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  • A community newsletter is a great way to connect with homeowners in your HOA. It lets them know about important events, refreshes their memory about rules that might have been forgotten, and helps bring the members of the HOA into closer community. There's just one problem: in order to have…

    Deed restrictions can cover everything from the color you paint your home to who you can sell it to, to whether you can have a pet or a home business. Many new homeowners find themselves wondering if their Deed Restrictions are still valid from when their homes were built. When…

    Over 65% of households in the United States have pets, and many of them have dogs. Dogs can often cause conflict in any community association – and the largest cause of such conflict is, usually the waste, or more specifically how that waste is dealt with by the owners. Irresponsible…

  • Are you a community board member who's worried about the security of your community? One of the best ways to deter burglars is by having a security system. In fact, every 13 seconds, a home burglary occurs in our country. Besides providing protection, security cameras can give residents peace of…

    You know that your association needs to have insurance. This is particularly the case for condo buildings, where your insurance covers the exterior structure and part of the interior, whilst the owners' insurance covers the interior of their unit. However, a lot of condo associations do not know that they…

    Roof inspections are a big part of preventative maintenance, just recently we wrote about how drones may be helping find the issues hiding above. Many homeowners and associations are guilty of just inspecting their roofs when there is visible or physical damages, but it's important to always be on the…

  • The days of dangerously balancing yourself on a ladder to capture a picture of a roof are long gone. Drone technology is changing the way we detect future building needs, from chipped paint to roof damage. As drones become more affordable, people enjoy using them as a hobby. Balancing the…

    Serving on an HOA board comes with a lot of responsibility. Board members must balance their time with their home and work obligations. Many board members willingly volunteer for the task and they are eager to contribute to the good of the cause. That enthusiasm and passion can quickly disappear…

  • Trees can serve as a great visual asset for your community association. Not only do trees add to the overall landscape but they also create oxygen and protect us from the elements. Regulating and encouraging proper tree management is essential for several reasons. A tree may develop a disease, have…

    Advancements in mobile technology have made it easier than ever for people to ditch the office and work from home. From remote work opportunities to freelance opportunities to online businesses, more and more people are choosing to spend each day commuting just a few feet to work rather than several…

    Advertising, reviewing applications, and interviewing prospective candidates is a long process. For volunteer boards, retaining good employees is vital to avoiding the hiring process altogether. If your board finds that there is too much turnover, it may be time to review your hiring procedures. Analyzing the best way to streamline…