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Swimming Pools and the HOA

Swimming pools and the HOA. As the summer heats up, there’s nothing better than having easy access to a swimming pool. And not only does it keep you cool in the summer sun, having one on a condo building’s property can increase property values, attract potential buyers, and bring members of the community together to […]

HOAs and Records Retention

HOAs tend to generate a great deal of paperwork. Whether it’s statements, receipts, invoices, or the minutes from previous meetings, there’s a lot being written down and filed away. And here’s hoping that your HOA has already made the switch to virtual paperwork to remain eco-friendly. If not, there’s no time like the present.   […]

Pilera Updates: June 2016

Dear Pilera Customer, Just because you haven’t heard from us in a while doesn’t mean we haven’t been working hard! This month we have a slew of updates ranging from all new features to some much needed enhancements to our already existing capabilities. New Features! Knowledge Base: Less questions more answers! Put the answer to […]

Managing HOAs in Small Condo Buildings

Small condo buildings that have just a handful of units have a unique set of challenges and must be managed effectively to run well. Just because the three families or individuals living in a small building are friends doesn’t meant that the HOA can be run casually. Read on to make sure you avoid common […]

Keeping Your Community Association Website Updated

Community association websites are a great idea. They’re the perfect place to post notices and reminders, provide updates on any construction or changes to the property, and so much more. These websites are a convenient and simple place for anyone in the community to go and stay abreast of whatever’s happening at any given time. […]

Spring Cleaning

There’s nothing like flinging the windows open to let in some fresh air when the warm weather hits. It often inspires the desire to remove dust and grime that hid in the corners during the dark and chilly months of winter. That’s right – it’s spring cleaning time. And while that might mean for your […]

Is It Worth It for Your HOA to Go Green?

There’s no question that going green has a positive impact on the environment as a whole. But, as those who prefer organic food over regular know well, it doesn’t come cheap. Making changes that benefit the earth might not be so beneficial to the HOA’s financial accounts.   There’s also the question of what “going […]

Don’t Prevent a Sale

Selling a condo isn’t a simple process, and a homeowners’ association can make it more difficult. Read up on these common roadblocks so that you can make sure you don’t stand in the way of any of your residents making a sale. Once a condo is in escrow, the HOA or property management company will […]

HOAs and Video Surveillance

These days, cameras are everywhere. On the street, in parking lots, in our phones, in businesses, in drones … the list is endless. Chances are if you’re doing something anywhere but inside your own home, you’re being recorded.   Cameras are hailed as deterrent to crime and condemned as invaders of privacy. So should you […]