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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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  • Keep Your Community Pool Summer Ready

    Easy Ways to Keep Your Community Pool Summer-Ready

    School’s out for the summer and if you’re part of an association board, then you already know that the community pool is going to be your top priority. While we’ve already shown how your association management team can keep your pool clear during the off-season, actual pool season needs are a different story. Not only do you have to keep your pool area clean, but you have to raise the bar in order to keep locals happy and entice potential new residents to think about living in your

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  • HOA Governing Power

    Understanding Your Community Association’s Governing Power

    To many homeowners living in a community governed by an Association, the volunteers on the Board are the neighborhood leaders who enforce rules and regulations with the goal of improving their community. While Associations have responsibilities to make important decisions for their communities, it is important that homeowners understand the governing extent the Board has within the state and local laws and governing documents of the Association. If you’re moving into a neighborhood that is

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  • Budget-Friendly Ideas to Boost a Property's Appeal

    6 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Boost a Property’s Appeal

    The housing market continues to boom in the Big D. You may have noticed a significant uptick in homes for sale in the area. Dallas and its surrounding suburbs are rapidly growing with plenty of new construction (and the traffic to prove it). While Dallas continues to be a seller’s market, the average home sits on the market for 71 days. Buyers are willing to shop around until they find that perfect home in a great neighborhood that will also be a good investment. Check out these six

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  • Man Proposes HOA Rule Changes

    How To Approach HOA Rule Changes

    Community Association rules may be parts of governing documents that keep your neighborhood running smoothly, but nothing about these rules is set in stone. Over time, changes may have to be adopted out of necessity or by the request of a community member. As a Board member or a concerned community member, there are steps you need to take in order to make the right decisions for your neighborhood. Here are some tips and how your association management company can help! Before Approaching Change,

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