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How to Build a DIY Winter Garden in 8 Easy Steps

Posted by IKO Community Management on February 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM

 

When the weather outside in too snowy or cold for your plants, build a winter garden in your backyard. These easy-to-build greeneries can save money on groceries and require little maintenance.

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Topics: Homeowners

5 Places to Look for Winter Damage in an HOA Community

Posted by IKO Community Management on February 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

All inspections for winter damage should be in late March or early April, depending on the location of your HOA community. It also depends if snowstorms have subsided for the spring and summer seasons.

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Topics: HOA Board, community

8 Ways to Keep Rodents Away From Your Home

Posted by IKO Community Management on February 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Snow and cold temperatures leave rodents — like rats, mice, and squirrels — looking for food and shelter. These rodents can carry diseases and bacteria, and they create havoc in and around your home.

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Topics: Homeowners

How to Prepare for Winter Emergencies in Your Home

Posted by IKO Community Management on February 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Will you be ready if the power goes out in your home this winter? Are you prepared to handle snow in your community? What happens if the pipes freeze and burst in your home?

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Topics: Homeowners

What Happens When You Damage HOA Financial Management?

Posted by IKO Community Management on December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

In HOA financial management, a volunteer or elected official is legally subject to fiduciary duties. As defined by Nolo, "fiduciary duties" come from state corporate law and require HOA board members to act in the best interest of the community.

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Topics: HOA Board

Happy Holidays From IKO Community Management

Posted by IKO Community Management on December 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Season's greetings from Olney, Maryland! Our team at IKO Community Management wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season with this card.

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Topics: Homeowners

How To Tell If Your HOA Needs Financial Management Improvement

Posted by IKO Community Management on December 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Many HOA boards have streamlined processes due to the annual round robin of volunteers and elected members. This means that it can take a huge mistake to identify improvement points. Many HOA boards hope that it doesn’t hit where it hurts: Financial management.

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Topics: HOA Board

5 Tips For The Best HOA Financial Management Ever

Posted by IKO Community Management on December 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM


The range of fiduciary experience between volunteers and elected HOA board members is drastic. It helps to implement the same annual process with Quickbooks, TurboTax, and so on.

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Topics: HOA Board

Do Upgraded Amenities Actually Help Property Values?

Posted by IKO Community Management on November 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM

All HOA communities need amenity upgrades.

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Topics: Developers, Landlords

Happy Thanksgiving From IKO Community Management

Posted by IKO Community Management on November 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM

IKO Community Management wishes you a safe, fun Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy spending time with your family, friends, and neighbors this holiday.

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Topics: Homeowners, HOA Board, Company, Developers, community, Landlords