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9 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Go Well With Turkey

When you’re busy preparing an entire turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, the last thing you want to do is slave over complicated side dishes, too. Fortunately, there are many easy Thanksgiving side dishes you can make that won’t take too much of your time. This holiday season, make preparations a breeze with these simple yet tasty side…

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How And What Grounds To Remove An HOA Board Member?

Homeowners typically have the option to remove an HOA board member when the right conditions are met. While removing a board member can be an effective way to ensure the continued success of an HOA, it should not always be the first choice. If that time comes, though, homeowners and board members alike should know…

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How Much HOA Fee Is Too Much? Is Yours Too High?

How much HOA fee is too much? This is a question that board members, homeowners, and potential buyers ask a lot. While paying fees does come with the territory, it does not mean that associations can charge exorbitant amounts as they please. Similarly, homeowners should not expect their HOA to charge low fees, as fees…

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HOA Budgeting Best Practices Every HOA Should Follow

Proper HOA budgeting is an association’s first defense against financial trouble. When an HOA has a clear and specific game plan, operations flow much smoother. Unfortunately, not all board members know how to budget for their HOA community. Several factors are to consider and some key actions may get overlooked.   What Is an HOA…

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Is There A Tax Exemption For HOAs? How To Apply For It?

Not every board member knows there may be a tax exemption for HOA communities. After all, not everyone is aware of HOA-related laws and legal processes. However, homeowners associations should remember this as it may impact their community’s finances.   Tax Exemption for HOA Communities Many homeowners only care about whether or not HOA fees…

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Can An HOA Raise Dues? Should The Homeowners Approve This?

Can an HOA raise dues? It’s not an uncommon occurrence among homeowners associations. There are legitimate reasons for it as inflation rises and the cost of goods and services increases. But, it must be handled carefully as it’s often a source of conflict within HOAs.   Can an HOA Raise Dues? In the United States,…

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Is Working On Labor Day A Good Idea?

Are you working on Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday, and most employees get time off from work on this day. While Labor Day weekend is often spent with family and friends, there are some people who spend this holiday at work. Whether or not you should do the same, though, depends on…

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HOA Conflict Resolution: Addressing Conflicts Fairly

Proper HOA conflict resolution is necessary for successfully managing a homeowners association. However, too many board members are left without direction when faced with disputes. Fortunately, some proven tactics can help even the most inexperienced HOA board deal with conflicts, whether they are conflicts between homeowners, board members, or a mix of the two.  …

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How Can An HOA Capital Improvement Project Benefit Your Community

An HOA capital improvement can tremendously impact the appearance and quality of life in your community. However, too many HOA boards don’t even know what a capital improvement project is. They confuse it with maintenance work and, therefore, mistakenly use the wrong funds to pay for capital expenditures. Board members should familiarize themselves with capital…

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