Time Restrictions in Homeowner Meetings

Published in the ECHO Journal, September 2013 Meetings of the Board of Directors are always important to the function of a homeowners association. Board meetings not only provide an opportunity […]

Deciding Whether or Not to Hire a Construction Manager

Remodeling? Should your association hire a construction manager for your next project? How do you find the appropriate construction management firm? The article below will answer these questions. Tips for […]

What does a Construction Manager Do?

A construction manager (CM) is a trained professional responsible for operating and overseeing construction processes while acting as a link between the professional team and the homeowner. A CM will […]

How to Effectively Facilitate a Meeting

Strong Leadership Effective board meetings start with strong leadership. While association presidents most often facilitate board meetings, any leader or facilitator may apply the techniques below. The president must provide […]

Replacing Windows

Common interest developments more than 30 years old often share a familiar dilemma when homeowners want to replace older single-pane windows with newer windows that are more energy efficient. Prior […]

Smart Energy Savings Investment Tips

Planning to remodel your common room? Time to replace old appliances? Consider these energy efficiency suggestions when you make purchases. Install window shading, such as patio covers, awnings, and solar […]

Energy Saving Tips for your Association’s Members

No-Cost Winter Savings Every degree you lower your heat in the 60‑70° range will save 2% on heating costs. Set your thermostat to 55° before going to bed at night […]

Davis-Stirling Conversion Table

As of January 1st, the Davis-Stirling Act has been replaced by “New Davis-Stirling” – the renumbered and restated version of the laws that govern our communities. Both the new and […]

Legal Obligations & Potential Liabilities of HOA Boards

Every person elected to serve on a homeowners association board of directors should understand the basic obligations and potential liabilities of the position. Newly elected members should educate themselves about […]