Is it Possible to Refuse to Join a Homeowners Association? The Pros & Cons

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When buying a home or apartment in a planned community, condominium, or neighborhood subdivision, the property is likely governed by an HOA or Community Association.  What is an HOA? The HOA is a private organization that protects property values and those living within the community. They maintain the district’s peace and order through the implementation … 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

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

The Secret To Community Association Success: A Community Association Management Partner 

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Community Association Management companies are typically in charge of making communities sustainable, managing the entirety of homes within the community, and enforcing standards for single properties.  Condominiums mostly have HOAs, but these associations may also manage row houses, townhouses, and even single-family houses.  An HOA membership is likely required if you purchase a home in … Read more

Why is it important to have professional Community Association Management Company Services?

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Having a professional Community Association management company in place is essential for the sustainability of a homeowners Association.  Everything from communication and billing to maintenance and vendor coordination will just run smoother with a professional CAM.  The role of community association management involves various business activities and operations. Because of the importance of these roles … Read more

What Happens If You Don’t Pay HOA Fees?

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Your homeowners’ association (HOA( helps keep your neighborhood clean and safe by maintaining common areas and adhering to laws that preserve property values. HOA payments are required for these reasons, but what happens if you don’t pay them? Here’s everything you need to know about dues, including what they cover and what happens if you … Read more

HOA and Property Management – What is the Difference?

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The responsibilities of HOA property management businesses revolve around the upkeep of a community’s shared amenities. Because communities of multiple-family housing units share common areas, an organization must be in place to manage them.  These are POA (property owner’s association) and an HOA (homeowner association). Both help the community succeed by ensuring that covenants, restrictions, … Read more