How to Deal with Condo Association and HOA Delinquency

By HOA best practices

Making consistent improvements in your community is an important job of an HOA. However, when homeowners become delinquent, you will not have enough money to maintain operations. How do you deal with these people? The cost of delinquency to the association is quite expensive. Plus, it can lead to thousands in unpaid dues, tension with owners, and even court hearings. Here are a few tactics to deal with delinquent owners in your condo association.

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Rain Leak Solutions: How HOAs Can Prevent Water Seepage

By Building maintenance management

The Chicagoland area has been hit with an enormous amount of rain recently. From flash floods to tornadoes, Illinois has experienced it all so far this summer. Excessive rain can pose many potential threats to homeowners: flooded basements, water damage, and leaking roofs. Water seepage can ruin belongings, and lead to costly repairs, insurance claims, and an unpleasant experience. Rain leak solutions lie in these three structural areas. Maintain these areas and your community will be secure from water damage.

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3 Atypical Things to Do in Schaumburg IL for Couples

By Schaumburg

Being an adult in any suburban neighborhood can be tough – there are events for families, attractions for kids, but what about the unique activities for adults? Going to the same bar can get old, and heading downtown can be expensive and turn into an all-night trip. And sometimes you just want a child-free zone to get away from your kids or other people’s kids. If you think you’ve exhausted all your options, check out some of these fun things to do in Schaumburg for adults.

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4 Farms to Visit Near Chicago with Fun for Parents and Kids

By Aurora

With the weather finally warming up in the Chicago area, families everywhere are heading out for some fun. Many people hit the city or the lake shore for a day-vacation with the kids. But what about activities in a quiet, more rural setting? We’re sharing our favorite four local farms for kids that your family can check out for activities beginning mid-summer through late-summer/fall.

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How to Master HOA Board Meeting Minutes (with Template!)

By Homeowners' meetings

Law requires that HOA boards take meeting minutes during board meetings. But, it is also important for the board’s process and sanity to keep everything documented. For instance, meeting minutes are helpful when board members debate and come to a misunderstanding about a particular topic. Members can refer back to the minutes to recall what was actually said. This way the facts are always out on the table. The “art” of taking minutes is something all board members should be knowledgeable about. So, here are a few tips to mastering HOA board meeting minutes.

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How to Lead a Productive HOA Meeting

By Homeowners' meetings

Leading any type of meeting can be stressful, but holding a meeting about a topic as close to a person as their home can prove very difficult. Such topics can stir up many different opinions and emotions, and possibly some unruly behavior. Trying to hold a productive HOA meeting can be straining if attendees cause disruptions, go off on tangents, or become very vocal about a particular homeowner issue. This article will help you to run a homeowners’ association meeting and deal with those pesky people.

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