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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


FEATURED ARTICLES
Next Stop: Facebook! 3 Tips for Creating and Managing an HOA Page
January 23, 2015
In this week's tip, we set you on the right course if your HOA is considering, or already has, set up a Facebook page. Here's how to ensure it's a big success. . . . keep reading

Seven Tips for Setting Up a Facebook Page for Your HOA
January 2015
Looking to set up a Facebook page for your condo or homeowner association? Here are seven tips for creating and managing it so it doesn't backfire. . . . keep reading

Accommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act: Best Practices to Avoid Discrimination Claims & LawsuitsAccommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act: Best Practices to Avoid Discrimination Claims & Lawsuits
On-Demand Webinar
Is your HOA or condo board seeing more and more requests for exceptions to your pet rules? What about requests for specific parking spots or deviations from your architectural rules? Afraid saying no to any request will trigger a costly and stressful discrimination complaint against your HOA? Take charge of the process for handling requests for accommodations! Get on-demand access to this in-depth webinar led by two experts in HOAs, condominiums, and fair housing challenges. (Recorded on Jan. 22, 2015.) . . . keep reading

Owners Ready to Serve, But HOA Board Refuses to Fill Vacancies
January 16, 2015
A HOAleader.com reader asks if it's OK for his fellow board members to refuse to appoint two ready and willing owners to fill vacancies on the board. In this week's tip, we tackle whether that may be a breach of a board member's fiduciary duty. . . . keep reading

HOA Board Declines to Fill Vacancies: A Breach of Fiduciary Duty?
January 2015
An HOAleader.com reader writes, "In our condominium with an allotted number of five board members, we have only three--one of whom is me, a recently-elected member--following the recent resignation of our treasurer and our president and our management company dropping us. . . . keep reading

Having the Urge to Merge with Another Condo or HOA? Read This First
January 9, 2015
In this week's tip, we offer tips for associations that just aren't operating smoothly and might want to consider merging with another association. "I've been asked about mergers before," explains Joshua Krut, a partner at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole Bierman & Popok, a law firm with offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Coral Gables, Fla., that represents about 250 associations. "Typically, it's a small community, and maybe it was formed with too many associations, so you really need only one association instead of three. Sometimes it makes sense to merge the three into one." . . . keep reading

Mergers Work for Corporations. What About Condos and HOAs?
January 2015
Are things just not running smoothly at your condo or homeowner association, and you can't figure out why? Maybe you always seem short on cash. Or maybe you don't have enough people willing to serve on your board. Here's an idea: How about pooling your resources with that of another association through a merger? . . . keep reading


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