Budget? Yeah… I Think We Have a Budget. September 24, 2023 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 […]

Everything You Need To Know About Condo Insurance September 21, 2023 Bookmark and Share

Unlike insurance for single-family homes — which is pretty much cut and dry — condominium homeowners insurance can be quite complicated. Why? Because as a condo owner, you need to think about insurance coverage for your unit as well as the insurance covered by your HOA. To provide clarity, here’s everything you need to know […]


WHAT HAPPENS IF HOA VIOLATES THEIR OWN RULES? Homeowners associations are responsible for managing communities; a big part is enforcing the rules. Every HOA has a set of governing documents — including CC&Rs and bylaws — that dictate the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of the association and the homeowner. When a homeowner breaks a rule, […]

Five Practical Ways to Utilize AI for Property Management September 11, 2023 Bookmark and Share

With the rise of advanced chatbots such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, professionals in every sector of the economy are asking themselves, “How can I implement this in my day-to-d ay work?” With the aid of these technologies, programmers can generate reams of code, lawyers can summarize large and complicated documents, and teachers can develop lesson plans. […]

UNENFORCEABLE HOA RULES? WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM? September 8, 2023 Bookmark and Share

Before you can understand unenforceable HOA rules, you must first know what HOA rules are. Simply put, HOA rules are rules that members of an HOA community must follow. These rules exist to regulate members’ behavior within the association. Some people use HOA rules and HOA covenants interchangeably. You can find HOA covenants within your […]

Are Our Rules Reasonable? July 30, 2023 Bookmark and Share

Rules and regulations help community associations maintain property values and protect a quality of life. These standards are typically described in detail in an association’s governing documents, which all homeowners should have an opportunity to review before purchasing a home in a common-interest community. Association rules and regulations should be reasonable. When board members—along with their […]

Understanding HOA Rules and Restrictions July 5, 2023 Bookmark and Share

Living in a community governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA) has benefits and challenges. On one hand, HOAs help maintain property values, ensure community aesthetics, and provide shared amenities. On the other hand, homeowners must adhere to certain restrictions and rules set forth by the HOA. Here is everything you need to know about HOA rules and […]

Everything Your Board Needs to Know June 26, 2023 Bookmark and Share

Do you need to open a bank account for your HOA but feel overwhelmed by available options? I’m not surprised, actually. Ask any HOA board member what aspect of running the HOA they find the least enjoyable, and most will say it without thinking – money management. There’s so much to it, after all – collecting fees, dealing […]

Get Ready for Pool Season! May 31, 2023 Bookmark and Share

Swim season is here. While your residents are excited about getting wet, it means more stress for you and your staff, especially if you don’t have good pool rules. For everybody’s health and safety, community association board members and managers need to make sure their pool rules are comprehensive, covering everything from guests, children, swimwear, […]

mem to Exhibit at the New Jersey Cooperator Expo May 25, 2023 Bookmark and Share

mem property management recently announced it will be an  exhibitor at The New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apt. Expo. The Expo will take place Wednesday , June 7, 2023 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Visitors to the mem property management can learn more about the company, […]

HOA Bank Accounts: Everything Your Board Needs to Know May 10, 2023 Bookmark and Share

Do you need to open a bank account for your HOA but feel overwhelmed by available options? I’m not surprised, actually. Ask any HOA board member what aspect of running the HOA they find the least enjoyable, and most will say it without thinking – money management. There’s so much to it, after all – collecting fees, dealing […]

The Hierarchy Of HOA Documents: Which Takes Precedence? April 26, 2023 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 […]

Car Charging Stations April 11, 2023 Bookmark and Share

A resident shows up one day in his or her new Tesla Model S and informs the board that his or her electrician is on the way to install a state of the art electric vehicle charging station in his or her assigned parking space, which happens to be a part of the common elements. […]

The Truth about HOAs:Don’t Blame Governing Documents,Blame Inconsistent Enforcement April 6, 2023 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 […]


CAN BOARDS REGULATE MARIJUANA IN HOA COMMUNITIES? Marijuana, specifically the use of marijuana, has recently become a hot topic among homeowners associations. And while it remains illegal under federal law, many states have already legalized its use for recreational or medicinal purposes (or both). As of writing, a total of 21 states have already legalized marijuana […]

mem Files for Trademark Renewal With USPTO March 7, 2023 Bookmark and Share

mem property management, recently filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a Combined Declaration of Use and Incontestability Under Sections 8 and 15 to further strengthen the company’s intellectual property rights. “We are very proud of our brand and our company logo strongly demonstrates our commitment to servicing New Jersey Associations for over […]

Why Are My HOA Fees So High? February 22, 2023 Bookmark and Share

Whether your HOA’s assessments are monthly, quarterly, or yearly, it’s that time of the year again where you may have noticed the dues are higher. While it can be frustrating and may feel unnecessary, there’s a reason behind those increased assessments, and recently, that’s been inflation. How Inflation Impacts HOAs Unfortunately, inflation affects several facets […]

11 Important Features And Design Elements Of A Good HOA Website February 1, 2023 Bookmark and Share

A well-made homeowners association website does more than just present information. A great HOA website consists of thoroughly crafted, related modules that make HOA management easier.   What Characteristics Define a Good HOA Website? When shopping for a website for your association, it is important to consider its features and characteristics. What will make managing […]

Preparing Your HOA Community to Handle Winter Emergencies January 28, 2023 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 […]

Condo Frozen Pipes: Who Should Take Care Of It? January 22, 2023 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, […]

11 Ways To Ensure Effective Security In HOA Community January 15, 2023 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 be […]

Judgments to Recover Delinquent Fees are Not Optimal January 3, 2023 Bookmark and Share

There are several reasons why money judgments may not be an effective way to collect delinquencies in homeowners’ associations (HOAs): In general, it is often more effective for an HOA to work with delinquent homeowners to find a resolution that is mutually beneficial. This may involve setting up a payment plan or finding alternative ways […]

May the new year bless you with health, wealth, and happiness. December 26, 2022 Bookmark and Share

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

Merry Christmas December 22, 2022 Bookmark and Share

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

What Goes On In An HOA Annual Meeting? Tips For Having A Successful One December 5, 2022 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. […]

7 Wonderful Ideas To Have An Eco-Friendly HOA December 1, 2022 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 homeowners […]

Veterans Day 2022 November 11, 2022 Bookmark and Share

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on […]

WHAT IS A HOA BOARD RESOLUTION AND HOW TO CREATE ONE? November 10, 2022 Bookmark and Share

WHAT IS AN HOA BOARD RESOLUTION? Within the context of a homeowners association, a resolution is a formal statement created by the board relating to the policies and decisions of the board. It contains information on the purpose of the resolution and what action follows as well as where the board’s authority to make that […]

Happy Halloween From mem – A Must See ! “Click Here” October 25, 2022 Bookmark and Share

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