A strong community is clean and well kept, has well attended meetings and social events, and has a board and committees that are fully staffed with energized volunteers. What does it take to get your
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If you’re in the market of buying or selling a home within an HOA, you’ll most likely come across the requirement for a resale package as part of the process. Not familiar with what a
Many new board members want to serve their communities but don’t always know what is involved in HOA management. To clear up any confusion, SpectrumAM has put together a basic overview of the roles and
Even with their many expenses, an HOA board may reach the end of the year and discover they have an operating funds surplus. This occurs when all revenue or receipts, which may include rents, assessments,
Community associations are legal entities governed by bylaws and codes, covenants, and restrictions (also known as CC&Rs), which are enforced by an elected board of directors. It is the board’s responsibility to conduct regular reviews
As a member of your HOA’s Board of Directors, you’re accustomed to listening to homeowners’ concerns and resolving them to the best of your abilities. Skills such as this, as well as other skills, allow
While not a pleasant topic, fraud, theft, or embezzlement can happen in any organization, and volunteer organizations such as homeowners’ associations are particularly vulnerable. With large sums of money and members’ personal information at stake,
Many homeowners utilize their association’s common areas during the summer. Since more homeowners will be using the common areas, not communicating best practices increases the chance harm may come to some of your homeowners. Lack
Traffic safety should be a top priority for HOAs, where pedestrians and cars are often in close proximity to one another. Speed bumps can be an effective calming measure to reduce aggressive driving and potential
With everyone spending more time at home, many homeowners are taking advantage of the opportunity to tackle home improvement projects. A LightStream survey conducted by Wakefield Research this May found that 73% of the 1,300