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Committees Every Lifestyle Community Should Consider

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM® on Dec 15, 2021 1:38:00 PM
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Topics: HOA | Condo Committees, HOA | Condo Board Responsibilities and Education, HOA | Condo Board and Annual Meetings

Things You Should Know About Emotional Support Animal Laws in Florida

Posted by Luis Alicea, LCAM on Dec 1, 2021 12:22:16 PM

Florida's law on service animals is quite clear. It restricts the type of animal that qualifies for specific work with or without training. It has become a trend for the board operating pet-restricted communities to receive more requests for ESAs than they did previously.

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Tips for Setting HOA Board's Annual Goals

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM® on Nov 10, 2021 2:38:00 PM

Every Homeowner's Association has a fiscal year to evaluate the previous year and set goals for the coming year. The plans can address a variety of topics, such as community enhancements and communication. At this time, all rules and regulations get routinely evaluated to ensure that they comply with all levels of government requirements. Local restrictions on traffic, development, zoning, and other issues may have changed over the year.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Board Responsibilities and Education, HOA | Condo Board and Annual Meetings

How Does Inflation Impact the HOA Industry?

Posted by Luis Alicea, LCAM on Oct 25, 2021 12:34:14 PM

How does inflation impact your HOA, and management in the greater HOA industry? Considering that inflation and HOA decisions both acutely affect today's homeowners, this is an important question to ask.

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Budgeting for Board Members

Posted by Kara Cermak, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM® on Sep 8, 2021 9:40:00 AM

Budgeting is often considered one of the more challenging parts of community management. However, I want to flip that script and consider that it can be one of the best tools to plan for your year ahead, and it can be fun learning so much about your community. But everyone should participate because, as I always like to say, we can do whatever we want to do in the short and long term, but we have to pay for it. So there’s a balancing act. Here are some tips to help you in the process:

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Topics: HOA | Condo Management Services, HOA | Condo Board Responsibilities and Education, HOA | Condo Financial

Understanding HOA Reserve Funds

Posted by Jennifer Harvey on Aug 25, 2021 9:40:00 AM

A homeowner' association board has a role in ensuring its community runs flawlessly and with financial stability. However, the association may encounter a huge or unanticipated expense, such as a leak in the clubhouse roofing. If that happens, and the regular dues are not adequate to cover the unexpected expenses, the HOA's reserve fund comes in very handy.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Management Services, HOA | Condo Board Responsibilities and Education, HOA | Condo Communication

Can Pay Rates Impact the Community Security?

Posted by Geoffe Browne on Aug 11, 2021 9:40:00 AM

Security is a paramount concern of every homeowner's association (HOA) / Condo community board. Such boards will change to protect their communities by ensuring the security is top-notch. They thus source for the best security companies to ensure that every homeowner feels secure in their community and ensures the safety of their hard-earned wealth.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Management Services, HOA | Condo Committees, HOA | Condo Communication, HOA | Condo Homeowner Responsibilities & Education

Deck Maintenance: Why It Is Important and How To Do It

Posted by Holly Bunch on Jul 28, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Many homes and multi-housing facilities have decks as they have become a popular way of adding more space to a home; besides providing a place to relax outside, decks are wonderful places to entertain guests and enjoy outdoor dining, especially during the warm months.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Emergency and Safety, HOA | Condo Homeowner Responsibilities & Education

Best Practices to Prevent Package Theft in Your Community

Posted by Geoffe Browne on Jul 14, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Package theft has become the scourge of modern neighborhoods. With online orders at an all-time high, receiving packages has become normal for families and professionals. But porch piracy also makes the neighborhood feel unsafe. It's not just annoying to lose a package, it's also costly and frightening. This is exactly the kind of thing that community associations work to prevent. Of course, you want to protect your residents from package thieves and the other crimes that successful theft might invite.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Board Responsibilities and Education, HOA | Condo Communication, HOA | Condo Homeowner Responsibilities & Education

Why Build a Community Cell Tower? The 4 Benefits of a Cell Tower in Your HOA Community

Posted by Page Carlee on Jun 30, 2021 10:45:00 AM

The issue of cell towers has been a hotly debated one across homeowner associations. You have plenty of open space and phone carrier brands want to put a tower in your midst. Should you allow it? What benefits does the cell tower deal offer to your community, and how does that contrast the downsides? And if you do decide to build a tower, how can you enhance those benefits and minimize any downsides for your community?

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Topics: HOA | Condo Management Services, HOA | Condo Board Responsibilities and Education

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