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Federal Laws That Regulate HOA Communities

It is no secret that federal laws regulate HOA communities in more ways than one. Therefore, board members and HOA managers should make sure to familiarize themselves with these laws to avoid potential liability.   What Are the Federal Laws That Regulate HOA Communities? Homeowners associations operate in much the same way as non-profit corporations.…

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What Does Fair Housing Mean For Your HOA Community?

Fair housing is an often-discussed topic among leaders and managers of homeowners associations. But, what does it even mean? And how should homeowners associations respond to fair housing laws?   What Is the Fair Housing Act of 1968? The federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), enacted in 1968, prohibits housing discrimination based upon a person’s race,…

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D&O Insurance: A Rundown For The HOA Board

The leaders of an HOA community can run into all sorts of legal trouble, jeopardizing their personal assets and interests. This is where D&O insurance comes in.   Understanding D&O Insurance for Nonprofits What is DnO insurance? Simply put, Directors and Officers insurance is a form of insurance that offers protection to the directors and officers of…

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9 HOA Easter Party Ideas

Easter is one of the many holidays your community can use to organize events and bring people together. If you’re looking for some HOA Easter party, you’ve come to the right place.   Fun HOA Easter Party Ideas for Your Community Easter takes place on April 17 in 2022, which means it’s only a couple of…

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Workers Comp Insurance: Why Your HOA Board Needs It

While it may not seem important at first glance, workers comp insurance is something that every homeowners association should have. This type of insurance policy is essential even if the HOA itself does not have any employees or workers.   Workers Comp Insurance Definition Workers compensation insurance is a form of insurance that offers wage…

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How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Home

While there are many people who will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day outside this year, there are also those who simply want to stay in their homes. Want to know how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home and still have fun? Keep reading on.   How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home The years…

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HOA Dues And Inflation: A Look Into Rising HOA Fees

It is the duty of the homeowners association board to prepare the budget from which dues are calculated. But, there are external economic factors you must consider beyond just the needs of the community. Here, we take a look at the relationship between HOA dues and inflation.   A Positive Correlation Between HOA Dues and Inflation…

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Buying A Home As A Couple? Learn Joint Tenancy First

Many married couples prefer to buy homes in communities run by homeowners associations. While the HOA itself provides plenty of benefits, couples should also consider buying the home under a joint tenancy.   What Does Joint Tenancy Mean? It is not uncommon to find couples owning homes under a joint tenancy in HOA communities. But, what…

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