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Virtual Programs for Healthy and Happy Active Lifestyle Communities
May 06, 2020
Chances are, you joined the board at your HOA or condo because you’re extremely passionate about the community and want to improve the experience of the other residents within it. Part of adding value to residents in your community is offering classes and programs for them to participate in to get to know their neighbors and offer opportunities for them to stay happy and healthy. Read on to find some suggestions for great virtual programs for communities like yours.
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Your HOA Board and Coronavirus: 5 Questions to Discuss
Mar 24, 2020
When a disaster or unexpected crisis occurs, what is your board’s responsibility? As associations face the emerging outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to consider the decisions you’re making as a board to ensure that you are keeping your community’s best interest in mind.
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4 Ways to Keep Your Community or High-Rise Safe and Clean
Mar 17, 2020
You love your managed community or high-rise building! But obviously, living in proximity to other people can come with challenges, especially during cold and flu season. As a board member, you want to help keep your residents healthy and your community running smoothly. Read on to learn 4 ways to do that.
What Your Community Association Needs to Know About Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Plans: Keeping Calm in a Crisis
Mar 16, 2020
No board ever wants to find itself in the midst of an emergency, but they happen. Whether you face an outbreak of illness, an earthquake, a hurricane, a fire, the impact of any devastating event can be minimized by good emergency preparedness planning.
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Going Virtual: HOA & COA Web Conferencing
Feb 04, 2020
Given the unprecedented practice of "social distancing," now may be the best time to find the right video conferencing platform for your association.
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Great Service: Community Manager Responsibilities and Goals
Feb 03, 2020
The right support, the right personality and the right set of expectations from your community are critical for your community association management team to deliver exceptional results. Does yours have what it takes?
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5 Reasons Board Members Go Back to School
Jan 08, 2020
You’ve just been elected to your HOA or condo association board. Congratulations! Now you can celebrate...with some time back in the classroom.
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10 Steps on How to Plan a Successful Community Event
Oct 28, 2019
You’re planning an event for your homeowner (HOA) or community association. Congratulations! After the initial excitement comes growing panic, right? Well, not necessarily.
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Annual Meetings and HOA Special Meeting Notice: FAQs for Homeowners Associations and Shareholders
Sep 17, 2019
Annual and special meetings can have their own set of rules and needs. Read on to learn more about these two important types of meetings for your HOA or condo association board.
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Slow and Steady: 5 Surprising Benefits of Raising Dues
Sep 17, 2019
It’s that time of year again – budget season is upon us. You know the steps to creating your budget, but what drives your process?
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What Is An HOA Fee? And What Does Your HOA Fee Cover?
Aug 14, 2019
Congratulations! You just bought a new home and it’s perfect for your family – just the right size, condition, location and neighborhood to meet your needs. Your new home is part of a homeowners’ association (HOA), which means you will pay HOA fees. What is an HOA fee? What do they pay for?
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Swimming Pool Safety: 6 Things Your Association Should Do
Jun 14, 2019
Summertime is swim time, and for the most part, it’s a plunge into carefree fun. But without the right swimming pool safety practices, your residents and association could be at risk.