Homeowners Guide to Understanding HOAs

Homeowners Guide to Understanding HOAs

Burke Nielsen With 69 million Americans living in common interest communities, nearly all of us have at least heard of HOAs.  In states like Florida, you would be hard-pressed to find a neighborhood that doesn't have an HOA.  Even with HOAs becoming more common, many homeowners don’t really understand their HOA and how they can make a difference in their community.   Read More...
Millennial Takeover: the Changing HOA Demographic

Millennial Takeover: the Changing HOA Demographic

Meredith Pond Millennials are sometimes called Generation Y: those who reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century. Millennials will represent the largest group of American home buyers in 2017, at 33%, and many will turn to HOAs to make home ownership a better fit for their lifestyle. This is a good thing for your community, but this new HOA demographic can change the way you manage. Read More...
Choosing the Right HOA Management Company

Choosing the Right HOA Management Company

Burke Nielsen When looking for a new manager where do you look? Internet search, the phone book, your local CAI chapter, word of mouth — all of these are fine options — okay maybe not the phone book, after all it's holding up the shelf in the bookcase. The point is, it doesn't really matter where you look, it's what you look for that's key. Read More...
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...
HOA Architectural Control Freaks

HOA Architectural Control Freaks

Peter Harrison Architectural Control is one of the key reasons people either choose to live in or run from an HOA. Some people appreciate the HOA’s ability to enforce architectural controls via an Architectural Control Committee (“ACC”); whereas, others resent the thought of another organization telling them how they can modify or decorate their home. Read More...

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