Category: On The Board

Board Operations
Efficient, Effective Meetings

Regardless of whether you live in a large community association with a thousand units, a small self-managed one with a dozen, or an HOA with just a few, board meetings can be both a chore and a headache. From owners getting up on their soap…

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Law & Legislation
When You Don’t Want to Go to Court

Murphy’s Law says, “Whatever can go wrong, will,” and as we all know, stuff happens. When it does, no matter what the specifics of a situation might be, we generally don’t want to end up in court; it’s time consuming, expensive, and has a w…

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Board Operations
Aesthetic Rules in Condos & HOAs

For many people, one of the most attractive aspects of condo or HOA living is the fact that everything, from the windows to the elevators to the numbers on the apartment doors, looks great; clean, bright, elegant and well-maintained. For re…

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Board Operations
Spring Cleaning

Thank goodness spring is just around the corner – even if winter isn’t the same brutal, icy season it used to be, it’s still a welcome relief when the clouds part, temperatures rise, and leaves and buds begin to appear outdoors. Nice as the…

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Board Operations
Building a Stronger Community

Are community associations and HOAs cohesive communities? Is community part and parcel of what the purchaser is seeking when they buy into a community association or HOA? The concept of ‘community cohesiveness’ could be defined as a communi…

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Board Operations
Clarifying Board Roles

Chances are if you’re a resident in a condo association or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of v…

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Board Operations
Holiday Decorating

Since before recorded history, people have celebrated events by decorating homes and public spaces to mark this or that special day. We still love to adorn our doors, windows, and other areas with festive décor at different times of year, b…

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Board Operations
Time Management for Managers

It’s often tough to get  condo association and HOA residents interested in joining their building or association’s board. No one wants to work a second job if they don’t have to—especially one that doesn’t pay—but regardless, there’s import…

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