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How a Property Management Company Can Help Your Community Navigate the Pandemic

As of the time of this writing, the state of Florida has surpassed 300,000 cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to just over 4,500. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that homeowners association (HOA) board members and business partners are asking themselves: “What approach should we take to the reopening of common … Continue reading “How a Property Management Company Can Help Your Community Navigate the Pandemic”

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Anonymous | Monday, July 20th, 2020 | HOA, Property Management |

Common Homeowners’ Association Problems and How to Resolve Them

Successfully managing a homeowners’ association (HOA) is no small feat. No matter the size of your community, there’s a number of factors you have to take into careful consideration before making any decision that’s going to impact the residents of your community. This article will review just a few of the most common pitfalls homeowners’ … Continue reading “Common Homeowners’ Association Problems and How to Resolve Them”

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Anonymous | Monday, July 20th, 2020 | HOA |

Is Your Condominium Association Receiving Pushback Over Safety Precautions?

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, your condominium association has no doubt implemented a number of measures to keep community members safe. These measures may have included closing the pool, locking common areas, and preventing people from moving in or out of the building for a period of time. Although measures like these are implemented … Continue reading “Is Your Condominium Association Receiving Pushback Over Safety Precautions?”

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Anonymous | Monday, July 20th, 2020 | HOA |

New Law May Alter How Your Association Handles Emotional Support Animals

A new law designed to prohibit discrimination against people with a disability-related need for an emotional support animal has gone into effect as of July 1, 2020. In addition to prohibiting discrimination, this new law (Florida Statute 760.27) discourages non-disabled individuals from abusing the law by implementing strict penalties. In this article, we discuss the … Continue reading “New Law May Alter How Your Association Handles Emotional Support Animals”

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Anonymous | Monday, July 20th, 2020 | HOA |

How Board Members Should Handle Late Fees Amid Crisis

Fees are essential for providing communities with essential services, such as water, parking, and trash. However, we are living in unprecedented times, and that must be accounted for when residents report that they are unable to pay fees. Below, we discuss how condo boards should approach collecting fees during the current economic crisis. The coronavirus … Continue reading “How Board Members Should Handle Late Fees Amid Crisis”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

Improving Communication in Your Condominium Association

The last couple of months have been hectic as condominium associations attempted to keep close tabs on news sources regarding COVID-19 to provide accurate updates to their residents. This has proven difficult for a number of reasons, since keeping residents in the loop is often one of the most difficult tasks of Tampa condo management. … Continue reading “Improving Communication in Your Condominium Association”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

Evaluating HOA Fees: How to Reduce Expenses

One of the most difficult aspects of running an effective homeowners association (HOA) is managing the budget and expenses, including determining the fees that fund the association. The collection of these fees, on time and in full, is crucial for the proper maintenance of your community and its amenities. HOA boards attempt to keep things … Continue reading “Evaluating HOA Fees: How to Reduce Expenses”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 | HOA |

How Your Community Can Attract the Next Wave of Young Professionals

According to a study conducted by Millennial Matter, 75 percent of millennials in America say they are willing to consider a move to a new city. Even more surprising, 19 percent say they are willing to move within the next year and 44 percent in the next five years. Often targeted as the most attractive … Continue reading “How Your Community Can Attract the Next Wave of Young Professionals”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 | HOA, Property Management |

Implementing a COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy in Your Community

As Florida enters Full Phase 1 of its plan to reopen after the spread of COVID-19, communities across the Tampa Bay area will be responsible for monitoring the health of residents in their community and ensuring they meet these new guidelines. As the health and safety requirements in all communities across the nation can potentially … Continue reading “Implementing a COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy in Your Community”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 | Property Management |

What the Pandemic Has Taught Communities Around the World

Amidst a global pandemic, every type of industry has had to adapt their existing operations to meet the current needs of their clientele. The same can be said for property management companies in every community around the globe. Although we have yet to completely stop the spread of COVID-19, this unique and challenging experience has … Continue reading “What the Pandemic Has Taught Communities Around the World”

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Anonymous | Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 | Property Management |

New Laws Your HOA Need to Know About for the Summer of 2020

Entering into the summer of 2020, a lot has happened in the world of property management, with new laws and regulations being passed on an almost daily basis due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Tampa HOA management companies must stay up to date on the latest developments in their community and notify their … Continue reading “New Laws Your HOA Need to Know About for the Summer of 2020”

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Anonymous | Monday, April 27th, 2020 | HOA |

What Are the Hardest Things About Managing a Condominium?

