January 2015

Money

Making Sense of Your HOA Dollars

Just where are your HOA dues going? Where should they be going? Whether you are an HOA board member, or you’re a responsible citizen who wants to make sure your dollars are being spent in the right places, the following suggestions might be worth considering. Check Insurance Options:  As this is one of the largest

HOA Checklist

HOA Forecasting For 2015

Ideally your HOA sets attainable goals for itself each year. If not, here are a few things Associa says to consider or recommend to your board when planning for in 2015. Improve Financial Management. Set a goal to increase the reserve fund by at least 10%. Develop an annual budget report and policy statement that

Legislation

Associa’s 2015 Legislative Outlook

January 2105 marks the start of new legislative sessions in state houses, provincial capitals and for the federal government in Washington DC. For Associa and our clients, this means another year of challenges and opportunities to shape important public policy decisions that will impact our managed communities, our business and the jobs of Associa employees

HOA

Fannie Mae Targets HOAs in 2015

Remember Fannie Mae? Fannie Mae is a government chartered enterprise (GSE), a private company that buys mortgages from banks and sells them to investors. Fannie Mae is one of several GSEs including Freddy Mac, Ginnie Mae, etc., but it is the most influential and most important of the GSEs as it helps ensure the flow

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In the Common Interest: Embracing the New American Community

Associa’s President and CEO, and community management pioneer, John Carona has published his first book! Titled In the Common Interest: Embracing the New American Community, the book provides an overview of the history of community associations, the challenges of governing them, and ways residents can work together to make communities stronger. “I wanted to convey

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