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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

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

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

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

Best Fall Recipes: Pie Edition

Posted by IKO Community Management on October 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM

It is time to dust off those oven mitts and autumn aprons because the start of fall means the beginning of pie season. From traditional apple and pumpkin desserts to the out of the ordinary confections, there are so many options to choose from. Here are IKO Community Management’s favorite fall pie recipes: Read More

Topics: Homeowners

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 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

Tips for Planning the Perfect End of Summer Party in your HOA Community

Posted by IKO Community Management on August 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM

The end of summer is the perfect time to hold a get together for your friends and family. The kids aren't quite in school yet, daylight still lasts long into the evening and the weather is perfect for using outdoor spaces for entertaining. IKO Community Management has some helpful tips for planning the perfect end of summer party!

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Topics: Homeowners