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How to win a fight with your HOA without going broke

How to Win a Fight With Your HOA (Without Going Broke)

Read the source article from US News. More than 68 million Americans live in community associations, according to the Community Associations Institute, meaning 1 in 5 of us is required to follow the rules and regulations of a condo, cooperative or homeowners association. According to a 2016 CAI survey, 65 percent of residents find living in an …

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5 Tips for Keeping Board Meetings Condensed, Clear, and Concise

With the long topics, unsettled homeowners, and storytellers, it might seem impossible to have your HOA Board Meeting end in under one hour, but it’s absolutely doable and we’ve drafted a few tips to help you get there! 1. Timing is Everything. Consider changing the time of your Board Meeting from the typical weekday evening …

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HOA board education

2019 Board Education Series

LEARN MORE DOWNLOAD FLYER AMS has just announced its 2019 Board Education Series Schedule! The available classes are listed below. Serving as an HOA Board Member isn’t always easy. Navigating the statutes, processes, procedures and best business practices can be tricky. Professional management with AMS, as well as the advice of an attorney is crucial. Our FREE …

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Board Secretary

4 Key Responsibilities of a Board Secretary

Homeowner Associations have a great deal of responsibility. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Maintaining Association records; Preserving the Association’s history; and Protecting itself from liabilities. Who takes on such an important leadership role? The Board Secretary. What does the Board Secretary do? Prepares and distributes Board Meeting minutes and notices, records meetings …

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Mediation

When is Mediation Appropriate?

We’ve all either heard the crazy stories or even worse, experienced them ourselves. Does your neighbor use tie-dye blankets as curtains? Perhaps you can’t enjoy your back deck because the condo two stories down blares their music so loud that your brain hurts. How much poop can one dog produce? And why can’t their owner just …

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WCIOA

WUCIOA – What You Need to Know

Have you heard? The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA) was adopted by the legislature and goes into effect on July 1, 2018. The bill creates a new chapter in the Revised Code of Washington that governs the formation, management, and termination of condominiums, cooperatives, and planned communities (such as communities governed by homeowners’ …

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Home Sweet HOA: People Love Their Community Associations

Home Sweet HOA: People Love Their Community Associations!

The results of Community Associations Institute’s 2018 Homeowner Satisfaction Survey are in, and for the seventh time in 13 years, Americans living in homeowners associations and condominiums say they’re overwhelmingly satisfied in their communities. Below are some highlights from the survey: 85% of residents rate their overall community association experience as positive (63%) or neutral …

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