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Should You Enforce An HOA Anti-Harassment Policy?

Homeowners associations are responsible for the operations of their communities. But, does that include the responsibility to step in when harassment occurs? Is an HOA anti-harassment policy mandatory?   Does a Community Need an HOA Anti-Harassment Policy? Every now and then, neighbors will get into a disagreement. But, when that disagreement turns sour, harassment can sometimes…

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veterans day vs memorial day

Veterans Day vs Memorial Day: What’s The Difference?

Veterans Day vs Memorial Day — while these two holidays take place on separate days, many Americans still confuse them with one another. But, what is the difference between the two? Let’s break them down below.   Veterans Day vs Memorial Day: A Look at These Two Holidays During the first half of the year, there…

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hoa response to an emergency

The Proper HOA Response To An Emergency

Emergencies can happen at any time. Emergencies can take many forms in a planned community, but the homeowners association should always be prepared. Here is the proper HOA response to an emergency.   What Should Be the HOA Response to an Emergency? Emergencies come in many different forms. Therefore, no single blueprint can universally apply to…

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IRS 528

What Does IRS 528 Say?

When it comes to federal taxes, many homeowners associations find themselves in a bind. While HOAs are required to pay taxes and file tax returns, they fall into a specific category under the Internal Revenue Service — IRS 528.   Understanding HOA as Non-profit Corporations In many states, homeowners associations are structured and formed as…

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things to do on columbus day

13 Things To Do On Columbus Day

Columbus Day is almost here. And, for a lot of people, that means looking forward to another three-day weekend. If you’re looking for some things to do on Columbus Day, you’ve come to the right place.   Top Things to Do on Columbus Day Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the United States. In line with…

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robert's rules for HOA

Understanding Robert’s Rules For HOA Meetings

Every HOA board must set procedural standards for conducting board meetings. But, what if an association does not have rules in place? This is where Robert’s Rules for HOA meetings come into play.   What Are Robert’s Rules for HOA Meetings? Authored by U.S. Army officer Henry Martyn Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order are a…

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labor day facts

11 Most Important Labor Day Facts Every American Should Know

As Labor Day nears, many Americans are undoubtedly excited to get a long weekend off work, not knowing the historical significance behind this holiday. Here are some Labor Day facts to help you appreciate the day better.   Interesting Labor Day Facts to Help You Appreciate the Holiday Labor Day is a federal holiday that falls…

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HOA accounting reports

HOA Accounting Reports You Should Know That Are Not Financial Reports

Many homeowners associations focus on the operational side of community management. But, the financial aspect is just as important. And one of the ways to evaluate the financial health of the association is through HOA accounting reports.   What Are HOA Accounting Reports? Simply put, HOA accounting reports are compilations of accounting and financial information for…

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