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Just Say No to Night HOA Board Meetings

Night HOA board meeting sessions are often the last resort for board members that have work during the day. Most HOA volunteers keep regular business hours, this the night HOA meetings. At this point, most associations are resigned to having evening HOA board meetings. But, what if there’s another way to hold HOA meetings earlier…

Safety Measures for Your HOA Wi-Fi Connection

Safety Measures for Your HOA Wi-Fi Connection

Free Wi-Fi internet is a common amenity in a lot of businesses, so it makes sense that your homeowners association might want to offer it for your residents. But there are some risks involved with offering the option of free internet if you don’t have the proper equipment or safeguards in place. For example, your…

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HOA Elections: A Guide For The Entire Community

All homeowners associations require a set of board members to run the community. These board members, while volunteers, don’t just assume their position without going through a voting process. Here’s your guide to understanding and carrying out smooth HOA elections.   The Laws Presiding HOA Elections How are HOA board members elected? For guidance on…

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Condo Frozen Pipes: Who Should Take Care Of It?

Condo frozen pipes are a common problem among many condo associations, particularly those located in colder states. But, is it your job to fix these pipes? Or, is someone else accountable for them? Dealing With Condo Frozen Pipes Every season has its range of weather-specific concerns for property owners and condominium associations. In the winter,…

upset | communication problems in hoa

5 Common Communication Problems In HOAs Without A Manager

Self-management can put a lot of pressure on the HOA board. Without an HOA manager or management company to help them, board members can only rely on each other when managing the community. But when tasks pile up and board members become overwhelmed, communication breakdowns arise. It might not seem like it but poor communication…

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Preparing A Safe Community For Elderly Homeowners

In past generations, those 65 and older would eventually leave their homes to move to retirement communities or assisted living facilities. Now, though, more and more homeowners are choosing to age in place. With this comes new challenges for homeowners associations in trying to create a safe and accommodating environment for their elderly homeowners. Here’s…

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The Most Important HOA Checklists You Should Have

Running a homeowners association can be tough, especially if you don’t know where to start. As a board member, you often need a guide of sorts to keep up with all your tasks. Luckily, these HOA checklists are designed to help you stay on track.   Your Ultimate HOA Checklists Guide Homeowners associations require a…

self managed hoa pros and cons

Self Managed HOA Pros And Cons: Do You Need Help?

Homeowners associations vary greatly, with some requiring more attention than others. Although many find the idea of self-management appealing, it is not always the right call. In fact, when you become a self-managed HOA, you open your community up to certain risks.   Understanding Self Managed HOA Pros And Cons What is a self managed…

winter | winterize HOA community

How to Winterize An HOA Community Properly

Winter is indeed a beautiful time but the ice and snow that come with it can cause major damage to your community and its residents. As an HOA board member, you want to prepare for winter as best as you can — especially if you live in an area that has harsh winters. If you’re…

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A Risk Management For HOA Guide

Running a homeowners association is just like running a business. And if you want your HOA to succeed, it’s important to have a proper risk management plan in place. Here’s a helpful risk management for HOA guide to get you started.   Importance of Risk Management for HOA Communities The concept of risk management can…

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