7 tips to improve communication in your community

There is one prevailing issue that communities bring to us. Regardless of their size, location or demographics, communication seems to be the roadblock they just can’t navigate. The good news is that most communities do find ways to improve communication using more deliberate communication strategies, and simple communication software.  If your community is struggling to […]

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Answers to 10 common questions about POAs

If you’ve ever looked up information about a property owners association (POA), you might have seen the term being used interchangeably with HOA (homeowner association). While there are some similarities, POAs and HOAs are not the same thing.     Table of contents     What is a POA, anyway? A POA is an organization that governs […]

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How to Improve HOA Resident Portal Adoption

Is there anything more intimidating than new software? For many learning and engaging with new software is a challenge. This is why HOAs need to improve HOA resident portal adoption so that residents can have their best community living experience possible.     Table of contents     Technology experts say new software adoption behavior typically follows […]

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Surfside tragedy underscores the need for preventive condo maintenance

Champlain Towers South, a 12-floor condominium in Surfside, Florida, partially collapsed while hundreds of owners were sleeping in June of 2021. The collapse was sudden, and resulted in mass casualties. Three years have now passed since this disastrous event occurred, but the aftermath continues to impact the family and friends who lost loved ones in […]

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HOA summer fun: Keeping activities enjoyable and safe

Summer brings out the best in people. The warm weather and long days make outdoor activities far more attractive, and make burgers, hotdogs and corn taste better. Once Memorial Day hits, many HOAs witness a renewed energy in their communities.  Owners hang out by the pool, prepare dinner on the grill, or work up a […]

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Top 7 parcel lockers for condominiums in North America

Parcel lockers are the preferred storage solution for condominiums. They are easy to use, they drastically reduce the workload for concierge or front desk staff, and they are effective at preventing items from getting lost or stolen. This smart hardware has almost become a necessity for multifamily communities due to the sustained popularity of online […]

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Top Training Strategies for HOA Board Members  

There are over 2,500,000 community association elected members of boards of directors and appointed committee members in the US., according to the Foundation for Community Association Research. With millions of everyday homeowners making important decisions about community finances and operations, it stands to reason that HOA members should be both knowledgeable and capable in their […]

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HOAs and golf courses

Imagine living 10 minutes away from your favorite golf course. Not only could you sleep in a little bit later if you have an early tee time, but you could probably play multiple rounds in a single day.  Plus, there won’t be any debate about who will be hosting weekend get-togethers. Your friends will happily […]

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New Hawaii bills aim to ease financial strain for condominium communities

What if your condominium’s insurance premium increased from $400,000 to $3.3 million in one year? That’s what happened to the Peninsula at Hawaii Kai. The Hawaii community, consisting of 630 single and multifamily apartment homes and condominiums, was shocked, to say the least.     Table of contents     Sadly, this type of increase is not […]

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Getting rid of amenities: Is it worth the trouble?

2024 has not delivered much financial relief. Money continues to be tight and everyone is feeling the pinch. Naturally, organizations are looking for new and creative ways to save or generate money, and governed communities are no different. Condo and HOA members may be considering wealth-building initiatives including charging for visitor parking, upgrading to more […]

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HOAs and political signs

Few things divide a community the way politics do, and considering 2024 is a U.S. presidential election year, HOAs might already be thinking about strategies to minimize conflicts between neighbors.     Download our free political sign policy template     Signage policies, and in this specific case, political yard sign policies, can help to ease tensions […]

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10 Essential Cybersecurity Practices for HOAs

Did you know that 75 percent of Americans worry about cybercrime relating to having their personal, credit card and financial information stolen by computer hackers? Interestingly, HOAs collect personally identifiable information (PII) from members and sometimes even visitors, for the purpose of operating the community. Data collected could include: The challenge then becomes, if as […]

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Illinois’ Electric Vehicle Charging Act and Its Role in Modern HOAs

The excitement over new vehicles combined with today’s technology is never-ending. Car shows and showrooms are filled with new and future models headed to market. The electric vehicle (EV) is one innovation growing in popularity, especially in Illinois. Between 2022 and 2023 sales of electric vehicles grew by 60% with 94,000 EVs registered in the […]

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