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3 Ways To Create Better Relations Between Boards and Homeowners

By |2018-03-23T15:39:02+00:00November 8th, 2011|All HOA Topics, Homeowner Relations|

Most of us appreciate the need for a governing authority, within a community, to maintain uniform and equitable standards. These standards are meant to assist in providing harmony within the community. While all those reasons sound simple the administration and enforcement of covenants and policies is far from straight forward. One of the main factors [...]

I Washed My Hair for This?

By |2024-03-29T22:14:44+00:00March 29th, 2024|Asheville HOA Issues, Homeowner Relations|

Boards of directors often inherit both positive and negative aspects when taking over from a previous board, especially when few or no prior board members remain to help with the transition. Therefore, a significant part of any new board's initial term is figuring out how to deal with decisions made by previous boards, understanding the [...]

Termites Bonds: If Your Association Doesn’t Have One You’re Wrong

By |2018-03-23T15:39:02+00:00February 13th, 2013|All HOA Topics, Asheville HOA Issues, Contracts and Contractors|

Whether you live in a condominium or a single family home that's part of an association no one is safe from termite damage. From the home you live in to the community pool house the damage that these critters can wreak can cost you or your association thousands of dollar to repair. Many mortgage companies [...]

Five Problems With Self Managed HOAs In Asheville

By |2018-03-23T15:39:02+00:00August 8th, 2012|Asheville HOA Issues|

Does your homeowners association require professional management in Asheville? From a purely, top view technical stance the answer is no. Once you focus the lens a bit more there are many challenges that aren't apparent on the surface. Few homeowners even realize what the powers and responsibilities  of an association Board of Directors are. A [...]

Homeowners Association Committees Can Be Valuable

By |2018-03-23T15:39:02+00:00March 18th, 2012|All HOA Topics, Homeowner Relations|

Many homeowners associations often overlook the value of committees. While many Boards have very dedicated members that accomplish a great any things, sometimes their needs to be an extra set of hands even outside the property manager. Homeowner committees are  important in one sense that they embody the wants of the community and are outside [...]

What Does Mulch Do For My Landscape?

By |2015-10-02T01:05:22+00:00March 18th, 2012|All HOA Topics, Lawn and Landscape|

Now I would imagine that all of us know what mulch is.  Sure it’s woodchips for the most part.  The real question becomes do we know what the true benefits of mulch can be and what it can add to our landscape aesthetically.   Mulch has several purposes that many of us may not realize. One [...]

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Can Pine Straw Be A Hidden Hazard In Your Landscape?

By |2012-03-18T19:46:51+00:00March 18th, 2012|All HOA Topics, Lawn and Landscape|

RALEIGH — After the second fire in three years that spread wildly through pine straw and destroyed multiple homes, city officials are trying to limit use of the popular landscaping cover next to certain buildings. At the request of Mayor Charles Meeker, Raleigh’s fire department will submit a report to City Manager Russell Allen next [...]

How A Lawn Get It’s Stripes

By |2012-03-18T18:47:01+00:00March 18th, 2012|All HOA Topics, Lawn and Landscape|

We have all seen a lush green lawns with stripes that seem like they were drawn on the turf.  Nothing makes a lawn like sharp defined stripes, checkerboard patterns, or even the occasional bulls eye.  So how do great landscapers place those sought after stripes in the turf they maintain? First of all, striping a [...]

Avoiding Landscape Pitfalls for Homeowners Associations

By |2018-03-23T15:39:02+00:00November 8th, 2011|All HOA Topics, Contracts and Contractors|

It's a fact that landscape maintenance of common grounds constitutes the largest single expense for most communities. That being said most management companies don't truly understand landscape maintenance or installation. Sure they can see when flower beds have weeds in them or when a project isn't complete but there is a lot more to it [...]

Former Owners Owe Debt to Association

By |2018-03-23T15:39:02+00:00November 8th, 2011|All HOA Topics, HOA Legal|

Original article provided by the CharlotteObserver.com, to view the article click here. Posted: Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011 Michael Hunter Charlotte attorney Michael Hunter focuses on community and condominium association law for the firm of Horack Talley. E-mail questions. Website   Q: Freddie Mac foreclosed on a townhome in our community last year. The previous homeowner [...]

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