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Practical Advice for Condominium and Homeowners Association Leadership

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50 Tips for HOA and Condo Boards, Volume 2: Homeowners Association Management Best Practices
This report is a follow-up to our earlier special report, 50 HOA Management Tips: Best Practices for Homeowners Association Boards. It is filled with new and cutting-edge advice from our editorial team and experts on HOA governance and management from across the country. You'll find tips to minimize your legal risk, tips to improve your collections, tips to manage the human side of HOA leadership, tips to streamline rule enforcement, tips to save your association money, and much more. . . . keep reading

HOA Reserves, Special Assessments, Loans & More: A Homeowners Association Board Member's Guide to HOA Funding Options
The best-run HOAs have boards that are smart with money. Those boards manage their owners' money with care, and when they have unplanned projects that require additional funding, they're equally methodical and thoughtful. What do those boards do that's so smart? They explore every funding option, starting with well-known ideas like drawing on reserves, taking out a loan, or passing a special assessment. Then they unearth funding options that few HOA board members know about. In this special report, you'll discover tips and guidance on funding options from HOAleader.com's expert contributors. . . . keep reading

HOA Management Companies: A Practical Guide for Homeowners Association Boards
In this exclusive HOA management special report, we offer insight and guidance on finding a good HOA manager and determining whether you need an onsite manager, must-have and must-not-have contract language, and tips for responding when your management company isn't doing its job, including guidance on when to cut ties or work toward a better relationship. We also educate going-it-alone boards on best practices for self-managed homeowners associations, and much, much more. . . . keep reading

HOA Policies: 17 Sample Policies Every Homeowners Association Board of Directors Should Consider
In this special report, we lay the groundwork for your HOA board to draft policies and procedures governing a broad scope of condo or homeowners association life by providing you with 17 sample policies released exclusively to you by HOAleader.com's expert contributors. . . . keep reading

HOA Leadership Roles and Duties: A Guide to the Positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board Member in Condo and Homeowners Associations
We're hearing from a growing number of association members who want more detail about their responsibilities--or who want an easy way to educate their newly elected fellow board members about what, exactly, board members do. What's the president supposed to do? How about the vice president, secretary, and treasurer? . . . keep reading


HOA Boards: Four Ways to Prevent and Ease Board Burnout
October 2009
Let's face it. In many condo and homeowners associations, a handful of people carry the load for the rest of the community. Those heavy lifters can sometimes become burned out. What can you do to prevent burnout? And what can you do to ease the burden when HOA board members are feeling drained? Here are four suggestions. . . . keep reading


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HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Elections at Your Homeowner AssociationHOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Elections at Your Homeowner Association
Upcoming Webinar
Stop us if you've heard this one before: You announce an HOA election providing proper notice, yet only a handful of owners show up to vote. You end up short of your quorum requirements, and you have to start all over again with your fingers crossed that next time, your luck will be better, and your election will be successful. Or instead, you hold your election, get definitive results--you think--but then the election gets challenged. We can help you do better! Join us for an in-depth webinar on October 9 led by two community association lawyers who've devoted their extensive--and impressive--careers to solving the challenges HOAs face every day. You'll log out of the webinar with valuable, workable tactics you can implement immediately to make your election process smoother, more successful, and less contentious. . . . keep reading

Lighten Up? Installing Solar Panels in Your HOA's Common Areas
September 12, 2014
In this week's tip, we discuss a reader question we've been asked more than once: Should we put fallow common area space to use by installing solar panels? We can't find an HOA that's gone ahead and acted on the idea. "I had a client developer talk about doing it but never did it," says Janet Bozeman, a shareholder at Hyatt & Stubblefield, an Atlanta law firm that's represented hundreds of associations. "Because of the economy, the project didn't get built. And I don't know of any clients who are doing this now." . . . keep reading

Solar Panels for HOA Common Areas: A Bright Idea?
September 2014
An HOAleader.com reader writes, "Our common property contains an area that seems most suitable for placing [solar] panels and useless for most anything else. Have you any wisdom, knowledge, and experience from other HOAs on this subject? Tax incentives and electric company buybacks seem irresistible." Here we uncover some insights. . . . keep reading

Recording Public and Confidential HOA Meetings: Pros and Cons
September 2014
An HOAleader.com reader writes, "It has been a board practice to record the public and legal meetings and transfer the recordings to discs. Unfortunately both public and legal minutes are on one disc. Since the minutes are written and approved by the board and are consider the legal document, is it wise for us to be transferring this information to discs?" . . . keep reading

Anger and Apathy at Your HOA: Best Practices to Beat These Bedeviling IssuesAnger and Apathy at Your HOA: Best Practices to Beat These Bedeviling Issues
Are angry and disruptive owners increasingly taking their toll on you, your fellow community association board members, and your community? Are you frustrated by the apathy among your fellow homeowners that's also all too common? Take a deep breath and start turning those stress-inducing challenges into worries of the past! In this on-demand webinar you'll hear practical solutions from two professionals experienced in successfully managing anger and apathy challenges among HOA owners--a California lawyer and a Florida community manager who've each represented community associations for more than a decade. . . . keep reading


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