5 Ways to Make Sensible HOA Policies
Posted on Monday July 30, 2018
Rules and policies are a necessary part of life in a homeowners’ association (HOA). They help maintain order and keep the community attractive and strong. But if those rules go too far, aren’t enforced or are enforced inconsistently, they can wreak havoc on the association and create animosity among residents.
3 Insurance Facts Every HOA Board Should Know
Posted on Tuesday July 17, 2018
One of your main responsibilities as a board member is protecting the interests of your homeowners association (HOA). Getting the right insurance to cover your community’s needs at the best possible price is an important part of this fiduciary duty.
4 Tips to Improve How Your Board Communicates the HOA Budget
Posted on Friday June 29, 2018
Developing the annual budget for your homeowners association (HOA) is one of your board’s most important jobs. It requires hard work and often means making difficult decisions about spending. At times, homeowners may question some of those decisions or even vehemently disagree with them.
3 Ways Your HOA or Condo Association Can Fund Capital Improvements
Posted on Tuesday May 15, 2018
Sooner or later, every homeowners association (HOA) or condominium association has to invest in capital improvements. Whether that means installing a new heating and cooling system in your high-rise building, replacing the roof on your clubhouse or upgrading the equipment in your fitness center, you can’t overlook these long-term, big-ticket items. But what’s the best way for your association to pay for them?
Managing Your HOA’s Maintenance and Improvement Projects
Posted on Friday April 27, 2018
Keeping your property maintained and making needed improvements are important aspects of your homeowners association’s financial health. To manage these crucial responsibilities effectively, you need to stay on top of day-to-day projects, as well as create and adhere to a long-range plan. What does it take to make those goals a reality?
Five Steps to Running More Effective HOA Board Meetings
Posted on Wednesday April 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?
The Six Secrets to Building Your HOA’s Volunteer Pool
Posted on Thursday February 15, 2018
Whether you’re on the board of a single-family homeowners association (HOA) or a high-rise condo association, your community depends on volunteers to operate successfully. However, finding residents who are willing to be on your board of directors, join a committee or help at an event can be challenging.
Does Your HOA Have A Plan For Fostering A Sense Of Community?
Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018
Humans are social creatures with a deep-seated yearning for connection and community. This is particularly evident in an HOA, where a strong sense of community can be the difference between long-standing residency and high turnover.
Demystifying Maintenance and Repair Roles for Residents in Your HOA
Posted on Wednesday December 20, 2017
How well do homeowners in your HOA understand maintenance responsibilities? You might think that responsibilities for maintenance, repairs and replacements would be straightforward enough – what’s inside the condo unit is the homeowner’s, and what’s outside is the HOA’s.