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How to Recruit the Best Board Members for Your HOA

Having an HOA board that sees the value of their work and wants to make the neighborhood a better place can mean the difference between living in a neighborhood everyone loves and living in a place where people are frustrated. However, recruiting people to be on the board can be hard, because everyone is busy. Here’s how to get great board members to come along for the ride......Click to read more

Tips For Welcoming New Members Into Your HOA

If yours is like many HOAs in Colorado, it’s important to you that new members understand how the HOA works and what they need to do to be contributing and participating members. While it may be obvious to you how your HOA works, that won’t be clear to everyone......Click to read more

The Benefits of Having an HOA

Some people love living in neighborhoods that have a homeowners association. They see the benefits of belonging to a group like this and they have made the choice to sacrifice when necessary to participate......Click to read more

How To: Evaluate HOA Manager Performance

When an HOA hires a manager or a management company, it’s usually because there are tasks that, while essential for the HOA’s survival, cannot or can no longer be performed by the board members themselves......Click to read more

Who’s Job? Property Manager vs Homeowner

Working with a property management company provides numerous benefits to homeowner’s associations. The property manager is responsible for handling many of the day-to-day issues that arise in community associations and for managing the business needs and financials of the association......Click to read more

5 Core Values To Look For In A Property Management Company

Entrusting the management of your homeowner or condominium association is a big decision. Finding the right company means life will be significantly easier for your board members as well as the members of your community. Making the wrong choice, however, could lead to serious problems. What qualities should you look for in a property management company?......Click to read more

Hiring a Landscaping Company for Your HOA

Whether you are looking to hire a landscaping company for your community for the first time or you are looking to replace the company you currently use, choosing the right one is important. Not all landscaping companies are created equally, and they aren’t all good choices for HOAs or condominiums......Click to read more

Storm Cleanup Tips

One of the great things about Colorado is the beautiful weather. Despite all those nice, sunny days, though, storms are still a concern. When storms rip through the state, they can do significant damage. For HOAs and condo boards, knowing where to start the cleanup process isn’t always easy......Click to read more

Why Openness is the Best Policy in Community Associations

Condominium and homeowners commonly share one complaint: The association they are a part of lacks openness and transparency. Board members are frequently accused of things like failing to allow members to attend meetings or view documents and records. While associations are not required by law to disclose these things to members, failing to do so can spur negative feelings within the community......Click to read more

3 Pet Policies For Your HOA

Colorado homeowners love their dogs, and most homeowner’s associations welcome pets in the community. Allowing pets makes your community appealing to a wider demographic, but it could also lead to some problem if the proper rules are not in place and enforced. If your HOA allows pets, it’s important to have set rules that apply to homeowners and their furry companions......Click to read more

Spring HOA Maintenance

With spring just a few short weeks away, now is the perfect time to start getting your condominium or homeowner association in tip-top shape for the coming months. It’s a time to tackle maintenance tasks that have been ignored during the cold winter months in preparation for spring and summer festivities......Click to read more

3 Tips for a More Environmentally Conscious HOA

There are several ways for homeowner’s associations to reduce their negative impact on the environment. Chances are, there are members in the community who are already interested in reducing their and the community’s carbon footprint, and there are numerous ways to encourage others to make changes as well......Click to read more

How to Detect and Prevent HOA Fraud and Theft

Condominium and homeowners associations commonly fall victim to fraud, theft and embezzlement. Factors like large sums of money, lax security standards and having volunteers in charge of financial management combine to make such associations an easy target for criminal activity......Click to read more

What Not to Do When Collecting Past Due HOA Fees

Homeowner associations rely on fees for their day-to-day operations. If even just a few homeowners fall behind on their payments, the impact on the association’s budget can be huge. Fees that are left unpaid may also lead to a ripple effect. Banks are less likely to approve mortgages in associations where fees are frequently unpaid, and when potential buyers are unable to secure funding, the value of the homes in the neighborhood......Click to read more

How to Attract Young Families to Your Condominium

For many condominium owners and boards, the idea of renting to families with children is a bit scary. Juice spills on brand new carpets, crayon masterpieces on the walls and messes left in common areas may make such families seem like less-than-idea community members. While outright discriminating against families or people with children is against the law, many condominium associations make no effort to attract them......Click to read more

