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4 Tips for Preparing for an Effective Annual Meeting

As the year slowly comes to a close, many HOAs hold their annual meeting in order prepare for the year ahead. The new budget is approved, board members are elected, and the activities of the past 12 months are recapped.  However, one of the challenges many...

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Drawbacks of Being a Self-Managed HOA

HOAs come in all shapes and sizes. Some oversee very large communities with hundreds of homes, while others are very small neighborhoods with just a handful of people. But no matter the size, it is critical that the HOA be in compliance with governing documents and...

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Effectively Handling Criticism of the HOA

The HOA is essentially a business, and its operations affect a lot of people. As such, there are sure to be complaints and criticisms now and then. It’s impossible to please everyone all the time. There will be some homeowners who are on board with the rules or...

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Upholding Fiduciary Duty as an HOA Board Member

Upholding Fiduciary Duty as an HOA Board Member

One of the major responsibilities that the HOA board is tasked with is maintaining its fiduciary duty. But what does that mean? Simply put, fiduciary duty is acting in good faith and within the best interest of the community as a whole. It is making decisions that do...

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How Regular Rule Review Can Boost HOA Effectiveness

Whether you love them or hate them, every homeowners association (HOA) has a series of rules and regulations in place. These rules are made to help maintain order, property value, safety, and consistency across the association and ensure that all members are held to...

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4 Tips for Planning Your Next HOA Board Meeting

Board meetings are an integral part of the HOA because this is where many issues are discussed and decisions are made. It is an opportunity for members to stay up-to-date on what is happening within the community and offer their input as well. But without clear...

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Managing Traffic Woes in the HOA

The streets within the HOA can become a busy place as homeowners are traveling to and from work, buses are picking up and dropping off students, parties are being held, and members are simply going about their daily routines. From problems with parking to vehicles...

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3 Ways the HOA Serves Homeowners

Every HOA has a Board in place to help things run smoothly and efficiently. The Board is made up of volunteers, and performs many different jobs. Ultimately, the HOA exists to serve homeowners in the community, and the work done by HOA Board members ultimately impacts...

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