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Community Management: Creating A Sense Of Community For Your Homeowners

Community Management: Creating A Sense Of Community For Your Homeowners

The goal of community management is to help homeowners become as vested in their neighborhoods as they are in their own properties.  To build a sense of community, the HOA can use several tactics: Use neighborhood common areas to bring members together – Boards and HOA managers should leverage clubhouses, recreational facilities and other common…

July Is Smart Irrigation Month

July Is Smart Irrigation Month

Do you know what a Smart Irrigation Controller is? No? Well, don’t feel bad. Lots of people don’t. A Smart Irrigation Controller can save your community association lots of money with very little time and effort. Smart controllers are irrigation clocks that automatically adjust irrigation run times in response to environmental changes. Smart controllers use…

How to Get the Most From Your HOA Management Company

How to Get the Most From Your HOA Management Company

An HOA management company can provide real value to board members and the neighborhood at-large. But, the partnership needs to be managed properly to reap the best results. The following tips will help protect your HOA and build a positive relationship with your management company: If the board did the necessary due diligence during the…

Protect the HOA / Condominium Operating and Reserve Accounts

Protect the HOA / Condominium 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…

Prepare Your Association For Hurricane Season

Prepare Your Association For Hurricane Season

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Summer Green Tips for Your Community

Summer Green Tips for Your Community

Is your association a green community?  There are approximately 300,000 community associations in the United States, representing more than 20 million homes. If each of our community associations encouraged their owners to take some minor steps to conserve energy, the impact would be substantial. If we start with the common areas of a community and initiate some of…

Things to Consider When Hiring Contractors

Things to Consider When Hiring Contractors

Community associations have varied needs for services based on their size and nature that require outside vendors to be hired for specific projects such as repainting of a clubhouse or ongoing services such as common area landscape maintenance services. It is important that board members keep the following points in mind when selecting vendors for…

Partner With Your Community Association Manager

Partner With Your Community Association Manager

More and more community associations are asked to spend time and energy juggling a number of projects. This tactic not only makes it more difficult for projects to be completed, but could be perceived as a sign of a disorganized Board. This makes both homeowners and board members frustrated. A good Community Association Manager (CAM)…

Four Home Maintenance Mistakes You Should Never Make

Four Home Maintenance Mistakes You Should Never Make

There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get from fixing up your own home. Whether you’re repairing damaged molding or upgrading your kitchen to a newer look, home improvement can be very rewarding when the job is done. At MSI, maintenance is what we do every day. We’ve seen it all, from sheet rock repairs to large…

Homeowner Association Tips for New Homeowners

Homeowner Association Tips for New Homeowners

The following homeowner association tips will help first-time buyers take advantage of all the benefits an HOA has to offer: Tip #1 – To ensure they make an informed decision, homeowners need to educate themselves

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