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What Does a Homeowners Association Do for Communities?

People have different ideas about homeowner associations. Sometimes, they get a bad reputation because of their role in enforcing community guidelines and standards. 

With the right property management company, you can be sure your HOA is supported, respected, and understood. Community Property Management can help you communicate with your residents, partners, and leadership about what you do and how you help.

Your Role as a Homeowner Association

A community Association serves as the governing body within a common-interest community, which may be a neighborhood or a building. Every HOA is managed and funded by residents. A board of directors is typically responsible for holding meetings, managing budgets, and enforcing dues, fees, rules, and regulations. Board members are volunteers.

You want your HOA to demonstrate functionality, a sense of community, and authority. 

With the right presence, HOAs can achieve a number of things, including:

Increasing property values for homeowners in the community.

Ensuring the community is attractive, clean, and safe.

Creating community spirit and cooperation.

HOA Fees and Regulations

When residents complain about their HOA, it’s usually a complaint that centers around the fees that are charged or the rules that are perceived as too strict. It’s important that you know how to communicate with your residents and potential buyers so everyone understands the responsibilities and expectations of living in your community. Our team at Community Property Management is especially good at this.

Dues or HOA fees are collected monthly, quarterly, or annually, depending on how you have your collection methods and accounting set up. Your job is to help residents understand what these fees cover and why they’re necessary. Usually, they pay for:

Maintenance and cleaning of common areas.



Lighting, sidewalks, and streets.

Elevators, pools, fitness centers, clubhouses, and other amenities.

Fees range from under $100 per month to more than $1,000 per month, depending on where your HOA is located and what type of community you’re managing. 

A majority of HOAs are underfunded, even when they’re able to successfully collect their dues and fees. This is where a professional association management company can help. Find out how we keep your finances in order and your dues collected at Community Property Management.

More Information About Our Service Areas

CPM was started in 1985 with the idea that community management should be accessible, transparent, ethical, and proactive. With this simple business plan in place CPM has expanded to serve a variety of communities (to include, Condominium, Villa, Single-Family Homes (HOA), Town-home, Mid-Rise, and other styles of Multi-Family communities) and extended our service area to the entire Greater St. Louis Missouri and Illinois Metropolitan area including Missouri’s St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties; and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe, St. Clair and Jersey.

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What People Are Saying About Us

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Aug 23, 2020
Community Property Management
To whom It may concern, Tracy Mulligan did an excellent job of following up with a request I had that was going to take diplomacy and confidentiality to maneuver through the circumstances. She did that very well. She also got back to me in a time frame that was very much appreciated. I felt safe in discussing my circumstances with her and sincerely trusted the confidentiality would be honored. If there are further comments will be helpful, please contact me. Tracy has my contact information. Wanda Northway
Aug 21, 2020
Community Property Management
Diversified Management/CPM has been our association management team for many years. They provide great management services to our home/lot owners. They do an exceptional job in supporting the work of our Board of Directors for the Copperstone Homeowners Association (CHOA). Their work has been invaluable as we transitioned from the developer to a stand alone CHOA. Thanks!
Aug 19, 2020
Community Property Management
Tracy has been very helpful in any and all my responsibilities as a resident and Board Member for our Country Club Villas 1 HOA endeavors. She’s very knowledgeable in so many areas and prompt to answer any questions we may have. I personally feel she has done an excellent job for us in all areas needed.
Aug 19, 2020
Community Property Management
Our manager, Tracy, is very responsive to my questions. She respects my concerns and answers emails as promptly as possible. She is a good listener and idea person.
Aug 6, 2020
Community Property Management
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Want to Learn More?

If we can be of help or you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to work with Community Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to assist you or explain the differences CPM can make for your community through our proven systems and services.

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Community Property Management

242 Old Sulphur Spring Road St. Louis, MO 63021
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