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June 29, 2017

Pets – Rules & Regs 

Almost all associations have had pet issues at one time or another. Per the American Pet Products Manufactures Association, there are an estimated 74.8 million dogs […]
June 7, 2017

If You Play You May Have To Pay

Memorial Day 2012 in Bend, Oregon at the Sunriver Owners Association was a festive event celebrated by 350 residents of the 4,200 home association in their […]
June 1, 2017

Association Governing Documents

Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions Also known as CC & Rs, Declarations, Master Deed, to name just a few.  By whatever name or abbreviation they go by, […]
May 22, 2017

The Various Association Meetings, An Overview

Questions arise about association meetings such as the differences, legal requirements and procedures.  While association meetings may not have all the same legal requirements and procedures, […]
May 10, 2017

The Association Structure

How an Association is Formed A homeowner association or condominium association is a nonprofit corporation formed, usually, by a real estate developer for the purpose of […]
May 3, 2017

Association Terminology

Certain terms are used incorrectly or generically when discussing association issues.  For example, the CC&Rs are often incorrectly referred to as the bylaws or the membership […]
May 2, 2017

Short Term Rentals & The HOA

Short term rentals, be it overnight stays or weeklong rentals, seem to be becoming more prevalent in homeowner and condominium associations as of late.  Some blame […]
April 26, 2017

Swimming Pools 101    

Swimming pools can be a disproportionate expense to an association and in many instances the single largest budget expenditure to an association.  The membership usually does […]
April 26, 2017

Why Must the Association Approve My???

Some in the membership may believe the association is similar to Big Brother when they wish to alter the exterior of their home or do anything […]
April 26, 2017

Collaborative Decision Making

Association Boards and Managers must strive to meet the needs of the entire membership. Unfortunately, within this process, the Board and the Manager rarely please everyone. […]
April 26, 2017

Forming Committees

Committee Guidelines   Purpose: Defines expected results of a committees work (not what’s to be done to fulfill goal) Responsibilities: Activities/actions that must be performed to […]
April 12, 2017

Home Values Increase Faster in a Homeowners Association

Recent research conducted in Northern Virginia by a professor and student at George Mason University indicates that community associations can add a 5-6 percent increase in […]
April 12, 2017

Association Insurance

The Double Edged Sword  Association master hazard insurance premiums are going up and in some cases rising at double digit percentages.  Even worse, many insurance companies […]
April 12, 2017

Landlord. Residents and the Association Governing Documents

Landlord and resident issues can be challenging to associations.  One common issue that arises is that the lease used is either too generic or does not […]
March 29, 2017

New Atlanta Area Office

Because of our growth in the Atlanta Metro area we have purchased an office in Marietta. We were up and operational at our new office on […]
March 29, 2017

Dues Payment Options

It is that time of year again, no not the holidays, but billing season. For the convenience of our William Douglas Management homeowners we offer many […]
March 29, 2017

Termites 101

We are entering the time of year when termite activity comes to the forefront because of blatant termite activity in the form of swarms.  Termites swarming […]
March 22, 2017

A Poem Lovely As A Tree

I think that I shall never see. A poem lovely as a tree. The first part of the wonderful poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer, praising the […]
March 14, 2017

Committees 101        

Committees are an essential part of an association.  Committees are a way to bring association members together with similar objectives and relevant expertise who may otherwise […]
March 14, 2017

Rules & Regulations 101

Questions often arise when boards of directors revise or initially draft and implement their association’s rules and regulations.  There are points to consider while going through […]
March 13, 2017

Homeowner Association Board Meeting Basics

The objective of any homeowner association board of directors meeting should be to accomplish association business in a proper and efficient manner. Scope of Meeting:  Issues […]
March 13, 2017

Auto Draft = Cost Savings

William Douglas Management, as a service to our clients, offers free Auto-Drafting of monthly dues.  Auto-Drafting not only helps our company keep costs down, but it […]
March 13, 2017

Why Live In An Homeowner Association or Condominium Association with Restrictions?

If you have been on a Board of Directors for any length of time, you will hear members complain about the “unreasonable” restrictions of an association, […]
March 13, 2017

Capital Reserve Funds

Capital Reserve Funds Capital Improvement Reserves are funds set aside separately to fund future capital repairs or improvements of a homeowners association or condominium association’s common […]
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