ow Can An HOA Reduce Delinquencies? October 22, 2021 Bookmark and Share

One of the hardest parts about running a homeowners association is collecting dues, especially when they become delinquent. How can your HOA reduce delinquencies? Let us count the ways.   HELPING YOUR HOA REDUCE DELINQUENCIES USING THESE METHODS Homeowners associations face unpaid dues and overdue balances all the time. But, when delinquent HOA dues start piling […]

11 Ways To Ensure Effective Security In HOA Community October 20, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Most residents of HOA communities have the benefit of feeling safer and more secure than those in a public community. To ensure HOA security remains in tiptop shape, it’s crucial for HOAs to get the most out of their security measures.   HOW TO IMPROVE HOA SECURITY IN YOUR COMMUNITY Homeowners association security continues to […]

Happy Halloween From mem – A Must See ! “Click Here” October 20, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!‘  

Why Is An HOA Annual Audit Necessary? October 18, 2021 Bookmark and Share

An HOA audit is just about as important to an HOA as annual health checkups are to you. These audits ensure the financial health of the association. A complete audit of HOA books, however, can be a costly activity.   WHAT IS AN HOA AUDIT? An audit is a complete study of the financial statements […]

mem property mgmt to be a Major Sponsor at CAI-NJ Expo October 14, 2021 Bookmark and Share

mem property management has announced its sponsorship of the New Jersey chapter Community Associations Institute (CAI-NJ) Annual Conference & Expo. The conference will be held October 21, 2021 at the i Play American.Freehold, New Jersey Visitors to the mem property management nj Booth (#819/821) can learn more about the company, its role in the New […]

The Financial Realities of HOAs October 13, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Every homeowners association (HOA) has its own history, attributes and challenges, but all share common characteristics. To lead these communities properly, association board members, together with the professionals who support them, must manage their associations using established business principles. That’s the only way associations can ensure that the interests of homeowners are respected and preserved. […]

How to Get More Out of Your Community Board Meetings October 11, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Q.As someone who lives in a community association, how do I stay involved in what decisions are made regarding the place that I live? I went to a board meeting recently, but I wasn’t sure my concerns were taken seriously, and there’s been no follow-up since. I’m glad you are attending your community board meetings […]

Community Association Violations October 8, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Associations are small governments that are responsible for keeping their communities and buildings safe, while always trying to maintain and increase the value of the homes in the community. The association’s Declaration and/or Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R) are put into place for the benefit of the majority of the residents and should be respected […]

HOW TO FOLLOW CORRECT HOA BOARD MEETING PROTOCOL October 4, 2021 Bookmark and Share

HOA board meetings can dictate the pace of your community management. Knowing how to run an HOA board meeting, and run it well, can make such a huge impact on your HOA decisions. So, take the time and prep up your HOA board meeting agenda with care. Having a productive HOA board meeting can really […]

Common Courtesy: How To Promote Civility October 1, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Raised voices, reddened faces, and angry gestures. You might think you are watching a congressional hearing on C-SPAN, but you are at your community’s board meeting. The erosion of civility in our society has begun to manifest itself in private residential communities. This comes in many forms—from rudeness and disruptive behavior at meetings to more […]

5 Things The HOA Board Should Prepare For The New HOA Management September 29, 2021 Bookmark and Share

New HOA management coming in? Transferring to new HOA management company services can bring about big changes for your community. So take these steps to prepare for new HOA management, and help them hit the ground running. Hiring new management company services doesn’t just end with the contract. You also have to help them fit […]

Self Managed HOA Pros And Cons: Do You Need Help? September 27, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Homeowners associations vary greatly, with some requiring more attention than others. Although many find the idea of self-management appealing, it is not always the right call. In fact, when you become a self-managed HOA, you open your community up to certain risks.   UNDERSTANDING SELF MANAGED HOA PROS AND CONS What is a self managed […]

Community Association Violations September 24, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Associations are small governments that are responsible for keeping their communities and buildings safe, while always trying to maintain and increase the value of the homes in the community. The association’s Declaration and/or Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R) are put into place for the benefit of the majority of the residents and should be respected […]

Developing The Annual Calendar September 22, 2021 Bookmark and Share

One of the most important roles of the Board of Directors for a community association is to establish the direction of the association and allocate the necessary resources.  Most of this work is done through the approval of your annual budget, which many of you just completed for 2013. The resources you have available to […]

How to Pick HOA Vendors the Right Way September 20, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Pick HOA vendors that best fit the needs of your community. Sounds simple written like that, but selecting HOA contractors is not that straightforward. So, before you bring out the HOA vendor contracts, take a look at our tips on how to pick the best independent contractors for the job. PICK HOA VENDORS THAT GET […]

