose solutions to problems facing their communities. These organizations are formed to give residents…