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Renovating a Home in an HOA: What You Should Know

Living in residences that are part of the homeowner association has its perks. The associations help maintain an organized and cohesive atmosphere in the neighborhood and spare homeowners from some responsibilities. However, homeowners have to adhere to the strict regulations usually spelled out in HOA’s CC&Rs (covenants, conditions & restrictions). Thus, if moving to such…

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Everything You Need To Know About HOA Tax Returns

Contrary to what some may believe, homeowners associations do have to file tax returns. The process can be confusing, especially for a new association with little to no experience in the tax arena. To help you out, here is everything you must know about HOA tax returns. Are HOA Tax Returns Necessary? If a homeowners…

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What Does An HOA Architectural Committee Do?

What is an architectural control committee? If you are planning to join a homeowners association, it’s important to understand the purpose of architectural control and a designated committee that ensures compliance with these standards. For an in-depth explanation, here’s everything you need to know about an HOA architectural committee. HOA Architectural Committee: What Is Architectural…

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11 Legal Rights Of Homeowners Who Live In HOA-Run Communities

Most, if not all, homeowners associations are legal entities. As such, both board members and homeowners are afforded legal rights — all of which should be clearly outlined in your community’s governing documents. If you need further guidance, here are the legal rights of homeowners who live in HOA-run communities. What Are the Legal Rights…

Quarterly Security Solutions for the Homeowner

May 2020 – Cyber Security for Your Home Today almost every residence has internet. Some may be faster than others, but most residences have some type of internet. If you do, you could be a victim. We lock our cars, we lock our doors, we put cameras on the house, but we leave the digital…

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Should You Provide HOA Online Support?

Homeowners often have questions or concerns they would like to raise but have no medium to do so in an instant. This is why some HOAs are considering online support. But, is HOA online support even a good idea? Is HOA Online Support Necessary? In an HOA, it is only normal for residents to have…

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Should HOAs Close Community Pools During COVID-19?

HOAs are now implementing measures that will lessen or prevent the transmission of the coronavirus in their communities. One common question that many HOA boards face is whether to close community pools during COVID-19. Before you decide, here are important things to consider. Community Pools During COVID-19: Should You Close Them or Not? According to…

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Everything You Need To Know About Making And Wearing Face Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends the use of face masks in public to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, in the United States. HOAs should take note of these guidelines to further prevent coronavirus transmission in their communities. Here’s everything you need to know about making…

elderly residents | aging HOA residents

7 Ways To Help HOA Aging Residents

When an HOA board is made up of younger residents, it can be easy to forget about the senior members of the community. But, every community member matters, including HOA aging residents. As such, it is important to make the necessary adjustments to accommodate more elderly homeowners. How to Provide HOA Aging Residents with Aid…

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A Guideline To Write HOA Board Meeting Minutes

A homeowners association board holds regular meetings to discuss various items on the agenda. During these discussions, it is imperative to write HOA board meeting minutes. But, how exactly do you do that?   In this article: Why Write HOA Board Meeting Minutes? How to Write Minutes of an HOA Board Meeting Tips for Writing…

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