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4 Ways to Cut Costs and Keep HOA Assessments Stable

Posted on Thursday September 27, 2018

There are often good reasons to raise assessments, but in some cases, you may be able to take a different route. Here are four strategies to help save your HOA money and keep assessments stable.

Reserve Funds: Six Tips to Improve Your HOA’s Returns

Posted on Friday August 24, 2018

Are you getting the best returns on your reserve funds? Most California board members aren’t sure. Here are six ways to improve your reserve fund returns and create an HOA investment policy.

2018 HOA Budget Survey Results

Posted on Thursday July 12, 2018

In our nationwide survey, board members across the country weighed in about their approach to budget planning and reserve funds, and the results are in. You gave us some great insights into what matters most to board members.

Reserve Funds, Assessment or Loan? How to Pay for Capital Improvements

Posted on Wednesday June 20, 2018

Strategic capital improvements lead to better property values. Read on to see the three ways to pay for them and their pros and cons.

11 Questions to Evaluate Your HOA’s Maintenance Plan

Posted on Wednesday May 30, 2018

How thorough is your association’s preventative maintenance plan? It might be time for a check-up. Read on to learn the 11 questions you should ask to assess your HOA’s maintenance health.

HOA Maintenance, Capital Improvements and Useful Life: Are You Prepared?

Posted on Thursday May 17, 2018

Is your maintenance job turning into a capital improvement? Are you ready for a big capital improvement expenditure? Read on to get answers to your top questions about maintenance, capital improvements and useful life.

React, Outsource, or Prevent? Find Your Association’s Maintenance Style

Posted on Thursday April 26, 2018

Most management companies and boards tackle maintenance according to one of three styles. They either react on a problem-to-problem basis, rely on third parties or have a solid preventative maintenance plan. What’s your HOA’s style?

From HOA Board Volunteer to Community Leader in Five Steps

Posted on Friday April 13, 2018

What tactics do you need to take to go from volunteer to community leader? Take these five steps, which can make a big impact on how you fulfill your duties and affect how residents and other board members perceive you.

Mediation? Arbitration? Avoidance?! Best HOA Practices for Resolving Conflict

Posted on Tuesday March 20, 2018

How do you resolve community conflict, avoid costly and time-intensive litigation and maintain a great resident experience? Use these three methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to keep the peace.

Beyond Board 101: Five Topics HOA Members Should Know

Posted on Friday February 23, 2018

Did you know that your level of knowledge as an association board member can have a direct impact on your community’s property values? Learn how your education can help you excel at your role and enhance your community.

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