The Keys to Managing a Successful Condominium Association

How to Change HOA By-Laws & Covenants

Communities are governed by covenants, conditions, and restrictions which are outlined in the HOA by-laws. These are created to ensure that each community member benefits from their association with the neighborhood. They also limit the amount of noise, home color choices, landscaping rules, and more. But what happens when your HOA by-laws no longer serve … Continue reading “How to Change HOA By-Laws & Covenants”

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Anonymous | Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 | HOA |

How to Reduce Your HOA Expenses

HOAs have expenses, like other organizations and businesses. With limited revenue sources, it can seem difficult to manage the cost of maintenance and daily operations as an HOA board. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your HOA expenses through creative thinking and help from Tampa HOA management companies. Take a look at these simple guidelines … Continue reading “How to Reduce Your HOA Expenses”

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Anonymous | Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 | HOA |

Importance of Reviewing Vendor Agreements on an Annual Basis

Homeowners association (HOA) boards need to review vendor agreements on an annual basis to ensure that the vendors are providing the services and products required by the HOA. One reason this is important is because contracts may expire. After a certain period of time, it becomes a lot more difficult to enforce a contract if … Continue reading “Importance of Reviewing Vendor Agreements on an Annual Basis”

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Anonymous | Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 | Property Management |

Preparing for 2022: What Condo Associations Need to Know

The new year is just around the corner and many condo associations are preparing for the changes that come with it. There are a number of things that need to be addressed before the New Year, either with your St. Petersburg condo management company or as part of the board. Here are things that every … Continue reading “Preparing for 2022: What Condo Associations Need to Know”

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Anonymous | Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 | Property Management |

5 Ways Condo Management Companies Save Owners Money

St. Petersburg condo management is complex and can cost owners money if not done properly. Fortunately, condo management companies make running the property easier, more efficient, and more cost-effective. Here are several ways St. Petersburg condo management companies save owners money. Fill Available Condos One way condo management companies save owners money is by quickly … Continue reading “5 Ways Condo Management Companies Save Owners Money”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 | Property Management |

Tips for Keeping Your Condo Community Running Smoothly

Your condo community can run smoothly with a good Tampa condo management partner. There are specific things that you can do to avoid problems and keep things running the way you want them to. Here are a few tips for keeping your condo community running smoothly. Enforce Rules Fairly A big problem in Tampa condominium … Continue reading “Tips for Keeping Your Condo Community Running Smoothly”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 | Property Management |

Important Considerations for Your Annual HOA Budget

Your HOA must create a new budget for the community every year. How the HOA does this makes a big difference in the outcome. Many HOAs rely on St. Petersburg HOA management companies to make sure that their budgets work. Here is a guide to developing a yearly HOA budget. What are the Total Community … Continue reading “Important Considerations for Your Annual HOA Budget”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 | HOA |

Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Annual HOA Budget

Every year, your HOA must create an annual HOA budget. This budget guides spending and how much you collect from residents. Making it accurate helps the community avoid potential problems. Use this article as your Tampa homeowners association management step-by-step guide to creating your annual HOA budget. 1. Determine Yearly Costs The first step in … Continue reading “Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Annual HOA Budget”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 | HOA |

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 |