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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?

Tips For Generating Community Engagement In Your Condominium

Posted on Thursday March 15, 2018

What makes a community a great place to live? A lot goes into it, but it’s no secret that often depends on community engagement.

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.

Preventing HOA Issues When Snowbirds Fly the Coop

Posted on Wednesday December 13, 2017

As Kansas Citians anticipate spending the winter months knee-deep in snow, it’s likely that some residents in your homeowners association (HOA) are anticipating spending their winter in a warmer climate.

Preventative Roof Maintenance is Crucial to the Sustainability and Longevity of Your Roof

Posted on Thursday November 16, 2017

We can all agree there are many important elements to a housing structure, but your roof is probably the most important. Changing temperatures, snow accumulation, large amounts of rain, ice dams and high winds can all cause major damage to condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes.

How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your HOA From Walking on Thin Ice

Posted on Thursday November 02, 2017

Cold weather will soon be upon us, so now is the time for your homeowners association (HOA) to make sure your maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Missouri winters can be, you certainly don’t want to discover a leak in your roof during a heavy snowfall or have a boiler stop working during a record cold spell. 

Smart Financial Planning

Posted on Monday September 25, 2017

Safeguarding an association’s operating and reserve funds is one of the main fiduciary duties of all board members, not just the treasurer. This means that boards must protect the financial interests of the homeowner association and its members by making sure all funds are properly managed, invested and protected.

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