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Keeping Your Budget Healthy in the Age of COVID-19
Jul 06, 2020
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How to Make the Most of Homeowners Association (HOA) Living
Jul 01, 2020
When you live in a home owners association, being a homeowner or shareholder doesn’t always make you the final decision maker. Have a hankering to paint your front door bright orange? Not so fast. Associations create rules that you and your neighbors must follow, but in return, they work to protect your interests, your investment and your quality of life. Most associations hire professional property management companies to ensure their day-to-day operations are managed effectively, while others take on these responsibilities themselves.
Effective Communication During Social Distancing
Apr 14, 2020
We will all need a measure of patience as we navigate changes related to the pandemic. Communications may move at a pace that’s different than we’re used to. As always, the best policy is to assume positive intentions from others, listen carefully and respond professionally.
4 Ways to Keep Your Community Safe and Clean
Apr 14, 2020
As a board member, you want to help prevent that to keep your residents healthy and your community association board running smoothly. Read on to learn 4 ways you can help do that.
Calm in a Crisis - Emergency Preparedness Plan
Apr 14, 2020
Variables that can affect your board’s specific requirements might include the type of community association or building you have, your location, your available resources and your demographics, to name just a few. Despite these differences, your community association manager board can create an effective – and life-saving – plan by following these eight basic steps.
Getting Your Building’s Spring Cleaning Started
Apr 08, 2020
As community association managers begin their inspection, they note the necessary repairs for winter damage as they make their rounds through the community. The spring season is a time for renewal and a fresh look, so being able to properly landscape around the building is of utmost importance.
What Should you Expect from a Property Manager
Mar 02, 2020
Not all property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great property manager.
Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party
Nov 19, 2019
The holiday season is upon us, and nothing puts you in a festive like pulling your holiday decorations out of storage. Many people derive a sense of community and comfort from seeing familiar decorations at the same time each year.
How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do
Nov 14, 2019
You want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
Slow and Steady: 5 Surprising Benefits of Raising Your Dues
Oct 01, 2019
It’s that time of year again – budget season is upon us. You know the things to consider when creating your budget, but what drives your process? Are you focused on achieving a particular vision for your community? Avoiding conflict in the community? Solely looking to avoid increasing dues?