How to Conduct an Organizational Board Meeting
One of the most critical components of running a successful community association is holding a meeting of board members soon after each election. While some associations may have rules pertaining to how often meetings are held, it is a good idea to have a regular meeting schedule even without these rules. Many important activities are con...
Communities That Lack Reserve Fund Studies Face Uncertain Futures
One of the most crucial components of successfully managing an association is conducting a reserve fund study. Managing an association without this is very risky to say the least. When an association finds itself needing a large amount of capital or facing extensive maintenance issues, there are a few options that are available and not al...
Legislative Session Concludes at Last: Outcomes for CAI Stakeholders
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CAI’s NC Legislative Action Committee reports a very successful legislative session in its advocacy on behalf of the CAI community. Following is a summary of legislation to which your LAC gave significant attention throughout the two-year session.   Your LAC is your advocate in Raleigh – a group of volunteers whose commi...
Are Associations Required To Have Professional Reserve Studies
Even though there are not any state statutes that require property owners' associations to have a professional reserve study performed in North Carolina and South Carolina, it is necessary to look at the benefits of having a reserve study. Find out why your property owners' association should consider having a reserve study done.R...
Budget Preparations Don't Have To Be An Annual Headache
Getting ready for the budgets each year is often looked upon as a dreaded task, but it doesn't have to be. We would like to shed some light on the process to help you get through the process with more ease.Read More
Navigating Local, Federal Laws Can Be Challenging For Property Owners Associations
Is your Property Owner Association in compliance with the local and federal laws? Do you know what the laws are? As a 26-year veteran in this industry and as the president of CAMS (Community Association Management Services) I am happy to share my knowledge and insight on this topic.READ MORE
Does Hiring A Management Company Relinquish Control Of My Neighborhood
Whether your community association already has a management company or you are thinking about getting one, understanding the roles of your community association is important. Learn about the roles of an association from when they are first created to the point of hiring a management company.READ MORE.
Homeowners and Communities Benefit From Professional Management
Living in a community that is managed by an Homeowner Association has many benefits, but if you've never lived in one then you may not realize how the professional management services can have a direct and positive influence on your neighborhood. Find out how HOA Management Services can benefit your community. READ MORE
How to Successfully Live Under a Homeowners Association
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If you buy a condominium, townhouse or single-family home in a newer development, you're likely to become a member of a community association. About 20 percent of Americans live in a community governed by a condo association, homeowners association or co-op board, according to the Community Associations Institute, which educates volun...
NC Community Association Legislative Roundup
Thursday, April 30, 2015 was the all-important “crossover deadline” in the North Carolina General Assembly. Without getting too much into the weeds, bills that are “non-budget” must generally have passed one chamber or the other by the crossover deadline to be eligible for consideration during the 2015/2016 session...

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