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19
Oct

Conducting Association Business Between Board Meetings: The Do’s and Don’ts

We get it, oftentimes it feels like Association action items are piling up faster than you’re able to get through them. Board Meeting agendas are too long and meetings last longer than many would like. Wouldn’t it be easier if your Board could simply discuss Association business and make decisions between Board Meetings? Of course it would! But in most

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7
Feb

Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Damaging

Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Damaging The Negative Impact Social Media is Having on HOAs February, 2017 Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Instantaneous fragments on Twitter and Facebook is the new normal for how we get our news and communicate with one another. Never before have we been so connected with

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1
Feb

BOARD MEMBER BEST PRACTICE

As a volunteer Board Member, you have made a selfless decision to volunteer your valuable time for the betterment of your community. You’re an inspiration to many, including our management team at PMP, and one of the main reasons we love what we do! Because we understand your time is valuable and you take your role as a Board Member

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27
Oct

How to select a competent vendor

Kevin H. I recently joined the board of directors for my condominium association after we were billed a large special assessment resulting from crooked and/or incompetent vendors. Now, it seems that another special assessment may be necessary to repair the damage to the buildings caused by these vendors. What can our HOA do next time before selecting a vendor so

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13
Oct

Vendor fee is not standard practice

Cindy M. I am a board member at my association and I received a call from one of our vendors that we have had for nearly 10 years informing me that the management company started charging an annual fee to verify their insurance and license so that they may become a “preferred vendor.” They were told that once they paid

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1
Oct

Can homeowners associations stop noisy retailers?

I live in a community adjacent to a small commercial center with several retailers, including a dry cleaner and several restaurants. The dry cleaner is a fairly new tenant and the noise of the machines creates a nuisance during daytime hours. One of the restaurants has a bar that is open really late on the weekends, creating a nuisance at

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17
Sep

Associations Have Right to File Lien

I was contacted by my mortgage company that my homeowners association filed a lien on my house for outstanding assessments. I never even received a notice from the HOA! Admittedly, I fell behind on my HOA assessments after I was laid off from my job, but is it legal for the HOA to lien my house? Wouldn’t there be a

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4
Sep

Better to submit to review process

I recently moved into a new community and I am in the process of working with landscape architects to redo my front yard.  Our association has a review and approval process before we can make any changes to our property, but the application is long, complicated and requires that I get my neighbor to approve the design first.  My neighbor

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27
Aug

Tips to increase your HOA value

There is obviously very little I can do about the recession and depreciating home values, but are there things that I could be doing, or our neighborhood can do to increase the value or appeal of our community? How can we set ourselves apart from all of the other communities through the valley? David B. Home values are on everyone’s

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1
Aug

Understanding HOA decisions

Dr. HOA, After nearly 20 years with the same management company, and the same manager at our clubhouse, our association’s board of directors decided to change management companies. We did not even learn of the management change until after they were already hired. Can the board of directors hire and fire our manager and management company without a vote of

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