HOA Property Values: Growth in a Down Market

Believe it or not, the poor economy has presented management companies with growth opportunities. Builders have cut back and—in many cases—halted new community build-outs. And while just a few years ago homeowners were quickly selling and trading up to larger properties, today they are staying in their homes until the market gets stronger.

While this scenario appears adverse to growth, it actually has homeowners looking at their current homes and communities with a sharper eye. As they stay put, more than ...

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Giving Homeowners a Voice is Important

Homeowners attend HOA board meetings for one of two reasons:  a.) they are unhappy and have an axe to grind, or b.) someone asked (possibly begged) them to be there.   Regardless of why they are there… in some states, homeowners’ associations board meetings must be open to your members.  Great, you say… “how do I maintain control of my board meeting?”

There are several suggestions on this front.  First,  asking, encouraging,  and pleading with homeowners ...

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HOA Disputes and Egos

What causes seemingly normal people to go off the deep end when it comes to their homeowners’ association?  A WFTV News story out of Florida, describes a situation where a condo association president allegedly stalked a homeowner, made lewd gestures, and placed dismembered animal parts on her front porch.  What drives people to these extreme behaviors?

Two words: human ego.  Typically our egos flair up as a protective mechanism when we feel hurt, angry or violated.  Our egos are ...

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