HOA: Mother Lode Committees

November 26, 2013 by tiff  
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Committees are an untapped gold mine available to a homeowner association board. Besides benefitting the board by spreading the work around, committees are an excellent training ground for future board…

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Doctoring The HOA Budget

November 13, 2013 by tiff  
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To many people, homeowner association budgets look like a mess of meaningless numbers. But, like it or not, the board is responsible for understanding what those numbers mean so it…

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HOA Wellness Survey

October 15, 2013 by tiff  
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The health of a homeowner association is important to measure from time to time. Fortunately, even poor health is curable but identifying the problem precedes the cure. Here are a…

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HOA Snapshot Reserves

August 28, 2013 by tiff  
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A reserve study identifies a homeowner association’s future repairs and replacements like a snapshot in time. Imagine that you could picture the buildings and grounds as they would be in five, ten, even thirty years.

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HOA Advice: Stay Ahead of the Curve

June 12, 2013 by admin  
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Deferring maintenance in a homeowner association has negative and lasting effects. While postponing maintenance may seem to be a money-saving technique, the consequences are usually a much higher cost over time

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HOA Delegation Celebration

April 24, 2013 by tiff  
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As a board or committee member, have you ever caught yourself resenting the work you do for the homeowner association? Why not consider delegating some of it and spreading the joy around? Or are you a victim of your own thinking

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HOA Delegation Celebration

HOA Appearance Standards

December 5, 2012 by tiff  
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One of the important proactive policies a homeowner association board can enact involves acceptable appearance standards. These are particularly important in condos and other common wall communities where uniform appearance underscores market value.

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Essential HOA Professionals

July 3, 2012 by admin  
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The board of a homeowner association is charged with making informed decisions.

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Webs We Weave

June 6, 2012 by admin  
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Like the spider’s web, homeowner association frameworks are intended to provide a system for efficient management of the HOA business.

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The HOA Maintenance Plan

October 5, 2011 by tiff  
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The purpose of a Maintenance Plan is to instruct a homeowner association board and property manager how to properly maintain common element components.

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The HOA Maintenance Plan

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