How to Improve HOA Meetings

Productive meetings are essential for the successful operation of homeowner associations. Board members rely on them as an opportunity to share important information, gather consensus from the community and for several other functions. Unfortunately, many HOAs struggle to hold effective and productive meetings......Click to read more

Spring Condominium Maintenance Tips

With spring around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about maintenance plans for your condominium. Winter can be rough, and there are usually a number of issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible in the spring. It’s also important to get the property ready for those hot summer days......Click to read more

Writing Newsletters for Homeowner’s and Condominium Associations

If you’ve ever considered starting a newsletter for your condominium association or homeowner’s association, the new year is a great time to get started. Whether put out monthly or quarterly, a well-written newsletter is an effective means of staying in touch with members of the community......Click to read more

How to Avoid Fires in Condominiums

As the temperature drops, the risk of fire increases drastically. There are thousands of fires in the United States each year, and they cause billions of dollar’s worth of damage and result in numerous injuries and deaths......Click to read more

Preparing Your Condominium Association for Disaster

No one wants to expect the worst, but no one is immune to disaster. A comprehensive disaster plan is crucial for condominium associations when it comes to ensuring the safety of community members. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, here is some helpful advice on how to prepare your condominium association for disaster......Click to read more

Things to Keep in Mind Before Investing in Condominium Development

In many areas, condominiums make up a significant portion of the housing market. Whether it’s a highrise building, garden apartments or any other type of community, condominium development provides an excellent investment opportunity. However, there are several that you need to keep in mind prior to deciding to invest......Click to read more

Recycling Programs at Rental Properties

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and decrease waste-related expenses while beautifying your property, implementing a recycling program is an excellent idea. To stir up interest and ensure that your tenants stick with the program, though, you may need to get creative......Click to read more

Renovation vs Rejuvenation

If you want to generate more income for your rental property, you may need to put in some work. New units enter the market daily, and potential renters have a lot of room to be selective when choosing where to live. If they compare your property to a similar one that’s less expensive, they’ll be looking for what makes yours worth the extra money......Click to read more

5 Steps for Successful Tenant Screening

As a landlord, you can eliminate a lot of future headaches by properly screening your tenants. Because empty units don’t generate revenue, property owners often rush the screening process to fill vacancies as quickly as possible......Click to read more

How Your Older Apartment Can Compete with New Construction

Owners of older rental properties face the never-ending challenge of competing with new construction. Older units are often more difficult to lease because they’re less appealing to potential tenants. This is especially challenging in markets like Denver where many potential renters are young professionals who are looking for modern features and high-end amenities......Click to read more

Delivering Bad News to Tenants and Homeowners

Delivering bad news to community members and tenants is one of the downsides of owning property or managing an association. Whether fees or dues are increasing, the pool or another community amenity needs to be closed for maintenance or you’re implementing a new policy, sharing bad news is never fun......Click to read more

3 Tips for First Time Landlords

Entering the rental business is an excellent revenue earning opportunity, but many first-time landlords discover that the job is more complicated than they realize. Being a landlord requires a lot more than collecting rent checks and signing contracts......Click to read more

Are You Spending too Much on HOA Management in Denver?

From high-level financial management to day-to-day administrative tasks, an HOA management company provides homeowner’s associations with a range of services that vary greatly in complexity. Because there is so much variance in available services, prices often vary drastically......Click to read more

Monitoring Water Consumption in a HOA

Monitoring water consumption is a valuable practice for homeowner associations. There are several ways to keep track of how much water the properties in the association are using, but many HOAs are turning to monitoring the usage of each residential unit individually......Click to read more

Benefits of Professional Denver HOA Management

Most homeowner’s associations in Denver face the often difficult task of deciding between self-management and hiring a professional Denver HOA management company. The choice, unfortunately, isn’t always an easy one. Both options have their positives and negatives, but many associations have found that working with a professional management company is worth the investment......Click to read more

Looking Towards Spring: What Needs to be Done?

Looking Towards Spring: What Needs to be Done? It may not feel like spring quite yet in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean it’s not around the corner. Start preparing your community for the new season now, and you won’t have to do it frantically later. Here are a few things you can do to make […]......Click to read more

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