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Five Qualities To Consider When Hiring a Community Management Company

Posted on Tuesday July 08, 2014

Your homeowner association (HOA) board has decided to hire a community management company. This is a big decision that should not be taken lightly.

Is Your HOA Board As Effective And Healthy As It Can Be?

Posted on Thursday July 03, 2014

Is your HOA functioning properly? Is the Board active and accomplishing the needs of the community? Are the residents questioning the decisions and activity of the Board?

Five Steps HOA Board Members Can Take to Identify and Resolve Conflict

Posted on Monday June 30, 2014

Homeowner Association boards are comprised of volunteer homeowners that have an interest in their community. These individuals are tasked with the important responsibility to make decisions and take action on items that affect the community as a part and/or whole. Some of these decisions can be difficult, especially obtaining a majority agreement on the matter.

HOA Management Tips 101: Top Tips for Board Members

Posted on Friday June 20, 2014

Becoming a Board Member for your homeowners association (HOA) is not just a volunteer opportunity. There are a lot of responsibilities that are assumed when stepping into the position.  

Exposing the 8 Biggest Myths About Partnering with a Community Management Company

Posted on Wednesday June 18, 2014

While debating on whether your current management company is the best fit for you or if it’s time for a change, you find yourself influenced by other’s opinions, media, newspaper articles, costs, etc. Self-managed, unmanaged, professionally managed, over managed or undermanaged, it is easily assumable that you have believed at least one of the eight myths listed, at one-time or another.

Simple Tips to Help Your Community Association Members Plan for Summer Vacation

Posted on Tuesday June 17, 2014

Clearing the house and packing up the vehicle for your summer vacation? Have you checked-off your "to-do list" before exiting your community?

Preventative Maintenance Tips for High-Rise Buildings

Posted on Monday February 24, 2014

FirstService Residential offers tips on spring preventative maintenance for high-rise buildings.

Seven Tips to Avoid HOA Contract Conflicts

Contract disputes don’t have to be a “necessary evil.” Follow these seven tips to help avoid contract conflicts before they start.

Making Your HOA’s Money Go Farther

An important job when you are on the board of a homeowners association (HOA) is to properly manage the HOA budget. One way that you probably do this is by trying to get the highest-quality products and services at the lowest possible prices.
 
Sure, it’s great to save a couple of hundred dollars, but what if you could save even more? Some Nevada communities have done just that.

Financial Statements 101 – the What, Why and How

Your board took the time to create a solid budget your association can stick to. Now how do you regularly measure your success at doing so? Regularly generated financial statements are the best tool for keeping an eye on the fiscal fitness of your association.

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