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June 25, 2018

Why Accrual Accounting Is Preferred for HOAs

The following comparison of two commonly used financial reporting methods illustrates the benefits of accrual accounting. Cash Accounting Method If you have ever run a small […]
June 4, 2018

Using Your Reserve Study as a Guide to Asset Maintenance

Reserve studies are vital in ensuring that homeowners associations have the resources to maintain, protect, repair, and replace common assets not covered by homeowners’ obligations. Your […]
May 15, 2018

Troubleshoot Your Irrigation System to Reduce Watering Costs

Your HOA sprinklers can be one of the most expensive systems to run in your community. Understanding how to monitor and troubleshoot your sprinklers for system […]
May 8, 2018

How to Select an HOA Management Company

When an HOA board chooses a management company, it enters into a relationship with a long-term partner that should provide invaluable guidance. The right management company […]
May 1, 2018

CMA Names Vice President for Plano Operations

CMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Teri Kerkman, CMCA, AMS as Regional Vice President of its Plano Operations, effective April 10, 2018.  Teri joins […]
April 26, 2018

Writing Pool Rules: Important Considerations for HOAs

Many community homeowners’ associations prepare to open their neighborhood pools by adding chemicals and performing water tests to ensure the welfare of community residents. Just as […]
March 29, 2018

How to Review Bids and Contracts

Successful Projects Start with a Rigorous Bid and Contract Process Many HOAs contract work by calling a few vendors, getting quotes, and going with the lowest […]
March 15, 2018

Cybersecurity and Your HOA

Homeowners’ associations are an ideal target for cyber-attacks. Why? HOAs have the vulnerability factors criminals look for: they have databases full of valuable information, including homeowners […]