HOA Insights

Explaining HOA Assessments

As our partner, we want to help you set your community and homeowners up for success. Timely and effective communication regarding assessments is one important way to get each year started on the right foot. As you are aware, payments collected from homeowners to cover expenses in the association are …

Social Media Best Practices for HOAs

As the busy holiday season is upon us and the new year is fast approaching, it’s important to keep homeowners connected with what’s going on in the HOA. With the growing use of social media and its unique ability to bring people together, especially in this time of physical distancing, …

COVID-19’s Impact on HOA’s

2020 was a year for the books! Virtually everyone has been impacted in some way by the global COVID-19 pandemic. HOAs, like so many other businesses, have faced unprecedented change and a drastic shift in normal, everyday operations. Here are just a few of the predominant effects of the pandemic …

Can Partnering with Your HOA Help Developers?

Our company is well known for protecting developing communities’ property values through our customer-centric approach to HOA management. Developing communities have unique needs, and we’ve tailored our service options to reflect the areas that offer the biggest wins to the developers we partner with: the right kind of financial management, …

HOA Financial Statement Requirements

Among the many records that a homeowners association must keep, the financial statement is definitely an important one. Residents invest in the community through their fees and assessments, and they have the right to see how that money is being used by the HOA board. Transparency and accountability are vital …

How to Avoid HOA Violations

Enjoying the benefits of living in an HOA is a two-way street. You must abide by the association’s rules to make the most of your membership. There have been many incidences of residents violating HOA rules without even realizing it! You can avoid these mistakes by being proactive, familiarizing yourself …

Top Ten Reasons You Should Get More Involved in Your HOA

While it is not mandatory to be a member of your HOA board or to attend every meeting your HOA board has, there are some real benefits to becoming more involved. Whether you choose to do so regularly or just when you have a specific idea to share, here are …

The Role of Your Management Company

There are many complexities involved in running a community governed by an HOA. Residents may wonder what the difference is between their HOA board and their HOA management company. Members of the board may question if they should invest in an HOA management company, or if they have the one …

How to Switch HOA Mangement Companies

Each fall, homeowners associations across the nation vote on issues regarding the upcoming year. Fall is also the time of year when many HOA management contracts expire and are up for renewal. If your HOA management contract is up for renewal, this is an excellent time to stop and assess …

Is your Self-Managed Community ready for a Management Company?

There are many reasons that a self-managed community might want to hire a management company. Do any of these sound familiar? The Board is Tired Since board members usually live on the property, they are often stopped while coming and going with homeowner questions they cannot avoid. With no buffer, …

HOA’s: Self Management vs. Management Company

Self management can be a costly mistake for homeowner Associations. Volunteers often lack the experience to effectively take on the duties of Association management; collecting dues, paying bills, handling maintenance, record keeping, and rules enforcement. The best way to take pressure off your volunteer Board is to hire a professional …

Remote HOA Management… Yes We DO!

Your HOA is now offering Remote HOA management services for homeowners associations located anywhere in the state of Indiana. This is a great option for those with management needs that aren’t one-size-fits-all, since most communities have vast differences and range in size, budget, and management requests. Through our Remote HOA …

Internal Fraud Controls to Protect Your Association…

Homeowners associations vary in size and complexity. The resources available to your HOA and the involvement of the board are key factors when determining whether to hire an outside accountant or management company, or to utilize the board to handle the finances. The controls implemented will vary based on which …

The Benefits of Professional HOA Management for your community…

There are a number of benefits to having a professional HOA management company for your community. However there are also a number of common misconceptions about professional HOA management companies that may make residents skeptical of the benefits of hiring one. Before you decide that an HOA management company is …

HOA Management: Vendor or Employee?

Homeowner communities must hire vendors to perform services such as snow removal, street repair, mowing, and tree trimming—a task that is often delegated to a homeowners association management company. In an established HOA community, a maintenance fund is set aside to pay for these and other HOA services, but as …

Big Changes!

We are excited to announce some changes within our company that will be happening shortly! November 1st, Your HOA Community Management will be moving to a New Corporate Office location located at 1105 W Main Street, Suite B, Greenfield, IN 46140. What does this mean for you? Part of the …

General Hierarchy of Authority for Governing Documents of Homeowner’s Associations

The general hierarchy of authority for governing documents is a loose one because not all documents address all issues involved in operating a community association. For operating a community association, the general hierarchy of authority among governing documents consists of: Recorded map, plat, or plan Declaration, CC&Rs Articles of incorporation …

Does Your Community Need a Property Management Company?

