HOA Enforcement Without the Force

HOA Enforcement Without the Force

Meredith Pond As an HOA manager, you walk a fine line. You need to enforce the rules, but you don't want to alienate everyone. You need to stay professional, but your role demands friendliness. While it's your job to point out when people are skirting the by-laws, you have to do so in a tactful way. In other words, you're expected to strike a perfect balance between Darth Vader and Mother Teresa (even more awkward than it sounds). Read More... [et_social_share]
Common Amenities — Make Them Pay for Themselves!

Common Amenities — Make Them Pay for Themselves!

Tina Larsson Start with amenities that can bring in the most money to the association for the lowest up front cost. This way, the first added amenity can pay for the next one; and so on. Adding advertising in the form of signs or billboards can be revenue generators, but are not allowed in many residential areas. However, ATM machines bring in revenue, can be thought of as an amenity by some, and do not take up a lot of room. Read More... [et_social_share]
Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Kat Marquis Many Community Managers inquire about a better way to resolve disputes in Community Association living than always launching litigation. After all, no one wants on-going conflict where they live. Managers share with me the frustration of Associations they manage with regard to the amount of money, time, and aggravation spent in the court system. Read More... [et_social_share]
Does You Have a HOA Waste Policy?

Does You Have a HOA Waste Policy?

Waste problems affect everyone in a given area whether it is dog droppings or a mound of stinking refuse. They not only blight an otherwise lovely looking neighborhood, but they provide a real health and environmental risk. Accumulated waste material attracts flies, vermin, disease, and can leak into the local water and soil, contaminating local wildlife. They also, seriously affect house, apartment and condo prices. Read More... [et_social_share]

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