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HOA Attorneys – Why They Are Important And How To Find One

HOA attorneys are paramount to any homeowners association. They perform tasks and consult on issues that an HOA would otherwise have no way of doing. Here’s why your association needs one. The Case for HOA Attorneys Retaining the services of an attorney is important for every homeowners association. The HOA governing documents, as well as…

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Dealing With Collecting Late Fees In Your HOA

Collecting late fees can be a difficult issue for both the HOA board and HOA members. Tempting as it is to put it off, collecting late HOA fees and delinquent HOA dues are just good fiscal policy – so is having an HOA late fee policy in place. Why Collecting Late Fees Is Good HOA…

HOA Management: Playground Safety Tips

HOA Management: Playground Safety Tips

For children across the U.S., school is almost out for the summer. This means that the playground equipment in parks and recreational areas of HOA communities will be full of children having fun in the sun. Before the playground equipment in your homeowners association fills with the sound of small voices; however, be sure to…

Community Association Violations

Community Association Violations

Associations are small governments that are responsible for keeping their communities and buildings safe, while always trying to maintain and increase the value of the homes in the community. The association’s Declaration and/or Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R) are put into place for the benefit of the majority of the residents and should be respected…

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10 HOA Tips For Better Community Management

While many are highly efficient and effective, there are other homeowners associations that are unable to properly manage basic tasks such as critical maintenance and resident conflicts. Most often than not, HOAs that cannot operate properly will have to deal with resident dissatisfaction. If you are a new association that wants to establish proper procedures…

Developing The Annual Calendar

Developing The Annual Calendar

One of the most important roles of the Board of Directors for a community association is to establish the direction of the association and allocate the necessary resources.  Most of this work is done through the approval of your annual budget, which many of you just completed for 2013. The resources you have available to allocate…

Board of Directors: Do You Qualify?

Board of Directors: Do You Qualify?

There’s something rewarding about being on the Board of Directors of an HOA, especially if you fit the criteria. Like that one time when you you were spending time at the pool on a sunny summer day and you noticed one of the umbrellas was not doing their job due to the huge hole at…

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4 Ways To Improve HOA Annual Meetings

Improve HOA annual meetings for your association, and you set it up for a solid year. That’s no exaggeration, either – HOA annual meetings are simply that important. It’s when the annual budget gets its final review. It also sets the tone for how the HOA prepares for the coming year. Thus, your HOA social…

is it necessary | management for small communities

Is HOA Management For Small Communities Necessary?

Most people think that only bigger associations need professional HOA management, but smaller communities need help too. The reality is that smaller HOAs have fewer resources and they are the ones that need the most guidance on community management. So, if you are a board member interested in HOA management for small communities, here are…

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HOA Budget Planning: A Guide To Doing It Right

The annual budget is a cornerstone of every homeowners association. Yet, HOA budget planning is a task many HOA boards find daunting because it takes a lot of work. Simplify the process by following a few easy steps. HOA Budget Planning the Right Way Budget season is fast approaching. You can streamline this process by…

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