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How to Prevent and Handle Frozen Pipes in Your Community

How to Prevent and Handle Frozen Pipes in Your Community

Every season has its range of weather-specific concerns for property owners and homeowners associations. In winter, that includes the risk of water damage and frozen pipes on the property. Here are some steps you can take for protect the property and prevent further damage. Be Proactive Frozen pipes happen when outside temperatures reach freezing and…

3 Common Communication Problems for HOAs Without a Manager

One of the biggest challenges faced by an HOA can be communication with members, and board members will often turn to an HOA management company to help. Since most HOA board members are volunteers using their free time for running the association, it’s easy to feel like the work is not appreciated if members aren’t involved…

Resolutions for HOA Boards in the New Year

Resolutions for HOA Boards in the New Year

On a personal level, most of us think about the new year as a time to set new goals and make some positive changes in our lives. We often reflect on what happened in the last year and figure out what should be changed based on successes or failures.     The same can be…

Preparing for the Growth of Elderly Homeowners

Preparing for the Growth of Elderly Homeowners

One of the more recent developments in the world of HOAs is the rise of elderly homeowners. In past generations, those 65 or older would eventually move into assisted living or retirement homes. But the modern day is seeing more elderly folks deciding to live out more of their older years in their own homes….

Why Openness is the Best HOA Policy

Why Openness is the Best HOA Policy

One of the most common homeowner complaints against HOA boards and HOA managers is that they lack transparency and openness. For example, board members are often accused of not allowing owner to see records or attend meetings. Although it’s not law that these things be disclosed to members, the best approach is to be as…

3 Tips for Keeping Your Association Safe During the Winter

3 Tips for Keeping Your Association Safe During the Winter

The weather in most places this year has been reasonably mild for December. However, it’s always a good idea to prepare for the time ahead as the temperatures continue to drop.  To err on the side of caution, HOA boards should be prepared with the best ways to protect building operations and residents. Here are…

Crucial Items to Be Reviewed By Your Board Each Year

Crucial Items to Be Reviewed By Your Board Each Year

Your HOA likely already has a list of events and to-dos for the association that must happen each year, such as inspections, renewals, and maintenance. But there are a few extra items that might get overlooked yet are essentials each year. Here are some management areas your board and HOA management company will want to…

Is HOA Self-Management Worth It?

Is HOA Self-Management Worth It?

Quite a few homeowners associations, whether large or small, are self-managed. This may seem like a reasonable option, but many associations don’t realize just how much work is involved when handling management—or how much an HOA management company can improve their conditions. In order to be successful as a self-managed association, board members must be…

Are You Being the Greatest Board Member You Can Be?

Are You Being the Greatest Board Member You Can Be?

As an homeowners association board member, you may have realized that sometimes there’s a fine line between success and failure in the position. For example, sometimes issues can leave you in a gray area where you must use your best judgement or board member knowledge to proceed. Or you may promise you’re going to deliver…

Improving the Operational Effectiveness of Your Association

Improving the Operational Effectiveness of Your Association

Does your homeowners association tend to run things a certain way because “that’s how you’ve always done it”? If the answer is yes, it’s time to start focusing more on improving your HOA’s operational effectiveness. Operational effectiveness means opening your association up to new strategies and ideas, especially if they have the potential of working…

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