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Common Questions About an HOA Board

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 23:35 pmCategories: HOA Board

Many homeowners who move into HOA communities for the first time have a lot of questions about the board. Some may not understand the purpose of the board or what their responsibilities are. Others might be interested in participating as board members but need more understanding of what that involves. These are some of the […]... [Read More...]

Handling Home Renovations in Your HOA Community

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 23:41 pmCategories: HOA Board

Most HOA communities have all sorts of rules covering home renovations. These state which renovations need to be approved by the board or the design committee before homeowners start the work. They should also articulate how the process works and what sort of timeline homeowners can expect so they know when they can schedule builders, […]... [Read More...]

How to Handle Dissent in Your HOA

Monday, October 5, 2020 at 14:15 pmCategories: HOA Board

Most HOA board members sign up for conflict, but they often don’t realize just how contentious being on the board can be. If members are unhappy and feel like it’s been a long time since someone really heard their voices, they can make life difficult in significant ways. As a board, here’s what you can […]... [Read More...]

The Top 5 Tips for Managing an HOA Budget

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 13:54 pmCategories: HOA Board

Managing an HOA’s budget is not a job for the faint of heart. After all, this budget affects everyone in your association and many will have differing opinions on how and where money should be spent. Once you’ve established a strong HOA budget plan, you need to constantly check in to make sure you’re sticking […]... [Read More...]

Tips for Holding Virtual Board Meetings

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 02:06 pmCategories: HOA Board

With the Coronavirus running rampant around the United States, many HOAs are struggling to hold effective virtual board meetings. It can be hard to get the technology working, make sure everyone has access to the meeting, and figure out who should speak when. Here are a few tips for making your meetings maximally effective even […]... [Read More...]

The Top 3 Tips for HOA Community Management

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 00:53 pmCategories: Uncategorized

The Top 3 Tips for HOA Community Management As a member of your HOA board, you care about how your community functions and you’d like to make it work better. In fact, you probably decided to run for board membership because there are issues in your community that you would like to deal with or […]... [Read More...]

Is Your Florida HOA Management Company Doing a Good Job?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 17:44 pmCategories: HOA Board

At AMI, we strive to offer the best HOA management service around. If you work with us now, we want you to hold us accountable to the promises we made to you when we formed our relationship. If you don’t work with us now, consider whether your current manager or management company is doing a […]... [Read More...]

How to Help Your Members During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 17:40 pmCategories: Community Tips

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more HOA boards are finding themselves faced with new questions. Some of these questions have been around since all of this started in March, while others seem to pop up every day. Here are some ways you can help your members during this crisis, while also looking out […]... [Read More...]

What You Need to Know About HOAs & Emotional Support Animals in Florida

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 21:22 pmCategories: HOA Board

Emotional support animals are a hot issue for many HOAs. For several years now, people have been passing off a variety of animals as emotional support animals. Dogs and cats are one thing, but peacocks, miniature horses, and even chickens can be entirely another, especially when they are in condos, houses, or even back yards […]... [Read More...]

How to Help Your Older Residents

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 21:23 pmCategories: HOA Board

As an HOA board member, resident age may not be something you’ve thought much about. However, your community has certain responsibilities to older residents that may not apply to younger ones or that are more important for the elders in your community. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re helping […]... [Read More...]

Hurricane Season is Almost Here! Are You Ready?

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 02:02 pmCategories: Uncategorized

While hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1st, Tropical Storm Arthur got ahead of the game. It formed off the coast of Florida on May 16th. Though it didn’t cause significant damage on land, it’s a good reminder that everyone needs to be ready for these storms before they come through. This includes HOA […]... [Read More...]

Hot Topics for HOAs

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 02:11 pmCategories: HOA Board

While some topics will always need to be dealt with and worked around in an HOA, other topics seem to come and go. These might be based on legislation in other locales, developing technology, or an increased awareness of certain aspects of life. No matter what they are based on, though, it’s important to address […]... [Read More...]

HOA Protocols During the COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 14:56 pmCategories: Community Tips

The COVID-19 crisis is changing everyday life across America. Previously, we discussed how you, as an HOA board member, can help your members get through the COVID-19 crisis. However, you need to take care of yourself and protect your board, too. Here’s what you need to know so you can take the proper precautions. Close […]... [Read More...]

How Your HOA Board Can Help Community Members During the COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 22:18 pmCategories: HOA Board

With COVID-19, or Coronavirus, keeping people in their homes more and more, HOA board members may find themselves interacting with their neighbors more than they have in the past. They may also realize that there are a few steps they can take to make this crisis easier for the people in their community. Here are […]... [Read More...]

How to Keep HOA Costs Down

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 16:42 pmCategories: HOA Board

If you’re on the HOA board, then you probably know how important it is to allocate your money effectively. There’s only so much of it each year and it’s easy to let the budget get bloated in certain areas. Here are some ways that you can make sure you’re getting the most out of every […]... [Read More...]

