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  • 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.
  • The Importance of Homeowners Insurance

    Up to 60 percent of strata home owners in the Greater Vancouver Regional District lack insurance. A good policy will protect your biggest asset and help you keep your head above water.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Five Ways to Enhance Your Community Association’s Brand

    Have you ever thought about your community association’s brand and the effect it has on your investment? It’s important and can have a significant impact on attracting new owners and property values. Here are some best practices to help your community stand out.
  • From HOA Board Volunteer to Community Leader in Five Steps

    What tactics do you need to take to go from volunteer to community leader? Take these five steps, which can make a big impact on how you fulfill your duties and affect how residents and other board members perceive you.
  • HOA Annual Meetings and Special Meetings FAQs

    Meetings serve an important oversight function in developing and maintaining well-run homeowners associations. Confusion can occur in why meetings are called, the types of meetings and the requirements. Read our annual and special meetings FAQs for more details.
  • Is HOA Alignment a Unicorn? 3 Boards Share What It Takes

    How do you tackle alignment as a group of diverse individuals with unique values? Find out what real board members from successful HOAs are doing differently.
  • Maintenance, Capital Improvements, Useful Life: Is Your HOA Prepared?

    Is your maintenance job turning into a capital improvement? Are you ready for a big capital improvement expenditure? Read on to get answers to your top questions about maintenance, capital improvements and useful life.
  • HOA Reserve Funds: 6 Tips to Improve Your Returns

    Are you getting the best returns on your reserve funds? Most California board members are not sure. Here are six ways to improve your reserve fund returns and create an HOA investment policy.
  • How Well Does Your Community Management Company Communicate?

    How well does your community management company communicate? The answer to this question is at the heart of client satisfaction. A good community management company will engage you using a variety of tools and communication channels. Here are some ways your property management company should be connecting with you.
  • Post-Crisis HOA Cash Management: 3 Tips for Your Association

    How do manage collections and HOA funds after a crisis? Get 3 tips to help you plan for the future
  • Preventing Cyber Attacks, Part 1: How Residents Can Protect Your HOA

    Ignorance is not bliss, especially when it means potentially leaving your homeowners association (HOA) at risk of a cyber attack. And that’s exactly what you’re doing if you don’t recognize that your HOA is as much of a target as any other small business.
  • Reserve Funds, Assessment or Loan: 3 Ways to Pay for Capital Improvements

    Strategic capital improvements lead to better property values. Read on to see the three ways to pay for them and their pros and cons.
  • Six Do’s and Don'ts for HOA Board Meeting Success

    When it comes to your community, everyone brings their own set of opinions and preferences to the table. By implementing these six do's and don'ts, you can make vast improvements to your association board meetings.
  • Tips for Keeping Homeowners Engaged in Your Community Association

    Regardless of the size of your community, or where it’s located, there is always one thing that every community association board and committee needs: resident volunteers. However, volunteers are often a scarce resource. Here are some tips to combat apathy.
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