• Handling HOA Rules Violations as Association Management

    How Association Management Deals with Association Rules Violations

    One of the key responsibilities of a Community Association Board is to enforce the rules of the Association among homeowners in the community. Your Community Association is in place to help everyone in a community and preserve the overall aesthetic of a neighborhood. Therefore, when a neighbor consistently violates the rules, they have to be confronted. Some ways that homeowners can violate rules include: Leaving trash cans out too long Failure to properly maintain landscaping Improperly parked

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  • Emergency Preparedness and Association Management

    How Association Management Creates an Emergency Preparedness Plan

    Your community association management company is responsible for ensuring that your community is able to operate effectively. One aspect of operations that all communities need to deal with is how to approach an emergency situation. Whether it be a natural disaster, an accident on community grounds, or even a crime, emergency preparedness is a necessity for every community. By working with your association management team and focusing on these 4 steps, your association Board can help come up

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  • How Software Improves Association Management

    4 Ways That Software Improves Association Management Services

    Excellent community management requires extensive knowledge, specialty in financial organization, expediency, and excellent communication with the Board and community members. Meeting community expectations used to mean endless phone calls, complex spreadsheets, and hours of creating and mailing notices. A management company that relies on the “old ways” of their business is living in the past. Here are 4 reasons why your association can benefit from partnering with a professional

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  • Association Maintenance Plan

    The Community Association Maintenance Plan

    The goal of a maintenance plan is to educate both the property manager and a Community Association board on how to suitably maintain communal components. Adhering to a properly laid out plan will help reduce costs to the members and prolong the components’ useful life. A well-prepared plan should be able to meet the following key goals: Provide maintenance that is cost-effective Preventive maintenance can prevent minor problems from escalating into major failures and costly repairs. Sustain

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  • Reserve Studies for Associations

    What Are Reserve Studies for Long-Term Community Association Funding?

    When planning long-term for your community association, one of the biggest factors that comes into play is funding. It is quite costly to keep up with the many aspects that it takes to keep a community running and looking its best. Yes, your structures in the community like the exterior walls or pool house may be strong now, but what about 10 or 15 years down the road? They are inevitably going to need a roof replacement or another type of maintenance. It is the association’s responsibility

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  • Laws and Regulations for HOA

    5 Community Association Laws and Regulations Your Board Needs to Know: Part 1

    Following state laws and regulations are simply a given when it comes to being an HOA Board. Sometimes, these laws can be confusing to navigate and precious time is spent trying to decipher these issues. With the help of an association management team, your Board can focus on improving the community and let their qualified management team guide them through the laws. Here are five legal issues that Community Association Boards face on a regular basis and how they impact a Board. 1. Foreclosure

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  • Non-Payment

    How a Community Association Management Company Handles Non-Payments

    Non-payment of Community Association fees is an inevitability that all associations will need to address at some point.  Addressing non-payment can be uncomfortable since board members are members of the communities in which they govern. Therefore, it is a good idea to allow a third-party management company to step in and help handle some of the unpleasantries of management like non-payment. Here are some of the ways that management companies approach one of the tougher issues in community

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  • HOA Management

    What Does an HOA Management Company Do?

    Effectively running a community can be a real challenge. Usually, a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) is in charge of managing the business affairs of the corporations while balancing the wants and needs of neighborhood community. However, these responsibilities are often more than volunteers can or want to do without professional support. When tasks become overwhelming for the volunteer Board of Directors, many HOAs hire an HOA management company to effectively carry out the management of their

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  • Community Association Communication Tips

    Why Communication With Your Community Association Is Important

    Communication between a community association and the homeowners that dwell in a community is important yet can also become lacking if not done right. Find out the fundamentals of how to successfully form lines of communication between these two parties. Why is Communication so Important? Communication is important to all relationships, but there is a special reason why communication between a community association and its community members is so important. When people move into a community,

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  • Community Association Benefits

    Top 5 Benefits of a Community Association

    In several personal stories and new stories across the nation, there are instances of community associations that are posed as general nightmares for residents. From a man losing his home for planting too many roses, to liens for thousands of dollars on a home for each day its pink flamingo was left out, there is no shortage of horror stories. While unfortunately, those stories are true, they are very extreme examples of what can go wrong with an ill-managed Community Association. In fact, if

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