Top HOA Acronyms You Need to Know
on November 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm
Being familiar with HOA terminology is essential for board members and homeowners alike. Like any organization, HOAs use a language of their own, and the many acronyms can get confusing. The following are the most commonly used HOA acronyms and what they mean. HOA (Homeowners’ Association) HOA is short for homeowners' association. They're established as non-profit organizations to help manage, run, and maintain a community. While HOA is the most common organization name, you may […]
Partner Post: Grateful for Gardens
by The Espoma Company on November 14, 2019 at 5:04 pm
A little gratefulness can go a long way. We prepare for the holidays by making lists, sending cards and just being thankful for joy and thinking of what we can do for others. Something may not immediately come to mind —gardens. So, take a moment today to reflect on the parts of the garden you can be grateful for. Think of what our gardens provide us, what gardening does to our mindset and how much we love being outside in the warmer days of the year. Here’s our thank you: Cutting […]
CAM Confessions: What I Wish Board Members Knew
on November 12, 2019 at 4:46 pm
Understanding the relationship between a community association manager (CAM) and an association’s board of directors can be tough. We asked a few of our CAMs to share how the relationship works, common misconceptions, and how everyone can work better together. What exactly is the relationship between a CAM and board of directors? “Managers are hired professionals who advise board members and help them make the best and the most fiduciarily-responsible decision they can. Managers […]
Partner Post: Three Simple Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter
by Second Nature on November 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm
Fall is well underway, and we all know what that means. In the heart of America, it's that time—start prepping your home for the impending cold weather. Here are our three quick and easy tips to get you and your family one step closer to a warm and energy-efficient winter. 1. Reverse your ceiling fans. Your ceiling fan is designed to blow air down from the ceiling. When the curved blades spin clockwise, you get wind chill (the one your weatherman talks about). This cools you off during […]
FHA Condo Approval Tips: Reserves
by Andrew Fortin on November 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm
When the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is reviewing a condominium association's application for certification, there are several criteria that can trigger an immediate rejection. In our work with clients, a common issue we see arise is inadequately funding association reserves. Here are some tips to avoid this pitfall. What are FHA requirements on reserve funding? FHA’s role is to back mortgages it issues, so it makes sense that they would want to evaluate data to assess the risk […]
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