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  • HOA Fee Increases

    How Much Can an HOA Increase Dues at One Time?

    HOA dues are an essential part of association management. They help cover a community’s annual budget and pay for important projects, property upkeep, legal fees, and so much more! One of the biggest downsides is that sometimes costs are unpredictable, and HOA dues can increase for the members who pay them. If your association believes it may face increased dues in the coming months, here’s a look at how much dues can increase in Texas and some of the stipulations behind an increase. Is

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  • HOA Helps Increase Property Value

    How Your HOA Helps Increase Property Value

    Property value is something that every homeowner wants to maintain and increase. After all, increased property value means greater potential for financial gains if a sale is in the homeowner’s future. While most homeowners may have a hard time simply keeping up with maintaining property value, those who live under an HOA actually benefit from naturally increased value over the years. Here’s a look at how your HOA helps maintain and improve your property’s value. Assured Upkeep of Your

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  • Cul-de-sac Neighborhood With HOA

    Opening Up About Texas’ Open Board Meeting Laws

    HOA board meetings are an essential part of keeping the community informed on your board’s progress and above all, keeping the leaders of a neighborhood honest. In Texas, the law requires that HOA board meetings are to remain open and must cover specific neighborhood details. An HOA management company likely knows these rules, however we understand a lot of homeowner associations are run by members of the community. Here’s a closer look at what is covered during an open meeting and how

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  • Lawsuit

    How to Avoid Common HOA Lawsuits

    Homeowner associations (HOA) and the boards that lead them take on the responsibility of maintaining the peace of the community. Like all leadership positions, it’s possible for the people you serve to become irate with your board’s decisions and actions. Although calm conversations resolve most problematic situations, sometimes the end result is an expensive and lengthy lawsuit. It’s easier to prevent these situations than deal with the trials of a lawsuit. Here are some proactive steps

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  • HOA board members

    A Day in the Life of an HOA Board Member

    HOA board members are huge components of the backbone that makes up a successful planned community. From the organization of community events to making decisions that help keep a neighborhood within local code compliance, your average board member has a lot on their plate. All of this is on top of the fact that they are really volunteers who are deeply devoted to their community. Our team works with community leaders on a daily basis and we felt like shining some light on all of the great

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  • Remote HOA board meeting

    Tips For Running an Effective Remote HOA Board Meeting

    As Texas COVID-19 cases continue to climb to dangerously high levels, many community members are beginning to once again take a stronger stance with social distancing. However, the world continues to turn and thanks to technology, being socially distant doesn’t always mean shutting down business as usual. This especially stands for HOA board members who must still hold board meetings and make important decisions that benefit the communities they serve. Remote meetings are among the latest

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  • How to Spend A Fun & Socially Distant Summer With Your Association

    The kids are off, school is officially out, summer has begun! While this particular summer is one with specific restrictions, your association can still be a fun hub for children and families. Even with social distancing measures in full-effect, it’s still important to create a sense of community within your neighborhood. With help from your association management team, participating community members, and effective communication on your neighborhood social media group, the summer of 2020

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  • Kids swimming in a pool

    Your Community Pool During Coronavirus

    The Coronavirus pandemic has essentially put a damper on the usual summer activities like concerts, travel, and large-scale summer camps. However, one of the biggest stables of summertime is still a-go, albeit with some restrictions. According to the CDC, swimming pools are a general safe space for those who want to cool off with the reduced risk of contracting COVID-19. Here’s some more information about pool safety this specific summer and how Excel Association Management can help keep your

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  • Association management for summer

    Biggest Benefits of Association Management Going into the Summer

    Summer is right around the corner and your association management team should be busy finalizing all of the seasonal needs that will keep your neighborhood summer-ready. A lot goes into making the perfect summer, and your community management team can help ease the burden on your HOA Board. If your association is currently preparing for summer on its own, here are some of the biggest benefits of having a management team on your side. Enjoy Your Summer While We Handle the Finances One of the

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  • Community committee

    Guideline for Creating Committees to Help Your Board

    Your association board is a busy team of individuals. Not only is it responsible for making decisions for the Association but it must also put essential programs and improvements in place. The typical HOA Board consists of three to seven members who oversee the development of a community. However, most of the time an association needs a little help in the form of committees. HOA committees are responsible for helping Board Members with various programs and tasks. Committees come in two forms;

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