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Partner Post: How to Record Actionable Condo Association Meeting Notes
If you’re going to be showing up, you should make the most of your time there and ensure you’re being as productive as possible.
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How to Effectively Manage Conflict in Your Community
Read on to learn about the sources of conflict, tips for having tough conversations, and more.
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Partner Post: Virtual Event Ideas for Your Community
Bring the residents in your community together virtually with these fun event ideas.
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HOA 101: Understanding the Role of the Board Treasurer
Read this article to learn more about the role of the HOA board treasurer.
Partner Post: Tips for Limiting the Spread of COVID-19 in Pools
The CDC recommends the following considerations for the safety of those who operate, manage, and use public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds—which also are relevant to pools in community associa
New Board? How to Make the Transition as Smooth as Possible
Knowing the weight of the role, it’s important that the transition of the old board to the new board is a success. Here’s what our two experts had to say.
Partner Post: Blooms for Butterflies for National Pollinator Week
Twelve years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a designated "National Pollinator Week" in June. Celebrate with our top pollinator plants.
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Featured Ebook: Summer Maintenance Guide
Download our ebook, "Summer Maintenance Guide," to learn what areas we suggest tackling during the summer to keep your community looking and performing its best all season long.
HOA 101: Understanding the Role of the Board Secretary
Read on to learn more about the role of the HOA secretary.
Partner Post: Picking Up Where Fido "Drops Off"
Comprehensive pet waste management plans and your community.
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Summer Maintenance Guide
Download now to learn what areas we suggest tackling during the summer to keep your community looking and performing its best all season long.
LEED Certification and What It Means for Your Community
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system that can affect how HOAs across the country are developed and maintained. Learn more.
Partner Post: Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Home
Tackle a few outdoor tasks to keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the summer and beyond. Grab our checklist and keep track of your to-dos as you go.
Partner Post: Curb Appeal Boosters
Curb appeal, the way a house looks from the street view, can say a lot about a house and the homeowner.
Five Tips for Hosting an Effective Virtual Meeting
Associa encourages boards and councils to continue to host telephonic or web-based meetings. Follow these five tips to get the most out of your virtual meeting.
How to Prepare Your Community for a Hurricane
With hurricane season quickly approaching, HOAs need to be ready for impact. Learn how to prepare your community.
Partner Post: A Practical Overview of the Condo Association Reserve Study
Here is an overview of the Condo Association reserve study.
HOA 101: Understanding the Role of the Board President
Each officer has specific duties and responsibilities related to the operation of the association. Read on to learn more about the role of the HOA board president.
Partner Post: How to Clean and Stain Your Deck this Spring
Which deck cleaners and stains are best for you, and how do you ensure a professional level clean without hiring a professional?
Featured Ebook: 10 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions
In our latest ebook, "10 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions," we share up-to-date, fact-based information about board powers, communications, infected residents, and more!