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How to Handle Changing HOA Laws When You’re on the Board

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 21:22 pmCategories: Community TipsHOA Board

It’s one thing when your HOA votes to change its own laws. When that happens, board members are almost guaranteed to understand the changes that are occurring and how they affect the HOA and the way the board works. However, changing municipal, state, and federal laws can be more difficult. Not only do you need […]... [Read More...]

Tips for Sticking to Your HOA Budget When the Unexpected Happens

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 21:12 pmCategories: HOA Board

Most of the time, sticking to an HOA budget isn’t difficult. After all, most associations face generally the same expenses every year and they have ample notice when prices are rising or something else is going to change with how they spend their money. Sometimes, though, emergencies come up. If this is happening to you […]... [Read More...]

Decorating Your Neighborhood on a Budget

Monday, October 10, 2022 at 22:57 pmCategories: Community TipsHOA BoardHolidays

Many HOAs go all out when it comes to decorating for the holidays. However, others don’t have the desire or the budget to do this. If this describes your HOA, or if you’re looking to save money even on a lavish holiday display, there are some ways to lower the cost of decorating for the […]... [Read More...]

How To Recruit Volunteers for Your Homeowner’s Association

Monday, October 10, 2022 at 22:44 pmCategories: Community TipsHOA Board

Most homeowner’s associations are built on the backs of a number of volunteers. These people do everything from running the board to keeping the books to making special events happen and more. Without them, the association wouldn’t be able to do much of anything at all! Finding the right volunteers for your HOA can be […]... [Read More...]

How To Highlight Homeowners in your Association

Monday, October 10, 2022 at 22:37 pmCategories: Community TipsHOA Board

One of the best ways to build community in your homeowner’s association is to help people get to know each other. That way, they can form connections and, because they live close to each other, they’ll be better able to sustain that connectedness. While there are many ways to connect homeowners to each other, one […]... [Read More...]

How To Thank a Departing Board Member

Monday, October 10, 2022 at 22:25 pmCategories: HOA Board

When an HOA board member is departing, it can be hard to know how to say goodbye. After all, this is someone who has given a significant amount of time and energy to the association and it can be difficult to know how to acknowledge that appropriately. Whether you are another board member or a […]... [Read More...]

Teach Your HOA Members How to Keep Costs Down

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 22:14 pmCategories: HOA Board

No one who lives in an HOA likes to see costs (and therefore dues!) go up. After all, everyone has bills to pay and plenty of places where they can spend their well-earned money. Giving more to the association isn’t usually top on anyone’s list of places to spend. If your homeowners are serious about […]... [Read More...]

Save Water in Your HOA This Summer

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 22:05 pmCategories: HOA Board

With droughts and other water problems popping up all over the USA, it’s time to start taking water conservation more seriously. Even if you’re already careful, it’s time to take some more steps to make sure you’re using water responsibly and leaving some for the generations that come after you. If you’re in charge of […]... [Read More...]

Electrical Tips for HOAs & Homeowners Alike

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 21:56 pmCategories: Community TipsHOA Board

Both HOA common areas and individual homes in an association need some electrical care now and then. If you’re on the board, you can make sure these things happen for the common areas and communicate the need for them to the people you serve. Keep Track of Electrical Issues One of the things you can […]... [Read More...]

Plumbing Tips For Homeowners & HOAs Alike

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 21:43 pmCategories: Community TipsHOA Board

When you’re on the HOA board, you have to be concerned about the plumbing in common buildings and it’s a good idea to communicate with your homeowners about potential plumbing issues, too. Here’s what you need to think about (and tell your members to think about for their own homes!). Contact us at AMI if […]... [Read More...]

HVAC Tips For Homeowners and HOAs

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 23:44 pmCategories: Uncategorized

Summer is coming (if it’s not here already!) and even people who wait to use their air conditioners are turning them on again! Whether you’re communicating with homeowners or doing the best you can for the association, there are a few things you can do to keep your HVAC running well this summer. If you’re […]... [Read More...]

Fun Ways to Build Connections in Your Community This Summer

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 22:43 pmCategories: Community TipsHOA Board

The connection between members of an HOA community is important. Whether you’re a community leader or just a homeowner, the more you know the people around you, the more likely you are to invest in the community and try to make it a better place to live. Some people like events, while others prefer to […]... [Read More...]

Keep Your Neighborhood Safe on the Fourth of July

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 22:25 pmCategories: Community Tips

The Fourth of July is a great summer holiday. However, it’s also one of the times of the year when people and property are most likely to experience damage. It’s easy for things to get out of hand, especially when alcohol and fireworks are involved. As a leader in your community, you can help make […]... [Read More...]

Top Skills For HOA Board Members

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 21:56 pmCategories: HOA Board

Whether you’re on your HOA board, considering running for a position, or trying to decide who to vote for, it’s important to remember that there are certain characteristics that make people better suited to running your association than people without those characteristics are. Here are some of the top characteristics of good HOA board members. […]... [Read More...]

Events to Plan for Your HOA Board This Summer

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 18:11 pmCategories: Community TipsHOA Board

If you’re on an HOA board or the events planning committee, you know how important it is to gather your community together. After all, people are better neighbors to each other when they actually know each other, and having fun together is one great way to help people meet others in the area. Here are […]... [Read More...]

