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Learning Center

Our learning center provides free access to white papers, industry news, community and lifestyle articles compiled especially for homeowner and community associations.

Click on a title to read the story. Feel free to use the social sharing buttons at the bottom of each story to pass along articles to other homeowners or association colleagues. New stories appear regularly, so check back often!

Tips for Small Home and Rental Updates

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Whether you are looking at do-it-yourself projects to freshen up your home or to upgrade your condo to offer it as a vacation rental, updates need not be extensive or expensive. Wi [...]

Protect Your Home, Yourself, and Your Property

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You may feel some assurance living near neighbors or in a housing development or condominium complex. Your neighbors look out for each other, keeping an eye on one another so you f [...]

Understanding Different Types of Condo Insurance and Claims

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Insurance claims have been growing. One common issue that arises is who is responsible- the association or the owner- when damage occurs. Whether the association’s master policy, o [...]

5 Most Common HOA Landscaping and Gardening Policies

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There is just something rejuvenating about having well-tended foliage around our living spaces. If you’re a Homeowners Association board member or a property manager for an HOA, yo [...]

Planning and Budgeting for HOA Roof Replacements

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Roofing is one of the costliest expenditures for any property. Carefully considering the full scope of the job at the beginning stages will help minimize unforeseen expenses. The i [...]

The Benefits of a Good HOA Maintenance Plan

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The exterior of an association property or neighborhood gives people their first impression. Pleasing, well-maintained grounds and common areas are a sign that a property is probab [...]

4 Ways to Avoid HOA Conflicts of Interest

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As a fiduciary in a community association, each board member is expected to act in the best interests of all residents, and act responsibly in carrying out their duties. This prote [...]

Construction in an HOA Unit: Think About a Pre-construction Meeting

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Ultimately every unit in an HOA development will be remodeled or have construction work at some point. It is a good idea for both the association and the homeowner to a pre-constru [...]

2021 HOA Legislation and Policy Review

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We often turn to our membership in the Community Association Institute (CAI) in order to stay abreast of legislation and policy trends related to HOAs, both nationally as well as r [...]

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