Category Archives: neighborhoods

How to Winterize your Home and Community

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home or neighborhood, which is why proper winterization before the weather gets too cold is a must. Check out these different ways residents, HOAs and property management companies winterize homes and neighborhoods.

Create an Emergency Kit and PlanWinterize your home and community

In the event of a winter storm, you may be trapped, which is why an emergency kit is a must. Ensure it includes a first aid kit, necessary medications, food, drinking water and anything else you may need if you are trapped in your house for a few days. It’s also important to create a plan on what to do if a storm strikes and some members of the family aren’t home. How will everyone communicate? Where will they go if they can’t get home? Continue reading

Need Some Community Event Ideas?

The best part of living in a community association is that it is a community. Hosting events is a great way to help promote that community feel. It lets residents get to know each other, and even generates some money for the association.

Block PartyCommunity Event Ideas

Throwing a block party for the HOA is a great idea because who doesn’t love a good party? This is a great way to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere that gets people to interact with other residents whom they may not know. It creates a community feeling that continues to stick around even after the party ends. When planning the block party, try to get as many residents as possible to volunteer. For example, if someone in the neighborhood plays in a band, consider asking them to provide the entertainment. Continue reading

The History of HOAs

HOAs have been around for a long time, and for good reason. They help create a pleasant and safe place to live. The history of homeowners associations starts in the mid-nineteenth century and continues to grow and expand today.History of HOAs

Nineteenth Century Idea

The nineteenth century was an exciting time for the United States. Thanks to the industrial revolution, the nation was shifting from an agricultural society to an industrial society. As a result, people began swarming to the cities to find work, but with so many people, the cities became dirty and noisy, which created an undesirable place in which to live. Continue reading