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“Building Community” in Condominium and Homeowner 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……………
  • Halloween is upon us October 9, 2017 It is officially fall and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Doorsteps will soon be adorned with pumpkins, autumn wreaths, and spooky figures, but what does your HOA actually allow? Since some people get really excited for the holidays, it’s important to establish rules around Halloween decorations and communicate them with plenty of notice.  Here are some Halloween guidelines that leave residents feeling like they still have control over their front yard decorations:      Read the article………………
  • Westchase’s Hurricane Heroes and Helpers (FL) October 2, 2017 In the aftermath of Irma, we asked for Westchaers’ hurricane heroes and helpers.  And you responded with dozens of names!  Hurricane Irma brought great destruction and fear to our state. Yet, in the days leading up and the day after the storm, it illuminated all that is great about our community. Westchase folks assisted each other in finding supplies, boarding homes and cleaning up the damage. Folks even rallied on Westchase Neighborhood News to provide snacks and food for the ...
  • Philippines: Condo community brings fun and learning to kids September 26, 2017 Taking advantage of children’s strong yearning for new knowledge and skills, Zinnia Towers in North EDSA, Quezon City recently held its own version of a play city to allow kids in the community to learn and have fun at the same time.  The DMCI Homes development recently held “Kidzinnia,” a five-day workshop that involved children who lived in the community. Led by Zinnia Towers’ Property Management Office (PMO), the event included workshops on gardening and recycling activities as well as ...
  • In Heavily Flooded West Houston, a Neighborhood Comes Together to Save Itself (TX) September 14, 2017 One of the first rescues was 120 pounds of wet, terrified Rhodesian ridgeback, wide-eyed and shaking on top of a kitchen counter. It was Sunday, August 27. A neighbor kid had been pet-sitting for the dog’s out-of-town owners, when he realized Buffalo Bayou was coming out of its banks so rapidly he could no longer get across to the dog’s house to retrieve him. So the dog’s owner posted a plea for help on the Facebook page of his neighborhood, ...
  • 7 Keys to Success for Social Events in your Community September 1, 2017 Communities often have difficulty attracting residents to their social events, which can make it difficult to justify the effort and cost. Imagine a family-oriented HOA with 500 homes – with a healthy social budget of $50,000 per year. A community can do a LOT with this amount of money, but it is still only $100 per home per year. One of the most common challenges in this situation is when there are a lot of free or low-cost events that ...
  • Bridging the Generational Gap August 23, 2017 If you’re a Baby Boomer serving on your community association’s board of directors, you may have already begun noticing a shift in the characteristics and tendencies of your neighbors (and maybe even your fellow board members). Don’t call me, just email or text. Can I pay those assessments online? Our community needs to “go green”! Do we have a Facebook page?  These are just a few of the comments and questions you may have heard from the younger generation of ...
  • Creating community: from developers to community associations August 20, 2017 If you are looking for a newly built home in San Diego County, the odds are that home will be in a community association.  When done right, community associations provide an immediate sense of community for new homeowners.Community associations are typically found in condominiums or planned developments where the homeowners share common amenities such as pools, clubhouses, parks and playgrounds. According to a 2016 study by the Community Associations Institute, there are approximately 45,400 community associations in California, with an ...
  • The Secret to a Well-Maintained Condo Association August 14, 2017 Everyone wants to live in a well-maintained Condo Association – the kind where things are well-kept, orderly, and picturesque. There is no denying that money plays a part in this process. You need to ensure your Condo is properly funding things like maintenance, landscaping, and more. However, there is a secret that many Condo Associations don’t know. The secret to a well-maintained Condo Association is Owners that report issues quickly. It’s that simple. An active and engaged set of Owners ...
  • Millennials and New HOA Demographics August 6, 2017 As millennials begin families and start to settle down, they are becoming one of the largest groups of home-buyers. From 2010-2015 the percentage of millennials moving into San Antonio homes went up 14.4%. That makes San Antonio the second most popular metro area for millennial home-buyers! While some HOAs are already making the move toward having an online presence, most HOAs need to change how they communicate and do business to efficiently work with the younger generations.    Read the ...

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