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The Dos And Don'ts Of Landscaping In An HOA

Posted by IKO Community Management on August 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM

According to REALTOR® Magazine, properly maintained landscaping increases the value of your home by 12 percent. Imagine what quality shrubbery and garden beds can do for an entire HOA community.

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Topics: HOA Board

16 Inexpensive Landscaping Tips For HOAs On A Budget

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

If your homeowners association finally has some room in the HOA budget to commit to landscaping efforts, summer is the best time to get started on re-doing those common areas.

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Topics: HOA Board

6 Reasons Why Community Living Is Great For Family Bonding

Posted by IKO Community Management on July 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Community living is great for a lot of reasons. Whether it's rural, suburban, or urban, homeowners get the benefit of a well-manicured, safe neighborhood. Not to mention the influx of families creates a more kid-friendly environment, offering more family bonding opportunities than ever. Here are a few of IKO Community Management’s reasons why community living is the best place for family bonding:

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Topics: Homeowners, HOA Board

How To Handle The Top 3 Most Common HOA Complaints

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


It’s important to remember that board members aren’t exempt from the community’s rules. Once a line is crossed, the board is likely to receive HOA complaints from residents regarding the issue.

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Topics: HOA Board

4 Benefits of an HOA Operating Account

Posted by IKO Community Management on June 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Board members must understand that monthly fees go toward two financial accounts, an operating and reserve account. It’s improper for account-specific transactions to cross between funds. Check out a clear explanation from IKO Community Management:

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Topics: HOA Board

Should You Hire A Landscaping Company To Help Your Community?

Posted by IKO Community Management on May 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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.

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Topics: HOA Board

The Roles of Board Members in an HOA

Posted by IKO Community Management on May 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM

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…

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Topics: Insider, HOA Board

4 Simple Reasons To Pick IKO For Your Community Management

Posted by IKO Community Management on May 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM



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?

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Topics: HOA Board, Developers

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

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