Can HOA Change Their Bylaws and CC&Rs?

Homeowners associations are governed by a set of documents, including bylaws and CC&Rs. From time to time, Homeowners Associations encounter circumstances and situations that necessitate new rules or regulations. Society changes, technology changes, and the rules need to keep up with those changes.  Changing HOA Bylaws and CC&RS Bylaws and covenants can not stay the … Read more

Unenforceable Rules: Can You Get Around HOA Rules

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A community needs rules and regulations to prevent chaos and disaster. And HOA enforceable rules are there to maintain and preserve community values and utilities. But what if the rules are unreasonable or illegal? Can you get around HOA rules? Yes, there are unenforceable HOA rules. The HOA can enforce the agreed HOA rules, but … Read more

The 7 Keystones to Select The Right Vendor for Your Homeowners Association

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Homeowners associations frequently require the assistance of different kinds of vendors. Landscaping companies may be required to clean up a property’s backyard or front lawn or rebuild falling stone walls. Other common types of vendors are pool maintenance crews, electricians, roofing crews, and asphalt workers. Some Hoas consider hiring vendors unnecessary because HOA board members … Read more

HOA vs. HOA Management Company: What Are Their Responsibilities?

Community management is not an easy task. It needs the cooperation of the HOA board, house owners, HOA management companies, and vendors.  Every entity has a specific role to play. So, it’s essential to understand the various parts of homeowners associations. For instance, what’s the difference between the HOA board and the HOA management company?  … Read more

Dealing with HOA Repeat Violations: What You Need to Know

To maintain a safe, orderly, and peaceful neighborhood, homeowners associations impose rules to govern the community. However, not everyone always adheres to the association’s guidelines: where there are rules, there will be violators. How does the HOA handle repeat violators? HOA Repeat Violations: What are they?  Homeowners associations do their best to protect the peace … Read more

Should Your Association Hire an On-call HOA Manager?

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Homeowners will occasionally experience emergencies requiring the help of the HOA. They will usually contact the board to seek assistance. In these cases, having an on-call HOA manger can be extremely helpful. The board members already have a lot of responsibilities such as making important decisions, implementing regulations, and managing the association’s finances. It may … Read more

Why Every HOA Needs A Community Management Company

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 Advantages of hiring a community management range from better access to community services to legal and financial help. A good HOA management company offers effective governance, legal expertise, and conflict resolution. In a small community HOA members can do some of these tasks.  But in a larger community it’s difficult to do it yourself because … Read more

How To Boost HOA Productivity

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While it is ideal to have an efficient and productive HOA, this is not always the case. The good thing is that there are ways to improve HOA productivity.  How To Boost HOA Productivity  In most cases, it is within the interests of the HOA board to boost operational efficiency both internally and externally. This … Read more

This is How Inflation Affects HOA Fees

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Inflation is a crucial matter in finance, but how does inflation affect your HOA and management in the HOA sector as a whole? Given how much inflation and HOA decisions affect today’s homeowners, that’s one of the important questions! We all know the homeowner’s association board is responsible for creating the budget from which dues … Read more

HOA Management: The Importance of Financial Services 

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Operating a fully-functioning HOA or community association requires significant time and effort, not to mention the specialized skills required.  The board of a homeowners’ association is commonly composed of volunteers with personal careers.  Considering this, handling the various vital requirements and tasks of an HOA could be extremely difficult. For this reason, partnering with a … Read more