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3 Condo Management Tips for Fall Season

Although the fall and winter seasons in Florida are certainly not as harsh as the conditions up north, there are still a variety of condominium management tasks that need to be accomplished during the months of September through February. As the temperatures begin to decrease, a proactive property management company will tackle the tasks listed … Continue reading “3 Condo Management Tips for Fall Season”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | HOA |

Can Condominium Board Members Be Sued for Helping Their Community?

It is your duty as a board member to serve your condominium association to the best of your abilities. Sometimes, this means making tough calls that community members may not agree with. When tempers flare, it’s not uncommon for a disgruntled community member to take the legal route and attempt to sue board members directly. … Continue reading “Can Condominium Board Members Be Sued for Helping Their Community?”

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Anonymous | Monday, October 28th, 2019 | Uncategorized |

How Your HOA Should Handle Flags

We’ve previously covered how homeowner associations (HOAs) should approach holiday decorations. Considering that we’re now entering the holiday season, how your HOA approaches ghoulish displays and Christmas lights will be as important as ever. But what should be done about a decoration that’s left up year-round and can be just as distracting? Homeowners can become … Continue reading “How Your HOA Should Handle Flags”

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Anonymous | Monday, October 28th, 2019 | Uncategorized |

These 4 Budgeting Basics Are Crucial for a Successful Community

When the time comes to plan for next year’s costs, it’s important to recognize that this initial budget will set the blueprint for your community moving forward. Starting off on the right foot means stepping into the new year with a solid gameplan. There will be some time to adjust your budget as the year … Continue reading “These 4 Budgeting Basics Are Crucial for a Successful Community”

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Anonymous | Monday, October 28th, 2019 | Uncategorized |

Overstaying Their Welcome: How Condo Associations Should Handle Guests

As a condominium association, it is your duty to screen potential owners and ensure that they will be an outstanding addition to your community. This process becomes difficult when owners have frequent guests that overstay their welcome. Is the guest essentially living there? Is the owner charging rent? How many guests are too many? We … Continue reading “Overstaying Their Welcome: How Condo Associations Should Handle Guests”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | Property Management |

5 Things You Should Know About Florida HOAs Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, a homeowners association (HOA) management professional from Wise Property Management, Inc. discussed two important HOA duties that a Tampa association management company can assist with: collecting fees and dealing with turnover. As time goes by, it’s important to understand that the needs of your community will fluctuate. You … Continue reading “5 Things You Should Know About Florida HOAs Part 2”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | HOA |

5 Things You Should Know About Florida HOAs Part 1

The purpose of a homeowners association (HOA) is to help serve your community by streamlining communication, addressing concerns, and representing the best interests of the residents. HOAs also make decisions on behalf of the community they oversee and are authorized to “impose assessments that, if unpaid, may become a lien on the parcel.” Unfortunately, most … Continue reading “5 Things You Should Know About Florida HOAs Part 1”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | HOA |

4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Property Management Company

If you are a property owner, chances are you could use some assistance with the daily responsibilities of your property. There are several critical roles a St. Petersburg HOA community management company takes on when they manage a property. In this brief article, Wise Property Management, the best HOA management company in Tampa Bay, will … Continue reading “4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Property Management Company”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | HOA |

Website Requirements for Condominium Associations

Condominium associations must be transparent in all manners of business, including what is presented on their websites. Below, we discuss Florida Statute 718.111. While this statute contains numerous regulations that pertain to access to units, insurance requirements, and collection of funds, among others, we will be focusing on website requirements. Failure to abide by this … Continue reading “Website Requirements for Condominium Associations”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 30th, 2019 | Property Management |

Why You Should Avoid Working with a Delaware LLC HOA Management Company

When the time comes for your neighborhood’s board of directors to elect a new Tampa homeowners association management company for assistance with accounting, records retention, administrative support, and more, it’s important that you understand exactly who you’re working with. At Wise Property Management, we’ve been serving homeowners associations (HOAs) in the Tampa Bay area since … Continue reading “Why You Should Avoid Working with a Delaware LLC HOA Management Company”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 30th, 2019 | HOA |

How to Slow Down Drivers in Your Community

Have you ever seen a vehicle speed through your community and thought that there must be something more that can be done? Reckless drivers are just one of the many problems that HOA board members have to contend with. But unlike other problems, a speeding vehicle can result in a resident’s injury or death if … Continue reading “How to Slow Down Drivers in Your Community”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 30th, 2019 | HOA |

5 Mistakes Poorly Run HOA Management Companies Make

Wise Property Management provides management services, accounting and bookkeeping services, administrative support, and a variety of other services for homeowner associations (HOAs) and communities all around Tampa Bay. If your Pinellas County community is interested in working with a reliable St. Petersburg HOA community management company, speak with the knowledgeable and experienced professionals at Wise.  … Continue reading “5 Mistakes Poorly Run HOA Management Companies Make”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 30th, 2019 | HOA |

Can Florida HOAs Restrict Solar Panels?

As a homeowners association (HOA) board member, it is your duty to approve of most renovations that take place within your community. However, your HOA should be cautious with regards to restricting the installation or use of solar panels. Florida’s Solar Rights Act protects homeowners who wish to install solar panels on their property.  In … Continue reading “Can Florida HOAs Restrict Solar Panels?”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | HOA |

The 4 Drawbacks of Self-Managing a Condominium Association

Self-managing a condominium association is a demanding duty that often requires board members to devote large chunks of their free time to addressing the needs of their community. For this reason, many volunteer board members who are self-managed come to regret their decision to forgo the assistance of a management company.  In this article, we … Continue reading “The 4 Drawbacks of Self-Managing a Condominium Association”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | Property Management |

How a Homeowners Association Can Reduce Summer Turnover

Summertime in Florida brings a lot of challenges to residential communities, including blazing heat, pesky bugs, and the constant threat of tropical storms and hurricanes. Another persistent challenge that’s unrelated to the environment is the increased turnover rate of tenants in the summer. If your homeowners association requires rental management services, you should expect more … Continue reading “How a Homeowners Association Can Reduce Summer Turnover”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | HOA |

3 HOA Tips for Preparing for a Storm

Hurricane season has arrived, and neighborhoods all over the Sunshine State are scrambling to prepare themselves for the eventual homecoming of annual 100-mph winds and torrential downpours. Although most Floridians have lived through their fair share of hurricanes, whether by locking down their homes and waiting it out or evacuating to the north, the fear … Continue reading “3 HOA Tips for Preparing for a Storm”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | HOA |

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 |