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Homeowner associations are tasked with maintaining the property of the community, and this often entails extensive reconstruction with hefty price tags. Learn how to manage your HOAs money to determine what financing options are available, and how to successfully plan and execute your next construction project. 

When a resident in an homeowners association exhibits extreme behavior that is criminal or suggests mental illness, the HOA's enforcement system of rules and fines is often completely inadequate. This article looks at the obligations of the board when dealing with aberrant behavior.

Color plays a bigger part in our daily lives than we tend to realize. When selecting exterior paint colors for your buildings or property, keep in mind the effects of lighting, texture, and surrounding environment will have on the end result appearance. 

In HOAs, committees can be either an invaluable resource for the board or an incredible waste of time. But by following some important steps prior to forming a committee, associations can avoid "death by committee" and improve their relationship with the community.

Break-ins and burglaries can hurt communities in more ways than one. Learn how to give the homeowners in your HOA peace of mind from a safe community with these useful measures, tips, and best practices for optimizing security. 

 By creating an efficient maintenance program, your association can save money and reach its highest potential. Implement energy saving practices, use innovative building products, but most importantly, make sure your HOA is predictive, not reactive.  By creating an efficient maintenance program, your association can save money and reach its highest potential. Implement energy saving practices, use innovative building products, but most importantly, make sure your HOA is predictive, not reactive. 

The Truth Behind Borrowing from Reserves

How should HOA boards deal with the use of Medical Marijuana?

The Open Meeting Act changed the way HOA board of directors conduct business, and the best way to deal with the added responsibility is to delegate responsibility to committees, managers, or members of the community association. However, there are rules to passing off authority, including certain tasks that cannot be delegated

Homeowner associations in California must comply with numerous statutes concerning meeting notice requirements. Whether it’s an event that occurs regularly, such as a board or members’ meeting, or an unusual event such as member discipline, HOAs and their boards are faced with an extensive array of mandatory notice procedures. Familiarity with these requirements is an important component in the efficient operation of any HOA, and in avoiding disputes and litigation resulting from a failure to properly give notice.

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