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Easily Manage your HOA Pool with Task(and Time) Eliminating Software

Pools managed by HOAs are easily susceptible to losing revenue channels and offering freedom that is often taken advantage of. Without the ability to constantly overlook the pools management elements, it is difficult to control important aspects such as access control for members and guests, employee relations, and membership payments. Many HOAs accept these disadvantages…

No Condo or HOA Management Company Near You? – No Problem

A lot of towns around the country may not have a company that provides management services that cater to condo communities and homeowner associations.  Maybe an experienced manager hasn’t moved to town or the market is not large enough to support a company that specializes in community association management.  Or there is someone but their…

Self-Management with Support May Be the Best Solution for Your Community

Over one third of condo communities and homeowner associations (HOAs) are self-managed.  If you have 100 units/homes or less or have a high level of board participation you are a prime candidate to self-manage with support.  By support I mean with financial management services, administrative services and relying other professionals.  Benefits include saving money, increased…

D&O Insurance

Everything Your HOA Board Needs To Know About D&O Insurance

It is likely that your board has adequately prepared your homeowners association for fires, flood, severe weather, or other similar emergencies by obtaining proper insurance coverage. However, many associations overlook an important facet of insurance called D&O Insurance, or Directors and Officers Insurance. Here is everything your board needs to know about D&O insurance so…

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Setting Up a Community Garden in your HOA

Summertime is the time for planting, nurturing, and harvesting, both when it comes to delicious fruits and vegetables, and when it comes to your community. Warmer weather encourages neighbors to get out of doors, meet one another, have picnics and barbeques, and socialize in ways that they cannot during the winter months. One of the…

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Helping Homeowners Follow the Rules in Your HOA

It can be difficult to strike a balance between making sure homeowners follow the rules, and breeding ill will in the community because the board is seen as controlling and harsh. Whenever you have a problem with homeowners consistently breaking the association rules and regulations, it may be time to examine yourself and see what…

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Five Ways for Your HOA to Make Extra Money

At times, the expenses of an HOA can exceed the amount that is brought in by monthly HOA fees. As a result, residents can be hit with special assessments which can be a shock to homeowners and a large blow to community moral. However, if your HOA board is hardworking and creative, it can find…

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Tips for Recruiting Potential HOA Board Members

One of the best ways to enhance your community and make it the best that it can be is to volunteer as a member of the HOA board. Becoming a board member can take up a lot of valuable time, but it is well worth the investment of energy and passion. At times, filling positions…

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What is the Difference Between HOA, POA, and COA?

If you are looking to purchase a home you may be confused by the overwhelming multitude of terminology and acronyms that exist in the world of real estate. When it comes to HOAs, POAs, and COAs, it is important to understand the difference. Although they are sometimes used interchangeably, this is actually a mistake as…

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Keeping Your HOA Board Meeting Under One Hour

Between disagreeing residents, unending topics to discuss, and chatty board members, the idea of a short board meeting can seem like something out of myths and legends. However, far from being impossible, a board meeting that is under one hour can be achievable by taking a few simple steps. Here are a few tips to…

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