For many people, one of the best ways to feel like they’re getting a fresh start is to purge their home of all the needless “stuff” that seems to just take up space. If you’ve wanted to get rid of things like your grandma’s old ugly ottoman, those clothes you haven’t worn in over a decade, or the toys your kids never play with, now is a great time to do it. And while you’re at it, why not make a little extra cash by selling your unused stuff at a garage sale?
Community streets crowded with parked vehicles can create visibility and maneuverability issues that make driving to and from your home difficult. It’s harder to see children playing on the sidewalk and move past oncoming traffic if cars are lined up along each side of the road. That’s why, in this article, we’ll give tips to help board members figure out what authority they have to alleviate parking problems in their community.
The homeowners in your community will often live and work on different schedules: an ER nurse may sleep during the day and work night shifts, while a school teacher will need to get up far before the sun to arrive on campus before the students. This also means that lawns could be mown, dogs could be exercised, and cars could be driven at any and all hours of the day and night.
HOA’s are responsible for protecting the property values of the community. To do this, the board must enforce certain rules and restrictions. While some may find this to be a bit intrusive, the benefit of compliance with the regulations outweighs the inconvenience and benefits the homeowner. When the rules are followed, the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about the prospect of penalty.
As a board member, you strive to make the choices that protect your community and create a neighborhood that homeowners are proud to be a part of. You follow your obligations to complete your duties in good faith and with due care, and you act in the best interests of the association.
Crime can happen anywhere, at any time, so it’s important to stay vigilant. While there are safety measures your association may take to deter crime, it’s crucial for each individual homeowner to contribute to their own safety.
There are millions of dogs in the United States, and each individual dog provides their owners with unconditional love and companionship. Unfortunately, these dogs also provide owners with the unwanted burden of pet waste!
When it comes to running a successful HOA community, communication is key. Even with their busy schedules, members appreciate and benefit from regular communication from the association. Not only does a regular newsletter keep homeowners informed about the goings-on of the HOA, but it can also go a long way in fostering a greater sense of unity within the community.