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Top 10 PeytonBolin Blogs for 2015

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Dec 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

So much to read and so little time. We've made it easy and put together 10 of our most popular community association blogs. Happy reading.

How to Get Residents More Involved in Your Community Association

In order for a homeowner's association to work to its full potential, it needs to have the help of the entire community. However, that can be very difficult for a large number of the HOAs out there to get residents more involved in your community association. Read more.

The Updated Florida Statutes for Homeowner Associations

The Florida statutes for Homeowner Associations were updated on July 1, 2015 and are now officially in effect. These updates may change the way you and your association do things, so it's important to understand what changes have been made and how your community will be affected. Read more.

How to Throw a Great Community Mixer

We've spoken about the importance of turning homeowners into neighbors and how one of the best ways to do this is through mixers and community events, but what you may not know is how to throw a great community mixer. Mixers can be tough- so many people are afraid to branch out and speak to their neighbors, they are often boring and generally not as many people are you were hoping for actually turn up.

Running an Effective Monthly Meeting at Your HOA or Condo Association

All homeowner's associations have meetings, but often those in charge do not take the meetings quite as seriously as they should. It's not to say there can't be some casual elements and some fun to the meetings. However, it's important to remember that running a quality condo or HOA is akin to running a business. Read more. 

5 Effective ways of communication for your Community Association

Every community association, no matter how large or small, needs clear, concise, and consistent communication with its residents. Good communication helps board members and community leaders explain decisions, distribute information, and develop a solid relationship with everyone in the community. Read more.

Community Association Code of Ethics to take it from Good to Great

When you are drafting a code of ethics, there is a lot to consider. Take a look at the most important elements that you should include in your community code of ethics. Read more. 

What to Do When Your Community Association Puts You in Collection

Your homeowners association exists to govern community rules and administer common areas and activities that benefit the entire community. When you signed the closing agreement, you agreed to pay your mortgage, insurance, taxes and any membership dues or assessments your association requires. Read more.

Advertising on your Community Association's Website

Your community association website should have one ultimate goal: enhancing communication. This includes communication between the board, residents, owners, and community leaders. Websites can be used to post notices, conduct surveys, publish board meeting information, upload classifieds, and release inspection requests. Neighborhood links, FAQs, forums, events listings – there is no limit to what you can post on your community website. Read more.

Creating a Great Community Association: Rights and Responsibilities of Homeowners

By understanding your rights and responsibilities, you will help maintain property values, preserve a sense of community, and bring top-quality leadership to your association. Let's take a look at what you, the homeowner, need to know about your rights as well as your responsibilities. Read more. 

How Community Associations Can Build Community Spirit

A community with spirit is a community that takes pride in itself. Like safe neighborhoods, spirited communities attract like-minded residents and generally have higher resale values. The emotional investment residents make in the community will also set it apart from others and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Read more. 

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Jane F. Bolin, Esq.

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