Category Archives: HOA Board

Jun11

Homeowners are often overwhelmed at all the information contained in their HOA’s governing documents. It’s no wonder— an association’s covenants, conditions & restrictions (CC&Rs), bylaws and rules & regulations are packed with information, some of which is written in dense legalese.  When we published our article about “Understanding the Differences between CC&RS, Bylaws and Rules…

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Nov29

Homeowners association board members are an elected group who are tasked with making important decisions on behalf of the association. Each board member brings their own proficiency and experience to their role which can be a huge asset to the HOA. However, because they are volunteers, nearly all new board members lack experience with the…

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Oct9

Determining what to talk about during every board meeting can feel a bit overwhelming. Since each HOA is different, the items discussed at every meeting will vary. Add to that the fact that state law requires that meeting agendas be posted four days in advance in a public place designated by the association’s annual disclosure,…

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Aug21

The volunteers who occupy seats on an HOA board are in a unique position. Although they’re skilled in their professional fields and possess a deep love for their community, few have experience serving on the board of a multi-million-dollar corporation like a homeowners association. As a volunteer with a fiduciary duty to the corporation, this…

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Mar19

HOA board membership is a unique situation. There are few other scenarios where a group of volunteers assembles to oversee the management of a multi-million-dollar nonprofit corporation in which they all also have a vested interest. All HOA boards face a similar set of demanding circumstances. Knowing how to handle these situations, as well as…

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Feb27

An HOA board election is a meeting of the membership during which homeowners come together to elect officials to serve on the board of their HOA. (Membership meetings should not be confused with board meetings, which are meetings where members of the HOA board discuss and vote on association business issues.) To ensure that your…

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Dec15

Do you have great ideas about how your community can be managed more efficiently? Would you like to become more involved in your HOA’s daily operations? Do you have the time, dedication and enthusiasm to regularly volunteer your skills for the benefit of your community? If so, then you’re a perfect candidate to run for…

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Dec13

Many homeowners aren’t entirely clear about the mechanics of governance that apply to their homeowners association. It’s understandable–when you become a member of a homeowners association, you become a member of a non-profit mutual benefit corporation. This corporation is governed by Bylaws, Rules & Regulations, Covenants, Conditions& Restrictions (CC&Rs) and usually involves a property management…

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Aug21

HOA board meetings are where important decisions are made that have a significant impact on the community. However, the most common complaint we hear about board meetings is that they seem to go on forever, without necessarily resulting in a clear plan of action. Luckily, by taking the right proactive steps, you can streamline your…

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Jul24

Many homeowners association boards ask us how they can get more people involved in their community’s HOA management. The inherent issue is that an HOA board is pulling from a group of people who already lead busy lives. Serving on the board is a volunteer position with no pay and no huge incentive, other than…

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