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  • Asphalt Repairs: Fixing Winter’s Damage

    As community managers begin inspection, they note the necessary repairs for winter damage as they make their rounds through the community.
  • How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your HOA From Walking on Thin Ice

    Cold weather will soon be upon us, so now is the time for your homeowner association (HOA) to make sure your maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Chicago 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. Don’t get caught in the cold!
  • LED Lighting Offers a Bright Way for Condo Associations to Save

    Has your condo association been looking high and low for ways to save energy and money? The answer may be right over your head. Switching to LED bulbs can reduce your lighting costs by up to 75 percent. In this article, we answer common questions and shed some light on the benefits of LED lighting.
  • Association Budgets: Mapping Out Your Strategic Plan

    Dive into the details of creating a strategic plan for your homeowners association.
  • Getting Your Building’s Spring Cleaning Started

    The spring season is a time for renewal and a fresh look, so being able to properly landscape around the building is of utmost importance.
  • 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's Your Association's Maintenance Style?

    Maintenance issues are something every Twin Cities community association deals with, whether it’s damage caused by a harsh Minnesota weather or regular upkeep, on average, maintenance can account for 25% or more of your association’s overall expenditures.
  • 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?
  • How an HOA Preventative Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Community From Walking on Thin Ice

    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.
  • A Smooth HOA Management Transition Starts With Good Communication

    Most homeowners associations (HOAs) in Nevada are managed by a community management company. So hiring a new management company is a pretty common occurrence in our state.
  • Cyber Security and Your HOA, Part One: How Residents Can Prevent Attacks

    Find out what steps residents can take to prevent a cyber attack by reading part one of our three-part series on cyber security.
  • Cyber Security and Your HOA, Part Three: Your 4-Step Action Plan

    Technology has come a long way over the past decade. Mobile devices now let you pay credit card bills, order takeout, make doctor’s appointments and store personal information in “the cloud” with the touch of a button or a tap on your phone. Nevada homeowners associations are utilizing the latest digital technologies in a big way.
  • 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.
  • Drones and Your Association

    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?
  • 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 Tips for Managing Your HOA Parking Rules Nevada Boards Should Know

    As a Nevada community association, how do you address HOA parking violations? Here are five tips to help you manage your policy.
  • Four Elements of Great Community Landscaping

    Without a doubt, beautiful landscaping makes life in your community more enjoyable. But did you also know that it can play a crucial role in boosting your community’s reputation in the marketplace, and consequently enhancing property values?
  • Reserve Fund, Assessment or Loan: How to Pay for Capital Improvements

    Great capital improvements improve property values. Read on to see the three ways to pay for them and the pros and cons.
  • Maintenance, Capital Improvements, Useful Life: Is Your HOA Prepared?

    Is your maintenance job turning into a capital improvement? Is it possible to extend the “useful life” of a component? Learn more about maintenance, capital improvements and useful life.
  • Moving from Developer to HOA Control: How a Great Transition Team Can Ensure Success

    Transitioning a community from control by the property developer to control by a homeowners association (HOA) can be a scary time for residents and a challenging process for HOA board members.
  • Squatter Laws: Getting Rid of Uninvited "Guests"

    While some surprises (birthday parties, a promotion or a new puppy) are good, many surprises such as a flat tire or an IRS audit are not. One particularly nasty surprise is finding out that someone has broken into your vacant property and moved in. Thankfully, during the last legislative session, new laws were passed to deal with “squatters” which allow you to (relatively) quickly and legally remove squatters from your property.
  • Removing Squatters: What Landlords Need to Know

    In the fairytale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," the bear family comes home to find someone sitting in their chairs, eating their porridge and sleeping in their beds. Lately, fairy tales have become reality for many property owners when they find a real-life "Goldilocks" (aka, a "squatter") has taken up residence in their empty real estate.
  • Understanding Your Association’s Covenant Conditions and Restrictions

    One of the defining characteristics of HOAs is the use of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). Although you might be familiar with the term, do you know how it really affects Nevada associations? Here’s a look at what they mean to you and how they affect you as a member of your community.
  • What the New Nevada Laws on Marijuana Could Mean for Your HOA

    As of January 1, 2018, marijuana sale for recreational use will be legal in Nevada. However, on December 31, 2020, the sales of both medical and recreational marijuana have been made legal throughout America. What, exactly, does the new law mean for your HOA?
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