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Why Deferring Common Area Repairs Could Cost You Thousands

By: Mitchell Drimmer, CAM As a homeowner, you want to ensure your property is well-maintained and secure. However, deferring maintenance of common areas could lead to increased expenses that cost your HOA thousands of dollars. In this article, we will explore the hidden costs that arise from deferred maintenance and provide practical tips on how to avoid them. From increased […]

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Finding Compassionate Solutions Over Foreclosure Threats in HOAs

By: Mitchell Drimmer, CAM Introduction: Homeowners Association (HOA) collections can be a stressful and daunting experience for homeowners who fall behind on their dues. Unfortunately, some HOAs resort to legal measures, leading to foreclosure threats, putting homeowners at risk of losing their cherished homes. However, a specialized collection agency that focuses on HOA collections can offer a more compassionate and understanding […]

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Maintaining Your Reserve Study Will Save Your Condo and Possibly Your Life

By: Damian J Esparaza, CEP Smart Property It’s important that HOAs and condo associations maintain a healthy cash flow. That’s why delinquencies are such a heavy financial burden. But while your community has a budget you adhere to closely on the operating side, the capital expenditures side is rarely looked at as closely. In order to maintain a healthy cash […]

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Even Condominiums need happy endings…It Could Happen

Even Condominiums need happy endings…It Could Happen. What

By Mitchell Drimmer, CAM, President, Axela-Technologies Once upon a time, nestled in the heart of a bustling city, there stood a vibrant condominium. This community, known as Mitchell Manor Condominium, had thrived for years with a strong sense of camaraderie among its residents. However, an unforeseen challenge lay on the horizon, casting a shadow of uncertainty over their peaceful abode. The […]

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What is Kaufman Language and Why is it Important to my HOA or Condo

What is Kaufman Language and Why is it Important to my HOA or Condo?

B​y, Griffin Jordan, Licensed Florida Community Association Manager I​n November 2022, the North Carolina Supreme Court made a ruling that could impact all community associations. To summarize, the association got lucky that the court decided they were subject to foreclosurelaws passed after the Declaration was adopted because they were missing a crucial sentence that would have made the case much stronger. […]

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Collect Smarter Not Harder The Benefits of Leveraging Technology in HOA Collections

Collect Smarter, Not Harder: The Benefits of Leveraging Technology in HOA Collections

by Patrick Hixson, Director of Sales Is your HOA struggling with collections? If so, you’re not alone. The traditional methods of collecting are time-consuming and inefficient. But what if there was a way to streamline the process and collect smarter, not harder? That’s where we enter the game. We are revolutionizing HOA collections with our cutting-edge API (Application Programming Interface) technology. In this article, […]

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Avoiding Discrimination Claims When Collecting Assessments

Avoiding Discrimination Claims When Collecting Assessments

by Dee Rowe, CCAM and Mitchell Drimmer, CAM Homeowners want to feel seen, heard, and secure in their community. But, when collecting assessments, HOAs can inadvertently create a discriminatory environment that leaves some members feeling left behind. In fact, discrimination claims are becoming more common in HOAs across the country, highlighting the need for transparent and fair policies that follow fair […]

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The Start of the Fairy Tale: Creation of the Homeowner Assistance Fund

by, Dee Rowe, CACM, Contributing Author Once upon a time, benevolent Prince Sanders was afraid that people would lose their homes because they were unable to pay their mortgages or HOA fees. You see, a nasty respiratory disease was ravaging the kingdom and all surrounding kingdoms. Workers not deemed essential were forced out of work to limit the spread of the disease. […]

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6 Unexpected Ways an HOA Recovers Delinquent assessments.

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Money judgments are not an effective way for an HOA to collect delinquencies. It’s often more effective for an HOA to work with delinquent homeowners to find a mutually beneficial resolution. This may involve setting up a payment plan or finding alternative ways to resolve the delinquency.

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Why Money Judgments Don't Work for Assessment Collections

Why Money Judgments Don’t Work for Assessment

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Money judgments are not an effective way for an HOA to collect delinquencies. It’s often more effective for an HOA to work with delinquent homeowners to find a mutually beneficial resolution. This may involve setting up a payment plan or finding alternative ways to resolve the delinquency.

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Is Your HOA or Condo Board Doing A Good Job?

Is Your HOA or Condo Board Doing A Good Job?

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The truth is, most Board members are honest people that meant well when they campaigned for election and mean well when they attend and vote in each meeting. They have reasons for making the unpopular decision that the residents complain about. Oftentimes those reasons are valid and the unpopular decision was actually the lesser of two evils. But, how do you know for sure?

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Collections 101: The statute of limitations and community association assessments

The length of time allowed under a statute of limitations varies depending upon the jurisdiction it is being disputed. So, where the statute of limitations in your state may be six years, it could be four years in another state.

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