In addition to the articles below, there are four videos available for viewing, including an introduction to serving on a board of directors, tips on board and general meetings, what a board needs to know about insurance and reserves in community associations.  Please feel free to link to these videos from your association or management web site, providing new board members with a quick and easy introduction to community association governance.

 

Serving on the Board – Articles from the Web

Boards – General Information

  • The Condo Association Board Socialite Profile October 16, 2017 The word “community” is prominent in community Associations. This implies more than just a Condo Association where bills are paid on time and reserve studies are built. While those are necessities, they are not enough. A Condo Association should thrive as well. That is where the Condo Association Board Socialite comes in. Their goal is to enhance the community they live in.    Read the article……………..
  • How to Train New Board Members for your HOA October 11, 2017 A condo or homeowner’s association is the cornerstone of a building community. The condominium of HOA maintains order and continuity by preserving architectural integrity, maintaining the common elements, protecting property values, and often providing for recreation and community engagement among neighbors. To be effective, a condo or HOA needs a strong board of directors or managers, who both individually and collectively understand the role and mission of the association. Operating a condo or HOA involves many of the same responsibilities ...
  • Problem Boards: What To Do When Your Board Breaks the Rules October 10, 2017 A condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association elects a board for a specific purpose: to manage the community’s day-to-day business, oversee special projects, and draft and uphold the rules and regulations that keep life orderly and harmonious. In fact, the board has an inflexible fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the community as a whole.  This means that boards have an obligation to stay consistently on the side of good, advocating for residents, and promoting neighborly well-being. Most ...
  • What Owners Need to Know about Community Association Board Meetings October 9, 2017 A Board Meeting is a meeting that is held regularly by the Board of Directors. This meeting is held to discuss and make decisions on association business. Owners are welcome to attend these meetings. These meetings are usually held monthly or bi-monthly  Read the article………………….
  • 4 Signs You Might Be Hurting Your HOA October 9, 2017 Despite the best of intentions, many times an HOA board actually becomes the downfall of their association. How does this happen? Well, there are a lot of different ways for things to go awry, but here are 4 clues that the HOA board might actually be causing more problems rather than solving them.   Read the article…………….
  • Preventing Community Association Fraud: Part One – The Board’s Role October 6, 2017 As a homeowner who lives in an association, you put a lot of trust in the people designated to manage your association’s money. So it can come as quite a shock if you discover that one of those people has been stealing from your association’s funds. Fraud can leave you and your neighbors feeling betrayed and vulnerable. Unfortunately, it happens more frequently than you might think:    Read the article……………….

Boards – General Archives

 

Board Meetings

  • How to make condo meetings fun again September 8, 2017 Condo board directors attend a lot of meetings. Most condos have at least one board meeting a month and managers many more. During board meetings, directors make decisions that affect the entire condo community and property.   Read the article…………….
  • Owner Participation at an Association Board Meeting – The Fine Art of Herding Cats September 7, 2017 Here is part three of the on-going conversation about keeping order and control in association board meetings, and getting the business done. This time, the focus is on participation of members in an association board meeting.  In recent years, I am sorry to say I have attended too many association board meetings where an off duty police officer was required to prevent disruption and chaos. Here are my thoughts on ways to conduct board business, efficiently and effectively, while still ...
  • 4 Tips for a Successful HOA Board Meetings September 7, 2017 When your board gets together, you want to be sure that you accomplish everything on the agenda and that as many voices are heard as possible. Whether you’re just getting started in your HOA or you’re concerned that your meetings aren’t as productive as you’d like, these tips will help you have successful HOA board meetings, increasing your productivity and making it easier for you to meet your goals as a homeowner’s association.     Read the article……………….
  • Kass: Can unit owners videotape condo board meetings? September 5, 2017 Q:  I am a board member in a condo association. We have a quarterly meeting where all condo owners are invited. At our last meeting, one condo owner wanted to videotape the proceedings. Some owners were opposed and did not want to be taped. Can she legally tape the meeting? Note: After much discussion it was taped.      Read the Q&A……………..
  • Frequently Used Terms You’ll Hear at an HOA Board Meeting August 30, 2017 Have you ever attended a meeting and had no clue what was going on? It’s an awkward position to be in, especially if you’re trying to understand and contribute to the conversation. Be in the know and wow your board members when you attend your next HOA board meeting by reviewing these common terms that are sure to come up.   Read the article…………..
  • HOA Board Meeting Minutes – A Brief Overview August 24, 2017 Although by no means glamorous, HOA board meeting minutes are an all-important piece of the HOA puzzle. You will want to master every aspect of them in order to help run your HOA smoothly. In this post we look at who’s responsible for the minutes; how to prepare them; what to include and (as importantly) exclude; what to do with them when they are done; and the importance of rule books and state-specific exceptions.   Read the article…………..

