HOA, Community Association Glossary
Community Association Terms That Every Board Member Should Know
Aug 15, 2019
New to a condo or homeowners association, or need a refresher? We put together some vocabulary you will want to be familiar with.
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Building Security Tips for the Holiday Season
Dec 03, 2018
Security risks increase exponentially during the holiday seasons for high-rise buildings. Many residents travel for the holidays, move to warmer weather during the winter months, or have an influx of guests and family members in and out. These factors make it easy for intruders to make it into the building, especially if there are no procedures in place to track the many people and deliveries in and out of the building.
Is Your Management Company a Good Communicator?
Nov 16, 2018
Is good communication important to your property management company? Use this questionaire to find out.
How to Improve Communication in Your Association
Nov 06, 2018
As a homeowner, you can do your part to make communication in your community association better. Find out how.
The Do’s & Don’ts of Board Communication
Oct 23, 2018
Are Residents in Your Condo Corporation Getting the Message? Does your board know the secrets of effectively communicating with residents?
How to Communicate so Residents Listen
Oct 05, 2018
Are residents in your community always aware of upcoming events, construction projects and board meetings? Do they understand their responsibilities and the policies they need to comply with?
How to Defend Your HOA or Condo Association Against a Cyberattack
Aug 27, 2018
You may not think cybercriminals have any interest in your condo or homeowners association (HOA), but don’t be so sure. As a small business, your association may be facing more risk than it did in the past.
Creating Condo and HOA Policies That Make Sense
Jul 30, 2018
It’s a common problem that many condo and homeowners’ associations (HOAs) face: rules that simply don’t work as they were intended. Sometimes it’s because they are enforced inconsistently or aren’t enforced at all. Other times it’s because they go too far. At their worst, poorly instituted HOA policies can even cause neighborhood discord.
3 Facts Most People Get Wrong About Condo Insurance, Illinois
Jul 17, 2018
If you’re on the board of your condominium or homeowners association (HOA), you undoubtedly take your fiduciary duty quite seriously. Part of your responsibility to protect the association’s interests includes finding the best insurance coverage at an affordable price. This may be easier said than done. Association insurance can be complex, and most board members are confused about the types of coverage they need and how each one works.
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Five Steps to Running More Effective HOA Board Meetings
Apr 11, 2018
One of the most challenging aspects of being on the board of your homeowners association (HOA) can be running board meetings. It’s not always easy to keep everyone tuned into the business at hand. In addition, you have to manage the inevitable disagreements among board members. How do you keep these meetings running smoothly?