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Homeowners Association

New to an HOA? Here Are Six Survival Tips

Homeowners associations (HOAs) offer an array of benefits to all members within the organization and community. However, if you have never been a member of an HOA, you may have no idea what to expect. Below is a short guide on what you should know when joining an HOA for the first time.

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How to Handle Hail Damage on Your HOA Property

Hail damage claims have skyrocketed by 65% over the last six years. For HOAs, quickly addressing the damages from hail is crucial to getting the process started especially when multiple buildings or particularly complex structures are involved. The challenge is that several variables can make it difficult to properly assess the damages and recovery costs.

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HOA Rule Development & Enforcement Guidelines

The power of your HOA board to establish rules and regulations is typically outlined in your association declaration, bylaws, and/or state statute. Since your board is held accountable by your HOA members, then their power to set and enforce rules may be limited. For this reason, you need to have a strong grasp of the process of developing a rule and enforcing it.

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5 Tips for Holding the Perfect HOA Board Meeting

The keys to a successful HOA board meeting is careful planning and efficient execution. Board members must be able to conduct a meeting in such a way that everyone feels they benefited from being there. Therefore, if you want to conduct a productive meeting, follow these tips below:

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Understanding HOA Contractractual Agreements

HOA boards must address challenges and issues that arise due to conflicts between members and board members. Situations will arise in which members disagree about important issues. For this reason, HOAs and other organizations must draw up contracts to ensure that all members adhere to policies, procedures, and regulations.

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How Policy Enforcement is Beneficial for Everyone

One of the most important functions you can perform as a board member is to create policies for your HOA and then consistently enforce them. HOA regulations need to be adhered to by all members including the board members.

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How Living in an HOA Can Enhance Your Life

If you’re considering joining an HOA this year, you’re not alone. Every year, hundreds of homeowners across the Twin Cities experience the benefits of joining a homeowners organization.

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How to Handle AirBnB Issues in Your HOA

Home-sharing and short-term rentals have substantially increased over the last decade since websites like Airbnb.com have come of age. Short-term rental services work by connecting people looking for places to stay for one to three nights with homeowners who are willing to rent their home or a section of their properties. The phenomenon is proven to be successful and does not look to go away at all. It’s also important to note that since it’s a free market with no industry standards, there are no government or organizational regulations placed upon it at this time.

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How Poor Communication Can Hurt Your HOA

Without proper management, communication issues can cripple an HOA and cause a broad spectrum of problems. For this reason, it is wise to hire a property management company, such as Gassen, to keep things organized and everyone informed.

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How HOA Rules & Regulations Can Affect Your Budget

Now that 2019 is underway, it’s time to enact the HOA policies you’ve set in place. What you’ll soon find out is how these policies will alter your reserve study. Although we’ve helped you update your reserve study this year, you’ll no doubt experience some surprises.

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