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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…

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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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Water Damage Behind Brick Walls: How Do You Deal With It?

Brick walls are a lovely addition to any community. Although brick improves the overall aesthetic of your HOA, underlying water damage behind brick walls is not uncommon. Here are ways to deal with water infiltration in your brick surface.   In this article: What Causes Water Damage Behind Brick Walls? What Is the Lifespan of…

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21 Important HOA Policies The Board Should Think About

Behind every successful homeowners association are effective HOA policies that govern them. HOA policies keep the community in order and residents secure. While HOA policies vary from community to community, there are some that should come as a given. HOA Policies to Include in Your Community Even though HOA policies are typically created when the…

Clearly Defining Violations and ARC Requirements through Board Resolutions

Clearly Defining Violations and ARC Requirements through Board Resolutions

If you’ve served on a board or managed community associations then you know how difficult it can be to handle violations or ARC requests. This is especially the case when the governing documents are not crystal clear. In some cases, HOAs have an extremely detailed section of the governing documents that lays out exactly what…

The top 41 HOA software solutions for 2020

The top 41 HOA software solutions for 2020

If you’re on the board of an HOA or condo you know how hard it is to manage both the property and the people, at the same time. You may even have a property manager to help you out, but it still feels like a full-time job, doesn’t it? HOA management software can make your…

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How to Keep HOA Cost-Effective To Lower HOA Assessments

One of the main challenges for HOAs is how to improve the annual budget. HOA boards are constantly faced with the rising costs of expenses, which leads them to increase homeowners’ monthly assessments. If more associations only took the time to examine their existing policies, though, they will discover viable solutions that will help lower…

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How To Prevent Crime In Your Neighborhood & Increase Resident Safety

Resident safety and crime prevention in HOA communities shouldn’t be left to chance. The perception of homeowners’ safety and the security in HOA neighborhoods directly affect property values. Thus, it’s on the HOA board to directly act to ensure resident safety in an HOA community. Let’s look at the top tips to prevent crime and…

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10 Effective Ways Your HOA Saves Money

Many HOAs have issues covering their operational expenses and as a result, end up charging homeowners with additional fees. In the interest of maintaining resident morale, association boards need to look carefully at their budget. You need to look for ways to reduce costs in HOA, while still providing exceptional service to the community. If…

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