Traits of Good Board Members

Do you have what it takes to be a good board member? Chances are you do. If you have a mix of some of the following traits and skills, consider running for a seat on the board. Respect. If you … Read More

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Why Enforcing the Rules Must Be a Priority of the HOA Board

One of the most important jobs a homeowners association Board has to do is to enforce the rules of the Association. As a Board member it is part of your duty to make sure all the regulations are followed by … Read More

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To Self-Manage or Not to Self-Manage Your HOA, that is the question.

Deciding between self-managing your community or hiring a professional property management company can sometimes be tough. On the surface it may seem beneficial to forgo a property management company because of the cost savings, but don’t let that be your … Read More

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CC&R Enforcement Process Basics

CC&Rs are rules that property owners and residents must follow. Since rules are useless without a way to make sure people follow them, CC&Rs also contain provisions for enforcement. Just like the rules and restrictions, the enforcement provisions must also … Read More

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Understanding the Differences Between CC&Rs, Bylaws and Rules & Regulations

Your homeowners association has three types of governing documents: Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (called “CC&Rs”), Rules & Regulations, and Bylaws. Frequently, the function of these documents or the role the Board and property management company plays in implementing them can … Read More

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Purpose of CC&Rs

When choosing to live in an HOA, property owners agree to covenants and conditions that restrict the use of their own property for two main reasons: First, and most importantly, homeowners want to maintain or enhance the property’s value. Second, … Read More

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Rules enforcement is a necessary part of association life. That doesn’t mean you can’t be nice about it.

 A community association can differ from a traditional non-association neighborhood in many different ways: There’s a quasi-government that makes sure the trash is picked up and the snow is plowed. There are mandatory member dues. There might be a more … Read More

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