Firefighters battled a raging blaze Friday afternoon that engulfed a building of a large Lakewood condo complex. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. at Covington Village, a community for people over 55 years old, on Sophee Lane. An army of firefighters doused the building with powerful jets of water as a crowd of distraught onlookers gazed at the scene. Read the article……………………
When people think of an emergency, the first image that usually comes to mind is a natural disaster. But an emergency in your homeowners association isn’t always a flood or fire. There can also be financial or management-related emergencies that an HOA board is faced with. Most Boards aren’t prepared to handle emergencies and can benefit from the expertise of an HOA manager to help them plan for emergency situations. Learn what types of emergencies should be on the radar of your board members. Read the article……………..
It’s that time of year again! Budget season is in full swing in the Community Association industry. No one likes building a budget, let alone one as complicated as a community budget. The many moving parts of community budget planning will always seem daunting and painful, but it’s still something you’re really going to want to get the jump on sooner rather than later. This article will be an easy explanation of why you need to get your budget started ASAP, but if you’re looking for a comprehensive resource to use throughout your whole budget planning process, our CAM Budget Survival Guide is just what you need. Read the article…………..
Did you know that almost 50% of Americans don’t know the names of their neighbors? (Reference: CAI – July 2017 Newsletter) As an HOA management company, it’s our responsibility to support and encourage communication within the community association. We have always encouraged getting to know your neighbors. Read the article…………….
Before you jump right in, please reference our Social Media in the HOA, Part 1, which is a quick lesson on different platforms HOA’s are typically using as online forums! Are HOA’s liable for what’s posted in online community forums? Well, it depends. We have outlined 3 quick tips on protecting yourself, and your HOA from liability. Read the article…………..