Board Meetings Archives

 

Annual/General Meetings of the Members of a Condominium or Homeowner Association

  • How to Have Successful HOA Elections September 20, 2017 One of the centerpieces of a successful HOA is a well-organized election process. However, in order to ensure that your HOA elections succeed every year, it’s important to take heed of a few key rules: follow your governing documents; send out proxies; ensure that you have a quorum; document your elections appropriately; know who can vote; and take the time to count votes correctly.    Read the article……………..
  • How to make condo meetings fun again September 8, 2017 Condo board directors attend a lot of meetings. Most condos have at least one board meeting a month and managers many more. During board meetings, directors make decisions that affect the entire condo community and property.   Read the article…………….
  • HOA Meeting Basics August 22, 2017 HOA board meetings are designed to transact essential business. They should be carefully choreographed to that end rather than a rambling discussion. Members should be welcome and encouraged to attend and observe. To that end, provide a Member Forum at the beginning of the meeting for owner comments, questions and complaints (It’s the American way).     Read the article……………
  • Improving Quorum for Your Meetings August 12, 2017 Most board members, and even homeowners, have heard the word “quorum”. However, many don’t understand it or its importance for doing HOA business. In case you’re not familiar with the definition, a quorum is a minimum number of board members and residents in attendance at an HOA meeting. Unless the quorum is reached, meeting business cannot begin. That means board member elections can’t happen at annual meetings and owner assessments are on hold until budget meetings reach quorum. These meetings ...
  • Simple Rules of Order for Community Associations July 25, 2017 Parliamentary procedure is simple in principle, and valuable in practice. Rules of Order help guide a Board meeting, a Unit Owners meeting or any assembly. Fairly and properly utilized, the Rules of Order protect everyone’s rights.  In large or complex bodies, parliamentary procedure can be exceedingly complicated. In the most formal versions of the Rules of Order, there are layers upon layers of motions and it can take and advance degree to understand or administer them. In most community associations, ...

Annual/General Meetings Archives

 

Parliamentary Procedure

  • Robert’s Rules for Condominiums and HOA’s July 17, 2017 Most community associations use parliamentary procedure to govern board and owner meetings. In the United States, the most popular form of parliamentary procedure is Robert’s Rules of Order. Complicated? Surely. But if you understand a few basics, you can learn how to run a civil and efficient meeting.  Here’s the key to Robert’s Rules: 1) Motion 2) Second 3) Debate 4) Vote. The entire meeting should follow those steps.   Read the article…………….
  • Challenging the Chairman of a Meeting May 10, 2017 Have you ever been at a meeting that you did not believe was being run properly? Is the chair ruling every motion out of order? Were you unsure on what you could do or did you feel like there was nothing you could do? Fortunately, there are actions that you can take in these situations. If your group utilizes Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, then there are several procedures that allow you to challenge the chair if you believe ...
  • Recap – Motions at Meetings April 18, 2017 It is AGM season again. Rather than re-invent the wheel, I decided to highlight a post from two years ago about motions at meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order. I posted a Chart that I had made summarizing the motions that I see most often at condominium meetings.   Read the article…………..
  • Fractions and Votes Under Robert’s Rules September 25, 2016 Condominium and homeowner association documents contain many different voting requirements. For example, the required number of votes to elect a director is usually different than the number of votes required to adopt an annual budget.   The math involved in determining voting requirements doesn’t usually have whole round numbers. Suppose a planned community has 173 lots. The Bylaws require a quorum of 20% of the owners at the annual meeting. The quorum requirement, then, is 34.6. But does 34.6 mean that ...
  • Must We Follow Robert’s Rules of Order??? (AZ) February 12, 2016 Robert’s Rules was first published in 1876. The most recent version (the 11th Edition) was published in 2011 under the name Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (abbreviated RONR). One can also stumble on its online version by clicking here. It was created by Henry M. Robert III as a guide for conducting meetings and making decisions as a group.   Read the article…………

Parliamentary Procedure Archives

 

