Qualities of a Dependable Property Management Contract

Florida HOA Laws Regarding Resident Fines

Most residents are rule-abiding community members that keep to themselves. On the rare occasion that a rule is blatantly and repeatedly violated, a homeowners association (HOA) can impose fines to remedy the situation. However, every state has its own unique laws regarding the extent to which HOAs can enforce rules and fines. In this article, … Continue reading “Florida HOA Laws Regarding Resident Fines”

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Anonymous | Monday, July 1st, 2019 | HOA |

How HOAs Should Handle Homeowner Renovations

There’s nothing that will make your residents consider moving quite like waking up to the grating sound of construction on a Saturday morning. What may initially seem like a simple home renovation can easily turn into a months-long project that’s an ear and eyesore. Homeowners associations (HOAs) must have a plan in place when their … Continue reading “How HOAs Should Handle Homeowner Renovations”

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Anonymous | Monday, July 1st, 2019 | HOA |

8 Common Notices Property Managers Distribute Part 2

Wise Property Management, a Tampa condominium association management company, is a family-owned and operated business committed to providing homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominiums with a variety of important management services. In this two-part article, we are discussing eight of the most common notices issued to residents. In the first part, we discussed several essential notices … Continue reading “8 Common Notices Property Managers Distribute Part 2”

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Anonymous | Monday, July 1st, 2019 | Uncategorized |

8 Common Notices Property Managers Distribute Part 1

A Tampa homeowners association management company provides homeowners associations (HOAs) with a myriad of comprehensive management services including: budgeting, recordkeeping, inspections, and administrative support, just to name a few. One important service that can never be overlooked is the distribution of notices. Some notices are required by the government. Others are authorized by the association. … Continue reading “8 Common Notices Property Managers Distribute Part 1”

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Anonymous | Monday, July 1st, 2019 | HOA |

New Law Requires HOAs to Address Preservation of Documents Annually

Florida-based homeowner associations (HOAs) must always be mindful of the newest legislation being established in the Sunshine State. For example, 2018 saw several significant changes to Florida Statutes, including one law that homeowner associations need to address on an annual basis. In this brief article, a Tampa homeowners association management company will discuss a significant … Continue reading “New Law Requires HOAs to Address Preservation of Documents Annually”

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Anonymous | Friday, May 31st, 2019 | HOA |

3 Common Mistakes Bad HOA Management Companies Make and How the Good Ones Avoid Them

Whether it’s rental management services, accounting and recordkeeping, administrative support, bookkeeping services, or comprehensive association management services, Tampa HOA management companies are responsible for managing a wide range of services. When your HOA works with the wrong company, any of the above listed valuable services can be compromised. That’s why communities prefer to work with … Continue reading “3 Common Mistakes Bad HOA Management Companies Make and How the Good Ones Avoid Them”

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Anonymous | Friday, May 31st, 2019 | HOA |

Fire Safety for Condominiums Part 2

When a fire erupts in one of the condominiums in your community, your residents may only have a couple of minutes to reach safety. Whether they safely escape or not will largely depend on the fire safety plan your condominium association has implemented, assuming a plan has been implemented at all. In part one of … Continue reading “Fire Safety for Condominiums Part 2”

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Anonymous | Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Property Management |

Fire Safety for Condominiums Part 1

A lit candle, a cooking mishap, or an electrical spark can be enough to start a condominium fire that places every one of your residents at risk. Once a fire breaks out, the smoke that fills walkways can blind residents and burn their lungs as they attempt to reach safety. When you are faced with … Continue reading “Fire Safety for Condominiums Part 1”

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Anonymous | Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Property Management |

How Condominium and Homeowner Associations Should Handle Pets Part 2

Some pets are considered members of the family, while others are guard dogs that protect a home from break-ins. But certain pets provide a very specific and important role to pet owners — service animals. There are various types of service animals, and they can make enforcing pet policies tricky. In part one of this … Continue reading “How Condominium and Homeowner Associations Should Handle Pets Part 2”

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Anonymous | Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 | HOA, Property Management |

