Welcome to the new Association Life website! We’ve taken everything that you loved from our previous site and given it a fresh, new interface and made it easier than ever for you to participate. Now, more than ever: For Community Associations, it’s all here!

  • How Do You Know if Your HOA or Condo is Under Water? - The term “under water” in real estate usually refers to a property that has no equity. That is to say that the money owed on it is more than what it can sell for. Seldom do we hear about an entire HOA or Condominium Association being “under water.” So the question today is: How do you know if your HOA or Condo is under water? The brutal truth is that your entire community association can be under water. Unfortunately in many communities, nobody in authority acknowledges it until it’s too late. Too late is when homeowners are hit with a large special assessment for a capital improvement project. A special assessment… Read More
  • 5 Ways Community Association Managers Can Thrive in a New Year - Now is the perfect time to align your team to prepare for what’s ahead. You may have aggressive goals in the new year to acquire new associations, expand your team, increase profitability, or all of the above. No matter the goal, you’ve also got the added challenge of staying competitive and, hopefully, a step or two ahead of the pack. Here are five ways to ensure you stay on track and turn your vision into reality. 1.) Keep Yourself and Your Team Informed The community association industry is rapidly evolving – are you keeping tabs on the trends and getting this information to those on your team or in the… Read More
  • The Problem with Current HOA Management - HOA Management, like every other industry, has its ups and downs. Successfully managing an association brings people together, connecting homeowners with each other to develop that sense of community. On the other hand, failing to meet that standard can divide a community. Homeowners become angry with their board members and board members become angry with their management company. How do you fix this issue?  There are a few options; give your current management company one more chance, self-manage your HOA, or switch to another company. Unfortunately, one more chance means you are given a little more attention, but only for a short duration. Then it’s back to the old way… Read More
  • There’s No Excuse for Not Paying Assessments - There’s No Excuse for Not Paying Assessments no matter how you feel the association is being managed.
  • Most Boards Forget to Include This in Their Annual Budget [Free Calculator] - Don't for forget bad debt when you are putting together your annual budget for your community association. Bad debt is an expense and you need to recognize it.

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