Duties & Responsibilities of Board Members

  • Project Management: What Every Board Member And Manager Needs To Know October 17, 2017 Your association is gearing up for a large project. Maybe it’s time to re-do the clubhouse or plan for that $2M dollar concrete restoration project that was put off for far too long. Other large scale projects can include painting, concrete restoration, interior restoration, deck/paver repair or replacement, and foundation repairs, and so much more.  Too often, associations rely on untrained personnel to handle these projects such as a board member or manager. Doing so, is penny wise but pound ...
  • Does a Colorado HOA and/or the members of its board owe fiduciary duties to the general members? October 10, 2017 Does a Colorado homeowners’ association and/or the members of its board of directors owe fiduciary duties to the general members? It’s a simple question with a somewhat complicated answer.  To start with, a fiduciary is a person who is required to act for the benefit of another person on all matters within the scope of their relationship. A good example of a fiduciary is the trustee of a trust. Fiduciaries traditionally owe duties that include good faith, loyalty, due care ...
  • Preventing Community Association Fraud: Part One – The Board’s Role October 6, 2017 As a homeowner who lives in an association, you put a lot of trust in the people designated to manage your association’s money. So it can come as quite a shock if you discover that one of those people has been stealing from your association’s funds. Fraud can leave you and your neighbors feeling betrayed and vulnerable. Unfortunately, it happens more frequently than you might think:    Read the article……………….
  • Avoiding Community Association Conflicts of Interest: Best practices for board members and property managers September 23, 2017 HOA board members, as well as property managers, are bound by codes of ethics (written or unwritten) to put the interests of their respective associations ahead of their own. Conflicts of interest, or even the hint of conflicts, can create major issues for the community or property management company. We know we are supposed to avoid conflicts of interest, but to what extent? If there is a potential conflict, how should we approach it so that the community can still ...
  • HOA Volunteer Immunity and the Standard of Care September 21, 2017 Unfortunately, one of the most persistent and justifiable worries of volunteer HOA board directors is their vulnerability to lawsuits. In order to gauge one’s own vulnerability, it’s important to consider the many layers of potential immunity and general protection that apply to one’s unique situation. These include the federal Volunteer Protection Act of 1997; one’s state laws protecting volunteer HOA directors; protections within one’s HOA governing documents; protections within one’s HOA insurance policy; and any personal umbrella insurance one may ...

Duties & Responsibilities Archives

 

Working With Residents of Community Associations

  • National Night Out for Community Associations: Your Ticket to Community Partnership October 10, 2017 National Night Out: it’s one of the biggest community-building events of the year. While the rest of the nation typically celebrates National Night Out in August, throughout Texas and Florida, this event is held on the first Tuesday in October. If your community association hasn’t participated in the past, it’s a great time to start making plans for next year!    Read the article……………
  • Owner Participation at an Association Board Meeting – The Fine Art of Herding Cats September 7, 2017 Here is part three of the on-going conversation about keeping order and control in association board meetings, and getting the business done. This time, the focus is on participation of members in an association board meeting.  In recent years, I am sorry to say I have attended too many association board meetings where an off duty police officer was required to prevent disruption and chaos. Here are my thoughts on ways to conduct board business, efficiently and effectively, while still ...
  • How To Defuse A Conflict September 4, 2017 Anyone who’s ever had to defuse a tense work meeting or even a stressful Christmas dinner knows that sometimes thoughtful de-escalation is the best (and often only) way to get what you want. But some of us have hot tempers, or a tendency to bluster, or are simply ignorant about how to manage conflict — whether it’s at a family event, a work meeting, or on the global diplomatic stage.    Read the article……………..
  • Got Condo Conflict? Got HOA Headaches? No cooperation in your Co-Op? Here are 5 Tips & Techniques for Community Dispute Resolution! June 7, 2017 Condo conflict driving you mad? HOA headaches wearing you down? No cooperation in your Co-op? How do you fix it? Conflict resolution is the solution! With the right training, education, and resources, Associations can reduce the high cost of conflict by changing the way they manage it. Conflict prevention, management, and resolution education and training, along with the use of skilled professionals, can benefit Community Association Managers (CAMs) and the Associations they serve. When CAMs and Boards are trained to ...
  • 3 Tips for Effective Covenant Compliance May 31, 2017 It’s a topic of discussion at every Board meeting – who’s following the rules and who isn’t. People choose to live in community associations because they want to preserve their property values, but if the board and management aren’t enforcing rules uniformly, success will be an uphill battle. And on top of this frustration is another frustration: no one wants to receive a violation notice. It all paints a picture that portrays covenant compliance as completely unmanageable. But this doesn’t ...

