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  • Association Budgets: Mapping Out Your Strategic Plan

    Dive into the details of creating a strategic plan for your homeowners association.
  • Association Budgets: Things to Consider When Creating Your Association’s Budget

    As a homeowner, you want to live in a place that accentuates your style – from a beautiful entrance monument or exquisitely decorated building lobby, complete with freshly pruned trees and lush landscaping – but unless your association board has strategically planned out your community’s budget, you can forget all of that. The budgeting process is a valuable opportunity to explore the current financial condition of your association and ensure its financial stability for the future.
  • Have your HOA ready for all seasons with preventive maintenance

    Having an integrated plan is the key to proactively addressing your property's maintenance needs. Here are six things you need to do for an effective preventive maintenance plan.
  • How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do

    Whether you live in a townhome, high-rise or an HOA, you want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
  • What is a Reserve Study?: What They Are & Why They Are Important

    Reserve components are association maintained major property components with a determinate useful life. The analysis of the reserve components results in accurate and supportable annual reserve fund contributions.
  • Tips to Maintain Your Minnesota HOA Finances

    Maintaining the health of your Minnesota community homeowners association’s finances is similar to the way you keep yourself healthy: make good choices, don’t overindulge and exercise good judgement.
  • Tis the Season…Will Your Holiday Packages Arrive Safely and on Time?

    It’s that wonderful time of year! Many of us are shopping online to get that perfect gift for our loved ones. And, for those doing last-minute shopping, we don’t want to have to worry that something will go wrong with our deliveries.
  • Repairs and Maintenance vs Capital Expenditure: What's the Difference?

    It’s no secret that association management is a big job. Across Minnesota, common areas require a lot of routine maintenance to uphold community standards – things like exterior light bulb replacements, landscaping and paint touch-ups. Depending on your townhome community, the scale of your amenities' needs will vary.
  • What Should you Expect from a Property Manager

    Not all property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great property manager.
  • 6 Ways to Maximize Committees

    Community members join committees because they want to make a difference. That’s great, but sometimes, as they say, life gets in the way. Let’s not forget that committee members are all volunteers, which means it might take something a little extra to keep them motivated.
  • Slow and Steady: 5 Surprising Benefits of Raising Your Dues

    It’s that time of year again – budget season is upon us. You know the things to consider when creating your budget, but what drives your process? Are you focused on achieving a particular vision for your community? Avoiding conflict in the community? Solely looking to avoid increasing dues?
  • Four ways to set decoration policies without being a grinch

    The holiday season is upon us, and nothing puts you in a festive like pulling your holiday decorations out of storage. Many people derive a sense of community and comfort from seeing familiar decorations at the same time each year.
  • How an HOA preventive maintenance plan can keep your community cool, calm, and collected

    Cold weather will soon be upon us, so now is the time for your homeowners association (HOA) to make sure your maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Missouri winters can be, you certainly don’t want to discover a leak in your roof during a heavy snowfall or have a boiler stop working during a record cold spell.
  • How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do

    You want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
  • Nine Ways to Avoid HOA Board of Directors Conflict of Interest

    Having a fiduciary responsibility to your homeowners association means putting the interests of your community first. Even the perception of a HOA board conflicts of interest can put you and your association at risk. Learn the nine things you can do to recognize and avoid potential issues.
  • The Surprising Way to Stretch Your Association's Dollars

    If you're on the board of a condo, co-op, high-rise or HOA, you know that managing your homeowner's association budget is a major priority. You've likely explored many ways to save money and get the best deals, while still maintaining a high level of service.
  • Understanding HOA Reserves and Reserve Studies for Homeowners Associations

    One of the most important responsibilities your HOA board of directors faces is effectively planning for major common-area repairs and replacements. Whether a costly expenditure is needed in a few years or 20 years from now, it’s the board’s fiduciary duty to make sure your homeowners association (HOA) has adequate funds when the time comes. That’s where HOA reserves come into play.
  • What Should you Expect from a Property Manager

    Not all property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great property manager.
  • 2020 HOA Budget Trends: What Has Changed?

    Have HOA budgets changed in 2020? Find out what 7 trends have shaped association budget planning this year.
  • Cyber Security and Your HOA, Part Two: The Board’s Role in Data Safety

    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.
  • 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.
  • 5 Surprising Reasons to Raise Your HOA Assessments

    If your main concern is to avoid increasing assessments, you may want to reconsider. As a board member, one of your primary fiduciary responsibilities is to protect property values, and assessments are an investment that helps do just that.
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