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The HOA Reserve Analyst

Why your Association needs to Partner With a Reserve Specialist

Whether your association board works with a professional manager or self-manages the association, it’s likely that the board will still need the services of other professionals like a Reserve specialist. The Reserve Specialist provide unique skills, should partner with the board, and will provide invaluable resources to your association. When you partner with a reserve specialist it becomes much easier to asses what capital improvements need to be addressed and the time frame in which to address them. Reserve Specialists …

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Free Parking

6 Ways a Homeowner Association Can Ease Parking Wars

One of the areas creating the most controversial issues in planned communities, besides Pets, is related to parking. No one can argue that having rules in place minimizes the “you took my space” problem. In a perfect world, people follow the rules and are respectful of the rules set forth by the association. However, in the real world and for whatever reason, people choose to disobey the rules and create havoc in an otherwise acceptable situation. How to Minimize Poor …

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What is a Homeowner Association?

What is a homeowner Association? A homeowner association is historically a non-profit corporation created by a developer when a community is in the planning stages and before selling the first home. Membership in a homeowner association is mandatory. The association is governed by a board of directors, which initially is the developer and his representatives. We have broken down the parts of the “WHAT IS A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION?” into Four points to make it all understandable. 1. Is a homeowner …

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What are HOA fees?

What are HOA Fees and What do They Cover?

What are HOA Fees Are and What do They Cover? Are You Worried About a Home with HOA Fees? needs, is in excellent condition, and is the right size, in the right location and neighborhood. Your landscaping, entrance, and common areas are always guaranteed to look fabulous because your new home is part of a homeowner’s association (HOA). You can’t even make an excuse to escape working out because the amenities even include a fitness center with active programming for …

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Do you have a HOA Developer Exit Plan

HOA Developer Control

Transitioning from a developer-controlled to a homeowner-controlled community can be a difficult process. Moving ahead after that “magic number” of homes sold requires planning. According to Alexander D. DiSanti, Esq., of Forbes Bender Paolino & DiSanti, P.C., in Media, PA. “Once the end of declarant control has happened, all responsibilities of the association are transferred from the declarant appointees to the executive board to the unit-elected board members once there has been a successful election meeting of the unit owners, …

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Walk with Fido

Five Essential Safety Tips on Night Walking

Acri Realty shares Five Essential Safety Tips on Night Walking to ensure your night or early morning walks are as safe as possible while still meeting your fitness goals. [bctt tweet=”No matter the reason you may choose to walk when it’s dark out, night walking presents some unique challenges.” username=”acrirealty”] Night walking is an excellent way for busy people to get more steps in their day. Some people like night walk because it is a schedule conflict, they may be …

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No Speeding

The painful truth about controlling HOA Speeding

The Ability to Control HOA Speeding is an issue that Homeowner Association communities face. Sometimes the truth is painful. The answer depends on whether your roads are private or municipal-owned streets. Private community roads are not routinely patrolled by law enforcement. Law enforcement cannot legally control civil traffic issues on private roads.  Law enforcement can investigate criminal matters, but their jurisdiction stops there. Because of that fact, the HOA itself is left to control speeding. If you live in a …

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Covid 19 in the HOA

 How does our Homeowner Association move forward post Covid19

 It is essential to recognize that your Homeowner Association Board and Management Company are not health care professionals. The primary source of information should come from the federal guidelines and the CDC.  Now that States are relaxing quarantine guidelines, many Associations are looking for ideas on how to move forward. There has been plenty of talk about the “new normal.” Now is the time for communities to leverage tools like remote meetings and community websites to get information delivered …

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Smart Home Gadgets that Sell

5 Questions Homeowners ask themselves during the selling process

“There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process.” “How much will my home sell for?” “How much should I list my home for?” “Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?” “What if the real estate agent overprices my home?” “Is this a good time to be selling a home?” Is it OK to Sale my Home in the Fall or Winter? As with every decision in life, there are pros and …

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Acri Commercial Realty HomeOwner Apathy Dangers

3 Issues Homeowner Associations Face Today

There are many issues that many Homeowner Associations and Boards face on a regular basis.  Let’s take a moment to review the 3 top issues that exhibit the most contention. 1. Property Management Company does not have credentials and licensing. In a lot of states, fewer than 20% of homeowner associations are taken care of by a management company. Worse yet, across the country, less than 10 states mandate management licensing. An association needs to be very careful and assess …

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