Working With Residents Archives

 

Administration of Condominium and Homeowner Associations

  • Characteristics of the Best Condo Property Manager in the World September 27, 2017 only want World-class Property Managers (WPM) to manage my condo. After working with many managers over the past ten years, I know first-hand that WPMs make my job as a condo board director much easier.  What makes a WPM so amazing? I have found it often comes down to a variety of core skills that they need to the job well:    Read the article…………..
  • HOA Homefront: I demand my comments be in the minutes (and when will I see them?) September 9, 2017 Q: Does the HOA board have an obligation to put homeowners’ reasonable comments, questions and other details in the minutes? For example, several months ago, the board invited the landscaper and other representatives to speak about the chemicals they use. Several of us wanted less used. At a recent board meeting, I asked if the comments of homeowners, board members, and landscapers were entered in the minutes. The answer I was given was no, because the board didn’t vote. What ...
  • Should Your HOA Board File an Annual Report with the State? (CA) September 6, 2017 Most HOA boards know that there are annual disclosures that have to be completed and sent out to the membership each year. But did you know that nearly all states also require that a homeowners association organized as non-profit corporations has the responsibility to file an annual report with the Secretary of State? Failure to do so could result in the Association losing its “Good Standing” status.    Read the article…………….
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements Defend Against Fishing Expeditions (NY) September 5, 2017 In the aftermath of the Pomerance and Musey rulings, boards face the question of how they can allow increased access while still protecting the properties and residents through such devices as non-disclosure agreements (NDA). “The rights of an owner to review books and records must be balanced with maintaining the integrity of confidential information,” says attorney Rob Braverman, a principal at Braverman Greenspun and board counsel for the Link.    Read the article…………..

Administration Archives

Directors & Officers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations

  • Condominiums and Conflicts of Interest: How to interpret the rebuttable presumption (FL) October 9, 2017 The legislature recently amended Chapter 718 of the Florida Statues, relating to condominiums, to create a rebuttable presumption that a conflict of interest exist in certain situations. A conflict of interest is a real or seeming incompatibility between one’s private interests and one’s public or fiduciary duties. Black’s Law Dictionary (10th ed. 2014). For example, if a board member owns a landscaping company that provides services to an association, the board member’s private interest in obtaining a profit may be ...
  • Problem Boards: What to Do When Your Board Breaks the Rules October 5, 2017 A condominium, cooperative, or homeowners’ association elects a board for a specific purpose: to manage the community’s day-to-day business, oversee special projects, and draft and uphold the rules and regulations that keep life orderly and harmonious. In fact, the board has an inflexible fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the community as a whole.  This means that boards have an obligation to stay consistently on the side of good, advocating for residents and promoting neighborly well-being – ...
  • A Guide To HOA Board Responsibilities October 3, 2017 Serving on the board of a homeowner association is a high calling. Well meaning volunteers are elected to roles that are critical to the well being of the HOA. But what exactly is a board member supposed to do to fulfill this charge? Here’s a handy guide:    Read the article………………
  • FAQs on HOA Board Member Roles and Responsibilities October 1, 2017 The president leads the Board and is responsible for overseeing and handling many of its procedural duties. In order to succeed in this role, the Board president must be knowledgeable about the community’s CC&Rs and governing documents and understand how to run an effective meeting. He or she serves as the authority on all association rules and governing documents, and appoints committees if dictated by the bylaws. The president also leads community and association meetings, handling such responsibilities as calling ...

Directors & Officers Archives

 

Board Ethics

  • Condominiums and Conflicts of Interest: How to interpret the rebuttable presumption (FL) October 9, 2017 The legislature recently amended Chapter 718 of the Florida Statues, relating to condominiums, to create a rebuttable presumption that a conflict of interest exist in certain situations. A conflict of interest is a real or seeming incompatibility between one’s private interests and one’s public or fiduciary duties. Black’s Law Dictionary (10th ed. 2014). For example, if a board member owns a landscaping company that provides services to an association, the board member’s private interest in obtaining a profit may be ...
  • Kickbacks: Don’t get accused of taking them (FL) August 30, 2017 Despite all the great work done by volunteer condo and HOA board members, the actions of a few bad apples have resulted in law changes that could label a casual lunch meeting an illegal kickback!  Board Members (and Managers) cannot accept anything of value from someone providing or proposing to provide services to their association without paying for it. So, don’t assume your Vendor or Manager will pick up the tab when you meet for lunch to review a proposal ...
  • Creating an HOA Board Member Code of Ethics August 10, 2017 As you create your HOA board, your goal is to create a solid platform for providing the best possible living experience for all of the members of your community. Unfortunately, there will be times when there is conflict within the HOA–or worse, times when members have a conflict of interest. Creating a solid HOA board member code of ethics is one of the best ways to ensure that members are committed to honest board service.    Read the article…………….
  • When Differences turn into Dysfunction: Why Your Board of Directors Needs a Code of Conduct August 10, 2017 The role of board members in a community association is fairly straightforward: keep informed on the association’s business operations; be familiar with and come prepared to discuss the agenda items for upcoming board meetings; encourage and participate in constructive, businesslike discussions of those agenda items; and use your judgement to represent the community and its members in the way you conduct yourself as a board member and in the way you decide the issues that come before the Board.   ...

