Rules and Standards

October 1, 2019

Architectural Guidelines Aren’t the Solution to These ACC Issues!

When it comes to approving modifications on homes, the architectural review committee faces more hurdles than simply following reasonable, well-written architectural guidelines.  A lot of issues […]
September 19, 2019

How to Avoid Common Architectural Modification Issues

In working with association’s architectural review committees, some common issues seem to come up again and again.  Working with a well-written set of architectural guidelines and […]
August 5, 2019

What Associations Need to Know about Collecting on Delinquent Accounts

Uncollected assessments and other HOA fees are the source of concerns and questions from many board members. Federal and Texas statutes detail the conditions and procedures […]
July 1, 2019

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 […]
May 7, 2019

8 Guidelines for Developing Legal, Fair, and Enforceable Community Rules

One of the essential responsibilities of a community association Board of Directors is the development and enforcement of rules that are fair, enforceable, and well-communicated 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 […]
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 […]