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When Is The Right Time For Reopening HOA Amenities?

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the world to adapt, and homeowners associations are no exception. As the country slowly starts to reopen, HOAs are left with the problem of whether or not to follow suit. Is reopening HOA amenities now the right decision?   Reopening HOA Amenities Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic With no immediate end in…

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Halloween COVID 19 Activities: How to Safely Have Fun in Your HOA

Halloween is just a stone’s throw away, but many HOA communities are finding it hard to come up with activities to do during the holiday. With the coronavirus pandemic keeping everyone indoors and anxious, calm yourself down and enjoy some spooky fun with these Halloween COVID 19 ideas.   Spooktacular Halloween COVID 19 Ideas for…

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What Exactly Are The Code Of Ethics For HOA Board Members?

Board members should serve their homeowners association in an honest and steadfast manner. Not everyone has the same idea of how to do this, though, especially when conflicts and ethical dilemmas come up. This is why it is important to craft your own code of ethics for HOA board members.   Creating a Code of Ethics…

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5 HOA Maintenance Plans You Must Have

Contrary to the popular adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” homeowners associations must be proactive when it comes to maintaining common areas. It’s important to have maintenance plans so the community can run efficiently. By anticipating repairs and replacements, board members can also drastically reduce HOA expenses. For a smooth-running association, here are…

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How To Make An HOA Violation Letter

In every homeowners association, there will be homeowners who break the rules accidentally or intentionally. That’s why HOA boards must take non-compliance seriously. At the first sign of offense, they must send an HOA violation letter to remind a homeowner of his obligations to the HOA. If you want to improve rule enforcement, here’s a…

HOA Political Flags: Should They Be Allowed Or Not?

Members of a homeowners association must follow all the rules and regulations set forth by their governing body. The main purpose of these restrictions is to protect property values and the interests of the entire community. However, is it legal for the HOA to regulate or prohibit flags? Here’s what you need to know about…

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Should You Live In A Deed Restricted Community?

There are a number of critical steps you must take before buying a home, and one of those is to find out whether the property belongs in a deed-restricted neighborhood. But, what is a deed-restricted community anyway? And how does it affect you as a potential homeowner?   What Does It Mean to Live in…

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Renovating a Home in an HOA: What You Should Know

Living in residences that are part of the homeowner association has its perks. The associations help maintain an organized and cohesive atmosphere in the neighborhood and spare homeowners from some responsibilities. However, homeowners have to adhere to the strict regulations usually spelled out in HOA’s CC&Rs (covenants, conditions & restrictions). Thus, if moving to such…

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What Is An HOA Tax Return? What’s The Process For Filing?

Tax season is always stressful, especially for homeowners associations with no experience on the subject. But, filing your HOA tax return does not have to be an uphill battle.   HOA Tax Return: Is It Necessary? Does an HOA have to file a tax return? There is a common misconception that HOAs do not need…

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What Does An HOA Architectural Control Committee Do?

Many homeowners associations have an Architectural Control Committee that reviews architectural modifications within the community. As a homeowner in a planned community, it is important that you know what such a committee does and how it can affect you.   What Is an Architectural Control Committee? As its name indicates, an Architectural Control Committee is…

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