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Open Meeting Act vs Open Forum In HOA Board Meetings

If you’ve had experience with homeowners associations, you’ve probably heard about the Open Meeting Act. As an HOA board member, it’s important for you to understand what this act entails and how it should inform your HOA board meetings. Understanding the Open Meeting Act The Common Interest Development Open Meeting Act, also known simply as…

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The Different Types Of HOA Committees And How To Set Them Up

Every HOA has a board of directors that is in charge of maintaining the community. However, community management often comes with a never-ending list of tasks and responsibilities, which can be overwhelming. To get things done, the association can call on its homeowners to volunteer and serve in HOA committees. Here’s what you need to…

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Do HOA Pay Taxes?

Does an HOA pay taxes? It’s a common question a lot of homeowners associations ask. While an HOA does not technically operate to gain profit, it is still bound by tax laws. But, how exactly does it all work? Does an HOA Pay Taxes? Let’s Find Out Almost everyone in the homeowners association and those…

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Everything You Need To Know About Condo Insurance

Unlike insurance for single-family homes — which is pretty much cut and dry — condominium homeowners insurance can be quite complicated. Why? Because as a condo owner, you need to think about insurance coverage for your unit as well as the insurance covered by your HOA. To provide clarity, here’s everything you need to know…

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How Important Is Using An HOA Software for HOA Management?

HOA software is becoming more common nowadays. The industry-specific software for HOAs helps the HOA board navigate the complex responsibilities of running an HOA. Generic software also has its place, as well, such as using Quickbooks for HOA management. HOA accounting software for free can be good enough for most purposes, but HOA specific software…

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Top 10 Tips When Interviewing An HOA Management Company

Interviewing HOA management company representatives for the position of HOA manager is no easy job. So we’ll take you through the process of an interview with HOA management, as well as questions to ask association management companies interested in working for you. Interviewing HOA Management Company Candidates? Keep These Tips In Mind One of the…

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Is It Time To Switch Community Property Management Companies?

Given the many benefits of community property management, it’s always a complex decision to fire community property managers. When it comes to HOA property management, however, it’s best to stick to standards. When you encounter these warning signs, then perhaps it’s time to ask the big question. Should You Change Our Community Property Management Company?…

Are Your Association’s Funds Protected?

Are Your Association’s Funds Protected?

By: Craig Koss, AMS®, PCAM® Regional Vice President, Associa – Ann Arbor, MI Many of us use our computer to order products from Amazon, to pay our electric bill and to manage our bank accounts. Online commerce has grown exponentially over the past few years, but with the improvement in convenience and efficiency comes risk….

At what point do you need industry specific software?

At what point do you need industry specific software?

Immediately.  No matter what the size of your community or type of community (condo, townhome, single family), using software that speaks to your needs is essential.  Generally it will only cost you a fraction of the money that custom software would cost.  It’s also important to realize that other people – your competitors – are…

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