The best homeowner association website building software

How important is good communication to your HOA community? Most people would agree that it is imperative, but too many boards and property managers are still grappling with the best way to share and receive information. HOA websites have proven to be a useful communication tool and can greatly improve owner engagement while reducing manual […]

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HOA welcome letters and packets

HOA welcome packets can help new owners feel more at home, but there’s much more to a good packet than a nice letter and list of rules.    Welcome packets allow associations to showcase the best of the development, including amenities and perks of living in the community, while creating a positive experience and making […]

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Templates for Strata Corporations

To manage a strata well, you need efficient processes and procedures in place. There are meetings to prepare for, fees to collect and maintenance issues to fix. And who could forget about all of that paperwork! These recurring tasks can easily take up much of your valuable time, especially if you start from scratch each […]

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Homeowner association newsletter ideas

Some HOAs may be skeptical about launching or reviving a newsletter. “No one reads it.” “It’s too much work.” “We can’t afford it.” We’ve heard all of these concerns before, and they are valid points. But, a well-written, well-designed newsletter can be both affordable and engaging. This article aims to give you some original ideas […]

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Strata meetings and agendas

Spontaneity is not often wanted or welcomed when it comes to strata corporation meetings. Agendas help ensure meetings are carried out in an organized, systematic manner. They also enable strata council members to properly prepare for questions or issues that will take precedence during the meeting. When strata owners are sent an official notice of […]

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Strata council meeting minutes

Take note! The Strata Property Act has specific requirements for strata meetings. These requirements help guide strata corporations when they are conducting important business, and ensure they govern themselves democratically. Minutes of strata council meetings are part of this regulated process. Minutes must be taken. Furthermore, they must be available for review two weeks after […]

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A Homeowner association’s guide to choosing a website host

A website is a simple yet effective way to keep your HOA connected and informed. A clean, accessible website allows owners to easily locate HOA news, announcements, resources such as forms or surveys, member directories, and more. It may also serve as an effective marketing tool and can attract buyers to your community. Almost every HOA […]

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The role of the president’s report in a condo AGM

The annual general meeting (AGM), also known as an annual meeting, is arguably the most important meeting for condo communities. Members are elected to serve on the board of directors. Owners are given an opportunity to hear about the corporation’s financial health, projects, and other significant issues. In short, an AGM is a meeting where […]

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A guide to preparing for your HOA’s next annual meeting

HOAs are required under their bylaws or CC&Rs to hold an annual meeting of its members for the purpose of electing directors to the association’s board, addressing the budget, and making amendments to the governing documents, amongst other things. However, hosting annual meetings in 2020 has proven to be more challenging than usual. This article will highlight some fundamental information about annual […]

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HOA surveys: Collecting feedback from your community

An association is the sum of its members. While the board of directors is charged with upholding specific responsibilities, the fate of the association ultimately lies in the hands of the owners.In order to operate at its best, an HOA needs funding, and most of that money comes from owners. These community members also must […]

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3 things to know about HOA approval letters

Everyone likes receiving approval letters. A letter of approval is a written consent by a regulatory authority or body to proceed with a specific change, action or activity. An approval letter may be sent in response to a number of requests, but when it comes to HOAs, approval letters are generally sent to homeowners who […]

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4 ways to use Tableau to improve condo/HOA operations

The numbers don’t lie. Condos and HOAs need numbers to understand essential things like profits and losses, as well as more complex issues such as scheduling maintenance repairs for equipment. Numbers provide boards with concrete facts, and help them make informed decisions for their community. Instead of acting on a hunch, they can act on […]

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Tips for managing HOA architectural change requests

When trying to decide if an architectural change request should be approved, an HOA will generally look to the association’s architectural standards to help them make a fair and subjective decision.Every HOA board has a fiduciary duty to do what’s best for the entire association, not just one member, which is why a request to paint a […]

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