4 Signs It’s Time to Change HOA Management Companies

Change HOA Management Companies

When is it time to change HOA management companies? If you’ve been with the same provider for many years, it can be tempting to simply let things remain as they are. But there can be a number of reasons to make a switch. Here are a few indicators that it is time to shake things…Read More

What Belongs in HOA Meeting Minutes?

What Belongs in HOA Meeting Minutes

Good record keeping is mandatory for HOA boards for the sake of transparency and accountability. But not every comment and idea that comes up during a board meeting needs to end up in the HOA meeting minutes. This is good news for the board secretary who would need to have the skills of a court…Read More

How Are HOA Dues Determined?

How Are HOA Dues Determined

Whether you are a board member or just a homeowner, HOA dues can be a confusing topic. Obviously, money is needed to run the organization. But how much should be collected and what is it used for? Is it a fair amount? Why do the fees keep changing? Here’s a look at the common factors…Read More

Why Does an HOA Need a Management Company Instead of Being Self-Managed?

Does an HOA Need a Management Company

Does an HOA need a management company, or can it avoid the cost and go with self-management? If you are asking this question, it’s likely your organization is looking to reduce costs. However, the truth is an HOA without a management company will find that it is difficult to thrive and communities can head downhill…Read More

How to Take HOA Sample Rules and Regulations to Guide You in Making Real Change in Your Association

HOA sample rules and regulations

No matter how reasonable a governing body might be, there will always be aspects that need improvement — sample HOA rules and regulations can help pinpoint the best ways of achieving this. Sometimes there might be an ongoing nuisance that isn’t being accounted for in your HOA’s regulations. Or, you might believe a certain rule…Read More

9 Ways to Get Homeowners to Attend HOA Meetings to Meet Quorum

Ways to get homeowners to attend HOA meetings

Organizers of a HOA members meeting often discover that getting enough homeowners to attend to meet quorum can be quite a challenge. You can be one of those who struggle to get the required attendance, or you can become the one to discover tried and true ways to get homeowners to attend HOA meetings. Here…Read More

5 Ways to Enforce Neighborhood HOA Rules and Regulations

HOA Rules and Regulations

Communities with Homeowners’ Associations (HOA) have documentation that lists HOA rules and regulations. All homeowners, as well as guests and tenants, are expected to follow these rules. While these regulations are necessary, they aren’t always easy to enforce. Covenants, conditions and regulations (or CC & Rs) are often bent or even ignored altogether. While this…Read More

Who Is Responsible for HOA Dues after a Foreclosure?

foreclosure text in ripped dollar bill

One of the questions that has emerged from the U.S. housing crisis is who has the responsibility to pay HOA dues after a foreclosure. While much of the shrapnel for the downturn is now cleaned up, one of the many casualties of the economic downturn has been HOA’s. Many have had to deal with unsold…Read More

What Do HOA Management Companies Do and Why Is It So Important?

What Do HOA Management Companies Do

What do HOA management companies do? The answer is rather complex because these companies can offer a wide range of services customized to fit the property’s specific needs. Consequently in nearly every situation, HOA management companies enable properties to thrive. Management Companies Enforce Rules A key area of management for HOA organizations is in rule…Read More

Top 4 Benefits of Automating HOA Accounts Payable Processing

Automating HOA Accounts Payable Processing

Getting bills paid should be getting simpler over time for organizations of all sizes. But with old technology and manual processes, many HOAs find that managing Accounts Payable is time consuming and things tend to slip through the cracks. If you’re part of a typical Homeowners’ Association, there are many invoices that should be paid…Read More