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Bringing HOAs into the Future: 5 Ways Technology Can Improve your Community
Emerging technologies like the internet and cell phones have shifted how we function in most aspects of our lives and created heightened expectations towards effectiveness and efficiency.
The Top 8 Tips for Boosting Board Meeting Attendance
Partner Post: 3 Condo Association Board Burnout Remedies
Are you battling condo association board burnout? Try these remedies to try refreshing and reinvigorating yourself in your role on the board.
6 Reasons to Build Relationships with Your Local Government
Local government can be a powerful partner for maximizing efficiency and engaging your community. Learn why relationships with government officials are key for reaping these benefits in this post.
Partner Post: Traveling Soon? Keep Your Home Safe with These Tips
Vacation is the time to unwind and get all of the relaxation you deserve.
How to Slow Down Speeding Vehicles in Your HOA
Tired of seeing vehicles zipping through your community? Try the expert-written tactics in this post to slow down traffic and make your association a safer place to live.
Should You be "Friends" with Your Neighbors?
Social media is a great way to stay connected with people from all walks of your life — friends, family coworkers, neighbors, high school acquaintances and more.
7 Ways to Make the Most of Annual Meetings
Annual meetings are important events in the life of an association, and making the most of these events takes careful planning.
How to Tame an Unruly Meeting
Board members and managers alike can recall meetings that left them with churning stomachs and scratching their heads afterwards, wondering how in the world things could have gotten so out of control.
A Beginner's Guide to Community Association Terms
The management company and/or a Board of Directors are almost always involved in reading through the association documents and learning the new terms can be a little overwhelming at first.
Partner Post: 3 Fire Safety Precautions You Must Take This Summer
I love the summertime. To me, nothing’s better than having my kids and grandkids over for a swim in the pool - following it up with a barbecue. Believe me, nothing beats being the grandpa with a pool.
Deck Maintenance: The Key to a Fun and Safe Summer
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: your outdoor structures need just as much care and maintenance as your home. Think about it - your decks, sheds, and fences are exposed to the elements, and
Partner Post: How to Stay Safe this Electrical Safety Month
May is Electrical Safety Month - but electrical safety is something we should keep at the top of our minds year round. For many homeowners, if it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind.
Partner Post: The Top 5 Committees to Create in Your Community
HOA committees benefit board members and homeowners alike. Find out which ones can help your community most in this post!
Giving the Gift of Clean Water
Learn about Associa's partnership with Weathermatic's Save Water | Give Life Program and how the partnership brought a water well to a village in Nicaragua.
Spring into FHA Approval: Why Now’s the Time to Start the Process
If your condo association doesn't have FHA approval, spring is the perfect time to start the process. Find out why and how you can get approval in this post!
Luxury High-Rise Board Member? Look for these 5 Skills in Your General Manager
If you help lead a luxury high-rise, partnering with the right general manager is key for your property's success. Discover the traits to look for in your next GM in this post!
The Top 10 Items to Include in Your Community's Disaster Preparedness Plan
Is your community association ready for a disaster? With hurricane season approaching learn what you should put in your community's disaster preparedness plan in this post!
Ready to Become Board President? Practice R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Knowing whether you're ready to take on the role of HOA president is no easy task. To help you know if you've got what it takes, see if you have the attributes of the acronym in this post!
The Best Tools for Keeping Your Board Focused and Aligned