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IKO Blog

How Are HOA Rules Enforced?

Posted by IKO Community Management on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM


One of the most important duties of HOA board members is to enforce HOA laws and community restrictions on residents and other board members. Bylaws and the rules, regulations, and covenants (CC&Rs) are in place to secure order in the community and protect residents.

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Topics: Homeowners, HOA Board

The Top 3 Solutions To Help Aging Community Members

Posted by IKO Community Management on January 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM


According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults who are 65 and older would choose to age in their current home or community. This new trend is called "aging in place",  and can have its benefits like avoiding high costs of senior living communities, the potential frustration of moving, and being able to age in a comfortable environment.

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Topics: Insider, HOA Board

How To Best Use An HOA Event Calendar

Posted by IKO Community Management on December 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM

 

If your HOA community has events often, a calendar is a great solution to inform residents. Here’s how to best use a community event calendar from IKO Community Management in Olney, Maryland.

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Topics: HOA Board

How to Prepare for a Winter Emergency in Your Home

Posted by IKO Community Management on December 20, 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

Enforcing Parking Rules in your HOA

Posted by IKO Community Management on November 29, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Do your Association Rules prohibit street parking? If so, yours could be one of many homeowners associations that struggle with how to enforce the no parking rules. Stories abound on how certain HOAs across the country have enforced their parking rules. IKO Community Management has a few tips to help you with enforcing parking rules in your HOA holiday season:

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Topics: HOA Board

6 Easy Ways To Get Better At Home Recycling

Posted by IKO Community Management on November 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Many people believe that the critical first step to waste prevention is to recycle. While this eco-conscious practice is a great habit to get into, there are a few other tips you should consider as well. Here's IKO's quick guide to recycling:

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Topics: Homeowners

How To Take Your HOA Management From Good To Great

Posted by IKO Community Management on November 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Being an authoritative part of an HOA community is a big responsibility that’s not to be taken lightly. To take your HOA management company from good to great, follow these rules of leadership and communication.

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Topics: Company

Thanksgiving Celebration Ideas

Posted by IKO Community Management on November 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Now that you’ve moved into a bigger home you’ve been saddled with the responsibility of hosting Thanksgiving for your family and in laws. Thanksgiving dinners come in all shapes and sizes, so we just want to help you get started with a few Thanksgiving entertaining ideas.

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Topics: Homeowners

How To Perform Fall Maintenance On Your Lawn

Posted by IKO Community Management on October 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM

If you’re like us, you’re ready for lawn care season to be over. (We enjoy the nice little break before we start shoveling snow.) However, don’t pack up your mower just yet! There’s still maintenance to be done before winter hits.

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Topics: Homeowners

5 Steps to Pinteresting Your Fall Road Trip

Posted by IKO Community Management on October 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Scientists say they have finally mapped out the perfect North American road trip, which is wonderful news because almost everyone has thought about packing up their bags and hitting the road before. Whether you fill the car with your family or friends, it can be exhausting to plan out every last detail. Unlike vacations, road trips require multiple stops, which present a whole new set of challenges. Have no fear though! Here is IKO Community Management’s checklist on how to Pinterest your fall road trip:

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Topics: Homeowners