Understanding Condo Association Rules, Regulations, Bylaws, and Decs

By Understanding your HOA

The many different condo association rules and governing documents can be a challenge to keep straight. Association residents and board members will be most empowered by understanding them. Likewise, knowing what happens when bylaws are violated is crucial for residents and board members alike. Here we summarize and simplify condo bylaws, declarations, and rules and regulations.

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4 Family-Fun Things to Do in Schaumburg, IL Outdoors

By Schaumburg

With Chicagoland’s sun-snow-sun-snow-sun pattern, we all are bit stir crazy, especially young children. Warm weather is almost here to stay for a few months in the Midwest. With plenty of green grass, parks, and fun things to do in Schaumburg, IL, it is a perfect Chicago suburb for kids to spend their time outside. From waterpark to baseball, there is plenty for families with kids to choose from. Here are our top choices for children’s outdoor activities in Schaumburg, IL.

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Common Condo and Townhome HOA Backyard Rules

By Townhouse living

As the seasons change and warmer weather settles in, many will spend the next few months enjoying the outdoors right in their own backyards. You may be dreaming of hosting get-togethers, grilling out, or tending your garden. Although, if you live in a townhome or condo HOA, you may have to abide by some backyard rules. Homeowners with shared yards or those who live in close proximity of one another must keep things nice and orderly for the sake of the community. Here we summarize common HOA backyard rules and how to abide by them.

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Foster a Sense of Community with Block Parties and Garage Sales

By HOA best practices

Spring is finally here so it’s time to stop hibernating inside and venture outdoors! With warmer weather approaching, many people like to get outside, join volunteer groups, or meet the new neighbor who moved in during winter. As an HOA board member, it’s your job to help create a friendly environment where homeowners feel proud of where they live. Many people want to know their neighbors instead of feeling like it’s just a bunch of town homes that share a wall. An easy way to encourage neighborly love is with community activities such as a block party orĀ  neighborhood garage sale. Here are some tips on planning a seamless event in your HOA community.

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A Common Misunderstanding: HOA vs. Property Management Company

By Understanding your HOA

As a condominium owner, it is natural to feel frustrated when it takes too long for a maintenance vendor to arrive, or when you head to work and the parking lot isn’t plowed. You may not deem fair one of the community’s rules. It is a common misunderstanding that your property management company is the party at the root of these issues. In this article, we explain the difference between the homeowners’ association and the management company.

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Homeowners’ Association not enforcing rules? Here’s what to do.

By Understanding your HOA

When you live in a homeowners’ association, you agree to uphold all the rules that go along with living there. The reason an HOA has rules is to ensure proper order and a smooth running of the community. Without these rules, everyone would be free to do as they please, which can lead to issues. But what about when you find your homeowners’ association not enforcing rules? Here we outline some simple solutions for homeowners to get an HOA back on track.

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Three Unique Activities at Dee Park in Des Plaines, IL

By Des Plaines

At this point, everyone has cabin fever in the Chicagoland area, so it is a great time to check out upcoming activities. Dee Park, Des Plaines, IL is home to a public park and recreational center belonging to the Golf Maine Park District. The park and rec center both host many activities, sports events, and include many seasonal programs for people of all ages.

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