What to Look For When Hiring an HOA Management Company?

What to Look For When Hiring an HOA Management Company?

Board members of a homeowners association take on a lot of responsibility. Not only could the sheer number of tasks be intimidating, but the types of skills required aren’t always found within the board. When this is the case, the homeowners association may consider...

How To Keep Home Modification Within The Association Guidelines

How To Keep Home Modification Within The Association Guidelines

Inevitably, there will be times when homeowners association residents want to make changes to their homes. And when living in a homeowners association, it is a bigger decision than choosing which paint is the best. There are guidelines about what can and can't be...

Homeowners Association and Security

Homeowners Association and Security

One of the most important aspects of a managed community is its security. Homeowners obviously want to feel safe. But having a great security system isn’t just needed for homeowners’ peace of mind. Security is part of the fiduciary duty of the HOA board of directors....

How to Collect Difficult Homeowners Association Fees

How to Collect Difficult Homeowners Association Fees

When an HOA homeowner has failed to pay their fees, the board has a fiduciary responsibility to pursue collection of that money.  The entire community depends on the benefits the dues pay for. If the board can’t pay for services that are expected by the...

How HOAs Can Work With Disabled Residents

How HOAs Can Work With Disabled Residents

For the most part, homeowners association boards try to enforce the rules as uniformly as possible. They want to avoid any accusation of being unfair or treating some residents differently. But there is a time when the board must consider breaking the rules – when...

Can and Should Homeowners Associations Regulate Flags?

Can and Should Homeowners Associations Regulate Flags?

Most of the time, Homeowners' Association rules are pretty straight forward. Certain architectural restrictions are understood, fees are due a certain day, etc. However, there are a few times rules that affect issues that can be very sensitive for the community. One...

How to Get Ready for Homeowners Association Holidays?

How to Get Ready for Homeowners Association Holidays?

As the weather starts to cool, and you see leaves begin to fall from the trees, you know fall is here. It not only means sweaters, cocoa, and warming by a cozy fire but that the holiday season is fast approaching. Every month from October through the New Year will...

What is An Annual Disclosure?

What is An Annual Disclosure?

Every state regulates elements of how HOAs operate, and in California. Those regulations include which public documents need to be created annually by the HOA board. There are very detailed and specific requirements and should become familiar with the ins and outs of...

Responsibilities of HOA Board Members

Responsibilities of HOA Board Members

Volunteering to be on the board of your HOA is an important position that comes with a lot of responsibility. The board is tasked with making sure the community is running well and following the requirements of the governing documents. They solve problems and...

Reserve Funds For An HOA

Reserve Funds For An HOA

Reserve funds are an important part of the HOA Boards financial responsibilities. And how HOA's collect that money is through monthly dues provided by members. A small chunk of monthly dues goes into a reserve fund or a major backup fund that is used for unexpected...

What Renters Need To Know

What Renters Need To Know

If you’re renting in an HOA you may not feel the need to keep up to date on the interworkings. In reality, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Just because you’re a renter does not mean that you don’t owe anything to the neighborhood. You share many of the...

AN ASSOCIATION IS MORE THAN JUST A BUNCH OF HOMES

IT'S A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE

Our promise to you is that we remain diligent in understanding your community’s specific needs. We refine and tailor our work and bigger picture goals to ensure that your community consistently runs smoothly, residents’ needs are heard, guidelines are communicated, and that a happy, healthy neighborhood is continually fostered.

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