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7 Common Failures of HOA Board Members

Veteran members of an HOA board typically know what to do and what mistakes to avoid. If you are a new HOA leader, knowing the common failures of HOA board members allows you to steer clear from them. Avoid the Usual Failures of HOA Board Members Everyone makes mistakes — it’s human nature. But, the…

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The quality of the air around us can directly impact our health, even though we don’t always recognize it. The presence of various pollutants in the air we breathe are often invisible to the naked eye, which makes it difficult to be alert to any potential threats. The best way to ensure that you’re breathing…

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Building Trust With Condo Association Goodwill

Condo association goodwill is an intangible but crucial part of keeping a managed community together. HOA goodwill is not simple to measure, yet it’s something that you can instantly see as soon as you spend time in a community. Let’s look at a few different things you can try to spread goodwill in community associations….

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How to Increase Annual HOA Meeting Attendance

As an HOA board member, you know full well that attendance is one of the most challenging aspects of the annual meeting. Most community members do not seem to be interested in hearing from their HOA — mainly because they don’t think that the annual meeting agenda applies to or impacts them. However, not all…

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Handling Short-Term Rentals in an HOA

HOA board members have many decisions to make that impact the association and those within it. As services offering short-term rentals have become more popular in recent years, HOAs have to be prepared for deciding how they’re going to handle these types of services. Make sure you are taking proper safety measures such as installing gates…

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Why Is A HOA Management Contract So Important?

HOA board of directors are used to dealing with contracts for any type of goods or services needed by the association. Contracts are a standard practice so that both parties understand their specific roles and duties. That’s why a legitimate contract between you and your HOA management company is important too. From daily duties to…

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9 Things You Should Know When Setting Up An HOA Budget

Planning an HOA budget can be difficult work, especially if you’ve never done it before. With so many things to consider, it’s easy to lose track of the details. Luckily, there are some things you can do to ensure smooth preparation. HOA Budget Guidelines to Live By Setting a yearly HOA budget is a crucial…

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Are You Asking Enough Questions Before Hiring an HOA Contractor?

The HOA board is responsible for making decisions when the community is in need of maintenance or repair. Different skill sets are required based on the area of need, so it’s important to be mindful of the contractor you use to get the job done. It’s easy to go with anyone and assume they’re able…

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HOA Elections: How To Remain A Neutral HOA Board

When it is time to elect a set of new board members, the HOA board must follow a few key rules. Perhaps one of the most important, though, is to stay as a neutral HOA board. More often than not, it is easier said than done. Tips to Remain a Neutral HOA Board During Election…

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How To Calculate HOA Assessments

Part of the HOA board’s job is to prepare the budget and calculate HOA assessments for the coming year. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to do this. The process is easy if you know where to begin. The Right Way to Calculate HOA Assessments For most HOAs, October means the beginning of the budget season….

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