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  • You are considering the move from your home or condominium. You have begun to make a mental map of all of the processes and steps that you will need to take care of. The reality is moving is a daunting and stressful endeavor and it is easy to overlook or…

    Most basically an ACC (Architectural Control Committee) | ARC (Architectural Review Committee) is An Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is a standing committee within the HOA, of people appointed by the HOA Board, who sit in judgment of modifications that owners want to make to their homes. The ACC serves at the pleasure of the HOA board. Most…

    With busy careers, lifestyles, and travel, it is a challenge for homeowners associations to keep a high level of member involvement. However, it is crucial to the success of the community to ensure everyone has a voice on issues that might arise. One method that is emerging is Electronic Voting…

  • *The following article is meant to help community association leaders by providing some plans and information about handling Covid-19 (also known as the Novel Coronavirus or Sars-Covid-2) and is not meant to be a full emergency plan or provide health care advice. Please continue checking with primary sources (such as…

    Are you an HOA board member who's struggling with your association's tax return? Filing an HOA or condo association tax return can be challenging if you've never done it before or don't understand the rules or what's involved in the process. Maybe you didn't even realize that your HOA is…

    Plumbing may seem like a dull subject, but water leaks are far from mundane. Not only can it cost you money, but it can also wreak havoc in your home, damaging walls, floors, and even its very foundation.  Leaks can also result in contaminated drinking water and be harmful to…

  • You may be a member of a community association but not be familiar with all of the positions and responsibilities of each board member. Maybe you haven't ever thought about who does what and who is responsible for different things within your community association board, but each member has a…

    As a member of a Common Interest Community Association (HOA or Condo Association), you are required to share the costs of maintaining and operating the common areas of your community. Additionally, you may be responsible for shared amenities like a clubhouse or even the community shared entrance gate. You may…

    Finding a well-qualified management company is critical to keeping the daily operations of any Community Association running without a hitch. Searching for a new management company can increase board members' stress levels so it helps to have a list of the best questions to ask while searching for your new…

  • Homeownership rates are steady, but that can change at any time. Affordable single family homes are hard to find in most areas, and particularly difficult in more expensive urban centers. Jurisdictions at all levels are trying to address the affordable housing issue in a number of ways, some of which…

    All homeowner associations have access to sensitive owners' data. From social security numbers and driver license information to credit card numbers, you are responsible for keeping them out of the wrong hands by boosting your cyber security efforts. According to RiskBased Security, in the first half of 2019, over 3,800…

    Just the word "meeting" may cause some association members to roll their eyes. If there's one meeting that members should invest time attending, it is the HOA annual meeting. This core meeting provides a big picture of governance, goals, budgets, and more. By following several important steps, your board can…