Many communities are unsure if they need a management company to oversee their association. Here are a few tips to help determine when associations should hire an HOA management company: Some smaller communities can easily manage themselves. Most of the residents in the community will volunteer to keep the neighborhood …

What Does Our Management Company Do?

Homeowners receive non-compliance notices from the management company. Homeowners send assessment checks to the management company. Homeowners report common area maintenance problems to the management company. So the management company makes all the important decisions regarding our community, right? WRONG! The management function of a Homeowners Association or Condominium Association …

Tips for Effective Enforcement of HOA Rules

One of the biggest mistakes we see are boards making inconsistent rulings or being very lax with what their CC&Rs say. While it may seem easier to let some things slide, like ignoring people who leave garbage bins in their driveway against HOA rules, your board will lose its effectiveness …

YOUR COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

There are many community association management companies to choose from in Central Indiana… so how do you find the company that is the right fit for your condominium or homeowners association? Homeowners associations and condominiums are the fastest growing form of housing in Indiana; yet there is little guidance and …

We provide a service of communication that is transparent, cohesive, and professional for all of our clients.

Each month, board members like you that are looking for something different decide to make the switch to Your HOA… Why? Because You Want Something More! We can provide it! We’re not like all of the other management companies. Years ago we decided to head in a different direction by …

Service – Performance – Relationships…

Your HOA Community Management, Inc. understands that in this fast paced world, responsive service cannot be compromised. We take our service personally. Service is supported by our performing consistently at the highest levels to maximize your association’s potential. Both the big picture and the little details get our best efforts. …

Expectations of Managers and HOA Boards of Directors

If you have never owned a home that has a governing homeowners association (HOA), it can be difficult to sort out who does what. This article will explain the rules and expectations for each group to give you a clearer understanding of the relationship between residents, HOAs and management companies. …

Does My Association Need to File a Tax Return?

Community management companies are diligent about filing tax returns for their HOA clients. I know this because I prepare a lot of those returns for our community management company. Unfortunately, self-managed associations often don’t know about the requirement, and therefore don’t file the returns. My estimate is that at least …

Using a Professional Management Company

Why use a professional management company? Self-management is a comprehensive job to take on as a volunteer. It can become a full-time job and can take away from the enjoyment of simply living in your community. A manager relieves some of those duties by managing the day-to-day affairs. For individual …

Should You Believe Everything You Hear about HOA Management Companies?

Myth #1: HOA Management Runs the Community HOA management is not there to run the community. That’s the role of the board of directors. The board makes the decisions, with input from HOA members, on how they want the ship to run and where they want to steer it, and …

The Truth About Low HOA Assessments

MYTH: IT’S BEST TO LIVE IN AN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LOWEST ASSESSMENTS. While no one likes making the unpopular decision of raising the assessments, as a board member you are elected to make the tough decisions to promote, maintain, and enhance the community. The last thing anyone wants is a …

Sample HOA Board Recruitment Letter

The following document is provided to help HOA’s and COA’s in the everlasting search for qualified board members. Sample HOA Board Recruitment Letter Let’s Talk. Contact Us Today.

8 HOA Management Company Myths

Homeowner associations hire management companies for two basic reasons: to carry out board policies and to manage the homeowner association’s business affairs. Sometimes, however, the management company’s role is misunderstood which could bring the management company into conflict with the board or members. Management Company is Available 24/7. HOA managers …

The Hierarchy of HOA Documents…

As an HOA board member, while it’s important to review and understand all governing documents of your association, you’ll need to know how to filter through all of the information and know which document to follow if someone finds something that’s not consistent. In case this does happen, you will …

Ten Things Every HOA Resident Should Know!

Know the Rules – Understand and comply with the restrictive covenants, bylaws, and other rules and regulations.Know that you must pay your assessments on time. Do not ignore communications from your homeowner association, especially notices that may regard outstanding assessments, rule violations, or fines. The board has the responsibility to …

What Exactly Is A “Homeowner Association?”

A homeowner association is typically a non-profit corporation that is created by a developer when a community is in the planning stages and prior to sale of the first home. Membership in the homeowner association is mandatory. The association is governed by a board of directors which initially is the …

Basic Responsibilities of the Board and the Management Company of an HOA-COA

Serving on the board of directors for your community is one of the best ways to ensure that your voice is heard when it comes to decisions to be made for the community. In almost all cases, the board of directors is responsible for selecting the officers to operate the …