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Keys to Protecting Your Condominium Association’s Board of Directors

Keys to Protecting Your Condominium Association’s Board of Directors

Can Atlanta Condominium Board Members Be Personally Liable? We frequently are asked whether volunteer board members can be civilly liable for actions taken while a board member.  This issue is of serious concern because lawsuits tend to be over inclusive, naming every possible defendant in the initial complaint. Why sign up as a volunteer board…

Energy Saving Tips for Your HOA or Condo Association

Energy Saving Tips for Your HOA or Condo Association

Saving energy or “going green” in your condo association community doesn’t mean jumping off a cliff to embrace a drastically different standard of living. There are a range of things you can do–from small everyday changes to long-term rebuilding— that will save you energy. This is not only good for the planet, but it also…

Questions to ask your next community association management firm

Questions to ask your next community association management firm

You’ve had the debates and the discussions, examining your management requirements from every angle, and all it comes down to the fact that you need professional help. Instead of going it alone, you know that bringing in a reputable community association management firm is important. Bringing in committed professionals to run day-to-day operations while adhering…

Building Community Spirit – A Case Study

Building Community Spirit – A Case Study

Introduction  The Young at Heart Homeowners Association (name changed for privacy) has long been an active community of young seniors. Built during the mid-eighties, this community has an established Board of Directors, Committees and Social infrastructure and professional management which made it one of the most desirable Adult Communities in its county. Young at Heart…

Traffic Fines in a Community (can an HOA ticket a homeowner?)

Traffic Fines in a Community (can an HOA ticket a homeowner?)

People seem to be in such a hurry nowadays, but at what cost to those around you? We repeatedly see unfortunate accidents on the news, but fail to change our driving habits thinking that it will not happen to us or a loved one. Speeding, as well as other traffic violations, is a frequent issue…

The Importance of D&O Insurance Coverage

The Importance of D&O Insurance Coverage

If a homeowner’s association is new, and has just formed a board of directors, one of the first orders of business should be to purchase Directors and Officers Insurance. It is also important, for those considering serving on a board of directors in well established communities, to make sure that D & O Insurance is…

Budget Time!

Budget Time!

Budget Time! 2011 budget planning season is upon us. HOA Boards need to be anticipating the challenge of successful budget preparation in a tough economy when many homeonwers are out of work and foreclosures are at an all time high. Good advice is to start the planning early and be prepared to trim expenses whenever possible so you…

How Do I Run a Successful Open Board Meeting?

How Do I Run a Successful Open Board Meeting?

Community Board Meetings can be challenging in terms of overcoming logistics. As always, the key is time invested in preparation and organization. Please consider the “professional meeting skill tips” provided below that might assist your Community in conducting a successful Open Meeting . SETUP Seat all your Board members at a head table. The table should be…

HOA and American Rights

HOA and American Rights

In recent months, and years for that matter, some communities have found that they face a troubling issue when it comes to HOA rules. Everyone receives a copy of the Deed Restrictions when they move into a HOA community, but that doesn’t seem to settle the legal issues regarding residents and their ability to freely…

Your Community Welcome Mat

Your Community Welcome Mat

You may have a “welcome mat” at your home. It communicates to household members and visitors alike that they are welcome and promotes a sense of belonging that they should feel comfortable being there.   In the same way, your association web site should be considered as the virtual “welcome mat” to your community.  It needs…

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