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September 25, 2018

It’s Association Budget Season!

Where Do These Numbers Come From? We’re heading into the fall season, when we prepare annual budgets for HOA clients. In developing the 2019 budgets, CMA […]
September 18, 2018

What Your Board Needs to Know about Open Meeting Laws

Texas regulations for the conduct of HOA board meetings have undergone changes in several past legislative sessions. Under the state property code, HOAs are legally required […]
September 6, 2018

How to Deal Responsibly and Safely with Wild Animals in Your Neighborhood

Development in formerly wild habitats has made some neighborhoods more attractive and welcoming to wild animals such as coyotes and bobcats. Drawn to our neighborhoods by […]
August 21, 2018

How to Set-Up Effective Committees in your HOA

An HOA board member recently told us, “Our committees are the lifeblood of our HOA.” She couldn’t have expressed a more important observation more succinctly. An […]
July 24, 2018

Anniversary Open House Honors Partners

CMA, a Plano-based association management company, celebrated 35 years in business by hosting an event for its Very Important Partners, its clients, employees and vendors.   CMA […]
July 12, 2018

The Texas Supreme Court’s Opinion on Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals In the last few years, short-term rentals have gained popularity following the creation of companies like VRBO and AirBnB.  These online leasing sites effectively replace […]
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 […]