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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
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
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
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
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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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
In this week's tip, we answer a reader's question about how to enforce an HOA's restrictions prohibiting owners to rent more than four times, each of less than 30 days, per year. All of our experts agree. Enforcing your rental restrictions is hard. keep reading
An HOAleader.com reader writes, "In 2009, we amended our decs to comply with [Colorado law] as well as to limit the number of short-term rentals--due to a unit that was going to be sold and 'fractionalized.' The short-term restriction is explicit in the docs. Each owner is allowed four short-term rentals (less than 30 days) per calendar year. This would allow homeowners to cover their quarterly dues during a downturn in the market. keep reading
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 596 requiring condos to provide information on federal approvals. Specifically, beginning July 1, 2016, the law requires condos to include in their annual budget report a separate statement describing whether the association is approved under Federal Housing Administration or Department of Veterans Affairs financing guidelines. keep reading
In this week's tip, we discuss whether a board member's inability to serve means the board's actions during that invalid tenure are now vulnerable to attack. Florida law requires HOA board members to be certified to be eligible to serve on their board. This board member wasn't. What happens to the board's actions? keep reading
Enforcing rules doesn't have to be a pitched, tense, and unpleasant battle between your homeowner association board and your homeowners. With some smart planning, you can make enforcing your HOA's rules fairer, quicker, easier, and less stressful. Watch this in-depth webinar led by two community association experts: a lawyer with more than a decade of hands-on experience in advising associations on how to create and enforce rules, along with a veteran association manager with insights on the day-to-day operations of rules enforcement. You'll get practical ideas, systems, and processes you and your condo or HOA board can begin to take advantage of the minute the webinar ends. Watch online instantly upon ordering. keep reading
An HOAleader.com reader asks, "Our president of our HOA in Florida was not certified [as required by state law] for two years of his being on the board. According to our governing documents, if a director hasn't become certified within 90 days of his being elected, he's suspended from the board until he gets certified. Does that mean all prior actions with his involvement aren't legally binding until he gets certified? Has this issue ever been challenged in court?" Here are answers. keep reading
Every association has at least one big transition, and that's from developer control to owner control. It's a crucial time when boards need to quickly get on top of the association's business. "There are certain things to check on when transitioning from a developer- to a resident-controlled entity," says Gregory S. Cagle, a partner at Savrick Schumann Johnson McGarr Kaminski & Shirley in Austin, Texas, and author of Texas Homeowners Association Law. "When the developer controls all aspects of the association, the owners are typically in the dark. And when the association is handed over to the owners, there are a lot of things they have to do." keep reading
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