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September 18, 2018

Common Foundation Problems & the HOA

Foundation problems for HOA boards are normally a result of drainage or other water related issues. Because of the potential ramifications to the HOA’s annual budget, […]
September 18, 2018

HOA Retention Ponds Definitions

– Wet detention pond: a pond designed to have a remaining permanent pool of water after a storm event.   – Dry detention pond: a pond […]
September 18, 2018

Member Communications With the HOA’s Attorney  

Legal expenses for many HOAs are a significant dollar amount on the annual budget. In most all instances these legal expenses are for attorney opinions or […]
August 27, 2018

What is a Hydrostatic Valve

Swimming pool maintenance can, many times, be one of the largest items on an HOA’s budget. It is beneficial for a board to have an understanding […]
August 24, 2018

Life Expectancy Planning

While HOA boards should rely on professional reserve studies for long term planning, having a general idea of product life cycles can possibly assist with annual […]
August 14, 2018

Why Are Our Dues…?

“Why are our dues higher than the HOA next door?” Or perhaps: “My sister’s HOA dues are less than our dues.” No matter what the one-dimensional […]
August 1, 2018

Net Income/Loss & Retained Earnings

Questions arise from HOA boards about Net Income/Loss and Retained Earnings as found on their monthly financials. Net Income is the total of excess income over […]
August 1, 2018

Delinquencies and the Desire to be Neighborly

William Douglas Management has a collections process that was reviewed and structured by attorneys who specialize in HOA collections. Because of the harsh consequences for violating […]
July 20, 2018

Roberts Rules Basics

This brief overview of Robert’s Rules of Order can be beneficial to new HOA board members for understanding the basic process of how a meeting is […]
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