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Architectural Review Process with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 12, 2021 9:20:00 AM

eUnify streamlines architectural review by automating plan submission, manager and committee review, communication, voting, and approval/denial notices to homeowners. The process combines homeowner and committee input using CommunityLink portals and manager facilitation in uManage in a few easy steps:

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Topics: uManage, architectural reviews, community link

May Brings Renewal, Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 5, 2021 7:45:00 AM

We all know the rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers”.  Taking a broader view, what May brings is renewal.  At this time of renewal, there are challenges for HOA management and opportunities with new software designed to meet those challenges.

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Topics: Software, uManage, eUnify, hoa accounting

eUnify's Concierge Module

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 28, 2021 8:30:11 AM

eUnify was born and raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, but it has an appreciation of the unique demands of city life. Our single-family association customers don’t usually need to keep track of as much information on owners and residents as hi-rise buildings, so we’ve tailored our platform with flexible features that can enabled for specific properties. With a growing customer base in major metropolises around the country, eUnify has dedicated time and resources to developing functions our friends and customers in hi-rise condos need. Buildings in Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other great cities now enjoy the benefit of eUnify’s Concierge module and other functions as a part of our complete management software package. These include:

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Topics: eUnify, Concierge, condos

Xeriscape Your Community and Home

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Apr 21, 2021 2:46:29 PM

As I type, with the blinds closed, lights off, and A/C blasting, a deadly heatwave is baking the paint off my car in the parking lot. With record heat and prolonged drought as a backdrop, I determined xeriscaping to be a good topic for this blog post. Whether you live in the desert or in greener parts, much of the US is experiencing drought conditions. Xeriscaping is a great way to conserve water, save time, and update the appearance of your home. Let’s take a closer look at what xeriscaping is, what the benefits are, and some things to keep in mind when it comes to your HOA.

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Topics: HOA Landscaping

Spring Cleaning with Community Link and uManage

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 14, 2021 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

SPRING! into eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

It is officially Spring in the Northern Hemisphere! Warmer temperatures are likely a welcome change for anyone hit by the recent Polar Vortex. Aside from warmer days and greener landscapes, Spring brings a number of HOA management challenges easily addressed with the aid of eUnify’s complete management software offerings.

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Think Green! (year-round) with eUnify

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Mar 31, 2021 12:10:41 PM

Let’s look at some ideas for going green in your HOA.

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Going Green, Composting

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Mar 17, 2021 8:15:00 AM

I recently sent out a compliance notice to a homeowner in my community for what I thought was a garbage bin left out in plain view, and in violation of our CC&Rs. I was informed by the homeowner that it was a composting bin, a fact which they served to me with a measure of snark equal to the amount of slop in the bin, I’m sure, along with an implicit accusation that the HOA was not supporting the homeowner going green. Really, the issue is not with composting in this instance; if the bin were placed out of sight, no one would even know about it…or care. However, the homeowner’s attempt to turn the citation into something it wasn’t, an argument about the environment, got me thinking about composting specifically, and in more general terms, how the community might be more supportive of eco-friendly initiatives. I went down the rabbit’s hole researching composting, and even decided to start doing it myself (but there will be no bucket of slop in my yard!). Here’s some of what I learned, and some things for HOAs to watch out for as homeowners “go green”.

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Work Remotely with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 10, 2021 7:45:00 AM

eUnify enables remote working. Terms we wouldn’t have used much in the recent past are part of our everyday vocabulary. Terms like, “social distancing”, “quarantine”, and “flattening the curve” describe a social duty to keep distance from everyone outside our households in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. These terms also represent a massive challenge to many businesses. Major corporations have invested billions of dollars in the past several weeks in updating systems to allow for as many employees as possible to work from home.

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Topics: HOA Violations, eUnify, mobile, community link, pandemic, COVID-19

eVoting with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Elections bring with it challenges inherent to neighborhood politics. Changes in dues, reshuffling of the HOA board, and ballot measures to amend governing documents or approve projects all carry the potential for charged emotions and political interest. On top of all that, there are the basic logistics of producing and sending out mailers to homeowners. In order to alleviate some of the headache that comes with elections, online voting is gaining popularity, and rules surrounding online election requirements are being detailed in state legislatures around the country.

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Topics: Software, resident portals, eUnify, HOA Board, eVoting, online voting, elections