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Homeowners associations are a relatively new way to organize residential living, with origins that can be traced back only to about the middle of the 20th century. However, in the construction boom that took place in southern California in the 1960s, HOAs quickly began to gain significant traction.  Homeowners associations were a smart solution for…


As a homeowner in an HOA, you probably receive a constant influx of information about your homeowners association, your HOA board of directors, your rights and responsibilities as a homeowner and the management company that helps facilitate it all. It’s hard to keep straight who does what and why it’s important. In this article, we’ll…


As a member in a homeowners association, navigating the specifics of HOA living can get confusing. Where do you look for your HOA’s architectural guidelines? How can you find out more about upcoming events? What, exactly, does the board do? And how does your management company fit into all this? Lack of understanding can lead…


On October 3, 2019 we launched our first-ever Keystone Innovative Vendor Open House (KIVOH). The day-long event was an opportunity showcase local area vendors who push the limits of innovation to make HOA living more efficient and effective. During the event, we encouraged Keystone managers and staff to engage with the 40+ invited vendors. The…


Whether you’re thinking of running for a seat or you’ve recently been elected, serving on your HOA board is an important role. You’ll be tasked with making decisions that impact your neighbors, as well as guiding the financial path for your HOA. It’s a lot of responsibility for a group of volunteers who may have…


Switching your management company may seem like a lot of work, but the success of your HOA is worth it.  When the association/management company relationship is working well, it makes life easier for everyone involved. On the other hand, when the relationship is faltering, it can create problems when trying to achieve even the smallest…


At Keystone, we pride ourselves on taking full advantage of modern technologies to help our property managers and HOA management support staff provide superior customer service. None of this would be possible without the involvement of our expert IT team. Keystone’s Information Systems Coordinator, Sam Morng, is an outstanding example of a dedicated problem-solver who…


The board of directors of every homeowners association plays a crucial role in HOA management. If you’re not part of the board, you might not see all of their important duties. However, as a member of the community, you will definitely see the results of their work. In this article, we’ll cover the specifics of…


Though your property manager is your primary point of contact at your homeowners association management company, there are lots of people at the management company whose tireless work behind the scenes makes sure that your association receives top-notch service. One important team that often goes unnoticed is the Human Resources Department. Their expertise sets the…


Whether it’s a natural occurrence like a wildfire or earthquake or an avoidable catastrophe like flooding from a burst pipe, when major damage affects your home or property it can be tough to determine where to turn for help and advice or how to determine the responsibility of the owner vs. association. In this article,…