According to an infographic by Swim University, a pool and hot tub care and maintenance company, more than 10 million swimming pools exist in the United States. However, only 3 percent (about 300,000) of pools are commercial, which includes those as amenities in HOA communities.Read More
No one wants to be surrounded by boring or unappealing green areas, especially not homeowners. According to REALTOR® Magazine, quality landscaping can increase the value of your home by 12 percent.Read More
Topics: HOA Board
Wondering about how the relationship between your HOA board of directors and your management company works? Or maybe you are curious as to why your board needs a community management company. So how does it all work in a homeowners association? Read on…Read More
When it comes to hiring the right community association management company for your HOA community, you should consider the basics. Which services are included? What credentials and experience does the team have?
Spring time means spring cleaning, and like most households, a time to clear out the old and make room for the new. IKO Community Management knows community yard sales are a great way to unload those unwanted items in a fun and profitable way for all. Successful yard sales depend on some early planning, organizing and advertising. Remember, one person’s junk is usually another person’s treasure. Making some extra cash is easy when you know the dos and don’ts of a community yard sale.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.Read More
Topics: HOA Board