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  •  Every community has it's share of problem owners, from the ones who refuse to follow the guidelines and complain about every bylaw to those who just can't make their assessment payments on time. It can be a frustrating and endless cycle for many board members, but it has never and…

     If you've spent any time on the internet lately then you have probably heard some fairly nasty things about Homeowner Associations. From articles about lawsuits to particularly angry Reddit forums, associations are often maligned as overzealous authoritarians... but the truth is that most American's living in these communities are happy…

    COVID-19 has almost brought the world to a stand-still. Many businesses have been crippled, and millions of people have lost their jobs. Many families are struggling to make ends meet because of the pandemic's effects. Homeowners are also finding it difficult to honor their assessment payments. Homeowners associations are obligated…

  • With autumn just around the corner, the question about how to celebrate Halloween in the wake of the COVID pandemic is at the forefront of everyone's minds. Halloween parties, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating usually mean large gatherings of people, and some are wondering if the holiday should just be canceled…

    There is an eerie quietness that can often be felt after a disaster like a hurricane of flash flooding, the time after the rain has stopped but the sun still hasn't returned. Returning to business as usual after your community has faced a natural disaster can be difficult, the responsibilities…

  • Condos are an incredibly popular solution for residents from all backgrounds. These community housing solutions provide a convenient and beautiful place for singles, couples, and families to settle down. As the owner of a condo or a complex, it’s up to you to prove that your potential tenants can have the…

    As summer ends, we all know that soon the cool crisp fall weather will be here soon if it hasn't already chilled your area. Believe it or not, but fall is the best time to start working on your lawn to ensure luscious green grass come next spring.  If you're…

    Running a Condominium Association or Homeowner Association requires hard work and lots of patience. For most COAs and HOAs, it makes more sense to hire a management company to streamline daily operations. For any professional HOA/COA manager, data management is a very crucial skill. Any association requires that the management company…

  • Community organization boards always have something new to handle every day. It can all pile up and prove overwhelming, so formulate a strategic plan to ensure that everything runs smoothly no matter what comes up. Strategic planning essentially involves setting and scheduling the organization's affairs and activities in an organized manner to…

    Serving on the board of a community association to help shape the community you live in can be very rewarding and satisfying. Many board members enjoy being part of the board and being on the front lines of decision making and planning. Nonetheless, being a board member has its fair…

    The Federal Housing Administration guarantees home certain loans offered through conventional lenders, these are known as FHA Loans. These unique loans allow homebuyers to use a smaller down payment and sometimes to have lower credit scores than lenders typically require for conventional mortgages. Traditionally, FHA guaranteed loans for condo purchases only if the…