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  • Seven Tips for Choosing the Right Reserve Study Firm

    Your reserve fund is an important way for your homeowners association (HOA) to plan and budget for the future. It gives you the financial ability to maintain the quality of your community by funding necessary—and expensive—projects. Rather than covering day-to-day maintenance expenses, a reserve fund is intended to be used for major expenses like roofing, paving and capital improvements (for example, new construction or remodeling).
  • 6 Questions for Self-Managed Associations to Consider

    As a self-managed association, do you need a management partner? Before making that choice, ask these 6 questions.
  • 6 Ways Your Board Can Improve HOA Meetings

    Having a diverse group of opinions and perspectives on your HOA board can be a great thing, but it can also lead to challenges because of conflicting personalities. To set you and your association up for success, here are 6 tips to improve board meeting dynamics.
  • The Language of HOAs: Terms You Should Know

    Now that you’re on the board of your homeowner or condominium association, it’s time to jump right in and start making a difference for your community. But before you begin, it’s important to get clarity on a few important terms all Arizona board members should know.
  • The Strategic Community Plan - A Road Map for the Future

    Is your community interested in introducing a Strategic Community Plan? Read more to learn about the benefits of having a Strategic Community Plan in place and how to introduce them into your association.
  • React, Outsource, or Prevent? Find Your Association’s Maintenance Style

    How does your Arizona association handle maintenance? Discover your association's unique maintenance style.
  • Staffing, Employer Liability and Homeowners Associations: Who is Handling Your HR?

    You may take on several responsibilities as an HOA board member, but Human Resources (HR) should not be one of them. In order to avoid employer liability, your board should leave HR responsibilities to a professional community management company.
  • Why HOA Boards Should Attend Educational Classes, Events and Expos

    Let’s face it: Just because you are a member of your homeowners association (HOA) board of directors, doesn’t mean you know everything about running an HOA. The truth is, most board members are not experts; they are simply volunteers who want to do all that they can to ensure that their community continues to be a great place to live.
  • Why Master and Sub-Associations Should be Managed by the Same Community Management Company

    Have you ever been in a situation where you didn't know who to call when an issue in your HOA came up because you live in a sub-association of a master-planned community that has two different community management companies? This is a consistent challenge for many homeowners living in multiple managed communities.
  • Your Checklist for Ensuring the BEST HOA Management Services

    It is always a good idea to evaluate your current HOA management company's performance based on a few key services they provide. After all, the whole point of hiring a professional management company for your homeowners association is to take the daily burden off the board and let the professionals take care of it, right?
  • Watch the Video: Board Alignment – The Secret to a Successful Association

    What does it take to make effective board decisions that enhance your community and improve the resident experience?
  • An Ounce of Prevention

    Like changing the oil in your car, regular maintenance on a building helps keeps everything working properly and safely. For stratas, some tasks are not optional, they are mandatory.
  • Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party

    Lights, candles and wreaths, oh my! The most decorated season of the year is arriving, with celebrations from many cultures and faiths coinciding in the next few months. For condo communities, the desire to deck the halls can clash with the rules of the corporation. Follow these tips to maintain a festive community without décor running amok.
  • Getting Your Strata’s Spring Cleaning Started

    As strata managers begin their inspection, they note the necessary repairs for winter damage as they make their rounds through the community.
  • Things to Consider When Creating Your Strata’s Budget

    As a homeowner, you want to live in a place that accentuates your style – from a beautiful sense of arrival or exquisitely decorated building lobby, complete with freshly pruned trees and lush landscaping – but unless your strata council has strategically planned out your strata’s budget, you can forget all of that.
  • What Goes Into Strata Fees?

    Condo living has its perks: amazing urban locations close to public transportation, being part of a community without having to do yard work or home maintenance, enjoying amenities like fitness centres, party lounges and pools at your doorstep. Just don’t forget that those perks come at a price – a monthly strata fee. What are strata fees and how are they determined?
  • 5 HOA Board Blunders to Avoid

    To set you and your association up for success, we’ve pulled together a list of common board blunders and included some practical tips for avoiding them. If you can identify these early, you may save yourself (and your board) from a lot of frustration.
  • Association Management 101: Best Practices for Board Members

    If you are an HOA or community association board member, the task in front of you might seem a little overwhelming. Consider the following 10 helpful hints for new and current board members to help make your term fruitful, rewarding and, most of all, effective. Use these tips to become a trusted, reliable member of your community.
  • Avoiding the Four Most Common Mistakes HOA Board Members Make

    As a board member you invest your time, talent and passion to make decisions for the betterment of your community. While we all strive for perfection in our roles, mistakes are bound to happen. A good community association management company works closely with thousands of board members and has seen it all. Here are four common mistakes and suggestions on avoiding them.
  • Mediation? Arbitration? Avoidance?! Best HOA Practices for Resolving Conflict

    How do you resolve community conflict, avoid costly and time-intensive litigation and maintain a great resident experience? Use these three methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to keep the peace.
  • Beyond Board 101: Five Topics HOA Members Should Know

    Did you know that your level of knowledge as an association board member can have a direct impact on your community’s property values? Learn how your education can help you excel at your role and enhance your community.
  • Eight Ways the Best Community Association Management Companies Can Help You

    Being part of a Homeowners Association is rewarding – yet it can also be challenging at times. Board members are often tasked with difficult duties ranging from proper financial stewardship to navigating community conflicts, and much more.
  • Can Your HOA Handle a Crisis? 8-Step Emergency Preparedness Plan

    Is your association really prepared for an emergency? Learn how to develop an HOA emergency preparedness plan in 8 steps.
  • React, Outsource, or Prevent? Find Your Association’s Maintenance Style

    How does your California association handle maintenance? Discover your association's unique maintenance style.
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