HOA Dog Rules And Policies Every Dog Owner Should Know About September 13, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Pets are now considered an integral part of the family. It’s only right for homeowners associations to welcome pets into their communities. If you’re a pet-friendly association, you likely already know the importance of having rules for homeowners with furry companions. For those who have yet to develop a clear policy, here are HOA dog […]

What Is Condo Rental Insurance? What Does It Cover? September 9, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Navigating rentals in a condo association is already hard enough; adding insurance on top of it can be maddening. Yet, condo rental insurance is a significant asset that every condo rental owner should get.   In this article: What Is Condo Rental Insurance? What Does Condo Rental Insurance Cover? Can You Airbnb Condos? State and […]

6 Typical Rules For an HOA September 6, 2021 Bookmark and Share

If you haven’t dealt with a homeowners association before, you should prepare for rules. HOA rules govern many of the activities of daily residents. HOA’s aren’t for everyone, so before you make an offer on a home and move-in, you should understand how one may affect your living experience.   HOA’s are more commonplace in […]

Investing HOA Reserve Funds The Right Way September 3, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Investing HOA reserve funds is an interesting decision that could set up an association for financial growth. However, any HOA reserve funds investment policy carries its share of risks.   Investing HOA Reserve Funds: Yay or Nay? Any investment decisions should be made carefully and with proper authority. This is especially important when making decisions […]

How To Make An HOA Emergency Plan For The Community September 1, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Every community must prepare a plan in the event of a disaster or emergency. But, what should an HOA emergency plan even include? And what types of emergencies can an HOA even expect?   The Purpose of an HOA Emergency Plan While there are devices that can predict certain natural disasters, emergencies are generally erratic. […]

HOA Management Issues Caused By Poor Communication In HOA August 30, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Proper communication is vital to the success of an HOA community. When HOA board members talk to each other, they’re able to work harmoniously and accomplish essential tasks. On the other hand, poor communication can lead to negative consequences such as misunderstandings and low productivity. Here are the top management issues caused by poor communication […]

Handling Short-Term Rentals in an HOA August 27, 2021 Bookmark and Share

HOA board members have many decisions to make that impact the association and those within it. As services offering short-term rentals have become more popular in recent years, HOAs have to be prepared for deciding how they’re going to handle these types of services. Make sure you are taking proper safety measures such as installing gates […]

11 Things To Know Before Moving Into An HOA Community August 25, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you can make, so it only makes sense to look into every aspect of the process. This is especially true when it comes to purchasing a home in an HOA community.   What You Should Know About Living in an HOA Community Homeowners associations are […]

5 HOA Terms Every Board Member Needs to Know August 23, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Whether you just got elected to the community association board or you’ve served for years, you want to make a good impression. Knowing these common HOA terms will help you sound like you know what you’re doing while you get up to speed or serve as the refresher you need to keep growing as a […]

How To Collect Unpaid HOA Fees At Closing August 20, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Who pays HOA fees at closing? Does the buyer take on the responsibility or does it remain with the seller? Find out below.   In this article: Who Pays HOA Fees at Closing? What Are HOA Fees? What Happens If You Don’t Pay HOA Fees? Pro-Rated HOA Dues at Closing Who Pays for the HOA […]

COA, POA vs HOA: Breaking Down Each August 18, 2021 Bookmark and Share

As a first-time homebuyer, the terms COA, POA vs HOA may sound confusing or unfamiliar to you. There are numerous terminologies and acronyms that exist in the world of real estate. So, it will be helpful to understand the meaning of these three terms, as well as recognize the differences between them and how they […]

HOA Electric Car Charging Policy: Why Have One? August 16, 2021 Bookmark and Share

With the rise of electric cars in society, chances are you’ve probably seen a few of them in your homeowners association. Pretty soon, you will have owners of these vehicles approaching your HOA board to request the installation of charging stations. And, with that, comes the need for an HOA electric car charging policy. In this […]

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality August 14, 2021 Bookmark and Share

The quality of the air around us can directly impact our health, even though we don’t always recognize it. The presence of various pollutants in the air we breathe are often invisible to the naked eye, which makes it difficult to be alert to any potential threats. The best way to ensure that you’re breathing […]

What Are HOA Assessments? Are Homeowners Obligated To Pay Them? August 13, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Anyone familiar with how a homeowners association works knows that there are certain fees members should pay. Apart from regular dues, homeowners may also need to pay HOA assessments. But, what is an HOA assessment anyway?   In this article: What Are HOA Assessments? HOA Dues vs HOA Assessments The Purpose of an HOA Assessment […]

The Hierarchy Of HOA Documents: Which Takes Precedence? August 12, 2021 Bookmark and Share

HOAs are governed by many rules and regulations — to a point where it may get confusing for both board members and homeowners alike. To avoid any kind of misunderstanding, it’s important to have a clear understanding of homeowners association documents, as well as which HOA documents take precedence in your community.   The Hierarchy […]