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Drones and Your Association

Posted on Friday July 15, 2016

You’ve probably seen stories about drones in the news. Or, you might be the owner of a drone yourself. Either way, you know that these unmanned, remote-piloted flight vehicles have come under scrutiny because of safety and privacy concerns. Is there a way your HOA can manage the use of drones in your community?

Ways to Save on Your Community Insurance

Posted on Friday July 08, 2016

As a board member for a Nevada HOA, fiscal stewardship is one of your primary concerns. That means looking for more ways to help your community save money—and that includes saving on insurance. Whether your HOA manages a high-rise, a condo, or a master-planned community, this is a great place to seek savings.

Five Ways to Impact Public Policy Affecting HOAs

Posted on Tuesday July 05, 2016

As a board member, you know that Nevada HOAs do great things for their residents. Creating an enjoyable lifestyle and protecting property values are just part of what your association does.
 
But for some people, the benefits aren’t so obvious. Unfortunately, this is sometimes true for legislators who are tasked with creating laws that affect HOAs.

The Changing Face of Community Management

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

About 50 years ago, community management began to gain prominence as a profession. Compared to other vocations, that’s a relatively short time. But in this brief timespan, the industry has changed and adapted in keeping with the communities that professional managers serve.

Five Financial Health Tips for HOAs

Posted on Tuesday June 28, 2016

Nevada HOAs take note: The health of your finances dictates the health of your community. Just like with your physical health, your financial health requires a regular check-up, too. Consider this to be one of those check-ups, and take stock of your financial habits to make sure they match up with these healthy activities.

Five Things You Should Know About Community Management Certifications

Posted on Tuesday June 28, 2016

When it comes to community managers, there’s a whole world of professional acronyms that can have a big impact on the quality of service Nevada HOAs receive. A small group of letters—like CMCA, AMS, or PCAM—can mean big things when it comes to a professional’s area of expertise. Five Things You Should Know About Community Management Certifications.

What You May Not Know About Living in a Master-Planned Community

Posted on Wednesday June 22, 2016

Here in Nevada, there are many master-planned communities offering residents a range of neighborhoods, housing and lifestyle options, and amenities. As in any managed community, the set of rules governing a master-planned community often serves to keep the neighborhood appealing.

Six Prospective Changes Affecting Nevada HOAs

Posted on Tuesday June 21, 2016

HOAs in Nevada are evolving every day. While focusing on current or short-term needs might be practical, it’s important to plan for the future management of your homeowners’ association, too. In order to account for these changes, you must look at trends and data surrounding key topics and analyze how this may affect the operation of your HOA in the future.

Community Swimming Pool Safety: Six Things Your Association Should Remember

Posted on Friday June 17, 2016

With temperatures breaking into triple digits, we know one of the best ways to cool off is to visit your community pool. Kids love them, and adults do too – but how do you ensure safety when they are trying to combat the sun?

Three Tips to Transform from Board Volunteer to Community Leader

Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2016

So you’ve chosen to volunteer for your homeowners’ association. And you’ve managed to get elected to the board. Mission accomplished, right?
 
Not so fast.

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