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Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jan 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As the new President takes office and the political chips fall where they may, we have an opportunity to assess what we value personally and for our communities; to focus on what common interests and goals unite us. Our political systems are imperfect and incapable of appeasing every individual, but they operate on the principles of majority rule, checks and balances, common good, and public service. While on a scale that is probably less than “micro” compared to the federal government, our HOAs can be seen as a microcosm of government, operating on these same principles. Let’s explore each of these principles of governance as they pertain to HOAs and their boards of directors: 

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Topics: Community, HOA Compliance, HOA, cloud, eVoting, online voting, elections

HOA (home) for the Holidays

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Dec 14, 2016 8:15:00 AM

Being home with our loved ones is a way to celebrate family, friends, and the successes of the year. As we gather in family homes, decorated for the holidays, the role of our HOA’s might become more apparent, especially when it comes to enforcing the rules.

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Topics: HOA, Holidays

Winter HOA...Property Managers and HOA's Get Ready!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Dec 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It's predicted that this winter will be the coldest in history.  Property Managers and HOA's are you ready? Here are 6 great winter articles to help you prep.

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Topics: HOA, winter

HOA Horror Stories – Happy Halloween!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 12, 2016 7:35:00 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

Signs of the Times – Legal Action Could be The End of Days for HOAs

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Oct 5, 2016 7:35:00 AM

In June of this year, 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: HOA Compliance, HOA

Social Media for HOA’s and Property Management Companies

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 7, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Chances are, in addition to a website, your HOA or Property Management Company uses and/or participates in some form of social networking. Whether it is Twitter, Facebook or YouTube, social media is a great way to share information as well as build an active online community. Social media can be used to remind members about upcoming board meetings and other community events, open discussion forums for planned maintenance projects, or gather feedback from residents regarding community topics.
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Topics: Property Management, HOA

HOA Back to School

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Aug 17, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Its Back to School time and that means for your HOA too! Whether it’s board members, community managers or even homeowners, education is always a good thing. Here are 3 HOA blogs for ‘Back to School’:

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Topics: Property Management, Community, HOA

Tech Trends + HOA Management

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jul 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

General trends in technology over the past decade are beginning to have a big impact on HOA management.  Very few software titles catering to the needs of property management were available up until fairly recently.  If you attend conferences technology topics are inevitably on the speaking agenda, and trade show floors are dotted with software vendors (it’s not just landscapers, law firms, and banks filling all those booths anymore).

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Topics: Software, Mobile App, HOA, cloud

HOA in the Summer

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jun 8, 2016 7:30:00 AM

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 3 good summer HOA blogs.  Click on the titles to read more.

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Topics: Property Management, Community, HOA

3 Tools Property Managers and HOA's Need to Succeed

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 11, 2016 7:30:00 AM


Finding new property management software can be challenging, you want to make sure that the new software will be able to integrate with platforms you are currently using. Integration enables systems to talk to each other.  The Accounting System, Resident Portal, and uManage all TALK to each other. 

Flow of Information:

ACCOUNTING > uManage > eUnify Resident Portal

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Topics: Software, Property Management, uManage, resident portals, Accounting Integration, self managed HOA, HOA