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Taking Action: Understanding the Nevada Legislature and How it Affects Your Community

Posted on Friday June 03, 2016

If you’re a board member or resident in a condo or homeowners’ association (HOA) in Nevada, we have good news for you: Carson City is listening.
 
Your state legislators have a big impact on the rules that affect HOAs, and we’re fortunate to live in a state with a responsive legislature. And with big initiatives on the table nationwide, now is the time to speak up.

Nine Ways Your Association Can Build Community Spirit

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

As a board member or resident you want your homeowners’ association to be more than just a group of houses in close proximity to each other – you want a community.  You want your residents to feel like they belong to something bigger than just their living space. But, how do you foster this community type feeling? Where does this sense of community spirit and pride come from?

18 Ways to Get the Most from Your Contractor

Posted on Monday May 23, 2016

If you’ve ever worked with a contractor, you know it can go one of two ways: either really well, or like a total disaster. If it’s the former, the contractor will deliver work on time and on budget (and hopefully, beyond expectations). If it’s the latter, you were probably faced with delays, unexpected change orders, and worst of all, substandard workmanship.

Five Things to Know About Adequate Staffing

Posted on Friday May 20, 2016

What makes a community? It’s a lot more than just the amenities you offer. It also comes down to lifestyle – and often that’s powered by the staff you have on hand.

How Community Management Can Increase Personal Service with Software

Posted on Thursday May 19, 2016

Community management is in the business to improve lifestyles. To do that, it takes a personal touch – knowing a community, being familiar with residents, and having a clear understanding of the association’s vision - and technology plays a critical role.

12 Tips for Efficient Community Construction Project Management

Posted on Wednesday May 18, 2016

When you’re undergoing a construction or improvement project in your community, there’s one thing you don’t want to build: frustration. And yet that’s so often the result – a large construction initiative comprises many different moving parts, with multiple pitfalls and opportunities for things to go wrong. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Talking the Talk: Communication Between Communities and Community Management Companies

Posted on Friday May 13, 2016

The success of any relationship depends on one thing: communication. Same goes for the relationship between homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and their community management company.

A Fresh Approach to Community Preventative Maintenance

Posted on Tuesday May 10, 2016

You should take pride in your community and the amenities it has to offer- a clean clubhouse, lush common area landscaping, crystal clear pool, or any other amenity that makes your community feel like home. Chances are, though, they don’t take care of themselves. Instead of waiting for something to go wrong, we have some recommendations to keep everything running smoothly and less impactful on your association’s budget.

Important Terms All Association Members Should Know

Posted on Monday May 09, 2016

More and more homeowners are purchasing homes in an HOA. During their purchase process, they receive important documents from the homeowners' association and may understand that they will be responsible to pay assessments, but do they know why? Within these documents are the explanations for the majority of the questions that they may have when it comes to their HOA. In this article, we highlight and explain the important terms that all association members should know.

Checklist for a Pain-Free Move

Posted on Friday May 06, 2016

We know that moving to a new home is a lot of work. Whether you are moving to a new community or just down the street, it’s a fun and exciting time- but seldom an easy transition.

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