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  • 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…

    The new year seems like the perfect time to start something new, and creating New Year's Resolutions is a popular way to establish new routines and eliminate bad habits. Unfortunately, many of us end up breaking our resolutions before they can become permanent changes. This year we wanted to give…

  •   Undocked electric scooters are popping up in cities all over the US as more and more companies such as Lime, Uber, and Lyft jump on the growing trend. These devices aren't just appearing in major metropolitan areas but can be found in cities all across America. Lime alone has…

    Winter is a harsh time for any building or structure. Between the ice, extreme cold, and the variable moisture penetration, almost anything degrades over the course of a snowy winter. As a community association, your job is to help make sure that both homes and common areas are safe as…

    The holidays are here and we wanted to share a quick, easy and scrumptious treat with you. We hope you and your family have a happy and healthy holiday and a prosperous new year filled with sprinkles... or at least sprinkle cookies!