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  • Summer is coming and for any homeowners' association, that means prepping for summer activities. Not only will you need warm-weather maintenance, but your members will be emerging from their homes to enjoy the nice weather and traditional summer celebrations. As the HOA, it's your duty to prepare the shared properties…

    As more states and local governments move toward lifting or easing shelter-in-place and social distancing guidelines, community associations have become faced with the very real prospect of needing a plan in place to address the reopening of amenities. Residents are becoming increasingly restless under stay-at-home state orders; naturally, they desire…

    Are you the type who gets bitten with the renovation bug every once in a while? Could it be that you are simply bored with the current look of your home? Would you want to do a home makeover, but do not know where to start? Then calm your nerves,…

  • The real estate and property management environment hasn’t always been as quick to evolve as other industries. However, now that IoT technology is entering the marketplace at a rapid pace, property experts are discovering the opportunities presented by tech. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is all about facilitating connections.…

    Gardening is fun and relaxing until your green spaces get overrun with invasive plants. Anyone who has fought with an invasive plant species knows the headache - you think you have it under control until it comes back with a vengeance, seemingly overnight. Relying on harmful herbicides or chemicals can…

    An estoppel letter is a legally binding document that certifies the amount of money a home seller owes to the Homeowners' Association (HOA). Since real estate lingo varies from one state to another, different people use different names to refer to the HOA estoppel letter. Other terms used to refer…

  • Speeding is not just a nuisance but a danger to your community's homeowners and their residents. It is a difficult issue to address and enforce effectively but it can be done and it should be addressed immediately to protect your community. As the HOA there are several steps you can…

    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…