Lifestyle Blog

Does Your Community Association Fitness Program Need Upgraded?

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Sep 5, 2018 8:09:00 AM

If you are considering just buying a few weight machines and a few stationary bikes or treadmills and saying, "We have a fitness center in our community"... think again!

Residents are now looking for a much more diversified experience that meets their personal fitness needs. This means you will need to cater to everyone from the yogis to the cardio bunnies to the power lifters - and everyone in between.

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Topics: Lifestyle Amenities, On-Site Community Management

5 Tips for Creating a HOA Welcome Packet

Posted by Staff Writer on Aug 29, 2018 8:04:00 AM

Developing HOA welcome packets for new homeowners is a positive, pro-active approach for association boards and management teams. Moving to a new home is an incredibly stressful time. Many homeowners feel overwhelmed by the amount of community information, such as fees, schedules, rules, and regulations. A welcome packet containing this information and more is a helpful tool in eliminating some of their stress.

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Topics: HOA Governance, Community Management, HOA Management

What Is An HOA Elections Inspector?

Posted by Staff Writer on Aug 15, 2018 8:02:00 AM

An HOA Elections Inspector is a professional inspector that a company will hire out to providing professional inspections to homeowners associations. These elections inspectors are able to help HOA's with a variety of tasks ensuring that the HOA elections are run in a fair manner to give all candidates involved a chance at being elected.

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Topics: HOA Governance, HOA Elections

Condo Associations: On-Site Building Staff Roles & Responsibilities

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Aug 1, 2018 8:03:00 AM

 

 If you live in a condominium or high-rise, chances are you pass on-site building staff at some point during your day. From doorman to porters, each play an important role in front, and behind, the scenes. Learning more about the staff and their roles and responsibilities helps in understanding what it takes to keep a property properly running.

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Topics: Condominium Management, Condominium Association, On-Site Community Management

Community Golf Course? Some Things to Consider

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Jul 25, 2018 8:06:00 AM

"Golf" communities have historically been amongst the most popular specialist recreational communities. In the 1990s, many communities were developed around golf courses, and buyers would pay a premium.

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Topics: Lifestyle Amenities, Community Living

Let's Play Ball - How to Accommodate Pickleball as Well as Tennis

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Jul 11, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Many associations have tennis courts, which are a popular amenity with active adults. However, a new sport is on the rise - pickleball - and only the most recent developments are built to allow space for both.

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Topics: Community Living, Lifestyle Amenities

Seven Essential Steps to Change Your HOA's CC&R Agreements

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Mar 14, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions are rulesets established by a neighborhood, homeowners association, builder, or developer. These legal documents explain the responsibilities of the Homeowner Association and its property owners.

 

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Topics: HOA Governance, Board Education

An Easy Guide to Understanding Board Member Term Limits: Pros & Cons

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Mar 7, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Having a great board of directors for an HOA or condo association is vitally important to an association's success. Responsible for governing the association's budget and needs, members who are willing to serve and to work together is invaluable: just how long they serve is a matter for discussion. Are term limits good or bad for association board members? Is it better to bring in new ideas or is it better to keep those with experience. Several states have specific laws regarding term limits and whether they are allowed. Not all states have laws regarding this so when in doubt, consult your state's laws regarding associations and boards. Here's an easy guide to understanding the pros and cons of board member term limits:

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Topics: HOA Governance, Board Education

Condominium Association - When Does a Home Business Become An Issue?

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Feb 28, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Thoughtful young programmer coding on computer in the evening at home.jpegMore and more people these days are either telecommuting or engaged in the "gig economy" - freelancing out of their homes. Many of these home businesses are not an issue for the association - but some are. With more owners not wanting to buy in developments that disallow home-based businesses, condominium associations need to address the issue in a way that is fair to all of their residents.

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Topics: Condominium Association, Condominium Management

Guide to Understanding Satellite Dish Placement in Condos and HOAs

Posted by Staff Writer on Feb 21, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Satellite dishes used to be a major cause for contention - to the point where, in 1996, the FCC adopted the OTARD rule. This was amended to include rental property in 1999.

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Topics: Condominium Management, HOA Governance

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