Board Ethics Archives

 

President/Vice President

  • A Guide To HOA Board Responsibilities October 3, 2017 Serving on the board of a homeowner association is a high calling. Well meaning volunteers are elected to roles that are critical to the well being of the HOA. But what exactly is a board member supposed to do to fulfill this charge? Here’s a handy guide:    Read the article………………
  • FAQs on HOA Board Member Roles and Responsibilities October 1, 2017 The president leads the Board and is responsible for overseeing and handling many of its procedural duties. In order to succeed in this role, the Board president must be knowledgeable about the community’s CC&Rs and governing documents and understand how to run an effective meeting. He or she serves as the authority on all association rules and governing documents, and appoints committees if dictated by the bylaws. The president also leads community and association meetings, handling such responsibilities as calling ...
  • Think Like a CEO: What Successful Home Association Presidents Do May 4, 2017 Successful CEOs and association presidents have a lot more in common than you may think To be an association president who inspires and leads a board, you must approach your responsibilities with professionalism. The role shouldn’t be something to be half-heartedly filled or the last item on your daily to-do list.  Being association president is an honor, and you respect that position when you lead a drama-free, united and benevolent association.  One way of maintaining professionalism is by studying successful CEOs ...
  • One Board President’s On-the-Job Training March 7, 2017 John F. Kennedy said, famously, that there’s no school for presidents. The only way to learn the job is by doing it. The same goes for presidents of co-op and condo boards. Just ask Darren Arithoppah.  Like many of the residents at the 157-unit condominium at 140 East 56th Street in New York City’s upscale Sutton Place neighborhood, Arithoppah is a young working professional. His top reasons for joining the condo board were to bring in a new cable carrier ...

President/Vice President Archives

 

Secretary

  • A Guide To HOA Board Responsibilities October 3, 2017 Serving on the board of a homeowner association is a high calling. Well meaning volunteers are elected to roles that are critical to the well being of the HOA. But what exactly is a board member supposed to do to fulfill this charge? Here’s a handy guide:    Read the article………………
  • FAQs on HOA Board Member Roles and Responsibilities October 1, 2017 The president leads the Board and is responsible for overseeing and handling many of its procedural duties. In order to succeed in this role, the Board president must be knowledgeable about the community’s CC&Rs and governing documents and understand how to run an effective meeting. He or she serves as the authority on all association rules and governing documents, and appoints committees if dictated by the bylaws. The president also leads community and association meetings, handling such responsibilities as calling ...
  • HOA Homefront: I demand my comments be in the minutes (and when will I see them?) September 9, 2017 Q: Does the HOA board have an obligation to put homeowners’ reasonable comments, questions and other details in the minutes? For example, several months ago, the board invited the landscaper and other representatives to speak about the chemicals they use. Several of us wanted less used. At a recent board meeting, I asked if the comments of homeowners, board members, and landscapers were entered in the minutes. The answer I was given was no, because the board didn’t vote. What ...
  • HOA Board Meeting Minutes – A Brief Overview August 24, 2017 Although by no means glamorous, HOA board meeting minutes are an all-important piece of the HOA puzzle. You will want to master every aspect of them in order to help run your HOA smoothly. In this post we look at who’s responsible for the minutes; how to prepare them; what to include and (as importantly) exclude; what to do with them when they are done; and the importance of rule books and state-specific exceptions.   Read the article…………..

