Rules and Standards

January 1, 2019

How Are My HOA Assessments Being Spent?

We all like to see where our money is going.  As we drive into our communities we want to see our assessment dollars in action.  Blooming […]
October 15, 2018

4 Things You Must Do to Run a Productive HOA Board Meeting

HOA board meetings commonly run over schedule, get sidetracked, or fail to cover all of the ground established in the agenda. Ensuring that board meetings run […]
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 […]
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 5, 2018

Ensure Acceptable Use of the HOA Website and Social Platforms

HOA websites and social media pages are wonderful platforms to disseminate information, promote productive dialogues, and foster a sense of community and belonging. However, there are […]
January 18, 2018

Don’t Let Short-Term Rentals Put Your Association in Legal Limbo!

Short-term rentals, or vacation rentals, vary in both type and duration, but are typically defined as the rental or lease of a furnished home, apartment, or […]
September 28, 2017

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog with Your Community’s Pet Policies?

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog with Your Community’s Pet Policies? According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 68 percent of U.S. households own […]
March 13, 2017

The Benefits of Deed Restrictions

Deed restrictions, also known as restrictive covenants, set parameters for how homeowners can use land and property, and what they can build on it. Developers often […]