Should Owners Really Read The HOA CC&R?

Should Owners Really Read The HOA CC&R?

Burke Nielsen Don't get me wrong — I'm not saying that homeowners shouldn't read the CC&Rs. In fact, homeowners who take the time to educate themselves on the rules are valuable, and they’re the ones that usually end up leading their community on boards and committees. But next time you find yourself frustrated that they don't know or understand the rules — Maybe the question you should be asking is: “How can I inform homeowners better?” Read More...
The Buzz-Killing HOA — Don’t Let It Be You

The Buzz-Killing HOA — Don’t Let It Be You

Meredith Pond As an HOA manager, you probably run the organization like a business — and that's not a bad thing. After all, you have goals, budgets, and projects to worry about, just like any other business entity. But while you're focused on the workings of the organization, you also need to keep sight of the fact that an HOA — at it's foundation — is about people. Read More...
Making Smart HOA Budget Cuts

Making Smart HOA Budget Cuts

Tina Larsson HOA Managers and Board Members are constantly struggling with increasing costs, which they have to pass on to HOA members. For this exercise, the reason why costs are increasing isn't that relevant. The important point to remember when it comes to increases is that they usually increase, on average, at a rate greater than inflation. Read More...
HOA Records — Save or Shred?

HOA Records — Save or Shred?

John Richards Many community associations maintain documents and records for many years, even decades. Most state laws require that owners be allowed to inspect records of the association under specific conditions, but the inspection right is broad. In some cases homeowners will request documents in an effort to conduct a witch-hunt against the HOA. So how long do you keep records, and what records need to be kept? Read More...

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