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    Approaching Board Meetings Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 virus has officially been declared a pandemic and life as most communities know it has come to a standstill. With self-quarantines, social distancing, and several business closures in effect, many Boards may be wondering how they can continue to improve their communities during this crisis. While your community practices social distancing, here are some of the ways you and your Board can approach Board Meetings in the coming months. Take a New Stance on Meeting Urgency Since so

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  • Save energy

    Simple Ways Your HOA Can Conserve Energy

    Your association is all about making the community a better place for its current and future residents. Aside from general tidiness and ensuring that finances are in order for your association, the HOA should also be conscious of the environmental footprint of its neighborhood. Since spring is right around the corner, now is the best time to discuss how your association management team and Board can join forces to make your association a “greener” place. Here are some quick ways your HOA

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Risk HOA Self-Management

    Why You Shouldn’t Risk HOA Self-Management

    Some associations try to save money in their budget by opting out of working with a management company. While it’s commendable that these groups believe in their abilities to independently manage their own community, there are several issues that they are inadvertently at risk for without professional association management. Here are some of the issues we’ve seen, and how our management team has been able to assist communities like yours. Essential Insurance can Fly Under the Radar

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    Are You Qualified to Lead on Your Board?

    Most community members want to make a positive change within their Association. One of the most effective ways to take steps towards community improvement is by taking up the mantle as an HOA Board Member. Typically, the only firm requirement to serve on your Association’s Board is to be a member of the Association, there are several skills that are key to properly serve your community. Excellent Communication Skills As an HOA board member, communication skills are an absolute must! Your

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  • Solar Powered Homes

    How Solar-Powered Household Items Make Green Living Easier

    It IS easy to be green, no matter what Kermit the Frog says.  You already know turning down the thermostat helps. How about replacing incandescent light bulbs with LEDs and opening the window shades to let the sun lighten things up. Whether you live in your own home or manage property in a Texas community, solar power cuts down on electricity and helps reduce that carbon footprint. Solar Panels Solar panels are quite popular now and are being installed in new home construction. With tax

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  • Disaster Readiness

    6 Ways to Implement Disaster Readiness Within Your HOA

    No HOA-led community wants to be plagued by a disaster, but unfortunately, disasters happen and your members need to be prepared. Community-wide disaster readiness goes beyond mailing out general precautions to your neighbors. Find out the important steps your HOA board and management team can take this year to ensure that your community is prepared for any natural or man-made disaster that could come your way. Coordinate With Your Association Management Team, First Although your Board may

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  • HOA Winterizing

    Keeping Your HOA Comfortable This Winter

    A new year means new potential community members looking to get in on your HOA’s amenities. HOA management services should be dedicated to keeping your community in top shape, and winter is one of the biggest seasons of the year to perform important maintenance. Keep your community buildings and shared property on their A-game this winter with this winterization checklist that will position your HOA for a successful 2020. Make Sure Your Pipes Stay Warm Your pipes are usually the first victim

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  • HOA Friendsgiving

    Tips for Hosting an HOA Sponsored Friendsgiving

    Friendsgiving has quickly become an often celebrated holiday in conjunction with the traditional Thanksgiving feast. Not everyone has family in town to enjoy Thanksgiving festivities with, and a Friendsgiving celebration can help keep everyone in your community in on the fall fun. If your HOA loves hosting events that bring the community together, now is the perfect time to gather around the table and enjoy an American tradition. Here are some helpful tips that will ensure your Friendsgiving

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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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