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  • Studies have long shown that building relationships with others in your community and neighborhood have a lasting impact on satisfaction and emotional well-being. However, during these times where we are being encouraged to practice social distancing and many of us are under shelter-in-place orders it can be difficult to connect…

    In these difficult and unique times, many of us have been focused on the immediate emergency, COVID-19 and it's devastating global effects, however it's important to remember that even in times of crisis, a natural disaster may still affect your community. As we head into spring, severe weather often brings…

    When your HOA or condo association decides that it's time to hire a management company or switch management, it can be difficult to know how to choose the right company. Creating an HOA Management RFP (Request for Proposal) is a great place to start. An RFP is a document drafted…

  • As we continue to face the uncertainty of these times, many community association boards are beginning to question the ways in which their associations should respond to community finances, as well as assist homeowners financially with regards to deferring collecting of assessments. Board members and management professionals alike are endeavoring…

    Many people today are eager to get involved in their local communities. One place they tend to start is at home, volunteering for their own community association (HOA or Condo Owners associations). For some volunteers, they see it as an extension of what they do everyday, as is the case…

    Practicing social distancing is a key component to helping flatten the curve and reduce the impact of the Coronavirus on our society, but it also presents a unique challenge to the millions of Americans who live in community associations.   From those living in close quarters, such as condos or cooperative,…

  • Many HOA and Condo associations implement restricted access measures to help ensure the safety and security of their homeowners and community property. These measures, such as gated entries, closed-circuit cameras, and even security officers, are all in place to prohibit unwanted solicitors or intruders from disturbing your community's residents. It's…

    Communities often band together to push for what is best for their residents. They form organizations like HOAs and neighborhood associations, which give them a chance to meet with their neighbors, exchange ideas, start projects, and propose solutions to problems facing their communities. These organizations are formed to give residents…

    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…