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Community Association Roles
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A community association is truly just that – a group comprised of representatives of the entire community with the community’s best interest in mind. It’s a simple but important distinction, since opinion on the specific role of a community association can vary.There are three forms of management:Volunteer or self-manage...
What’s in Your Board Member Tool Box?
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Serving as a board member of a homeowners association (HOA) can be an incredibly valuable and rewarding experience. That said, it is serious business as there are of responsibilities associated with protecting a community's assets and making it a great place to live.   For an HOA board to effectively serve its members, board...
Protecting Your Home From Floods
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The concept of flood zones has been changing as more areas which historically haven’t flooded have begun seeing more instances of water intrusion whether it be from rain, nearby bodies of water or a combination of both. There are more than 20,000 communities in the United States which have been placed into a category of flood zones ...
The Value of Partnering with Financial Institutions
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Community management companies, like the rest of the world, are being targeted for fraud and the threats are growing. This includes people attempting to cash fake checks at local banks, embezzlement, and cyber fraud via email and the internet.   It’s not easy or quick to determine fraud is happening, either; the average sc...
New Compliance Inspection Process
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Here at SCS, we have been working on creating a brand-new inspection and violation notice process in hopes of alleviating some of the stress your Board may have been experiencing in dealing with these items. Our hope is that these new procedures will allow your Board and Community Manager more time to focus on carrying out the important b...
Hurricane Preparation 2019
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As many of you know, the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began June 1st. Though the southeast region of the US doesn’t typically see the peak of storm activity until a bit later in the season (it doesn’t officially end until November 30th), we want to go ahead and share some tips and other information to help you prepare ...
Architectural Review Within Your Community Association
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Want to give the exterior of your home a fresh new look...in your favorite shade of pink?If you live in a community association, chances are you can’t break out the paint cans just yet. Homeowners and property owners associations (POAs) in neighborhoods and condo communities typically include in their covenants a set of architectura...
How Does Professional Management Benefit You?
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Anyone who has dealt with a leaky roof knows that finding the right person for the job is crucial because – unless you know a thing or two about reattaching or replacing shingles – you are entrusting someone else with your home’s safety and your family’s wellbeing.The same can be said of professional management com...
Leasing in a Community Association
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Maybe you bought your property as an investment. Perhaps your circumstances in life have changed, and you now need to downsize – or go bigger. Or your job could be relocating you across the country.Whatever the reason for wanting to lease your home or condominium, if you live in a community association, it might not be as simple as ...
Tips for Avoiding Budget Headaches
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If you’re a member of a property owners or homeowners association board of directors, chances are, there’s one time of year you dread more than all others – budget preparation.The annual budget planning process – which usually begins in the fall since most property owner’s association (POAs) and homeowner&rsq...

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