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Effective HOA Communications: Why the Right Technology Matters

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018

Be honest: How good are the communication tools that your homeowners association (HOA) uses? Can residents and board members readily contact each other and your management company? Does your method of exchanging information ensure safety, privacy and compliance with Nevada HOA laws?

Resolving Community Conflict: 4 Principles for Board Members

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017

Think about the last conflict you experienced on your board or in your community. Who was at fault? It can be easy to point fingers or immediately ignore a “disagreeable” person’s opinion, but as a board member, there are many factors you should take into account.

7 Qualities of a Great Community Manager

Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

You probably know what a good community manager looks like. They work well with people and are familiar with the ins and outs of HOAs. But a great community manager is the foundation to a thriving community.

Cyber Security and Your HOA, Part Three: Your 4-Step Action Plan

Posted on Friday October 27, 2017

Technology has come a long way over the past decade. Mobile devices now let you pay credit card bills, order takeout, make doctor’s appointments and store personal information in “the cloud” with the touch of a button or a tap on your phone. Nevada homeowners associations are utilizing the latest digital technologies in a big way.

A Smooth HOA Management Transition Starts With Good Communication

Posted on Tuesday October 03, 2017

Most homeowners associations (HOAs) in Nevada are managed by a community management company. So hiring a new management company is a pretty common occurrence in our state.

What the New Marijuana Law Could Mean for Your HOA

Posted on Friday September 01, 2017

As of January 1, 2018, marijuana sale for recreational use will be legal in Nevada. And with the “early start” program that went into effect on July 1, 2017. What, exactly, does the new law mean for your HOA?

Cyber Security and Your HOA, Part Two: The Board’s Role in Data Safety

Posted on Tuesday July 18, 2017

Be honest: As a board member for your homeowners association (HOA), how much do you think about cyber security? More and more, hackers are targeting small businesses – and remember, your HOA is a small business. In part two of this three-part series, we offer tips that your board should take to keep your community safe from hackers.

Cyber Security and Your HOA, Part One: How Residents Can Prevent Attacks

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

Find out what steps residents can take to prevent a cyber attack by reading part one of our three-part series on cyber security.  

Specialized Training Benefits Board Members and the Communities They Serve

Posted on Wednesday February 08, 2017

No humidity and no personal income tax – just two of the many reasons people continue to flock to Nevada to raise families, retire or simply enjoy its unique blend of desert and metropolitan lifestyles.
But as many residents of Nevada’s HOA and condo communities have discovered, there is another important thing you won't find in the Silver State:  requirements for training or education for community board members, to ensure that they understand and can fulfill their association duties. In some cases, that can affect residents’ quality of life.

Seven Things You Need to Know About High-Rise Insurance

Posted on Wednesday November 09, 2016

There are many reasons that Nevadans choose to live in high-rise buildings. Perhaps for you, it’s the concierge services and great security. Or maybe you especially enjoy all the amenities. Just as high-rises offer residents a unique lifestyle, they also present unique insurance requirements for both associations and individual unit owners.

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