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How Will the New Overtime Rule Impact Charlotte-Area HOAs?

If your homeowners association currently people in any capacity, including for maintenance or HOA management reasons, you’ll be impacted by the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule that will be going into effect on December 1st, 2016. If you have … Continue reading

3 Ways HOA Management is Changing With the Times

While there are some ways HOA management will always remain the same, the rise of technology and online communities in the last several years is changing certain processes for how HOA management companies can increase the quality of homeowners associations. Here are … Continue reading

How to Get the Votes You Need During HOA Meetings

For most HOAs, this is the time of year for budget review and meetings. Maybe important changes are being made regarding CC&Rs that you need passed or you need to get a new board member elected. No matter what it … Continue reading

Should Your Condo Association Offer Short-Term Rentals?

Things are being changed around in the condo association industry now that we have services like Airbnb that offer short-term rentals. With these types of platforms, it’s fairly easy for property owners to rent out their spaces to travelers who … Continue reading

How to Handle Aggression Against HOA Board Members

Ideally, all HOA board meetings would be organized, calm, and simple. However, that’s not usually how life works when you manage a homeowners association. With many homeowners comes many opinions, and there is usually one owner who believes their opinion is … Continue reading

Why Emails Trumps Mail in an HOA

What’s your HOA’s primary form of communication? If you’re still using primarily snail mail, you might be wondering if switching over to email is worth it. And while email can usually save your HOA quite a bit of money overall, there are … Continue reading

6 Steps to HOA Financial Success

When running a homeowners association, there may not be one simple way to success. Some HOAs are self-managed while others choose to work with a homeowners association management company, and those have their pros and cons. But with enough strategy … Continue reading

What to Do if a Homeowner in Your HOA Dies

It’s never a fun topic for anyone to consider, but how would your HOA board handle the sudden death of a homeowner in your association? If you’re unsure, here are some things to know: Find Out if They Had a Will If a homeowner … Continue reading

Why Your HOA Board Members Should Go Through Continuing Education

Ongoing education for HOA board members is an important aspect of property management that is often overlooked. Although board members aren’t expected to understand every detail of the inner workings of the HOA, especially if they’re working with an HOA … Continue reading

The Importance of Being More Open with Your HOA Members

Openness and transparency are important tools in most effectively communicating with your HOA community. When you let owners know what’s going on in the association, they are most likely to trust you and understand how the HOA is doing overall, preventing … Continue reading

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