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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 Board Members and Fiduciary Duties: What You Must Know to Fulfill Your Duty to Your Association and Protect Yourself from Personal LiabilityHOA Board Members and Fiduciary Duties: What You Must Know to Fulfill Your Duty to Your Association and Protect Yourself from Personal Liability
Upcoming Webinar
When you volunteered to serve your community association as a board member, did you realize you were agreeing to set aside your own interests and act as a fiduciary on behalf of the entire association? Are you confident you know every scenario where you might trip up and expose yourself to personal liability by failing to live up to this important duty? Set aside an hour of your time to learn what you need to know and ensure you're not risking your own financial security by making common--but easily avoidable--mistakes while volunteering as an HOA board member. Join us for in an in-depth webinar on November 13. . . . keep reading

Are You Following These 5 HOA Email Best Practices?
October 17, 2014
You've read Three Reasons Not to Use a Personal Email Account for HOA Business. But there's more you should know about handling email for HOA business. In this week's tip, we offer the first of five more tips from our experts. . . . keep reading

Five More Email Tips for HOA Board Members
October 2014
We just gave you Three Reasons Not to Use a Personal Email Account for HOA Business. Now our experts offer up five more tips for working wisely on and protecting email to ensure no emails get lost and confidential information stays confidential. . . . keep reading

"Do Your Chores or Pay Up!" Can You Say This to Owners in Your HOA?
October 10, 2014
In this week's tip, we discuss a question that an HOAleader.com member posted on our discussion forum on an issue that's all too common, especially at small, self-managed HOAs: When we "assign" work to owners, if they don't do it, can we charge them to have it done? . . . keep reading

When HOA Owners Don't Do "Assigned" Work
October 2014
An HOAleader.com reader writes, "We have an eight-owner unit, and the landscape maintenance is volunteer; however half of the owners do all of the work, and the others do absolutely zero work. My question is this: Can the board assess owners for their equal portion of what the maintenance would cost?" . . . keep reading

FHA Condo Update: Temporary Guidelines Extended
October 2014
The Federal Housing Administration has extended the effective date of the temporary guidelines used to determine whether condo associations qualify for FHA-backed financing. This is good news. Here's why. . . . keep reading

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
On-Demand Webinar
Watch this in-depth on-demand webinar 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


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