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How to Implement Your Community Association Budget

Posted on Wednesday January 11, 2017 |<p>You’ve done all the homework. Crunched the numbers. Your reserve study is complete, your vendor agreements have …

Active Adult Communities: Not Your Grandma’s Retirement Home

Posted on Wednesday January 04, 2017 |<p>The Baby Boomers, born after World War II, are the largest generation in United States history. The last of …

Six Ways Board Member Training Creates Successful Communities

Posted on Friday December 23, 2016 |<p>When board members volunteer, they’re driven by the desire to enhance their communities. But what happens when …

Education

Events, Expos and Educational Classes: Why HOA Boards Should Attend

Posted on Wednesday December 21, 2016 |<p>Most homeowners association (HOA) board members are not experts. Board members are well-intentioned, dedicated …

Education

Keeping Your Community on Track During the Holiday Season

Posted on Wednesday December 14, 2016 |<p>Holidays can be a lot of fun when you live in a planned community, condo or co-op. But when you are on your …

Holidays

Cyber Security Part Two: Board Member Tips for Keeping Your Community Association Safe

Posted on Friday December 02, 2016 |<p>In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the importance of cyber security to your community association …

Cybersecurity

Cyber Security Part One - How Community Residents Can Protect Their Tech

Cyber Security Part One: How Community Residents Can Protect Their Tech<p>Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016 |<p>Like it or not, we have become very …

Cybersecurity

Four Policies Your High-Rise Association Should Formalize Right Now

Posted on Wednesday October 05, 2016 |<p>High-rise living often appeals to many people for the wealth of amenities, concierge-level services and unique …

Housing

High-Rise Insurance: Seven Tips to Cover Your Property

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016 |<p>Life in a high-rise property has its rewards. With great amenities, good security, and even concierge services, …

Insurance

How to Declutter Your Home without Losing Your Mind

Posted on Friday November 18, 2016 |<p>It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff we accumulate. And it’s hard sometimes to figure out …

Recycling

HOA Elections: How To Make Your Vote Count In Your Community

Posted on Wednesday November 02, 2016 |<p>According to Community Associations Institute, more than 68 million Americans live in 338,000 managed …

Abuse of Power

A Preventative Maintenance Plan for Your High-Rise Community

Posted on Friday September 23, 2016 |<p>Creating and executing a comprehensive preventative maintenance plan for your high-rise community should be a …

Housing

What You Need to Know About Service Animals in Your Community

Posted on Thursday September 15, 2016 |<p>Service dogs can help individuals with a variety of disabilities enjoy a greater quality of life and assist in …

Dogs

How to Keep Pokémon Go from Overrunning Your Community

Posted on Tuesday September 06, 2016 |<p>The Pokémon Go app has reached a level of popularity that is rarely seen. On the one hand, it has encouraged …

Pokémon

Why Partner With a National Property Management Company

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016 |<p>Hiring a professional property management company for your homeowners’ association is the best way to increase …

Management

How to Secure the Best Insurance Coverage for Your Community

Posted on Monday August 22, 2016 |<p>As a community association board member, the countless hours you volunteer go toward assisting with a very …

Insurance

Three Tips to Get Your HOA’s Drone Rules Off the Ground

Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2016 |<p>Look up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a drone! And it could cause a potential conflict in your …

Drones

Four Factors That Will Shape Community Association Living in the Next Two Decades

Posted on Thursday July 28, 2016 |<p>What does the future hold for your community association? If you’re a board member, you might already have a pretty …

Housing

What Your HOA Needs to Know About CC&Rs

Posted on Wednesday July 13, 2016 |<p>As part of a homeowners’ association (HOA), you’ve probably heard the phrase “CC&Rs” tossed around quite a bit. …

Home Ownership

How Your HOA Board Can Ensure Great Communication

Posted on Thursday July 07, 2016 |<p>Great communication is more than just loose talk, especially when it comes to homeowners, HOA board members and …

Small Business

How HOA Boards Can Influence Public Policy

Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016 |<p>As a member of your HOA board, you know the value of your association. It serves an essential function for creating …

Governance

Three Factors Influencing the Future of Community Association Management

Posted on Monday June 27, 2016 |<p>As a profession, community association management is relatively young; it goes back about 50 years. But in that short …

Innovation

Community Swimming Pool Resurfacing: What Your Board Needs to Know

Posted on Friday June 17, 2016 |<p>Your pool is a source of fun for all of your community’s residents. Yet when it comes time to resurface it, it can …

Home Improvement

Community Swimming Pool Safety: Six Things Your Association Should Remember

Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2016 |<p>Summertime is swim time, and for the most part, it’s a full immersion into carefree fun. But without the right …

Six Essential Elements to a Great Community

Posted on Tuesday June 14, 2016 |<p>Good community living looks easy. People are smiling. Residents are enjoying amenities. And the neighborhood or …

Leadership

The Future of Community Association Governance

Posted on Thursday June 09, 2016 |<p>What does the future hold? Unfortunately, not the jet packs and flying cars we all thought we’d have, but there are …

Governance

Why Preparation for This Hurricane Season is Important for Your Community

Posted on Thursday May 19, 2016 |<p>Is your community prepared to weather a storm? June 1st marks the beginning of the 2016 hurricane season which runs …

Nine Ways Your Association Can Build Community Spirit

Posted on Wednesday May 18, 2016 |<p>Community spirit: that intangible thing that binds associations together. But building it happens in very tangible …

Networking

HOA Law - Take Action with Your Legislature Now

Posted on Thursday May 12, 2016 |<p>More than 85% of officials in state legislatures are up for re-election this year. So what does that mean to you as …

Government