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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

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

How You Can Help Aging Residents Fight Social Isolation

Posted by IKO Community Management on September 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Social interaction is highly important to the mental and physical well-being of your residents, but what happens when they begin to age, leaving you to find a solution to combat social isolation?

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Topics: HOA Board, Landlords

Which New Community Living Services Are The Best?

Posted by IKO Community Management on September 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM

There are a few things you should know about a community management company before hiring them, from their experience to the team. However, one of the most important aspects to the company is what they can offer your property. What are their most valuable services?

While it differs for every business, here are IKO Community Management’s basic community living and property management services you should be on the lookout for:

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Topics: HOA Board, community, Landlords

13 Statistics About HOA Communities That'll Make You Proud

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

Did you know that more than 63 million people are residents of communities with a homeowners association? That means 24 percent of U.S. homes are in community associations.

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Topics: Homeowners, HOA Board, community

How To Ensure Your HOA Is Taking Care Of Aging Residents

Posted by IKO Community Management on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM

It can be hard to guarantee that your aging residents are receiving proper care, and due to the increased population of residents who are 65 years old and older beginning, it’s a situation that's becoming more prevalent for HOA communities. 

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Topics: HOA Board

How to Establish a Community Garden in your HOA Community

Posted by IKO Community Management on August 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM

A community garden can be a great way to bring your community together! A garden is a fantastic way to teach kids responsibility and bring families together during the spring and summer months.

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Topics: Homeowners, HOA Board

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