The Importance of Prioritizing Transparency When You’re on an HOA Board

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 16:35 pmCategories: HOA Board

Being an HOA board member comes with a lot of responsibilities, as well as the pleasure of knowing you are doing something good for yourself and your neighborhood. One of the things that HOA boards are responsible for is transparency when communicating with people in the neighborhood. It can be tempting to keep certain things […]... [Read More...]

How to Bring Your Community Together This Spring

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 22:29 pmCategories: Community Tips

It’s easy to forget who your neighbors are if you don’t see them very much! As part of your HOA board, it’s part of your job to help them get to know each other. Spring can be a great time to plan some community activities that help people make new friends and remain in contact […]... [Read More...]

The Key Responsibilities of an HOA Board

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 16:37 pmCategories: HOA Board

An HOA board has many responsibilities but some are more important than others. At AMI, we work with many HOAs and, over the years, we’ve come to see what works and what doesn’t. Here are the most important responsibilities each HOA board has, according to our experts. Maintain the Buildings and Grounds An HOA board […]... [Read More...]

The Top Qualities to Look for in Potential HOA Board Members

Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 22:55 pmCategories: HOA Board

It’s easy to get nervous when the time comes for your community to vote on new board members. Though most HOAs are set up so that anyone who wants to run for an open space on the board can, many candidates show up because they are nominated or encouraged by a current board member. If […]... [Read More...]

Start the New Year on the Right Foot in Your HOA

Monday, December 30, 2019 at 08:27 pmCategories: Holidays

The end of the year is often a stressful time if you’re on an HOA board. After all, many associations hold votes at the end of the year and financial statements are also due. In fact, you might be time to take a break by the time January comes. However, starting the new year right […]... [Read More...]

Wind Up the Old Year Right in Your HOA

Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 08:00 pmCategories: Holidays

The year is fast approaching its end. Surprising as that may feel, it’s coming whether your HOA board is prepared or not. Some board members may relish the new year as a fresh start for your board and your community. Others may hate it because it involves extra paperwork or frantic deadlines. No matter how […]... [Read More...]

How to Celebrate the Holidays as an HOA

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 22:26 pmCategories: Holidays

HOA boards tend to be all business. Most of the time, that makes sense. However, they can also work to build community in their neighborhoods. The holiday season is a great time to do that. Here are a few activities that are relatively easy to plan and that can help people get to know each […]... [Read More...]

Make Holiday Lighting Easy in Your Neighborhood

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 05:25 pmCategories: Holidays

If you’re on an HOA board, then you probably know how frustrating the holidays can get. What one person thinks is acceptable lighting or decor is offensive or over the top to the next! No matter what you’re facing, though, there are ways to make holiday lighting easier throughout your neighborhood. Here are a few […]... [Read More...]

Lead Your HOA in Giving Back This Thanksgiving

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 09:31 pmCategories: Holidays

One of the best parts about being involved in your HOA is getting to know people in the neighborhood and helping them get to know each other. Thanksgiving is a great time of year to facilitate activities that help people make friends while they are helping to meet local needs. Organizing a way for your […]... [Read More...]

How To Find What Homeowners Want from Their HOA

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 20:30 pmCategories: Community Tips

As part of your HOA board, it’s easy to get lost in the minutiae of the job. There are always papers to fill out, meetings to attend, and people who want your attention. In fact, it can be hard to remember that, first and foremost, your job is to represent your owners and help them […]... [Read More...]

Halloween Safety Tips for Your HOA

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 08:37 pmCategories: Holidays

Halloween is coming up fast! It may be the most wonderful time of the year for many of your residents but it can be a difficult time to be on the HOA board. Between disputes over what constitutes an appropriate decoration to conflicts over noise and problems with too many pedestrians, it can be hard […]... [Read More...]

How to Help Homeowners Love Life in Your HOA

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 20:24 pmCategories: Community Tips

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re on the board for your HOA. After all, it can feel like the only people you hear from are those who are unhappy with the work you’re doing. This can make it feel like no one likes you or appreciates what you do to make life work in […]... [Read More...]

Slips & Falls and Your HOA

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 09:23 pmCategories: Community Tips

Slips & Falls and Your HOA If someone is injured on HOA property, they can hold the association liable for damages. Sure, there are always people trying to play the system, but many truly suffer an injury and deserve compensation. However, these cases can bankrupt an HOA. Here’s what you need to know to prevent […]... [Read More...]

The Top 7 Things an HOA Website Can Do For Your Community

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 08:00 pmCategories: HOA Board

Do you have a website for your HOA? Getting one up can feel like a technical challenge or an unnecessary expense, but having one can actually improve life for you and for other members of your community. If you don’t want to put one up yourself, contact us at AMI and we’ll do it for […]... [Read More...]

5 Things Your Members Should Know About Your HOA

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 08:17 pmCategories: Community Tips

Some people love HOAs and others don’t like them at all, but the truth is that each HOA is different. When you’re on the board, it’s important that you communicate regularly with all the members of your HOA. Use these communications as opportunities to teach the members about life in an HOA and any specifics […]... [Read More...]

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