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The Wild Costs of California’s Fires | Homeowners Mitigate Costs, Risks
 The Deferred Maintenance Alarm      is Sounding

The Deferred Maintenance Alarm is Sounding

Champlain Towers Tragedy Triggers HOA Industry Action

Champlain Tower 2 is an alarming example of a catastrophic failure that can occur when escalating deterioration and delayed action collide.

 Perspectives

Perspectives

Factoring Costs from COVID-19
Close to a year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives, we now have some insight into its impact on community association operating budgets, reserves planning, maintenance requirements, and increased costs for professional services.

Adding it Up

Adding it Up

Take Charge of Your HOA’s Budget Planning Process in 10 Easy Steps

The budget is the first, crucial step to restoring aged, once-beautiful communities to their former glory, and it determines the enjoyment residents will derive from their community.

Condo Leaks: What to Do, and Who to Call

Condo Leaks

What to Do, and Who to Call

The most important steps you should take to identify the source, notify correctly, and control and prevent further damage to your home and property.

Solving the HOA Deferred Maintenance Challenge

Solving the HOA Deferred Maintenance Challenge

Strategic Solutions to Reverse the Cycle of Disrepair

Of all the challenges confronting HOAs and boards, deferred maintenance has emerged as the single greatest cause of increased insurance and legal costs, declining property values, and resident complaints.

The Dreaded Special Assessment

The Dreaded Special Assessment

What Boards Can Do to Get Them Approved

Homeo​wners are more likely to be defensive and resistant if they feel they’re being blindsided. There are a number of steps boards can take to make the assessment process less controversial.

Impact of COVID-19 on HOAs

Impact of COVID-19 on HOAs

Factoring Costs from COVID-19

Close to a year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives, we now have some insight into its impact on community association operating budgets.

Drywall repair from a pipe leak

Detecting Hidden Water Leaks

Prevent Water Damage Before It Becomes a Major Event

Almost everyone – whether renter or homeowner, has or will experience a water leak in their home, and most of us assume we’ll know or be able to tell if there’s a leak when it first occurs. Don’t bet on it!

COVID-19: The New Normal

COVID-19: The New Normal

Are We There Yet?

With several months of the pandemic behind us, experts now have some insight into the COVID-19 impact on HOA communities.

Tips for Working Remotely from Home

Balancing Work and Home Life During COVID

Know Which Boundaries to Set, and When

Over half of the commuting work population has worked from home since early 2020 due to COVID-19. In HOA management companies, we’ve proven just how successful remote work can be for boards and residents, as well as for management staff.

Muti-story condominium complex

The Basics About Condo Living

What Residents Should Know and How it Works

The number one role of the Board of Directors is ultimately to increase property values. There are many ways of going about this. Often, improved quality of life in the community can be simultaneously achieved with efforts that involve improving return on investment.

Determining Who Pays for Condo Flood Repairs


Determining Who Pays for Condo Flood Repairs

HOA and Homeowner Responsibility

There is a 26 percent chance of experiencing a flood during the life of a 30 year mortgage (more than six times the likelihood of a fire). Find out what you can do to simplify the insurance claims process.

What Others Say About ASPM

I have been involved with ASPM-SanDiego for many years in a business capacity. I see firsthand the way they care about their staff and managers. You can tell a lot about a company by the way they treat their employees. They are the success they have become because of the way they interact and treat their people.

I also have seen how they interact with their clients. They are a role model for all other property management firms. I would not hesitate to refer them to any HOA or property owner.”

Jeff Egenberger, HUB International

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