With Budget season right around the corner, it's time to to start putting things in place. What kind of research, planning and preparation should you do in order to create the budget for the following year. There are two questions that should be asked... What do we need? Do we have the money? If you…Read more Trying to Reason…with Budget Season!
Our own Tina Yamada, the president and owner of Vista Community Association Management, has been honored by the Florida Community Association Journal in their special "Women of the Industry" edition. Check her out! http://www.fcapgroup.com/flcaj/flcaj-articles/women-of-the-industry-2/
Although the Association may sometimes seem like Big Brother when you want to build a shed or repaint your house, having an Architectural Review Committee is actually a benefit and not a burden. How so? I'm so glad you asked! An Association's design standards are based on harmony with the overall community, consideration for neighbors,…Read more It’s just painting! Why do I have to get approval?
Man, those dreaded Association payments I make every month, quarter, or year! What are they doing with my money? The grass in front looks horrible and my neighbor stores all this crap out on his front porch and I know he isn't getting letters! What if I just withheld my payment? What are they going…Read more Association Assessment Payments
1. Laws regarding Reserve Funding Levels, Reserve Studies and Reserve Contributions differ by state. Reserve Study Laws and Reserve Funding Legislation vary by state. Click here for an interactive map and complete list of Reserve Study laws by state. In the absence of specific legislation regarding Reserve Funding, associations should refer to their governing documents…Read more 7 Things you should know about HOA Reserve Funds
The complaint most often heard in this business is that the owners do not feel informed. What is the best way to keep owners in the loop? Websites One of the easiest ways to get your message across is to have an Association website. But no one uses our website-- I know this is…Read more Communication, Communication, Communication
It's easy to forget about the year that Central Florida was hit by three hurricanes within the span of a few weeks. It was a long time ago and we have a tendency to block such horrible things from our mind! Try as hard as we want to forget, it happened and most of us…Read more Are you ready? What you need to know when the big storm hits!