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HOA Checklists: Your Road Map for an Entire
Year of Homeowner Association Operations HOA Checklists: Your Road Map for an Entire Year of Homeowner Association Operations
This report is intended to be your road map for an entire year of operations that you begin using today and turn to for years to come. It provides you with checklists compiled by our editorial team with substantial input from experts on HOA operations and management from across the country to ensure you're steering your association in the right direction and not letting crucial issues slip through the cracks. keep reading

HOA Elections: A Guide to Managing the Election Process at Condo and Homeowner Associations HOA Elections: A Guide to Managing the Election Process at Condo and Homeowner Associations
In this report you'll discover tips from our editorial team and experts on HOA governance and management from across the country on how to plan, properly notice, and execute an HOA election. These are tips you can begin implementing immediately to make your elections run more smoothly and withstand challenges from disgruntled homeowners.  keep reading

50 Tips for HOA and Condo Boards, Volume 2: Homeowners Association Management Best Practices 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 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 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

 
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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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Door-to-Door Salespeople and Political Canvassers: Why They're Different at HOAs
April 29, 2016
In this age of Clinton, Cruz, Kasich, Sanders, and Trump (we put those in alpha order so as not to appear to favor any of them; that's sort of the lesson of this tip), how should your HOA handle door-to-door activities--from salespeople to political canvassers? keep reading

Rentals in Your HOA or Condo Getting You Down?
What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rentals Rentals in Your HOA or Condo Getting You Down? What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rentals
On-Demand Webinar
Rentals are one of the toughest issues to control at HOAs, and they've become even more difficult to oversee now that websites like Airbnb and VRBO have caught fire, facilitating short term rentals for home owners. What's a responsible HOA or condo board to do? View this "must watch" webinar on how to create a smart--and enforceable--rental policy at your HOA. You'll hear two community association lawyers with decades of hands-on experience in advising associations share their best advice. keep reading

Door-to-Door Sales: Can Your HOA Ban It? What about Political Canvassing?
April 2016
An HOAleader.com reader asks: "We're an age-restricted private community with 112 units (singles, twins, and quads). At each of two entrances, we've posted 'private property' with 'no solicitation.' We've recently experienced a few door-to-door solicitations by alleged electric generation suppliers. (We're in Pennsylvania, which has a shop-for-electricity program). We've cited our no-soliciting signs and asked them to leave. keep reading

Online Videos of Your Community: Who Posted Them?
April 2016
Last month, we discussed the pros and cons of creating a video to promote your community. While working on the topic, we did some Internet research and got interesting results--real estate agents and even residents were posting videos to promote unit sales and rentals. keep reading

Hoverboard Update: Feds Issue New Advisory
April 2016
Two months ago, we discussed the risks that hoverboards pose for HOAs. Right after our article was published, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released new data on the seriousness of the problem and issued further guidance on the devices. keep reading

Those Pain in the Neck HOA Owners? Appoint Them to Committees
April 22, 2016
In this week's tip, we answer a reader's question about whether it's risky to appoint difficult owners to committees. Surprise, surprise! Our experts unanimously say our reader should appoint these alleged troublemakers to the committees. keep reading

Committees: The Way to Silence Difficult HOA Owners?
April 2016
An HOAleader.com reader asks: "I'm a newly elected president of our HOA, and I'm in the process of choosing committee people and chairs. We have three people in our community who want to serve, but they have reputations of causing trouble on past committees. I surely don't want to set a committee up for failure. My question is: Can I get in trouble for denying these individuals committee access?" keep reading


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