New technology, demographics, design trends, and more are forcing community associations to adapt—or adopt—rules. What should be considered when determining the right rule for your community?
An estimated 66% of all new home construction in 2020 will be built in homeowners associations, condominiums, or housing cooperatives, according to the Foundation for Community Association Research.
Community managers must interact with board members and residents who have a diverse set of opinions while carrying out the daily responsibilities of their role, making communication a crucial part of any respectable manager’s skillset.
Technology has facilitated our lives, but also affects how we communicate. It’s important to make face-to-face time a priority and be more mindful to engage with others, regardless of format, with respect and civility.
Annual and special meetings require homeowner votes to elect new board members and make changes in the community. An association should work vigorously to garner proxy votes to achieve quorum—a minimum number of members who must be present for business to be validly transacted.
Chrissy Parker, CMCA, compliance director at Somersett Owners Association in Reno, Nev., became the 20,000th person to obtain the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) credential last fall—an essential step for those pursuing a career in community association management.
For the past 25 years, the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) credential has provided a level of confidence to community association board members and residents—that a community manager has the necessary skills to oversee their community.
Several California laws that became effective Jan. 1 create new requirements for community associations on how elections are held, limit restrictions on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and redefine when a contractor is considered an employee.
Gasoline-powered electric generators can emit carbon monoxide when they are not working properly. If you plan to use a generator during a power outage caused by a snowstorm, follow these tips to minimize the risk of carbon monoxide.
The spike in deliveries leading up to the holidays means packages may be vulnerable to theft before they even make it through the front door. Learn how you can deter thieves and ensure packages are kept safe.