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10 Essential HOA Board Member Qualifications

Posted by Mary Arnold, CMCA®, AMS® on Feb 24, 2021 9:15:00 AM

While it may be technically true that any homeowner who is a member of the community can run for a spot on the HOA board, it's just as true that not just anyone can thrive in the role. When electing officers to help lead your community, keep your eye on those who share some of these ten essential HOA board member qualifications. 

Present and Accounted For

Seasonal residents are always fun to have in the social mix. Throughout the year, they blow in and out of town, bringing stories and adventures in their wake. These folks make great friends and neighbors, but they're less helpful as board members. You're looking for folks who stay connected to the needs of the community year-round. 

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Topics: HOA | Condo Management Services, HOA | Condo Planning and Projects, HOA | Condo Community Events and Programs, HOA | Condo Communication, HOA | Condo Rules & Regulations and Enforcement, HOA | Condo Developing Communities

5 Unique Ways To Thank Your Board Members

Posted by Kimberly Sutherland on Nov 18, 2020 8:30:00 AM

For sure, board members play a crucial role in keeping the community they protect secure and orderly. The fact that most of them work for free for a term of up to four years proves their dedication and commitment to protect our homes, and more importantly, make our investment worth the while. For this reason, appreciating them for their time and effort should not only be something we do annually but as often as it is possible. 

Just like any other association, disagreements among owners and board members are common. However, we should always keep in mind that despite our perspective of them, their sole objective is to preserve our homes and investments. As Thanksgiving week approaches, let us remember to thank the volunteers who dedicate their time to safeguard us and our resources at all times. 

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Topics: HOA | Condo Community Events and Programs, HOA | Condo Homeowner Responsibilities & Education, HOA | Condo Other

7 Ways of Helping Aging Owners in Your Community Association

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM® on Aug 5, 2020 7:49:00 AM

Most times people above the age of 65 usually leave their homes and move into assisted living facilities. However, that trend is slowing down and more and more elderly people choose to age while still in their homes. This poses a new challenge to homeowners and condo associations everywhere. As boards are partially responsible for ensuring that residents are satisfied with their community, including considerations for elderly residents is important to a happy community. Especially in the wake of this pandemic, creating a conducive environment is key to protecting such vulnerable communities.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Community Events and Programs

Thanksgiving: How to Set Up a Food Drive For Your Community Association

Posted by Amanda Causey on Nov 8, 2019 8:16:00 AM

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for a food drive. Not only is everyone thinking about the value of their possessions to be thankful for, but they are also clearing out their pantries for feast ingredients. Associations can share a great deal of Thanksgiving fun by planning for events and charity. Everyone loves the feeling of knowing that the foods they haven't cooked in months will go to a family to help make their Thanksgiving a rewarding day full of food as well. There are so many families who can't afford a feast this year who benefit from the food drives put together by generous communities like yours.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Community Events and Programs, HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

Top Emerging Wellness Trends

Posted by Amanda Causey on Oct 9, 2019 8:42:00 AM

Your health plays a role in not only weight loss but also stress reduction, heart disease prevention, and the management of chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. You don't want to base your health management solely on wellness trends, but you can benefit from some of this year's best wellness trends for long-term health. Here are some of this year's top wellness trends.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Community Events and Programs, HOA | Condo Other

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