Community Associations and Short-Term Renting Part 2

Are HOA Boards Required to Put Financial Reserves on Meeting Agendas?

Tampa homeowners association management boards are required by law to disclose financial information at meetings and when requested by residents. This information can include the association’s budget, as well as the financial reserves. The topicmust be addressed quickly if raised during a meetingand the association is obligated to respond to a resident’s request promptly. Financial … Continue reading “Are HOA Boards Required to Put Financial Reserves on Meeting Agendas?”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 | HOA |

Best HOA Communication Tools

One of the keys to effective St. Petersburg homeowners association management is communication. Communicating with your HOA board members and residents can be a difficult challenge for many homeowners associations. Many homeowners worry if they’re being heard or ignored when they need answers, while board members struggle to keep up with the influx of emails … Continue reading “Best HOA Communication Tools”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 | HOA |

How to Assess HOA Fees

Determining how much to charge condo owners in fees is a critical aspect of St. Petersburg condo management. If you charge homeowners too little, the HOA board won’t be able to take care of repairs and maintenance needed in shared spaces. If you charge too much, homeowners may take issue with being charged an unfair … Continue reading “How to Assess HOA Fees”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 | HOA |

Interested in Becoming a 55+ Community? Here’s What You Need to Know

If your condo community is interested in becoming a 55-and-up community, you most likely cannot simply add bylaws to your HOA documents to make it happen. Working with your Tampa condo management company, you may be able to make the change without a lot of hardship and stress. Here are the steps that you should … Continue reading “Interested in Becoming a 55+ Community? Here’s What You Need to Know”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 | Property Management |

Tips to Improve Condo Community Security

How safe a condo community is will largely determine how desirable it is. People want to move into and live safe community without any security issues. When buying a condo, one of the most important factors to think about is security. Tampa HOA management companies are always looking for ways to improve condo community security … Continue reading “Tips to Improve Condo Community Security”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | Property Management |

Common Mistakes Boards Make When Managing Their Own HOAs

There is no doubt that managing an HOA board is a lot of work. There are many legal requirements, administrative tasks, and community-wide communications to take care of. Unless your HOA is large enough to have its own paid, full-time staff, these are often tasks board members need to manage on top of their regular … Continue reading “Common Mistakes Boards Make When Managing Their Own HOAs”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | HOA |

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Condo HOAs

To keep all of your condo community’s shared areas in tip top shape, there are a variety of maintenance tasks that your HOA can tackle each season to keep on top of what seems like an ever-growing list. During the summer, your condo residents are likely using shared amenities such as a pool or community … Continue reading “Summer Maintenance Checklist for Condo HOAs”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | HOA |

How to Maintain Efficiency and Effectiveness in Your Zoom Board Meetings

Zoom is an important software tool that can be indispensable to continuing to have regular board meetings, whether in a pandemic or while a board member is traveling. However, Zoom meetings can quickly become less effective with ample opportunities for distraction. In this article, a Tampa condo management company provides some tips on how to … Continue reading “How to Maintain Efficiency and Effectiveness in Your Zoom Board Meetings”

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Anonymous | Monday, April 19th, 2021 | HOA |

5 Ways Your Condo Association Can Save Money

If your St. Petersburg condominium association is worried about making ends meet, you’re not alone. In today’s economy, condo associations across the country are seeking ways to slash expenses. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult to determine what is essential to the functioning of your community and what can be cut. The good news is … Continue reading “5 Ways Your Condo Association Can Save Money”

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Anonymous | Friday, April 2nd, 2021 | Property Management |

Protect Yourself With a Condo Association Preventative Maintenance Plan

Spring is upon us, and now is the time for your condo association to make sure that your maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Florida weather can be, you certainly don’t want to discover a leak in your roof during a torrential downpour or have the HVAC unit stop working in the middle … Continue reading “Protect Yourself With a Condo Association Preventative Maintenance Plan”

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Anonymous | Friday, April 2nd, 2021 | Property Management |

