Watering During Droughts in HOAs
California has experienced many drought periods, but in January 2014 the drought situation became sufficiently severe that then-Governor Brown declared a state of drought emergency. Soon thereafter, several laws added to the Davis-Stirling Act, Civil Code Sections 4735 and 4736. Civil Code Section 4735 does not allow governing documents to directly or indirectly prohibit low …Read More
5 Easy Ways Boards Can Improve the Homeowner Experience
Today, many people across North America live in a homeowners’ association (HOA), and more than half of U.S. homeowners call an HOA home. The appeal is understandable, as HOAs typically provide neighborhood amenities, standards for property maintenance and aesthetics, an avenue to address resident concerns, and the potential for higher resale values. But a poorly …Read More
What is an Association Management Specialist (AMS)? Why is it important to have an AMS certified manager?
“THE AMS DESIGNATION DEMONSTRATES A HIGHER LEVEL OF COMMITMENT TO YOUR CAREER AND THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INDUSTRY. AN AMS DESIGNATION IS RECOMMENDED FOR MANAGERS WHO WANT TO ENHANCE THEIR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES BY INCREASING THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE.” – CAI-National.
Why would someone with the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, continue to work towards the …Read More
What are HOA Dues/Assessments? What are the Consequences if you don’t pay?
What Are HOA Dues/Assessments? HOA Dues/Assessments Meaning Explained
Before you can understand what, these fees are, you must first learn how homeowners’ associations work. A homeowner’s association is a governing body that creates and enforces rules within a planned community. An HOA is also responsible for maintaining the community, usually in the form of hiring vendors …Read More
Breaking the Musical Chairs of Revolving HOA Management Companies
During the course of my business, I get callers asking if I am interested in managing their Homeowners Association (HOA). The first question I ask is, “What is wrong with your current HOA management company?” Their answer is, “They don’t do what we think they should be doing”
This question typically opens a Pandora’s box of …Read More
Dissecting the HOA Management Fee
You are in the office and the telephone rings. The voice on the other end asks, “What would you charge to manage a 151+ unit HOA? We need a ballpark figure so we can talk it over with the other members of the board.”
Most HOA community managers have received calls such as these. The caller …Read More
5 Common Misconceptions About HOA Management Companies
HOA management companies are essential to the success of a community that thrives under a Home Owner’s Association. While HOA management is something that is quite common, many homeowners and elected board members believe most of these common misconceptions.
Weldon L. Brown Company is proud to help clear up some of these misconceptions and show your …Read More
What Does a HOA Management Company Do?
Effectively running a community can be a real challenge for most board members. In most cases, a Homeowner Association (HOA) is in charge of managing the business affairs’ of the corporations while balancing the wants and needs of the homeowners within the community. However, these responsibilities are usually more than volunteers can handle without a …Read More