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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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13 Legal Rights Of Homeowners In HOA Communities And FAQs

Most, if not all, homeowners associations are legal entities. As such, both board members and homeowners are afforded legal rights — all of which should be clearly outlined in your community’s governing documents. If you need further guidance, here are the homeowners rights against HOA communities.   What Are the Homeowners Rights Against HOA? What…

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Should You Provide HOA Online Support?

Homeowners often have questions or concerns they would like to raise but have no medium to do so in an instant. This is why some HOAs are considering online support. But, is HOA online support even a good idea?   Is HOA Online Support Necessary? In an HOA, it is only normal for residents to…

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Should HOAs Close Community Pools During COVID-19?

HOAs are now implementing measures that will lessen or prevent the transmission of the coronavirus in their communities. One common question that many HOA boards face is whether to close community pools during COVID-19. Before you decide, here are important things to consider. Community Pools During COVID-19: Should You Close Them or Not? According to…

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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 Guide On How To Write HOA Board Meeting Minutes

In homeowners associations, the board regularly convenes meetings to discuss agenda items and vote. To record what transpires at these meetings, it is imperative to take HOA board meeting minutes. But, what is the process for doing so?   What Are HOA Board Meeting Minutes? Homeowners associations are governed by a set of board members….

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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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25 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…

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