May 2017

HOA & Pet Policy: What You Need to Know

By | 2017-05-22T19:34:10+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Almost everyone has a soft spot for animals, and just about every HOA allows pets within certain guidelines. Since pets are a reality, it is important for your HOA to establish clear, understandable, and easy to find guidelines on pets. No one wants to live next door to a dog that always barks, or a [...]

April 2017

ACC Improvement Reminders

By | 2017-05-16T19:59:04+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

With spring on the horizon, and summer approaching just as quickly, now may be the time that you may want to start tackling home improvements or outdoor enhancements to your home. With this in mind, you want to ensure you follow the proper avenues to have any improvements approved. As a board member, you are [...]

Package Theft in your Community

By | 2017-05-16T20:10:04+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

While worse during the holiday season, package theft is a year-round concern for anyone who shops online. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, there are people who drive around communities looking for unattended boxes sitting on porches. If you or anyone you know has ever had a package stolen, you know the frustration it causes. Since this [...]

Ice-Breakers and Group Cohesion

By | 2017-05-16T20:21:06+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

For any group of people working together, teamwork and comradery is important. One of the best ways to establish those is with ice breakers. While they can run the gamut from silly to more personal, the goal is to increase the sense of cohesion. Here is a list of our favorites, try them in your [...]

Preparing for Pool Season

By | 2017-05-11T13:35:45+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Summer is quickly approaching, which means pool season is just around the corner! If your community is fortunate enough to have a pool, boy are you lucky! To ensure that the pool season goes smoothly, you want to make sure that residents and the community are properly prepared. Below are ways you can get your [...]

Easter Egg Hunt 101

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:15+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

With Easter just over a week away, it’s time to start thinking about how your HOA is going to pull off a fun and safe egg hunt that parents and children can enjoy.  Over the years we’ve seen lots of amazing egg hunts, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you host a [...]

Get your Garden Plans in Order

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:15+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Spring is just around the corner, and now is the time to think about your lawn and garden as a new growing season fast approaches! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, not knowing where to begin. However, by planning ahead and getting organized, Spring chores can be easy! Related: Tips for a MoreEnergy Efficient HOA Follow the [...]

March 2017

Energy Efficiency and your HOA Community

By | 2017-05-11T13:44:10+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Taking your HOA to a place of energy efficiency doesn't have to mean accepting a different standard of living. With today's technological advances, becoming energy efficient can be as simple as switching out light bulbs or practicing strategic landscaping. Going green not only saves your community money, it can also increase desirability for buyers committed [...]

All About Executive Sessions for HOA Boards

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:15+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Unlike traditional board meetings, executive sessions are held by the HOA board to discuss privileged or confidential material generally tied to disciplinary action or personnel matters. Having a good understanding of when and how to conduct executive sessions can save your HOA considerable time and work in the long run. If you're not sure what kind [...]

HOA Housekeeping 101: Proper Waste Removal and Outdoor Neatness

By | 2017-04-11T11:34:15+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The word "housekeeping" may call up images of shower scrubbing, dusting and vacuuming; but the kind of housekeeping we're talking about has to do with maintaining proper waste removal and outdoor neatness in your community. When sidewalks are swept, poop is scooped, and loose garbage is picked up, your community will shine with pride of [...]