Category

HOA best practices

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.

Read More

3 Homeowners’ Association Pet Restrictions to Avoid Pet Problems

By HOA best practices

Pets are an important part of many Americans’ lives. Dogs are like family to many people, and therefore an inevitable situation for HOAs to handle. While pets are great companions to some, others can find them a nuisance, especially if they are not handled in a manner respectful to the community. The following homeowners’ association pet restrictions and guidelines will help your community have a problem-free co-existence.

Read More

HOA Violation, Owner Complaint, and Executive Session Compliance

By HOA best practices

Condo and community association boards are to represent the community’s needs and act in their best interest. As such, they have fiduciary responsibility to be fair and transparent. One of our preferred vendors Keough & Moody, P.C., recently explained how the 2018 ruling in Boucher v. 111 East Chestnut Condominium Association, Inc. reminds us how to comply, and prevent issues. Read the below explanations of laws and expectations to determine if you need to change your board’s practices.

Read More

9 Disaster Community Preparedness Steps for HOAs

By HOA best practices

Earlier this summer in July, a substantial fire destroyed nearly 75% of a condo association in Prospect Heights, IL. Associations for townhomes, condominiums, and single family homes need not overlook community planning for disaster management. Whether it’s a tornado, flood, or fire, community preparedness is crucial, lest you find yourself scrambling in an emergency.

Read More