USPS Raises Rates in August 2021 What Does that Mean for HOAs?

After being proposed in June by the USPS, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved rate increases beginning August 29, 2021. The full rate changes can be viewed here but some of the key increases for HOAs are: First-Class Mail® is increasing 6.8% across the board Certified Mail® is going up 4.2% from $3.60 to $3.75 Stamped mail will be…
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City Property Management Continues Philanthropy with 2020 Scholarship Award

City Charities, a five-year-old City Property Management philanthropic continuous endeavor, provides a scholarship each year. The purpose of the scholarship is to make a meaningful and personal impact to college students. The nominees do not need to attend Arizona universities or colleges and the scholarship winner is picked by the City Property Management team. All submission essays are provided to…
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City Property Management Welcomes Four New Communities in Second Quarter of 2020

Florenza by Meritage Homes in Peoria City Property Management continues its growth in the Valley with the addition of four new communities starting in May and June. “We are continuing to expand our portfolio with the addition of these unique communities,” said President Brian Lincks. “We look forward to bringing our innovative technology and outstanding customer service to these associations…
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Why a Homeowners Association Should Consider a $5 Million Umbrella Policy

There are many different kinds of insurance that a homeowners association (HOA) should carry to protect the community and the investment of its residents. From property insurance to directors and officers insurance, there are different policies to protect different aspects of the HOA. But nowadays, basic insurance isn’t what is best for HOAs anymore, which is why more and more…
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What Insurance Does Your Homeowners Association Need?

Though an absolutely vital aspect of any homeowners association’s (HOA) management, insurance is frequently overlooked. Often reviewed only as a budget line item, most communities do not take the time each year to reevaluate the changing needs of the community when it comes to insurance. Ensuring the community is properly covered against risk is not just often a requirement of…
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In-House Collection

At City Property Management, we have more than four decades of experience serving HOA communities throughout Arizona. Our Phoenix-based homeowners association management firm is committed to helping our clients effectively manage their finances and for this, we have a diligent and experienced team of in-house accountants that offer a full range of collection services for your HOA. City Property Management…
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How HOA Boards of Directors Decide Which Services They Provide Their Residents

Homeowner associations (HOA) are becoming more common in Arizona, with a majority of new developments managed by an HOA. HOAs can be divided into two primary types: condominiums, which are where owners have proportional ownership of the common areas, and planned communities, where the HOA actually owns the common areas. Distinguishing between the two is important because different Arizona laws…
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Understanding How HOA Fees Work With Taxes

If you decide to join a homeowners’ association (HOA), you agree not only to comply with the rules set forth in the covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) document but also, to pay the fees the HOA charges. Fees typically cover services such as maintenance of common areas, landscaping, and other property maintenance responsibilities. If you are like most homeowners, you…
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Signs That Your HOA Needs To Hire An HOA Management Company

Hiring a professional HOA management company in Phoenix can be very beneficial because they have great expertise and knowledge in running properties and managing finances. Their job typically involves collecting fees, budgeting funds, as well as working hand-in-hand with vendors and collection firms. However, there are many issues that come when dealing with incompetent management companies or overall poorly managed…
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What Are Homeowners Rights in an HOA?

When an individual owns a home within a property managed by a homeowners association (HOA), the responsibilities, duties, and rights of the community are governed by the laws contained in a number of governing documents as well as state and federal statutes. The rules are purposely meant to promote peaceful coexistence between the homeowners and the HOA. These rules and…
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In-House Accounting

At City Property Management, we are one of the largest locally owned and operated HOA management companies in Arizona. Our dedicated and experienced team is committed to offering efficient and cost effective HOA services to our clients. We know how important accurate, detailed, and clear accounting is for your homeowners association and we are prepared to deliver. Our diligent team…
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Considering an HOA with Online or Mobile App Fee Payment Options

Our Gilbert HOA management service company, City Property Management, has grown in recent years. This growth is attributed to the fast-rising demand for homes, leaving most land developers with the option of turning to homeowners’ associations. The homeowners’ associations aid the residents by providing managed clean neighborhoods. HOA Gilbert organizations are one of the most critical initiatives that has been…
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