What Does The HOA Board Do?

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 18:00 pmCategories: HOA Board

A lot of people live in areas with homeowners associations for years, but they still don’t know what the association does. They may not even attend any association events. Other times, associations are so “behind the scenes” that many of the homeowners don’t actually know what they do. Everyone in an HOA should know what […]... [Read More...]

What Does An HOA Management Company Do?

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 16:58 pmCategories: HOA Board

Whether you’re an HOA board member or a homeowner, and whether you have an HOA management company or not, it’s important to know what one of these companies can do for you. That way, you either know who to call on for what type of issues, or you know where to go if you can’t […]... [Read More...]

How To Be An Awesome HOA Community Member

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 16:45 pmCategories: Uncategorized

When you’re on an HOA board, it can be hard to remember that you’re doing this job for a reason: to make the life of every single community member better. This can be hard when your community members are difficult or when they don’t know how to live well in an association. Help them participate […]... [Read More...]

How to Have a Successful HOA Community

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 18:38 pmCategories: Community Tips

When it comes to running an HOA, an association that works well will have great benefits. The grounds will look great, the rules will be followed (mostly), and people will love living there. Here are a few characteristics of successful HOAs. Develop these and you will develop a community where people are proud of their […]... [Read More...]

Spring & Summer: Fun Community Events

Monday, June 13, 2022 at 17:54 pmCategories: Community Tips

HOA events can be a great way to help your community members get to know one another and help people love living in your community. They can also offer low-stress ways for board members to get to know other people who live in the community. However, you want to make sure that the events you […]... [Read More...]

How to Reduce Risk When Hiring HOA Contractors

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 17:29 pmCategories: Condo Management

Whenever you hire a contractor, there’s a risk involved. They may not do their job correctly or to your satisfaction. Or, in a few of the worst-case scenarios, they may take your money and run. This is bad enough when it happens to an individual homeowner. However, it’s even worse when you are in charge […]... [Read More...]

How to Hire the Best Waste Management Company for Your HOA

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 17:23 pmCategories: Condo Management

When you’re on the HOA board, things you never thought about before, like hiring waste management companies for your entire neighborhood, can suddenly become your job. If you’ve never done this, it can be stressful. Here’s what you need to know to get a great company that your neighborhood will love. It’s All About the […]... [Read More...]

The Lowdown on Hiring HOA Roofers

Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 18:54 pmCategories: Condo Management

Hiring a roofer for your HOA is different from hiring one for a single-family home or a business structure. Because HOAs often have very particular rules that must be followed when it comes to roofing and because the projects can be more extensive than other types of roofing projects, it’s important to get the “just […]... [Read More...]

What Does an HOA Contractor Do?

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 17:03 pmCategories: Condo Management

Most homeowners’ associations work closely with a number of contractors. These people provide various services, such as trash pickup, physical maintenance, landscaping, and more. Each association will work with different contractors, because every association has a wide variety of needs. However, all HOA contractors have a few things in common. Become HOA Specialists Many of […]... [Read More...]

Everything You Need to Know to Hire a Great Landscaper for Your HOA

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 17:21 pmCategories: Company Updates

Most HOAs use the services of landscape experts to improve the look and ambiance of their HOA. Hiring the right person for the job is important, because you want your landscape to look great without paying way too much. Here’s what you need to know about HOA landscaping companies so you can find the best […]... [Read More...]

How to Handle a Lawsuit as an HOA Board Member

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 17:03 pmCategories: HOA Board

Lawsuits are just part of life when you’re on a HOA board. Disgruntled homeowners can be quick to sue, whether they are justified in their suit or not. And there are always lawyers willing to take their money, even if they don’t have a case. If you’re worried about getting sued or you’ve just been […]... [Read More...]

What Does an HOA Auditor Do?

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 17:52 pmCategories: Condo Management

Is your homeowners association due for an audit? Maybe you have to have one every year, the members called for an audit this year, or you need to have one done because you’re making changes to the way your association is run. No matter your reason for getting an audit, it’s important to understand how […]... [Read More...]

What Does an HOA Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Do?

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 17:47 pmCategories: HOA Board

If you are new to living in an HOA, or new to being on an HOA board, you may not realize just how closely many boards work with certified public accountants, or CPAs. However, since tracking money and spending it wisely are two key aspects of what an HOA board does, it makes sense. Here’s […]... [Read More...]

What Does an HOA Attorney Do

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 17:42 pmCategories: Condo Management

Most HOA boards contract with a local attorney who understands HOAs and the laws and regulations governing them. These lawyers also familiarize themselves with the governing documents for the individual HOA, both to ensure compliance with state and local laws and to best know how to work with the HOA. Not sure a lawyer is […]... [Read More...]

How HOA Members Can Help Their Association Run Well

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 17:34 pmCategories: Condo Management

It makes sense to most people that every member of an HOA board has a specific role to play in the functioning of the community. However, many people don’t think about the fact that every association member helps the whole group function better. Here’s what association members who are not on the board can do […]... [Read More...]

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