5 Tips for Planning Your Condo Association Budget

Whether you’re planning on taking the burden of the yearly budget upon the shoulders of your condo association board or are seeking the assistance of a Tampa condo management company, the annual budget is one of the most important items on the agenda of any condo owners association. The budget affects the ability to maintain … Continue reading “5 Tips for Planning Your Condo Association Budget”

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Anonymous | Friday, April 2nd, 2021 | Property Management |

Attract Great Tenants With These HOA Amenities

Community amenities are one of the best ways to attract quality, reputable tenants to your homeowners association (HOA). Apart from boosting your community’s overall appeal, trendy and competitive HOA amenities can also significantly increase the value of your property. Current residents will feel valued and satisfied, while prospective tenants will be drawn to your community. … Continue reading “Attract Great Tenants With These HOA Amenities”

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Anonymous | Friday, April 2nd, 2021 | HOA |

How Condo Management Companies Help in Emergency Situations

In emergency situations, like hurricanes, fires, or floods, having a condo management company in your corner can have several benefits. These benefits go beyond typical day-to-day property management, as a condo management company can take on some of the most stressful aspects of the aftermath of an emergency. In this article, a St. Petersburg condo … Continue reading “How Condo Management Companies Help in Emergency Situations”

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Anonymous | Monday, March 1st, 2021 | Property Management |

Tips for HOA Interactions with Long-Term Renters

It may seem obvious that a homeowners association (HOA) involves homeowners and HOA management companies. But what may be less obvious is what happens when long-term renters want to make changes to a property or violate HOA rules. In this brief article, a Tampa HOA management company shares a few tips to help improve interactions … Continue reading “Tips for HOA Interactions with Long-Term Renters”

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Anonymous | Monday, March 1st, 2021 | HOA |

Tips to Prepare for Summer from a St. Petersburg Condo Management Company

Summer marks the halfway point of the year and serves as a natural moment to pause, reflect, and prepare for the rest of the year ahead. The warmer season will be here before you know it, and there are a few things you can do to prepare. In this brief article, a St. Petersburg condo … Continue reading “Tips to Prepare for Summer from a St. Petersburg Condo Management Company”

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Anonymous | Monday, March 1st, 2021 | Property Management |

Why Facilities and Financial Management Matter

Two of the most common services provided by a Tampa condo management company are facilities and financial management. These services can save money while protecting property owners. In this brief article, we discuss why you should hire a condo management company and how financial and facilities management can benefit property owners and board members. Related: … Continue reading “Why Facilities and Financial Management Matter”

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Anonymous | Monday, March 1st, 2021 | Uncategorized |

4 Reasons Why Homeowners Associations Need to Hire Lawyers

  Homeowners associations have a responsibility to their residents to handle problems in a professional way. Sometimes, that means recruiting lawyers to handle legal issues. In this article, a Tampa HOA management professional lists four reasons why homeowners associations need to hire lawyers on a regular basis. Related: Florida Fair Housing Laws: What Property Owners … Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Homeowners Associations Need to Hire Lawyers”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized |

Benefits of Autopay Programs for Condo Communities

  Autopay systems make it much easier to handle bills and expenses. Condo owners don’t have to worry about making payments every month for association dues and other programs, and property owners can keep better control over their finances since payments are received reliably and regularly. Here is a look at the benefits of autopay … Continue reading “Benefits of Autopay Programs for Condo Communities”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized |

Do Condo Associations Need to Secure Copyright Permissions for Community Movie Nights?

  Condo associations like to host community events, including movie nights. And while this can be a lot of fun for the residents, there is a potential legal issue regarding the copyrights for those movies. Many would think that these community events are perfectly acceptable, given the fact that most of them are open to … Continue reading “Do Condo Associations Need to Secure Copyright Permissions for Community Movie Nights?”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 8th, 2021 | HOA |

How to Increase Condo Owner Satisfaction During the Pandemic

  The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed how condo residents interact with their neighbors and use community amenities, such as gyms and pools. Without interaction and with limited outdoor space, it’s natural that condo owners may be frustrated at their inability to use the amenities that make their condos great. As a property owner, you … Continue reading “How to Increase Condo Owner Satisfaction During the Pandemic”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized |