Helping Homeowners Make the Best Impression. Great First Impressions Can Increase Home Value by 5%.
Do your HOA homework before making an offer.
Homeowner Associations spend over 30 billion per year on a multitude of goods and services. That’s a lot of money spent on waste and recycling services, snow removal, cable services, and other maintenance items. Put the power of group purchasing to work for your association.
Community & Owners Buying Organization
Trash service can be expensive but there are ways to save money on this expense.
Signage is an important part of the impression created when someone visits your community. It’s the first thing residents see when they enter. It’s also the first thing that prospective home buyers see when they are considering buying a home there.
It’s important to acknowledge that the majority of people in your community do inherently care about issues, but it’s up to the board to discover the best opportunities and leaders to properly motivate community members out of a rut of apathy.
It’s important to acknowledge that the majority of people in your community do inherently care about issues, but it’s up to the board to discover the best opportunities and leaders to properly motivate community members out of a rut of apathy.
Learn why all public and municipal pools should implement a comprehensive aquatic risk-management program that includes proactive standards, policies and procedures.
FHA Condo Financing Has Changed Significantly in the Last Ten Years. What You Need to Know
Transparent communication from the HOA board to community residents is a must. HOAs should keep their residents informed and united. However, between tracking board meeting notes, informing people of upcoming events and notifying them of emergencies, it can be difficult to get all the information across. A mobile app can help with these things and much more.
Technology, and ideas on how to utilize it, continues to change the way we live. The latest are social networks that are specific to neighborhoods, or churches, or non-profit organizations.
Planting new trees isn’t as easy as digging a hole in the ground. Problems can range from short-term issues related to the tree’s health to long-term issues with community infrastructure and utilities. Knowing the basics of root and canopy structure is the first step in keeping the community safe and in great condition for years to come.
HOA boards and residents alike can take measures early to prevent the loss of a valuable asset and avoid damage and liability from failing trees.
We all know that it takes years for a tree to mature. Unfortunately problems associated with tree selection, location and disease are overlooked and ultimately can result in poor tree health, removal and neighborhood misunderstanding. Here are three tips that can help.
Most communities have residents that seem to be one with the earth. Flowers or vegetables, they are blessed with a green thumb. Promoting a garden club can pay dividends in terms of sharing expertise that blossums in yards as well as common areas.
Do and Don'ts for Chosing the Right Tree Service for Your HOA
This just released book should be an interesting read given the author is the CEO of America's largest community association management company who has also sponsored a wide range of legislation advocating on behalf of community associations.
It pays to take time developing your landscape RFP.
Some thoughts about the benefits of homeowner assciations; or how much do you really want the government to be involved in your community.
How important is customer service in the community association management business?
Trees are a valued asset within many community associations and yet, if they aren't properly cared for, they can become a serious liability. Does your association know the 3 reasons to pay attention to trees.
DIYers’ failure to call Sunshine 811 at 811 before digging for landscaping and other projects can damage underground gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines
Learn more about pool safety and the HOA board's liability.
A gas line explosion has demolished 24 townhomes. Do you know what to do when the unthinkable happens?
What is an HOA?
How to foster community spirit in your association.
The benefits of starting a social media page for your association and the precautions you should take.
How One Free Phone Call Can Help Keep Your Community Safe
Is your association's playground age appropriate? Here are guidelines and options to consider when building a playground in your community.
If you serve on an HOA Board you may feel like you have a bull's-eye on your shirt and every resident has a quiver full of arrows. Find out how to put on your suit of armor.
Satellite dishes have been a source of anger between homeowners, mainly for aesthetic reasons. There are several rules and regulation your association should follow to minimize the tension.
Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalks in your association? Find out how you can protect your association from lawsuits resulting from sidewalk accidents.
Ten rights according to AARP to protect homeowners that are part of a community association.