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Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members
Feb 17, 2022
Becoming a board member is a great way to engage with your neighbors and create positive changes in your community. But sometimes, new volunteers have little to no experience and must learn the community's rules, the board’s responsibilities and the demands of their roles as they go
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What You Need to Know about HOA CC&Rs
Feb 17, 2022
As part of a homeowners’ association (HOA), you’ve probably heard the phrase “CC&Rs” tossed around quite a bit. For a lot of us, the term is just a cluster of letters with no concrete meaning. But the truth is that CC&Rs can have a real impact on how you live. Let’s take a look at CC&Rs – what they mean, why they matter, and how they affect you.
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How to Choose the Best Property Management Company - 10 Questions You Need to Ask Today
Feb 01, 2022
How do you determine which property management company will provide you with the best service? Here are 10 questions that you should ask when consulting with property or homeowner association (HOA) management companies to help you make the important decision.
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Establishing HOA Rules and Regulations
Nov 04, 2021
Establish HOA rules and regulations by navigating governing documents and resolutions to create beneficial rules for your community and residents.
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Insurance for Homeowners Associations
Oct 21, 2021
Navigating insurance for homeowners’ associations is not an easy task. Still, if you are a homeowner’s association (HOA) member, it is important to have general knowledge about your community’s master plan and how it protects your investment and property.
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Effective Training: The Development of a Successful Property Manager
Jul 26, 2021
A property manager’s role is a unique one; it requires answering the needs of residents,
while supporting the association’s board and working to ensure your community’s operational success.
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Association Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them
May 21, 2021
For board members, special assessments are typically unwelcome necessities. They are primarily needed because reserves have been underfunded and must be supplemented to pay for large capital projects such as replacing roofs or mechanical equipment.
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HOA Reserve Funding Strategies: Ensuring Your Budget's Success
Apr 26, 2021
As a board member, one of your top responsibilities is to maintain and improve your community’s physical property. But it can be tricky to budget for new amenities like a dog park or gate houses, or shared, common-area assets that will need to be replaced or upgraded years down the line such as roofing or building facades.
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9 Ways to Improve Board Communication from Within
Mar 08, 2021
Since you’ve generously offered your valuable time to serve on your HOA board, you no doubt have your community’s best interests in mind and want to put forth your best effort.
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Connecting with Your Community: Communication Best Practices
Feb 12, 2021
Effective communication fosters better relationships among board members, your residents and property management company, and keeps all parties well informed. Here are the 4 components of a successful communication plan that create effective outreach to all members of your community.
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Property Management Transitions: Smooth Staff Changes
Dec 15, 2020
Sooner or later, most community associations face staff changes. If your community has a great manager, you probably want them to stay forever. But how realistic is that?
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Maintenance and Repairs vs. Capital Improvements – What’s the Difference?
Oct 12, 2020
Maintaining your buildings’ assets is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. The common areas require a broad range of routine maintenance and repairs to keep them looking good and operating smoothly.