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What’s New at KPA?

We are proud to announce some exciting new things are happening at KPA Management, starting with the launch of this blog! We have created this blog to provide homeowners with helpful industry tips, because an informed homeowner is a confident homeowner.  Your condominium unit is your home, and we are looking forward to providing you […]

Spring Is In The Air

Getting Ready for the Summer Season Spring has officially sprung!  This is a time to shed the heavy coats and blankets of winter and welcome in the fresh air and warmth of spring.  Spring is also a time for general home maintenance items that are performed as part of your “spring cleaning” routine.  Many people […]

Are You Covered?

Understanding Insurance For Condominium Owners Many condominium owners are under the impression that additional insurance is not necessary due to the Master Policy held by the Association.  This is most certainly not the case.  It is very important for condominium owners to have their own coverage, called an HO-6 policy, to cover items not covered by the […]

New Legislative Changes to Common Interest Communities

As we all know legislation continues to grow and change based on the current needs of our communities. The most recent legislative changes to the Virginia Condominium Act will go into effect July 1, 2015. Here are a few of the changes that may impact your community. Rental Restrictions: Many associations have adopted leasing policies […]

How to Prepare for Summer Storms

Summer is a great time of year because it means warm weather, pretty flowers, and pool openings, but summer is not all ice cream and sunshine. Summer also brings severe thunderstorms and it is important to prepare your family and your home so you can continue to enjoy the dog days of summer. It is […]

Common Elements vs. Limited Common Elements…What’s the Difference?

Understanding the difference between common elements and limited common elements will help you better comprehend the rules and guidelines for your community.  It is important for homeowners to understand what they are responsible for and what the community association is responsible for. Are you supposed to mow your lawn? Are you allowed to have a […]

New Mortgage Disclosures as of October 3, 2015

Since the mortgage crisis in 2007, the industry has been working to change the process of mortgages between lenders and consumers.  Even though much of the cause of the crisis was from the secondary market, in which normal consumers do not participate, the regulatory bodies focused on the consumer side of the transaction to force […]

Winterizing in your Community and your Home

With the changing seasons upon us it is time to start preparing your home for the possible freezing temperatures this winter. It is very important to winterize your exterior hose bib. In some common interest communities the exterior hose bibs are a common element and therefore the responsibility of the Association to winterize. In other […]

WMCCAI Conference and Expo: From an Exhibitor’s Point of View

Last year was the first year that KPA exhibited at this particular expo and boy was it an experience! Here’s a little background: Over 190 companies in the community association industry exhibit their company’s goods and services. For an exhibitor it is a 2 day commitment. The Friday before the event is move-in day where […]