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How to Maintain Security and Productivity in HOA Management

Homeowners associations help create safer, wealthier, and more friendly communities for nearly a quarter of Americans. Running a successful HOA is challenging as management needs to balance maintaining property values and keeping residents content. Some HOAs are set in their ways, which may not be efficient or secure anymore. Here, we look at two factors […]

How to Create an Engaging HOA Newsletter

Do you want to establish a more complete communication channel with your community residents? If yes, the most effective tool for you to do this with a personal touch is creating an email newsletter. But, creating an email newsletter is not as easy as it sounds. Board members and managers often find it intimidating and […]

Legal Marijuana and Homeowners Associations

As of December 15, marijuana is legal in Massachusetts. While only a handful of states have voted for legalization, experts predict that most if not all of the other states will eventually legalize. Which puts homeowners associations in an interesting dilemma. Should legal marijuana be allowed in condos? On the one hand, marijuana now falls […]

HOAs and Storm Prep

In many parts of the country, the temperatures have already settled into the 30s and 40s, and residents of those areas know that snow, ice, and wind are right around the corner. Even during mild winters, storms can wreak havoc on a property that isn’t prepared. Fortunately, there are simple things an HOA can do […]

Apartments, Condos, and a New President

Historically, markets tend to get jittery when a new president is elected, particularly when the incoming president represents a different party than the outgoing one. Real estate markets are not immune to this sense of disquiet and unease. When faced with the unknown, people are much more likely to stay put rather than make large […]

Homeownership and Giving Thanks

Though it seems like we were just lighting off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Though different people celebrate it in different ways, the holiday itself is all about giving thanks and being grateful for the things we have. If you’re part of an HOA, that means you’re a homeowner, […]