Rules and Standards

May 5, 2020

Try Streamlining ACC Processing with an Electronic Portal

Spring is often a season when owners want to stain a fence, add some shutters, paint, or add a pool or a pergola. That’s still the […]
April 2, 2020

Considering Landscape Improvements for Your Home? Get Inspired

Inspiration comes in many forms – by looking at landscaping websites, garden magazines, exploring your local nursery, traveling to other places, or simply by looking at […]
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 […]