How Condominium and Homeowner Associations Should Handle Pets Part 1

Pets can be a well-behaved source of love and support for a family. Alternatively, they could be a nuisance or even a danger to the community. For this reason, condominium associations and homeowner associations (HOAs) often put rules in place to limit the type and number of pets that a resident can have. But with … Continue reading “How Condominium and Homeowner Associations Should Handle Pets Part 1”

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Anonymous | Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 | Property Management |

3 Things Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Property Managers

Real estate investors are often focused on their bottom line when shopping for potentially lucrative properties, especially when it comes to apartment complexes, deed restricted communities, and the like; however, many investors fail to appreciate the value of the property managers that help make these neighborhoods attractive to prospective buyers and renters. As Tampa homeowners … Continue reading “3 Things Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Property Managers”

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Anonymous | Friday, April 5th, 2019 | Uncategorized |

3 Signs That You Need a New Management Company for Your Neighborhood

Condominium associations hire property management companies for convenience and peace of mind. A management company that declines over time and doesn’t meet expectations can sabotage the quality of life in your neighborhood. When a management company is disappointing you, it’s time for them to go. In this article, we’ll be looking at three warning signs … Continue reading “3 Signs That You Need a New Management Company for Your Neighborhood”

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Anonymous | Friday, April 5th, 2019 | Property Management |

How to Welcome a New Resident to the Community

Being a new condominium resident can be challenging as the tenant is inexperienced with their surroundings while everyone else is familiar with the rules and each other. The prospect of integrating into such a close-knit community can be intimidating, and they may feel the urge to close themselves off from their new neighbors. Here are … Continue reading “How to Welcome a New Resident to the Community”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | Property Management |

Dealing with Pests in an HOA Community

Pests can easily spread from home to home, especially in a humid Florida climate. That’s why it’s important to know what to do when your homeowners’ community is faced with an infestation of termites, roaches, ants, or any other manner of vermin. Here is how a homeowners association (HOA) should approach the elimination of pests … Continue reading “Dealing with Pests in an HOA Community”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | HOA |

Why Keeping Residents Happy is Essential

Living in a condominium community is supposed to help lessen the amount of stress one would normally face when dealing with a standalone home. For example, when homeowners have an issue with their home, they must call a professional to provide an estimate and pay out of pocket for any necessary repairs. On the other … Continue reading “Why Keeping Residents Happy is Essential”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Property Management |

The Difference Between HOA Operating and Reserve Funds

Many decisions a homeowners’ association (HOA) have to make hinge on their financial state. HOAs typically operate within two kinds of budgets: operating funds and reserve funds. Budgeting and arranging finances are some of the most important duties an HOA board can have and can be the difference between a successful community and an unsuccessful … Continue reading “The Difference Between HOA Operating and Reserve Funds”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 11th, 2019 | HOA |

Should Your Condo Association Hire a Structural Engineer?

Saving money in the short term can seem like the best answer to keeping your condo association fees lower. However, completing regular maintenance will prevent condo owners’ fees from going up unnecessarily. To get the best life expectancy possible out of your buildings, hire a structural engineer to inspect the property once about every five … Continue reading “Should Your Condo Association Hire a Structural Engineer?”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | HOA, Property Management |

What Services Does a Tampa HOA Property Management Company Offer?

If your HOA is considering hiring an HOA property management company, you may be interested in finding out what services they offer. While the services vary from company to company, the best HOA property management companies offer extensive services that can be tailored to take pressure off the board of directors. If you’re looking for … Continue reading “What Services Does a Tampa HOA Property Management Company Offer?”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | HOA, Property Management |

Qualities of a Dependable Property Management Contract

Hiring a new property manager to work in conjunction with your homeowners’ association (HOA) to oversee your neighborhood and elevate the experience of living there requires a dependable contract that accounts for a variety of important factors and considerations. Property managers need to understand the scope of their responsibilities and obligations to your neighborhood, and … Continue reading “Qualities of a Dependable Property Management Contract”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | HOA |

Conflict Resolution Tips for Your HOA

Conflicts are a common occurrence in neighborhoods of all sizes, but butting heads tend to reach a boiling point particularly fast in condominiums where tenants living in close quarters invade each other’s “personal bubbles” more frequently. Your neighborhood’s HOA is often confronted with these issues, but without understanding some important fundamentals of conflict resolution, a … Continue reading “Conflict Resolution Tips for Your HOA”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | Property Management |