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Top Traits of a Homeowners Association Management Company
Jul 01, 2020
If your townhome association is in the market for a new property management company, you’ve experienced firsthand how overwhelming the process can be. There are many companies to choose from, but how do you know which is right for you?
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Board Basics: How to Run an Effective Board Meeting
Jul 01, 2020
Community associations operate like a business, which means they must hold regular meetings of their officers (board members) and shareholders (homeowners). So, love ‘em or hate ‘em, board and association meetings are a necessary part of community association governance.
What Should you Expect from a Property Manager
Mar 02, 2020
Not all property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great property manager.
How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Minnesota Condominium or Townhome Association from Walking on Thin Ice
How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Minnesota Condominium or Townhome from Walking on Thin Ice
Dec 19, 2019
Having an integrated plan is the key to proactively addressing your property's maintenance needs. Here are 4 tips to help you review or start yours today.
Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party
Nov 19, 2019
The holiday season is upon us, and nothing puts you in a festive like pulling your holiday decorations out of storage. Many people derive a sense of community and comfort from seeing familiar decorations at the same time each year.
Tis the Season…Will Your Holiday Packages Arrive Safely and on Time?
Nov 19, 2019
It’s that wonderful time of year! Many of us are shopping online to get that perfect gift for our loved ones. And, for those doing last-minute shopping, we don’t want to have to worry that something will go wrong with our deliveries.
How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do
Nov 14, 2019
Whether you live in a townhome, high-rise or an HOA, you want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
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Slow and Steady: 5 Surprising Benefits of Raising Your Dues
Oct 04, 2019
It’s that time of year again – budget season is upon us. You know the things to consider when creating your budget, but what drives your process? Are you focused on achieving a particular vision for your community? Avoiding conflict in the community? Solely looking to avoid increasing dues?
How To Avoid 6 Common Board Member Mistakes
Mar 04, 2019
Being on the board of your homeowners association (HOA) is not an easy job. No matter what your level of experience, mistakes can happen. Although some of these can probably be corrected easily, why not avoid them altogether by learning from other board members' experiences? Check out these recommendations for handling 6 common homeowners association board member mistakes.
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.