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Tips for Opening Community Pools During the Pandemic

HOA Resources has written an article with some tips for opening your community’s pool this summer. Obviously, first and foremost, you must follow the state and federal guidelines for opening public spaces. When you get the green light to open, here are some things to consider: Limit the number of people accessing the pool by …

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Community Associations and COVID-19 | CAI’s Impact Survey Results

The Community Associations Institute (CAI) recently conducted a survey which asked community associations how they are being impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are the highlights. You can read the entire report here.   1. Economic & Housing Forecast Unemployment is expected to be 6% by the 4th quarter of 2021. Mortgage loans in forbearance …

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Covid-19 Resources for Your Community

Community Association Institute (CAI) has put together a host of helpful information and resources to help your HOA navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.   Frequently Asked Questions Library Topics include closing and cleaning common areas, delinquent assessments, virtual board meetings, essential employees and services, construction and repair projects, residents, and more.   Video Series and Webinars …

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS ONLINE MEETING GUIDE

The Community Associations Institute has published guidelines about conducting board meetings online. This publication includes details about: Setting up the meeting in the virtual meeting system (and a list of virtual meeting products you could potentially use). Assigning board members to roles during the meeting. Notifying participants. Items that need to be followed up on …

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Coronavirus & Your HOA: 5 Things Your Board Can Do

Both Oregon and Washington now have “stay at home” orders, a minimum of two weeks according to Gov. Inslee of WA and until terminated by Gov. Brown in Oregon. The order covers public and private gatherings, social, spiritual, and recreational, and it’s enforceable by law. What does this mean for your HOA’s board and residents? …

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AMS Offers Free HOA Board Member Education

AMS Offers Free HOA Board Member Education

Being a board member of a homeowner association can be tricky – navigating the laws, procedures, and best business practices. Professional management with Association Management Services, as well as advice from an attorney, is crucial. At AMS, we are committed to helping our board members succeed. One of the things that makes AMS stand out …

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Homeowners Association (HOA): Right to Hearings

Homeowners associations are the instruments through which the residents of a community exert their will. HOAs monitor and maintain standards of safety. They also protect the integrity of neighborhood structures, such as clubhouses and swimming pools. Finally, they monitor the overall livability of their communities. HOAs are tasked with enforcement of rules, dispute resolutions, and …

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What Are HOAs and How Do They Benefit Your Community?

Many people are curious about HOAs. What are HOAs? What does HOA stand for? For some, the most important question is even more direct: What’s HOA got to do with me? Let’s take these questions one at a time. What does HOA stand for? HOA stands for homeowner (or homeowners) association. What are HOAs? If …

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HOA Docs: Common Areas vs. Owner Responsibility

Homeowner association documents spell out what’s required and expected of both property owners and the HOA itself. If you’re considering purchasing property in a development, it’s crucial to review these HOA documents beforehand — as much for what they say as what they do not say. “By buying property in a development,” writes Beth Ross …

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Arizona HOA Managers Accused of Embezzling Millions from Associations

Eagle Property Management in Scottsdale, Arizona, managed 40 HOAs in upscale Scottsdale communities. They’re being accused of illegally taking money from HOA accounts they were managing. The Edge at Grayhawk Condominium Association has alleged in a lawsuit that Eagle Property Management embezzled $3.4 million from the association between 2010 and 2014. According to court documents, …

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