Preparing Your HOA Community to Handle Winter Emergencies January 6, 2022 Bookmark and Share

Winterizing your community is likely something you’ve already discussed and begun the planning stages.  Beyond the steps mem Property Management NJ can take for winterization though, you can also be aware and ready for any winter emergencies in your community. Winter emergencies in an HOA mean that your residents may be in trouble. This may […]

May the new year bless you with health, wealth, and happiness. December 28, 2021 Bookmark and Share

  May the new year bless you with health, wealth, and happiness.

Merry Christmas December 22, 2021 Bookmark and Share

“I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange….” — Henny Youngman

HOA Electric Car Charging Policy: Why Have One? December 12, 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 […]

Budget? Yeah… I Think We Have a Budget. December 8, 2021 Bookmark and Share

As a HOA manager I was often approached by potential clients, at their wit’s end with HOA issues. Often these issues were about financial issues. I would usually ask them about their budget. Far too often I would get a response like. “Budget? Yeahhh… I think we have a budget.” In most of these cases […]

HOA Budget Best Practices Every Board Member Should Know November 26, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Planning an HOA budget can be difficult work, especially if you’ve never done it before. With so many things to consider, it’s easy to lose track of the details. Luckily, adopting these HOA budget best practices can ensure a smooth preparation.   HOA BUDGET BEST PRACTICES TO LIVE BY Creating an annual HOA budget is […]

The Truth about HOAs:Don’t Blame Governing Documents,Blame Inconsistent Enforcement November 24, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Debunking common myths about living in community associations: MYTH: ENFORCING YOUR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S GOVERNING DOCUMENTS LEADS TO UNHAPPY HOMEOWNERS. Most people believe that enforcing the Rules and Regulations and other restrictions in the Declaration leads to unhappy homeowners. It feels right, because no one likes to get a letter saying “You are in violation of […]

Board of Directors: Do You Qualify? November 22, 2021 Bookmark and Share

There’s something rewarding about being on the Board of Directors of an HOA, especially if you fit the criteria. Like that one time when you you were spending time at the pool on a sunny summer day and you noticed one of the umbrellas was not doing their job due to the huge hole at […]

How to Pick the Right HOA Vendors November 19, 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 […]

Condo Frozen Pipes: Who Should Take Care Of It? November 17, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Condo frozen pipes are a common problem among many condo associations, particularly those located in colder states. But, is it your job to fix these pipes? Or, is someone else accountable for them? DEALING WITH CONDO FROZEN PIPES Every season has its range of weather-specific concerns for property owners and condominium associations. In the winter, […]

7 Night Driving Tips for Your HOA Community November 15, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Even if your homeowners association is generally well lit at night, the chances of risks are still increased after dusk as visibility decreases. For that reason, it’s important to make sure your community has some guidelines and warnings for living or arriving home at night. Here are some tips you can share with your HOA members: #1 […]

An Overview of HOA Officers Job Descriptions, Duties, And Responsibilities November 12, 2021 Bookmark and Share

If you’ve just been elected to your HOA’s board of directors, it can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. You might be slightly familiar with what happens, but you still worry about carrying out all of your HOA roles and responsibilities. The road to success, though, begins with a comprehensive understanding of your HOA officers […]

HOA Dog Rules And Policies Every Dog Owner Should Know About November 10, 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 Makes A Good HOA Board Member? Secrets to Success November 8, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Homeowners associations should have good board members sitting at the helm. After all, board members are the ones who make decisions for the community. But, what makes a good HOA board member exactly?   WANT TO KNOW WHAT MAKES A GOOD HOA BOARD MEMBER? Board members are responsible for making important decisions that can affect the […]

11 Ways To Ensure Effective Security In HOA Community November 5, 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 […]

Condo Frozen Pipes: Who Should Take Care Of It? November 3, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Condo frozen pipes are a common problem among many condo associations, particularly those located in colder states. But, is it your job to fix these pipes? Or, is someone else accountable for them? DEALING WITH CONDO FROZEN PIPES Every season has its range of weather-specific concerns for property owners and condominium associations. In the winter, […]

What Is Condo Rental Insurance? What Does It Cover? November 1, 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.   WHAT IS CONDO RENTAL INSURANCE? Condo rental insurance is a type of insurance that specifically applies to condo units and […]

7 Wonderful Ideas To Have An Eco-Friendly HOA October 29, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Many homeowners associations are moving towards sustainable practices and eco-friendly solutions in their communities. If you want to be an environmentally conscious HOA, there are several ways to do so. For starters, here are seven wonderful ideas that will transform your community into an eco-friendly HOA. HOW TO BECOME AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOA Becoming an eco-friendly […]

What Goes On In An HOA Annual Meeting? Tips For Having A Successful One October 27, 2021 Bookmark and Share

Although homeowners associations have varying rules and traditions, one thing that many have in common is the HOA annual meeting. But, what exactly happens in the annual meeting? And how can you improve yours?   WHAT IS AN HOA ANNUAL MEETING? The HOA annual meeting is a general meeting of sorts for the entire HOA membership. […]

HOA Online Voting 101: Why HOA Communities Should Consider It October 25, 2021 Bookmark and Share

In the digital age, many HOAs have turned to online voting for convenience. If you’re skeptical, weigh the pros and cons of HOA online voting before making your decision.   WHY EVEN CONSIDER HOA ONLINE VOTING? How many people are showing up regularly to your board meetings? If you are like most homeowners associations, you […]

Happy Halloween From mem – A Must See ! “Click Here” October 25, 2021 Bookmark and Share

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

How 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 […]

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 […]