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  • HOA Harassment

    HOA Harassment: When Homeowners Behave Badly

    Sometimes the HOA doesn’t come to a decision that pleases the homeowners in a community. Usually, the outcome is disappointing, yet civil; but there is always a slim chance that a homeowner can act out of hand. If your association has made some decisions that turned some homeowner’s heads, here are some tips from an association management company that can help manage owners when they get out of hand. Define What’s Deemed Unacceptable Behavior Your association’s governing documents may

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  • Social Media in Your Association

    The Guide to Using Social Media to Your Association’s Advantage

    A huge part of effective homeowners association management is creating numerous opportunities for your neighbors to come together and get informed. Outside of regularly scheduled Association meetings, social media can be an accessible hub for homeowners to stay on top of community activities. If your association hasn’t already established itself on social media, here is an in-depth look at the specifics involved with running a successful community social media account. Make Sure Your Social

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  • HOA Halloween

    Hosting a Happy HOA-Friendly Halloween

    Halloween is just around the corner for your community and HOA management companies can help with the festivities! It’s time to break out the pumpkins, buy up the candy and have a fantastic time celebrating the night with your friends and family. While this is a celebratory time for those young and older, everyone deserves to have a happy, safe and stress-free Halloween. Here are some simple ways your neighborhood can keep the night spooktacular! Remind Homeowners About Decorative Limits

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  • Turning Your Neighborhood into Community

    Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Community

    Neighbors can go years without even knowing each other’s names and end up missing out on the camaraderie of a welcoming community. In a planned neighborhood, the idea of being tight-knit is part of the big picture for the Board and management. However, close communities don’t just happen out of nowhere. Here are some things your Board can do within its governing powers to help bring neighbors together as friends. Join Nextdoor Social networking is one of the first steps your neighbors can

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  • HOA and Neighbor Disputes

    A Quick Look At HOA Neighborly Disputes

    Although we’d love to create a community out of a neighborhood, it’s inevitable that there will eventually be some conflict among neighbors. While most resolution comes from neighbors simply talking it out, there are some extreme cases of harassment where an Association and community management team can step in and help. Here are some ways your Association can bring some comfort to an uncomfortable situation. When the Association Steps In Generally speaking, Associations do not get involved

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  • Homeowner Rights to Fly Flag

    Homeowner Rights in a Texas HOA

    While it may appear that a Community Association has unlimited powers over its community, this is actually a common association myth. Yes, the Association has powers that allow it to help protect the neighborhood’s aesthetic, but homeowners within an Association also have their own powers under the course of due process. 4 Valid Homeowner Rights Although some homeowner rights are obscure, we still think it’s important that community members know where their rights lie and how they can take

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  • Property Management HOA

    Defining The Difference Between HOA and Property Management

    Community Association Boards and property management teams often get lumped together in the eyes of homeowners of a community. Sure, both entities have the Association’s best interests in mind, but there is actually quite a difference between being a member of your Association’s Board and being a hired member of a professional management team. Let’s set the record straight on the actual duties between the two association cornerstones and how their duties and goals have a positive impact

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  • Raise HOA Dues the Right Way

    How to Raise HOA Dues & Mitigate Homeowner Concerns

    If you’re a board member of your Community Association, then you already understand that over time expenses can creep higher and higher or emergency projects can deplete reserve accounts no matter how frugal you have been. In these instances, you may need to raise your Association’s dues. This doesn’t always go over well with homeowners and can create some friction throughout a community. Next time the issue of raising dues comes up, keep these association management tips in mind as you

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  • Homeshare and Your HOA

    A Guide to HOA Bylaws and Homeshare Hosting

    Regardless of your stance on home-sharing, we’ve all seen the prices of hotels begin to skyrocket over the last few years. This upcharge in hotel rates has led to a boom in the use of services like Airbnb, and many Association boards have begun to ask lots of questions about the trend. If your association has seen a surge in Airbnb hosts or received calls from tenants about unruly “renters,” we invite you to take a look at your association management’s guide to Airbnb and how your Board

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  • Host a Perfect Community Event

    How to Host the Perfect HOA Sponsored Community Event

    Even though your community pool may consistently be packed this summer, there is always room to throw an extra celebration for your association members. As the leaders of your community, the Board is responsible for organizing, approving, and executing Association-sponsored events. This year, with the help of your association management team, throw a community event that will revitalize the energy surrounding your neighborhood. Here are some tips for hosting the perfect community block party

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