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Why Install Concrete For Your Wall Foundations?

Why Install Concrete For Your Wall Foundations?

Where Can You Find Rocks For Your Concrete Walls? Where to Find Rocks for a Rock Wall The main concern for every construction is the kind of materials that will be used. If you are planning to have a rock wall where will you find the kind of rock materials that you would prefer. There…

Conducting Neighborhood Watches: Tips For Association-Governed Communities

Conducting Neighborhood Watches: Tips For Association-Governed Communities

In the wake of recent news reports about the safety of neighborhood watch programs, many association-governed communities are reviewing their policies for neighborhood watches. In many communities, the reviews are taking place to help prevent what no community wants to happen during a neighborhood watch: injury to a stranger whose presence is mistaken for a…

Landscape Renovations: Where To Begin

Landscape Renovations: Where To Begin

As the community management industry matures, landscaping in older community associations may show signs of aging. This is the time of year that many boards across the country are considering different ways to update and enhance their landscaping. It’s a good financial investment that can enhance the curb appeal, add direct value to individual residences,…

Why Your Atlanta HOA May Want To Adopt The POA

Why Your Atlanta HOA May Want To Adopt The POA

In 1994, the Georgia Legislature adopted the Property Owners’ Association Act (“POA”). The POA provides significant advantages to homeowners associations. Here are some of the most important advantages of the POA: 1.   Automatic Statutory Liens After submitting to the POA, an association no longer needs to file liens at the county courthouse for unpaid assessments…

Want To Keep Assessments Low?

Want To Keep Assessments Low?

When living in a condo or HOA, assessments are a fact of life. The fees that homeowners pay to their association are determined by a number of variables. The maintenance and management expenses that are necessary, as well as the number of homeowners in the association, all all factors. Every homeowner can do their part…

What Makes For A Good Set Of Meeting Minutes

What Makes For A Good Set Of Meeting Minutes

Of all the various issues boards deal with, one of the issues that comes up time and again are meeting minutes. What are they? What should be in them?  Incorrectly kept minutes can get a board in trouble. They can invalidate proper board actions, lead to claims for defamation or support claims for breach of…

A List Of Do’s And Dont’s For HOA Management

A List Of Do’s And Dont’s For HOA Management

Customer service. Answer your calls and emails within 24 hours of receipt. Even if you don’t have an answer, let your client/homeowner know that you are working on it. Know your community. Set your goals to be proactive, not reactive. Be respectful. Treat that nasty, arrogant man or woman with respect; they may be your…

Protect the HOA Operating and Reserve Accounts

Protect the HOA Operating and Reserve Accounts

I know anyone that has any affiliation with an HOA or Homeowners Association has heard of someone stealing or trying to steal money from the Community. The scams are often as simple as writing a check to themselves, either as an administrator, treasurer or president. This is the one constant to which no one paid…

Pool Safety: How To Keep Your Community’s Pool Safe For Residents

Pool Safety: How To Keep Your Community’s Pool Safe For Residents

Community pools are a great place for residents of managed communities to cool off in the summer, but they can also be dangerous if the right safety measures are not taken. In addition to protecting residents from potential dangers, pool safety precautions help to protect a community from lawsuits that stem from pool-related injuries. If…

A Vision For Your Community

A Vision For Your Community

When developing a new community association, it’s essential for developers and builders to work with a community management company that can effectively help to develop its vision and mission statement. Write down your vision and goals; it will help set the direction of your community. After all, when done effectively, proper planning begins before the first shovelful…

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