Tag Archives: improvement

Because I Said So, That’s Why!

For those of you who have served, or currently serve on a board of directors or an architectural review committee, have you ever felt like the evil parent telling your child “no”? No matter how you put it, the child continues to argue that he/she should be able to carry out the “forbidden” activity, until everything comes to a head and the child is sent off to his/her room.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the architectural review process for associations, resolution of a dispute is not as easy as putting your foot down and sending an owner to his/her room. To the contrary, the architectural process is closely scrutinized by courts and owners in the communities.  Therefore, before denying (or approving) a request, it is imperative that the architectural review committee dot its i’s and cross its t’s.

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And the Winner is…

A friendly competition sprouts each April in one community. That’s when the Creekside Estates Homeowners Association board starts deliberating over its “yard-of-the-month” awards.

Each winner gets boasting rights and a cheery white yard sign that proclaims the homeowners elete status to neighbors and passersby. The homeowner also receives a $25.00 gift card from a home improvement store and accolades in the association newsletter.

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How to become a community leader

Latest articles about condo’s and HOA’s, found on the internet, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Becoming a community leader is one of the most fulfilling roles you may ever undertake. Are you a citizen who wants to bring about change to your community? Do you look around your town and see things that need improvement? Perhaps you believe:
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