Living Better Blog

Leader Spotlight: After more than 40 years managing community associations, I finally moved into one.

Posted by Mike Packard on Oct 27, 2016 7:00:00 AM

This article was originally published in Community Association Institute's publication, Community Manager, and is republished with permission.

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Topics: Community Living

These are the Five People You’ll Meet at the Annual HOA Board Meeting. Which One Are You?

Posted by Jesse Dubuque, CMCA® on Oct 25, 2016 7:04:00 AM

You’ve received your annual meeting notice and you may be wondering, should I go and what is this about? The answer to the first question is a resounding YES! The answer to the second question takes more than one word. The annual meeting is a meeting of the members of your association where you elect the Board of Directors, get a report on the financial status, and sometimes even vote on document amendments or special assessments affecting your home and community.

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Topics: Community Living

Partner Post: Fall Landscaping Checklist

Posted by The Davey Tree Company on Oct 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Davey Tree’s ultimate guide to prepping your yard for the cold

With fall upon us, we’re eagerly awaiting the transformation of bright green leaves to the buttery yellow, deep red and vibrant orange colors the season is best known for. The changing autumn colors really are the best part of the season.

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Topics: House & Home

The New Overtime Rule Will Have a Major Impact on Your Community Association. Are You Prepared?

Posted by Chelle O'Keefe on Oct 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Does your community employ managers, recreational employees or maintenance personnel?

If so, you will be impacted by the new FLSA changes rolling out on December 1st, 2016.

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Topics: Industry, Community Living

How to Solve the Biggest Problem with Annual Meetings

Posted by Melissa Merritt-Darden on Oct 4, 2016 5:27:47 PM

Does your board have trouble with homeowner attendance at your annual board meeting? You're not alone! Here's one homeowner's account of poor annual meeting attendance and tips to improve attendance and participation at your next meeting. 

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Topics: Community Living





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