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    5 Things to Know Before Home Renovations in an HOA

    Spring is just around the corner and many homeowners in HOA communities may have some big renovation plans to spice up the look of their home. Keep in mind, that even something as seemingly simple as replacing a front yard gate is a renovation that must be well-planned. Homeowners across the state hear horror stories about working on a large home renovation and mid-way, the HOA board comes calling to shut the unauthorized project down and potentially issue a fine. However, there is always a

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  • How to Craft an Effective HOA Violations Letter

    Excel Association Management knows that one of the essential elements of being on the board of directors for your HOA is dealing with homeowner violations. Issues that involve the breaking of association rules and regulations are delicate and require a well-worded violation letter to ensure that steps towards proper resolution are taken. Let’s find out why violation letters are such an important part of your responsibilities and how you and your management team can craft a violation letter

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    How to Resolve Common Parking Issues in Your HOA

    Your homeowner’s association should be a place where owners can comfortably park their cars and have ample parking opportunities for their guests when company arises. However, without proper HOA managed rules and regulations in place, parking can easily become a hassle within an HOA community. In order to prevent common parking issues like crowded streets and overflowing driveways, here are some regulations that association board members can implement if they aren’t already in place.

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    Are You Qualified to Become a Board Member?

    Serving on your HOA board is both an honor and a responsibility. Your fellow community members rely on you and the rest of the board to make qualified decisions that push an association forward. As we enter a new year, some association boards may be prepared to bring in new members as current volunteers step down. If you think you possess some of the key qualities of an HOA leader, here are some of the biggest factors that matter to a board and association management. Do You Work Well in a

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    Essential Aspects of Your Year-Round Maintenance Checklist

    Your association should always look its best and function properly for the comfort of your homeowners. While some associations may try to catch repairs and maintenance necessities as they come, this isn’t always the most efficient plan for a community. The team at Excel Association Management always believes that an HOA should have a plan, and that includes performing periodic maintenance before problems start to pop up. What is the Importance of Having a Maintenance Checklist? A maintenance

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    Can Your HOA Regulate Political Yard Signs?

    2020 is one of the hugest election years in the history of our nation. Because of this, many homeowners long to display signs supporting or voicing their dissent about any particular candidate.   Over the last few months, several online videos have popped up with people threatening HOA legal action unless a sign is taken down from a yard. Is this a valid argument in Texas? Can your association’s board regulate political yard signs?  Here’s a closer look at this issue and how you and

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    Fun Community Ideas for a COVID-19 Halloween

    2020 has been a year of social changes due to our country’s adjustments to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even Halloween has become impacted by social distancing mandates with many traditional happenings like haunted attractions and trick or treating being hampered or canceled as a whole. While we believe that it’s important for your association to follow its local health guidelines to quell the spread of coronavirus, we also feel that you and your communities deserve to have some fall fun. Here

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    The Benefits of a Portal System for Your Association

    HOA leadership should always look ahead into how their services can best benefit the community as a whole. One of the biggest improvements to an association that can easily be forgotten is upgraded technology for overall management. If your association is ready to take a step into the future and rework its website, here are some of the reasons why we believe an online portal is an excellent technological upgrade that makes your association a cut above the rest! Convenient Payment Options One of

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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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