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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Who is responsible for HOA dues after foreclosure?

When an owner doesn’t pay their dues, the entire HOA has to deal with the consequences. Fees from owners are factored into an association’s budget, and when owners fall behind on payments, the HOA can’t cover all of its expenses. In very rare cases, homes have had to be foreclosed because owners could not meet […]

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Accounting for HOAs

HOAs cannot operate without revenue. It’s as simple as that. Good accounting is critical to the health and happiness of every HOA development. Managing a multi-million dollar budget is not so simple, however, especially if none of your board members have an accounting background. Accounting can be quite stressful for anyone to navigate, and it’s […]

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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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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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Ready for the worst: Disaster preparedness for HOAs

Furious wildfires are destroying large swathes of California, Oregon, and other parts of the western United States. Dozens of people have died and thousands have been forced from their homes. The US National Interagency Fire Center has reported that firefighters are battling more than 100 large wildfires across the western U.S., with higher-than-normal levels of […]

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Tips for tracking and managing HOA violations

Violation tracking can be a lot of work, especially if you are logging and updating violations manually. It’s one of the more tedious duties of a board member or manager, however, it is also a necessary task.There’s no singular way to track and manage the violations that occur within your community, but some systems are […]

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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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