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Before Creating a New HOA Policy, Ask These 5 Questions

Posted on Wednesday November 21, 2018

Great policies can help your association run smoothly, enhance the resident experience and improve your reputation. Here are five questions to ask before creating a new HOA policy.

4 HOA Strategies to Cut Costs and Maintain Assessments

Posted on Friday September 28, 2018

There are valid reasons to raise assessments, but in some cases, you may be able to go a different route. Here are four strategies to save your HOA money and keep assessments stable.

Reserve Funds: Six Ways to Improve Association Returns

Posted on Friday August 24, 2018

Are you really getting the best returns on your reserve funds? Most Nevada board members aren’t sure. Learn six ways to improve your reserve fund returns.

2018 HOA Budget Survey Results

Posted on Thursday July 12, 2018

In our nationwide survey, board members across the country weighed in about their approach to budget planning and reserve funds, and the results are in. You gave us some great insights into what matters most to board members.

Reserve Fund? Special Assessment? Loan? 3 Ways to Fund Capital Improvements

Posted on Friday June 22, 2018

Great capital improvements improve property values. Read on to see the three ways to pay for them and the pros and cons.
 

11 Critical Questions to Ask About Your HOA’s Maintenance Plan

Posted on Wednesday May 30, 2018

Is your preventative maintenance plan in need of a check-up? Read on to learn the 11 questions you should ask to assess your HOA’s maintenance health.
 

How to Prepare for HOA Maintenance, Capital Improvements and Useful Life

Posted on Thursday May 17, 2018

Is your maintenance job turning into a capital improvement? Is it possible to extend the “useful life” of a component? Learn more about maintenance, capital improvements and useful life.

Does Your HOA React, Outsource, or Prevent? Find Your Maintenance Style

Posted on Thursday April 26, 2018

HOA management companies and boards typically adhere to one of three maintenance styles, which can make or break your community’s budget. What’s your association’s maintenance management style?
 

How to Transform From Board Volunteer to Community Leader

Posted on Friday April 13, 2018

What steps do you need to take to go from volunteer to community leader? Start with these five tactics, which can make a big impact on how you fulfill your duties and affect how residents and other board members perceive you.

Three Ways HOAs Can Resolve Community Conflict and Disputes

Posted on Tuesday March 20, 2018

How do you resolve community conflict, prevent costly and time-consuming litigation and maintain a great reputation in the Nevada marketplace? Consider these three methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

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