Managing a condominium complex is not easy. If not managed properly, the daily requirements and responsibilities of running a condo association will quickly overwhelm any inexperienced board member. There are countless variables to account for when trying to successfully manage dozens of people’s finances and maintenance requests. Providing your tenants with a transparent line of … Continue reading “What Are the Hardest Things About Managing a Condominium?”

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Anonymous | Monday, April 27th, 2020 | Property Management |

How To Ensure Accurate Bookkeeping In Your Condo

Maintaining a condominium’s budget and its residents’ payments is a very demanding task. All too often, substandard Tampa condo management companies are unable to handle the complex bookkeeping demands required by a condo complex. Mismanaging funds can have disastrous consequences, including your residents being improperly charged and your condo facilities being neglected due to an … Continue reading “How To Ensure Accurate Bookkeeping In Your Condo”

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Anonymous | Monday, April 27th, 2020 | HOA, Property Management |

Dealing with a Bad Condo Management Company?

If your condo management company has been consistently disappointing you, or you have received more frequent complaints from tenants over time, it may be time to consider whether or not you are dealing with a bad condo management company. In this article, we’ll discuss the red flags for bad St. Petersburg condo management companies and … Continue reading “Dealing with a Bad Condo Management Company?”

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Anonymous | Monday, April 27th, 2020 | Property Management |

How to Properly Handle Disputes in Your Community

Under the Condominium Act, or Chapter 718 in Florida Statutes (F.S.), condominium unit owners have the right to receive notice of, attend, and speak at board, committee, and annual meetings subject to reasonable restrictions. For a condominium association to be successful, unit owners must serve in active leadership positions on the board and its committees, … Continue reading “How to Properly Handle Disputes in Your Community”

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Anonymous | Friday, March 27th, 2020 | Property Management |

Gearing Up for the Spring Season in Your HOA

Spring has sprung! Now is a great time to start thinking ahead and making sure your homeowner association (HOA) is prepared for the season. With considerably warmer weather and longer days ahead, it’s important for HOA boards to ensure that their community is well-maintained and ready for the spring season. Below, we discuss several ways … Continue reading “Gearing Up for the Spring Season in Your HOA”

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Anonymous | Friday, March 27th, 2020 | HOA |

Coronavirus: Important Considerations for Condominiums

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has resulted in the declaration of a state of emergency in the State of Florida, City of Tampa, and Hillsborough County. Florida is just one of forty-eight U.S. states to have declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak in order to reduce the rate of infection. … Continue reading “Coronavirus: Important Considerations for Condominiums”

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Anonymous | Friday, March 27th, 2020 | Property Management |

How to Keep Your Condominium Community Attractive to Potential Tenants & Investors

If you want your condominium complex to truly prosper, there are two main groups of people to appeal to: those seeking to live in the condo, and those looking to rent them out as an investment. While short-term rentals (like Airbnb) are an unfortunate reality of condo communities, there are special considerations that should be … Continue reading “How to Keep Your Condominium Community Attractive to Potential Tenants & Investors”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

How Bad Condo Management Companies Affect Residents

With a new decade upon us, we thought we’d lay out all the things condo boards need to know about condominium management services, specifically how these services can impact the lives of residents. A condo board’s number one priority should be to make sure that their residents’ needs are looked after. Unfortunately, not all management … Continue reading “How Bad Condo Management Companies Affect Residents”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

Tips to Boost Attendance for HOA Events

An association’s number one goal is to keep their community happy. A great way to foster the communal spirit is to hold events where residents can interact in various ways. However, choosing what kind of events to hold can be a challenge, almost as challenging as getting people to attend.  Below, we discuss several key … Continue reading “Tips to Boost Attendance for HOA Events”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 17th, 2020 | HOA |