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April 2019

A Developer Controlled HOA

2019-04-17T18:43:47-05:00

An HOA is created before the ground is broken for the first home.  The developer-controlled board is more or less just in charge of keeping the community afloat until the community is finished (or mostly

A Developer Controlled HOA 2019-04-17T18:43:47-05:00

HOA Self-Management Software: What You Need to Consider

2019-04-17T18:38:53-05:00

Running a successful homeowners association is no small feat. While some HOA boards operate under self-management, many others are turning to management software to help streamline and simplify the processes involved with the operation of

HOA Self-Management Software: What You Need to Consider 2019-04-17T18:38:53-05:00

The Cost of HOA Audits

2019-04-17T17:06:16-05:00

Wondering if an audit is really necessary? Not all state laws require that HOAs conduct yearly audits, yet many associations budget for them anyway. Here’s why: -Bylaws. Even if state laws don’t specify requirements for

The Cost of HOA Audits 2019-04-17T17:06:16-05:00

Can you Dissolve an HOA in Texas?

2019-03-11T20:16:31-05:00

Though homeowners’ associations function to serve the communities in which they govern, sometimes community members decide – for whatever reason – that the association has run its course. In some cases, the HOA is not

Can you Dissolve an HOA in Texas? 2019-03-11T20:16:31-05:00

How to Obtain the Release of an HOA Lien

2019-03-11T20:11:26-05:00

HOA liens are powerful tools used to enforce assessment obligations. Every homeowner should know and understand their state’s laws regarding HOA liens and foreclosure, as they can vary from state-to-state. Lien Basics When a homeowner

How to Obtain the Release of an HOA Lien 2019-03-11T20:11:26-05:00

March 2019

Common Reasons for Suing an HOA

2019-03-11T20:07:15-05:00

Most HOA member/board disputes can be settled outside the courtroom but, in reality, associations are always at risk of being sued. Although not the typical forum for most disputes, Small Claims Court is available according

Common Reasons for Suing an HOA 2019-03-11T20:07:15-05:00

Handling Difficult Absentee Landlords

2019-03-11T19:57:49-05:00

It isn’t uncommon for a landlord to live offsite, away from their rental property. In fact, some landlords reside in homes considerable distances from their rental property, even in other states or parts of the

Handling Difficult Absentee Landlords 2019-03-11T19:57:49-05:00

HOA Syndrome: Something to Worry About?

2019-03-11T19:54:25-05:00

It’s not unusual to hear of strange, rare, and even offbeat syndromes in the medical and psychological world, but in the homeowners’ association realm, it seems even more unique. While “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome” (the

HOA Syndrome: Something to Worry About? 2019-03-11T19:54:25-05:00