Maintenance

September 8, 2020

The Dirt on Texas Foundations – A Guide for Homeowners

Talking with a neighbor recently, I shared I needed to “water” my foundation which seems like an odd statement until you realize how challenging the soil […]
August 19, 2020

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 […]
June 22, 2020

Your Home’s Air Quality Can Affect Many Parts of Your Daily Life

Our home plays a central role in our life from where we sleep and socialize to now where we perform our work. Before the pandemic hit […]
November 4, 2019

Avoid Some Common Pitfalls with Reserve Studies

For board members new to association leadership, it’s important to become familiar with an important tool for long range planning. Here are some common pitfalls to […]
January 16, 2019

Why Compliance is a Smart Strategy to Protect Property Values

Having managed community associations for nearly four decades, CMA has witnessed the growing popularity and prevalence of property owners’ associations (POAs) in Texas.  Whether the housing […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 20, 2017

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 bidder.  But there is much more to an organized bidding […]