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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 $225 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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The wind storm we had last week blew off the gutter on the side of my house from the roof down to the ground. I reported it in the afternoon and the next morning it was repaired. Thank you for your promptness and taking care of this matter.


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What People Are Saying About Us

4.8 /5
112 Reviews

Dec 17, 2020
Google Community Property Management
Always very responsive. I don’t always like the answers, but Jane Oliver gets back to me very promptly and gives me very direct answers.
Dec 14, 2020
Community Property Management
Responsive to my requests. Always.
Dec 14, 2020
Community Property Management
Good Morning, I had the pleasure of talking to Treasa this morning about our account , she helped me register our account and setup auto pay. Being new here and our mail and internet was slow being setup and working . Treasa has good people skills and patience with this senior citizen . Thank you for the your help.
Dec 5, 2020
Google Community Property Management
First, I would like to thank CPM for their two amazing employees Terry and Angie. Earlier this week I had an issue that was brought to my attention by a pest control company that mice were getting into my attic by way of a small gap around my gutters. I immediately called Terry S. and she had someone out with 24 hours to fix this problem. (I would like to mention that this saved me $900 with the pest control company.) The crew that she sent were very surprised that I was going to be charged that amount After telling them about the other issues the pest control company had mentioned in my basement, they checked that for me. I am elderly and did not go into the basement with the pest control inspector, but I did go with the crew that Terry sent. Needless to say, there was nothing wrong in my basement. I was being taken advantage of because of my age - but Terry and her crew saved me! And this saved me an additional $2,000.00. That evening Terry called to make sure the issue was resolved. (I have never experienced that with a management company.) This is the third management company that I have had with this HOA since I moved here and I have never had anyone that would respond and then check on the work afterwards. Terry and Angie have been wonderful! So Terry and her crew have saved me almost $3,000.00. I cannot thank you enough for having such wonderful employees! I will be forever grateful.
Dec 4, 2020
Community Property Management
T0 whom it may concern, I just wanted to say how grateful I was for having my plumbing problem taken care of in a timely fashion and on a Saturday afternoon .I had a plumber come out and he ran the rooter from the condo out, and said it was in the outside part of the line. So i called the emergency number and they cleared it up very quickly. I did appreciate their the job they did.

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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