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3 Tips for Building an Online Community with CommunityLink

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 21, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Portals offer valuable conveniences to homeowners, such as online payments, easy access to forms and documents, and announcements, among others, but the portal should be more than a convenient tool, it should be about building an online community. Portals provide the platform to communicate, collaborate, and build community. Here are 3 tips to make eUnify's homeowner portal, CommunityLink a place where homeowners gather.

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Topics: Software, Property Management, Community, eUnify, portals, communitylink

Sign(s) of the Times

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Sep 16, 2020 11:40:15 AM

Social media has trained us to share our opinions readily, and with most people wearing their opinions on their sleeves these days, it’s not surprising to see so many posting their opinions to their homes and yards, especially in this election cycle. Not every opinion is expressed tastefully or minimally; some people would litter their yards with campaign signs if left to their own devices, but before you go sending violation notices or taking signs down, though, consider possible legal ramifications from doing so. For example, in 2016, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a small church in Gilbert, AZ in its suit brought against the city for restrictions that limited the display of signs for its services. The Court cited the First Amendment in ruling that city regulations regarding size and display times of signs could not be distinguished by sign content. Whether political propaganda or religious service parking instructions, all signs must adhere to the same sets of regulations.

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Topics: Community, HOA Compliance, elections, law, community link, HOA law

HOA in the Summer ...2020

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jul 1, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Summer is finally here! However, summer might look a little different this year because of the current status of COVID-19. We STILL need to make sure our HOAs stay cool and safe in the upcoming summer months, especially as parts of the country start to reopen.  Whether it’s the safety of children or pets or even complying with HOA rules and regulations, here are 5 good classic summer HOA blogs (that might need slight modification depending on where you live).  Click on the titles to read more.

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Topics: Property Management, Community, HOA

Love Your Neighbor

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jun 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The world is on fire, or at least it can feel that way with the succession of biological and economic disasters, and social revolution in process. Flip through memes on social media and it’s clear that people are applying humor to understand and cope with the dramatic environment we find ourselves in. Humor gives us brief reprieve from the stress of it all, and any step back we take for a minute shines a bright light on the fact that there is still so much that’s good, and so much opportunity to do better. Searching for humor in social media feeds reveals a seemingly equal tripartite mix of funny memes, “Karens” in fits of rage, and meaningful social discourse. Focusing more on the meaningful discourse, a million acts of kindness are revealed. People are reaching out and showing love to their literal and proverbial neighbors in unexpected ways.

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Topics: Community

HOA Horror Stories – Happy Halloween!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 30, 2019 8:50:23 AM

We all hear the Homeowner Association horror stories, because those are the ones that make catchy headlines. The truth is that at least 4 out of 5 of associations in the US are quietly humming along, keeping community order and preserving local home values. The remaining 20% give us a list of scary stories to celebrate the nightmare of suburbia created by dysfunctional HOA boards, predatory vendors, and petty neighbors alike, here are 3 stories:

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Topics: Property Management, HOA Violations, Community, self managed HOA, HOA Compliance, HOA

What I’ve Learned in My Time Serving on My HOA Board

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jul 31, 2019 11:39:35 AM

So far, I’ve been a member of my HOA board for 4 years. In that time, I’ve gained a new perspective on my community and the work it takes to maintain it. Prior to serving, I would be happy to pay my dues and let someone else take care of everything, and probably much more likely to have a negative view of the Board and of HOAs in general. I think if you live in an association, becoming involved on the Board or with some sub-committee is eye-opening in the way that working in a restaurant makes you a better customer. These are some of the lessons I’ve learned (I’m sure there are more to come):

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Topics: Community, self managed HOA, quickbooks, HOA Board

HOA in the Summer 2019

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jul 17, 2019 1:19:20 PM

Summer is finally here!  And we need to make sure our HOAs stay cool and safe in the upcoming summer months.  Whether it’s the safety of children or pets or even complying with HOA rules and regulations, here are 5 good summer HOA blogs.  Click on the titles to read more.

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Topics: Property Management, Community, HOA

Spring Cleaning with Community Link and uManage

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM


Property managers and HOA Boards often get a bad rap because most of the communication with homeowners skews negative, such as, “you painted your house the wrong color and now you must redo all of it!”, or “hurry up and pull those weeds!”  While these messages to homeowners for compliance issues are necessary for community maintenance, often they are interpreted as personal attacks, or at least a nuisance.  With the warmer spring weather, homeowners are usually more interested in beautifying their homes, which presents a great opportunity to property managers for positive reinforcement.  Here are some ideas on how to use uManage and the eUnify homeowner portal - Community Link to facilitate positive community yard campaigns:

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Topics: uManage, Community, eUnify, HOA, portals, community link

HOA Horror Stories – Happy Halloween!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 31, 2018 8:11:00 AM

We all hear the Homeowner Association horror stories, because those are the ones that make catchy headlines. The truth is that at least 4 out of 5 of associations in the US are quietly humming along, keeping community order and preserving local home values. The remaining 20% give us a list of scary stories to celebrate the nightmare of suburbia created by dysfunctional HOA boards, predatory vendors, and petty neighbors alike, here are 3 stories:

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Topics: Property Management, HOA Violations, Community, self managed HOA, HOA Compliance, HOA

Spring into eUnify! Portals and uManage

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 5, 2018 10:27:38 AM


Property managers and HOA Boards often get a bad rap because most of the communication with homeowners skews negative, such as, “you painted your house the wrong color and now you must redo all of it!”, or “hurry up and pull those weeds!”  While these messages to homeowners for compliance issues are necessary for community maintenance, often they are interpreted as personal attacks, or at least a nuisance.  With the warmer spring weather, homeowners are usually more interested in beautifying their homes, which presents a great opportunity to property managers for positive reinforcement.  Here are some ideas on how to use uManage and the eUnify homeowner portal to facilitate positive community yard campaigns:

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Topics: uManage, resident portals, Community, eUnify, HOA