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At The Hignell Companies we have been providing professional management services for California Homeowner Association Boards for nearly 30 years. We love sharing our knowledge and perspective. Give us a call at 530-419-6032 if you have any questions.

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Recent Posts

Are You Properly Maintaining Your Homeowners Association?

July 6, 2017 at 2:29 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Safety in an HOA, HOA Maintenance

How is your homeowners association holding up? Do you have buildings in need of repair? Has the HOA board set aside funds for inevitable future repairs? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, then it’s time to find out. Why? Because it’s the Board’s job to protect and maintain the association and keep it safe. Sometimes, the safety of lives is even at stake. You don’t want to wait for something bad to happen before taking action, like one homeowners association did in Florida. Read more in the article excerpt below.

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Celebrate a Fun & Safe July 4th in Your Homeowners Association

June 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Living in an HOA, HOA Rules and Regulations, Safety in an HOA

How will you be celebrating the 4th of July? If you’re traveling to visit friends and family or taking a vacation, bon voyage! If you’re sticking close to home and celebrating with barbecues, bathing suits, and bright fireworks in your homeowners association, there are some important things to consider. If you’re an HOA board member, remind residents of the following information.

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What to Do When an HOA Board Member is Breaking the Rules

June 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Member of HOA, HOA Rules and Regulations

The ultimate goal in a homeowners association is for everyone to be respectful and live together peacefully. However, it’s hard to accomplish both of these goals when you have members breaking the rules – especially if it’s a board member. It’s the responsibility of an HOA board to protect, maintain, and enhance the Association through its leadership, so what happens when one of its own is breaking the rules?

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What Not to Do When You Receive Communications from Your HOA Board

June 9, 2017 at 3:30 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Member of HOA, HOA

In our busy world of the internet, mobile phones, television, email, social media, and daily conversation, we’re on 24-7 information overload. We’re communicating non-stop all day, and when we finally reach the comfort of our home we just want to catch our breath. However, communication is what we were made for, and it keeps us informed about life around us. So, when you receive communication from the HOA board, there a few things you don’t want to do.

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Does Your HOA Board Have a Policy for Home Security Systems?

May 22, 2017 at 11:10 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Safety in an HOA

home security conceptWe know you want to feel safe at home and you should. Maybe you have tried trimming foliage, increasing exterior lighting and are considering installing a home security system to feel more secure. Before you invest in a high-tech home security system, there are a few things to consider.

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Help Your HOA Board Members Understand Crime and Fidelity Insurance

May 9, 2017 at 4:06 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Insurance Coverage

While nearly all HOAs have some type of policies on the books, many HOA boards have little or no idea what type of insurance they have or need. This can potentially lead to expensive litigation and claims that can cost your homeowners association thousands, and sometimes even millions of dollars.

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How an HOA Board Can Still Govern When the Board President Passes Away

April 28, 2017 at 12:56 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in HOA Management, HOA Board, Hire an HOA Management Company

Finding members in your homeowners association who want to volunteer on the HOA board can be hard – finding a member to step up and become the board president is even harder. So, what do you do when the current president passes away, you don’t have a lot people in your community involved with the board, and your current board members are concerned that hiring an HOA manager will only cause the company to take over the Association?

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Guidelines for HOA Rules in Your Community

April 26, 2017 at 9:35 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in HOA Rules and Regulations

Homeowners associations have a number of rules and regulations that members are asked to observe so that everyone in the association can maintain their property values and quality of life. The association should always try to be reasonable with its rules by following the guidelines below.

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End of the Drought: Law Changes Your HOA Board Needs to Know About

April 17, 2017 at 3:03 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Member of HOA, HOA Law

The California drought has officially been acknowledged as coming to an end. While this is great news for the residents of California, it’s not back to the normal day-to-day management of homeowners association just yet.

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Ways to Thank a Volunteer in Your Homeowners Association

April 12, 2017 at 4:23 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Member of HOA

Doing good may be its own reward, but most homeowners association volunteers would probably agree that it’s also nice to be recognized for the time, effort, and commitment they put into serving others, particularly in what can sometimes seem to be thankless roles.

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