Houston HOA Management

April 2015

Stay in the Loop – Weekly Updates

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:20+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, Phoenix HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management, Why Spectrum|

    Why Spectrum: We don't like to toot our own horn and that is not the purpose of this blog. This blog is to provide valuable information to homeowners and board members in HOA communities. So why are we doing the "Why Spectrum" series? We've had several requests for information that clearly explains what's [...]

March 2015

Why Your HOA Should Contribute to Reserves

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:20+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, Phoenix HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management|

HOA boards and committees have to think about not only its community’s residents, but also its finances, taking care of day-to-day management and having to think ahead incase of unforeseen circumstances. With that being said, each year the committee sets up the community’s operating budget that deals with things like insurance premiums, utility bills, management [...]

How to Create A Sense Of Community In Your HOA

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:20+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, Phoenix HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management|

Many homeowners don’t feel a sense of community in their Neighborhoods or see the value their HOA provides. They know have to pay extra money on top of their mortgage to the community, but what value do they receive? This confusion and sense of isolation doesn’t have to exist in your community if your board [...]

August 2014

A Breakdown of Arizona HOA Fiduciary Law

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:20+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Categories: Houston HOA Management|

  In the HOA management industry, we often run into board members who not only don’t understand a law, but don’t even know it existed in the first place. Sure, most have a basic idea of what they can or can’t do and why they can or can’t do it; but, as a result of [...]

July 2014

Things to Remember when Buying a Home in a HOA Neighborhood

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:20+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, Phoenix HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management|

We’ve already gone over a few things you need to understand when moving into an HOA neighborhood before, but that article dealt more with the financial aspects of moving in. For this HOA realty post, we will be dealing more with the social and rule aspect that many oftentimes forget when purchasing a new home. [...]

How to get Homeowners to Attend HOA Meetings

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:20+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, Phoenix HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management|

What do ghost towns, Arizona saunas in the summer, and HOA meetings have in common? If you’re a board member and you hold regular meetings—as you should—you probably already know the answer to this question, and it has nothing to do with the heat; yes, the answer is a distinct emptiness and lack of enthusiasm [...]

HOA Laws, the Board, and Homeowner Struggle

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:20+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, Phoenix HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management|

  *Remember, HOA and condo laws vary greatly depending on what state or country you live in. This article is mainly dealing with Arizona and Texas.  So, if you live outside of these two states, this advice may not apply to you. Keep that in mind when reading this article. The Bylaws and CC&Rs Grant [...]

June 2014

The Downsides of Not Hiring an HOA Management Company

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:20+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, Phoenix HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In the HOA world, there are two distinct paths you can take when it comes to association management. You can either hire an HOA management group (like Spectrum Association Management) to handle the day-to-day affairs of your organization, or you and your other board members can attempt to manage the HOA by yourselves—a practice known [...]

May 2014

Prepare Your Texas HOA For National Night Out

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:21+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management|Tags: , , |

It’s been said that stronger connections lead to stronger relationships. However, in today’s fast-paced society, there isn’t much time to connect with neighbors and other community members. Although National Night Out is an event focused on anti-crime awareness and prevention, it is also an excellent way to bring families together—providing opportunities to socialize and leading to [...]

How and When to Update the Rules, Apply Special Fees, and Use Proxies

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:21+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Austin HOA management, Dallas HOA Management, Houston HOA Management, Phoenix HOA Management, San Antonio HOA Management|Tags: , , |

When it comes to running an HOA, as a board member, there are a lot of “special circumstances” or advanced facets that don’t come around every day. In fact, many board members can go their entire terms without ever running into these types of situations, which is truly an ideal situation. However, for those who [...]