Secretary Archives

 

Treasurer

  • A Guide To HOA Board Responsibilities October 3, 2017 Serving on the board of a homeowner association is a high calling. Well meaning volunteers are elected to roles that are critical to the well being of the HOA. But what exactly is a board member supposed to do to fulfill this charge? Here’s a handy guide:    Read the article………………
  • FAQs on HOA Board Member Roles and Responsibilities October 1, 2017 The president leads the Board and is responsible for overseeing and handling many of its procedural duties. In order to succeed in this role, the Board president must be knowledgeable about the community’s CC&Rs and governing documents and understand how to run an effective meeting. He or she serves as the authority on all association rules and governing documents, and appoints committees if dictated by the bylaws. The president also leads community and association meetings, handling such responsibilities as calling ...
  • Presenting Your HOA’s Monthly Financial Results: Best practices for board treasurers and property managers August 31, 2017 Most neighborhoods and their property management companies utilize accountants to prepare the monthly financial statements. As a board treasurer or property manager, you receive a monthly package of financial data that needs to be reviewed with the board. The board members want you to cover the highlights in a brief presentation, so they can react to any pressing items and then move on to other business. This can be quite a challenge for even the most seasoned professionals.    Read ...
  • What Boards Should Know About Finances: Keeping Your Community in the Black July 12, 2017 Money, money, money. The world runs on it. And your building’s well-being depends on it.  The issue is not just having funds, but managing them. Handling the finances for an entire building or association is a major responsibility, and boards—even those made up with seasoned members—need to stay on top of their community’s performance. That means checks and balances, oversight, and holding people accountable. “Board members are charged with a responsibility to make sure the resources and funds are being ...

Treasurer Archives

 

Committees

  • The Condo Association Board Engineer Profile August 7, 2017 This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Condo Association Board Engineer. The Condo Association Board Engineer may not ACTUALLY be an engineer – but they think like one. Everything can be broken down into a solvable puzzle – whether the challenge is related to building systems or Owners. The Condo Association Board Engineer Mantra – “If everyone sacrifices a little bit, we’ll have this problem solved in no time.” Gets Along With – The Accountant. Both share a love for ...
  • Three Condo Association Facilities Committee Project Ideas July 24, 2017 Committees are a powerful part of your Condo Association. When properly structured and full of enthusiastic volunteers, they can lead to transformational change in your Condo Association. Most Condo Associations have some form of a Facilities Committee responsible for different projects within the grounds of your community. Here are three Condo Association Facilities Committee project ideas that will help enhance your community.     Read the article……………
  • Association Committees July 13, 2017 Committees can be a productive tool for condominium and homeowners associations. Committees, such as budget committees or architectural control committees, can promote increased participation by owners, benefit from unique owner expertise, and help reduce the workload imposed on volunteer board members. However, to properly benefit from the use of committees, it is essential that they are created and operated properly.     Read the article…………..
  • Three Condo Association Communications Committee Project Ideas June 8, 2017 Condo Association Committees are an excellent way for a Community Association to increase engagement and offer more value for Owners. Different Committees have different roles. Typically a Communications Committee will be responsible for increasing outreach and engagement within a community. They function best in larger communities where the Association has a bigger budget and there’s more going on, like exercise clubs or parties. If you are considering starting a Condo Association Communications Committee, or just want to brainstorm some ideas, ...

Committees Archives

 

General

  • The Condo Association Board Socialite Profile October 16, 2017 The word “community” is prominent in community Associations. This implies more than just a Condo Association where bills are paid on time and reserve studies are built. While those are necessities, they are not enough. A Condo Association should thrive as well. That is where the Condo Association Board Socialite comes in. Their goal is to enhance the community they live in.    Read the article……………..
  • How to Train New Board Members for your HOA October 11, 2017 A condo or homeowner’s association is the cornerstone of a building community. The condominium of HOA maintains order and continuity by preserving architectural integrity, maintaining the common elements, protecting property values, and often providing for recreation and community engagement among neighbors. To be effective, a condo or HOA needs a strong board of directors or managers, who both individually and collectively understand the role and mission of the association. Operating a condo or HOA involves many of the same responsibilities ...
  • Problem Boards: What To Do When Your Board Breaks the Rules October 10, 2017 A condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association elects a board for a specific purpose: to manage the community’s day-to-day business, oversee special projects, and draft and uphold the rules and regulations that keep life orderly and harmonious. In fact, the board has an inflexible fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the community as a whole.  This means that boards have an obligation to stay consistently on the side of good, advocating for residents, and promoting neighborly well-being. Most ...
  • What Owners Need to Know about Community Association Board Meetings October 9, 2017 A Board Meeting is a meeting that is held regularly by the Board of Directors. This meeting is held to discuss and make decisions on association business. Owners are welcome to attend these meetings. These meetings are usually held monthly or bi-monthly  Read the article………………….

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