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  • One of our guiding principles, the idea of "always improving" is tantamount to our commitment to bringing community associations the absolute best technology and tools in the industry. CiraConnect has long been the most versatile and feature-rich platform for managing communities, and in an effort to provide better user-experience our…

    Various legal jurisdictions spell out clear guidelines on what amounts to trespass. In this case, trespass involves intruding in owners units (Condo Association) or homes/property (HOA) without their consent. Individuals responsible for this type of illegal intrusion are generally liable for a criminal offense that is punishable by law, though…

    Having a lush green lawn is every homeowner's dream- but it isn't always achievable. The climate may be too dry and water too scarce to keep your lawn watered enough so it stays green, or you might not want to use harsh pesticides to keep your lawn weed-free because of…

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread economic problems, from high unemployment to significant business closures. With the news focused on the latest round of governmental assistance for taxpayers and businesses, it's normal to wonder how your neighborhood association or fellow homeowners may be affected. Many homeowners are facing long-term…

    Many HVAC contractors offer installation services, which can be great for many homeowners. But as an association, your responsibility of finding the right HVAC contractor is even more important, as a shoddy job can seriously hamper the efficiency of your new HVAC system, and leave room for concern rather than…

    Often malaligned, Community Associations are usually in place to help protect the value of homes in their community. Many HOA board members are interested in serving their community to the best of their ability and know that without enforcing the rules and regulations set forth for the community, including CC&R's,…

  • Scheduling and planning community events can present some challenges for HOA and Condo Association Board Members. It can be difficult enough to get three friends together for dinner-- so convincing HOA members to show up for resident events or invest in board decisions is, obviously, a tall order for some…

    The Fair Housing Act, also known as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a federal law which prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related services due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status. Because the FHA applies to entities that set terms and conditions for…

    As the housing market continues on its unique buying and selling trend throughout this coronavirus pandemic, many have hopped on this opportunity to buy. And although we are living in a social-distanced time, new neighbors, friends, and family will likely be itching to connect and welcome you into your new…

  • A conflict of interest can range from problematic to disastrous for a homeowner association board. HOA board members should be impartial representatives of their communities who make decisions with the entire association's wellbeing in mind. A conflict of interest will interfere with these duties and can lead to severe consequences…

    If you're an HOA Board member, one of the biggest decisions you face is whether you should hire a full-time professional management company to run your community. Maybe you don't realize what a professional management company can do for your community, so you're not quite sure which direction to take.…

    It's inevitable: at some point, a community association needs to hire a contractor. Some need their contractors for standard maintenance, others hire help for repair after an emergency or national disaster; but no matter why your HOA is looking into hiring a contractor, you should know that they don't always…