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9 Thanksgiving Activities For Homeowners To Foster Community Camaraderie

Thanksgiving is here, which means celebrations are afoot. Homeowners associations should take this time to organize Thanksgiving activities for homeowners to promote a sense of community. When residents feel like they belong, they are more likely to be happy.   Thanksgiving Activities for Homeowners to Strengthen Community Bond Community camaraderie is important to an HOA for…

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What Is An HOA Quorum? Is It Good Or Bad?

A lot of homeowners associations find it hard to reach an HOA quorum. Does that mean quorums are bad and need to be eliminated? Is that even a possibility?   What Is an HOA Quorum? A quorum is the minimum number of members required to be present at a meeting before the HOA can conduct…

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Breach Of Confidentiality In The HOA: What To Do?

A breach of confidentiality in HOA communities is a serious offense, and one that can come with significantly dire consequences. If you encounter such a problem in your association, it is important to know how to proceed.   Breach of Confidentiality in HOA: Understanding Your Fiduciary Duty In homeowners associations, the subject of confidentiality is…

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How Important Is A Tenant Lease Agreement For The HOA?

A tenant lease agreement is just as important to a landlord as it is to a homeowners association. Without one, a number of legal complications can arise.   What Is a Tenant Lease Agreement? A lease agreement is a contract that legally binds a landlord and a tenant. It serves as proof of the relationship…

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What Is An Illegitimate HOA Board?

Due to concerns over not being able to hold elections, many associations are facing an issue over something called an illegitimate HOA board. But, what exactly makes a board illegitimate?   What Is an Illegitimate HOA Board? At the helm of every homeowners association sits a group of members known as the HOA board. While…

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HOA Elections 101: Your Complete Guide

Most homeowners associations go through an election season for board members. Here is everything you need to know about HOA elections.   What Are HOA Elections? Every homeowners association is run by a set of volunteer members from the community known as the HOA board. In most associations, members are nominated and then elected into positions.…

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HOA Architectural Review Committee: Who Are They?

Most homeowners associations have an architectural review committee. But, what exactly does this committee do? Do they hold absolute power over architectural changes in the community?   What Is an HOA Architectural Review Committee? An architectural review committee (ARC) consists of members responsible for maintaining the architectural standards of the association. Most homeowners associations have…

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Institutional Investors In HOAs: Good Or Bad?

Large-scale investors prefer to buy up properties in homeowners associations. But, do institutional investors in HOAs have a positive or negative effect on the community?   Institutional Investors in HOAs: What They Do Institutional investors are entities that accumulate funds to buy real estate and other assets. Within the context of homeowners associations, institutional investors…

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HOA Fee Discounts: Should They Be Given?

Many HOA boards struggle to collect fees and consider giving discounts as a way to encourage on-time payments. But, are HOA fee discounts even a good idea?   Are HOA Fee Discounts Advisable? Homeowners agree to abide by the association’s rules — including paying HOA dues — when they first move into the community. But,…

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Can Homeowners Request HOA Financial Reports?

As a homeowner living in an HOA community, it is only natural for you to want to know that your association is doing well financially. To that end, you might want to request HOA financial reports. But, is that even possible?   Are Homeowners Allowed to Request for HOA Financial Reports? The short answer is…

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