HMS President and Founder Mike Crew appeared on Cleve Gaddis’ Atlanta Real Estate Game radio show earlier this month. Start at 14:50 to hear a great conversation about how real estate regulations affect Community Associations in Georgia.
HMS has been cautioning our clients that, more and more often, homeowners are not challenging the actions or decisions of the Board of Directors, but are instead challenging the decision-making process itself. Learn just how important it is to follow procedures by the book, and what you can do protect your Community Association.
HMS is joining with our friends at Lueder, Larkin & Hunter to raise money to help feed children in the Atlanta Area in this year’s Legal Food Frenzy food drive! See what Lueder, Larkin & Hunter has to say about this great cause, and how you can help under-privileged children!
Earth Day is the perfect time to take a look at what you can do to help out the planet a bit more in your everyday life. At HMS, we’re trying to do more this year to make our company a little less wasteful and a little better for the environment. After all, we all live here; why not keep it beautiful?
What does your community need over time? Understanding the day to day operations of your Association is only half the battle when it comes to making a budget. The most difficult line item to assess is what to put into reserves. Our friends at Reserve Advisors are here to help explain things.
Yahoo has corrected their issue that was causing @yahoo.com, @aol.com, and @verizon.net email addresses to not receive all of HMS’ emails. Everyone should be receiving all of HMS’ emails again without any issues.
An issue with Yahoo is causing some of HMS’ emails to not reach email addresses ending in @yahoo.com, @aol.com, and @verizon.net. HMS’ software provider is working to have Yahoo correct the issue as soon as possible.
Our friends at Sears Pool Management Consultants helped us out with a guest article this week!
As pool season winds down, your pool company will perform standard procedures to close your facility for the season. In order to avoid costly freeze damage, it’s important to know what is and is not included in standard pool winterizing.
HMS is upgrading all of our community websites tonight. Starting tomorrow, September 18th, you will log in to a new and improved website for your HOA or Condominium Association! All email addresses, recurring payments, and personal settings that you set up in the past will not be changed.
With our website upgrade coming next week, it’ll be much easier for you to respond to, or to look back on, any compliance issues that have come up. You can respond right to us, directly in our records, and in your own words!
Now that warmer weather is approaching, many communities are ramping up for pool season and other activities at their amenities centers. Does the equipment pictured resemble the equipment at your community? If so, act now, and here’s why…
It's usually not this easy to see when enforcing a rule crosses the line from helping beautify the neighborhood and enhance property values, over to angering your homeowners and attracting negative attention to your community.
Last month, a story made the rounds about a tragic accident that occured in an HOA, and the effect it was having on the entire community. But a life-altering injury and a devastating liability case might have been avoided with preventative maintenance and a lesser-known insurance option available to all homeowners.
Last year, community volunteers, Association Managers, and homeowners all across Georgia helped defeat H.B. 410, a bill that would have led to increased HOA dues. Unfortunately, that bill is rearing its' head again and causing trouble for community associations.
Community Association Management is a profession that is changing constantly. A management firm that doesn't keep up with the times is going to find out pretty quickly that they are no longer equipped to tackle their responsibilities.
For the past few years, there has been an organized effort to get the City of Sharon Springs established in Forsyth County. Right now, a Bill is moving through the State legislature now to establish the new City of Sharon Springs, and major updates could be coming in the next few weeks.
Setting up a Wi-Fi network at your community's pool or clubhouse can an inexpensive way to improve the experience in your community. Whether it's for a social group meeting or just someone checking on work near the pool, here are some things to consider.
It seems that there's always a new news story about short-term rental or vacation rental services like AirBNB, HomeAway, or VRBO. Let's have a quick peak into why some communities might be for or against these short-term rentals.