RealManage Blog

February 16 ,2017

Using Regression for Long-Term HOA Budget Planning

Written by John Garvin, Senior Vice President
RealManage Colorado

We have all seen it before: the Board President stands up at the annual meeting and announces that assessment rates for the HOA will go up by $10.00. People jump from their chairs to run screaming for the door while others curl up into the fetal position and rock back and forth. Ok…maybe it isn’t that bad,but if you have ever tried to raise assessment rates

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February 08 ,2017

Discover Why Community's Have HOA Audits and the Services Available

WHAT IS AN AUDIT?

A financial audit is the verification of the financial statement of a legal entity with a view to express an audit opinion. The audit opinion is intended to provide reasonable assurances that the financial statements are presented fairly and in accordance with the financial reporting framework. Financial audits are performed by CPA firms which preferably specialize in homeowner or condominium associations.

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February 02 ,2017

Simple Tips to Prepare Your Community Association for Pool Season

The last year has flown by, and it is already time to start thinking about preparing for the pool season. Here is a list of items that should be addressed so that your community association pool season has the best chances for success.

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January 18 ,2017

360 Degrees of Leadership | Point #5 of 12

Christopher Ayoub, President, RealManage

In my last blog, we discussed the necessity of tying the employees we lead into the mission of our organization and how that has a direct correlation to their morale and tenure. Leaders must understand that leadership is not one dimensional, but in actuality, 360 degrees.Many believe that leadership is only motivating team members to achieve a common objective.

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January 10 ,2017

HOA Management: Has Your Association Filed Taxes for 2016?

Did you know the IRS classifies your Homeowners Association (HOA) as a corporate entity, a classification that means your HOA has an unextended tax-return due date of March 15 for the calendar year? If not, below is some valuable information on filing the right hoa tax forms before the swiftly approaching deadline passes.

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January 09 ,2017

Tax Season 101 for Community Associations

COMMONLY ASKED HOA TAX QUESTIONS. ANSWERED.

Tax season is right around the corner and many HOA's have tax related questions. We have compiled a list of those that are frequently asked to help along the way.

 
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January 05 ,2017

Does Your Community Association Have New Year’s Resolutions?

The start of a new year is a time when many people resolve to make positive changes, but New Year’s resolutions aren’t limited to people. If you are a board member of an HOA community, you can also make resolutions for your community. Below are examples of resolutions that condo communities create and carry out with the help of condominium management associations.

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November 03 ,2016

It's Time To Winterize Your Community Association

Written by Katie Vaughan, Vice President Ciraconnect Insurance Services

An unseasonably warm October here in Dallas is raising our afternoon temps into the 90’s so it is hard to imagine the cold bite of winter. However, it is right around the corner and now’s the time to act. There are several things you can do to protect your community.

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October 11 ,2016

20 Steps To A Kid-Safe Kitchen

By Joseph Truini


Today’s busy families spend an inordinate amount of time in the kitchen. The modern kitchen is the central hub where people gather to talk, read, prepare and eat meals, open mail, use the computer, do homework or just relax after a long day. This is especially true if you’re a foodie dad or mom and you love to cook. As a result, more and more children are spending time in the kitchen as well—something that was almost unheard of a generation ago. 

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October 05 ,2016

Community Insurance | Does Your Community Need Landscaping Coverage?

Written by: Katie Vaughan, Vice President, CiraConnect Insurance Services

Many community associations have beautiful landscaping valued at hundreds and perhaps thousands of dollars. As with any valuable asset, the question of how to insure it often arises.

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