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

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Does Your HOA Have Holiday Decor Rules?

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The holidays are officially upon us. Does your association have rules on visible décor and lighting? Rulemaking can be a quandary. If you allow displays for some, you have to allow [...]

Different Types of Community Associations in Hawaii

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Think of your community association as a small town that offers services to owners and residents. Owners become members when they purchase their unit and have obligations to the as [...]

Should You Upgrade Your Vacation Rental Condo?

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Travelers expect a certain level of updated décor, cleanliness and amenities when they book a vacation rental property. Fair or not, they will compare your rental to the level of l [...]

How Condominium Associations Can Finance Capital Projects

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Aging condominium buildings are common across Hawaii, which is a growing concern in the aftermath of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Florida. This preventable [...]

Additional Transient Accommodations Tax Begins Nov. 1

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It just got a little more expensive to stay in a hotel or vacation rental in Maui County. Bill 101- creating a 3% transient accommodations tax, unanimously passed the Maui County C [...]

New to an HOA? What You Need to Know About Rules and Regulations

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If you are moving into a home or condo with a Home Owners Association (HOA), you are not alone. In the U.S. 58% of homeowners live in HOA communities, according to the Community As [...]

Dining Out on Maui? It Will Cost You More

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Expect to pay more dining out on Maui, including at casual restaurants. Menu prices rose at Hawaii restaurants for four straight months over the summer as owners and managers conti [...]

HOA Considerations for Video Security Cameras on Property

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High resolution security cameras have become affordable for HOA residents and property managers. Whether it is a doorbell cam to deter porch pirates or an outdoor camera to monitor [...]

Condominium Renovation FAQs

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Many homeowners took advantage of slow times during the pandemic to repair or remodel their dwellings, including condominiums. Now that lumber prices have calmed down and we are ap [...]

Are Hawaii’s Tall Buildings at Risk?

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Last month’s collapse of a condo building in Florida is bringing up questions about building safety and insurance in Hawaii. Tower collapse risks are extremely low. However, Hawaii [...]

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