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  • Boosting your home's curb appeal doesn't need to break the bank. Sometimes a few simple tweaks can boost your home's curb appeal making it more inviting. Any exterior changes to your home, including a fresh coat of paint, new plants, and trees, or decorations, may need to be approved by…

    Insurance cover is a key component in any homeowner's association (HOA). Often, disasters strike unexpectedly, and if not handled in advance, it can cost your association thousands in damages. By taking up insurance, you get to unburden yourself from the financial responsibility of dealing with these damages. As a board…

    Behold, the real estate season is here! It is one of those seasons that significantly affect homeowners. True, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) is one of the hottest topics in real estate. Whether you are looking for a primary residence or exploring investment properties, the fact is; you will have to choose…

  • If you are like us, the term “technology” can seem a bit intimidating. When you view it in the context of an HOA community, however, tech becomes just another way of getting things done around your property. One of the better ways, in fact. Let’s explore this insight in more…

    In a bid to attract affluent tenants to their locales, many homeowner associations are offering more amenities than ever before. Today, it's almost a requirement for an HOA or COA community to have certain amenities to remain competitive. A swimming pool is one of these amenities. According to an infographic…

    Texas has one of the highest effective property tax rates in the country, at 1.69% it's well above the national average of 1.07% and could be the reason your most recent Property Tax Assessment has skyrocketed. As the Real Estate market continues to flourish in Texas, the potential for even…

  • Some of the documents you should review as a homeowner includes the association's governing documents, its official records as well as the reserve study. Note that an association's documents are legally binding. Therefore, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with all HOA documents. It will shield you from unnecessary scuffles…

    Many times HOA community board members have to answer questions about landscaping and specifically regarding trees. It is not uncommon to find that a tree or many trees need to be pruned or removed for one reason or another. Some questions community members ask are who should remove the tree?…

  • Eco-friendly HOA practices contribute to an eco-friendly community that allows families to live in harmony with nature. Every HOA wants to provide attractive initiatives to its residents. One way to achieve this is to go green. HOAs should have policies that address the issue of climate change and help in…

    As an HOA board member, it is inevitable that at some point, you will have to deliver bad news to homeowners and the members of your community. Depending on the gravity of the issue, bad news can trigger misunderstandings that result in lengthy legal battles and diminished trust between you…

    Saving money is an admirable goal and one that many of us try to accomplish, but when you are running an HOA, it can be challenging to know the best way to cut costs without sacrificing your community's well-being. No HOA wants to increase its assessments, and owners would be…