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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.

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

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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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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What is a Quorum and Why is it Important to an HOA Board?

April 5, 2017 at 11:36 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Member of HOA, HOA Board Meetings

A quorum is the minimum number of HOA board and members who must be at a meeting before business can be transacted. Homeowners can usually find quorum requirements within their Bylaws. You might be surprised but reaching a quorum to run a meeting is actually a common problem in many homeowners associations.

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How to Enjoy Life as a Member in Your Homeowners Association

March 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Member of HOA

Whether you’re a resident of a homeowners association or a Board member looking for ways to encourage residents to get involved in their community, here are some great tips for being an active member of your Association and enjoying the place where you live.

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5 Ways an HOA Board Can Encourage Member Involvement in the New Year

December 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Living in an HOA, HOA Board, Member of HOA

Since a new year is about to begin, this may be a good time for the HOA board to communicate with the Association members about several ways they can help make the community an even better place to live in the next year and beyond. See the list below for ideas to get you started.

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Ways to Help Make Your Homeowners Association Community Better

December 14, 2016 at 2:38 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Living in an HOA, Member of HOA

Your homeowners association has a lot going on, and that includes a range of upcoming social events as well several important ongoing projects.

 

The HOA board may also find that the website needs updating, there’s always room for another article in the Association newsletter, and several committees—budget, landscaping, road maintenance and election oversight—are looking for volunteers…the list goes on and on!

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The Importance of Democracy in Your Homeowners Association Community

December 7, 2016 at 2:26 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Member of HOA, Elections

Homeowners within in a homeowners association possess a right to participate in deciding what will be done about community issues that affect all residents. By casting their vote—either in person, or by proxy, or absentee ballot—they can help make important choices.

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Tips if You're Planning HOA Board Elections at Your Annual Meeting

December 2, 2016 at 3:46 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in HOA Management, Member of HOA, Elections

Is your HOA board ready for the association’s annual meeting? Typically, most homeowner’s association hold their annual meetings at the end or beginning of the year. Not only is it a great way to keep members informed, but it’s also the time for many HOAs to hold board elections – in fact, it’s also the law in many states, such as California.

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