Longwood, Florida

Hara Community 1st Advisors

Your Partner in building a better Community

Hara Community 1st Advisors

760 Florida Central Pkwy, #212
Longwood, FL 32750
(407) 628-1086
Hara Community 1st Advisors, Community Association Management, Services, Longwood, Florida

Hara Community 1st Advisors provides comprehensive management services to Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations and Commercial Properties (Office Condominiums) throughout Central Florida. Well known for their reliability, HMI provides customized service plans tailored to the individual needs of the customer. Whatever your needs, HMI will create a service package designed to meet them.

Some smaller Homeowners or Condominium Associations on a limited budget may only need a little help with accounting and paying the bills, while a larger community may require a licensed professional to oversee every aspect of their day-to-day operations. HMI’s staff will assess your individual needs and make appropriate recommendations

HMI also manages office parks and commercial properties that are organized as Office Condominiums.  Commercial property management can be a challenge in today’s economic environment. It’s only a good investment if you understand the intricacies of multi-tenant operations. At HMI we have the expertise to make the business of Office Condo management both practical and profitable.

The team at HMI dedicates themselves to fulfilling all of the services promised to the Board of Directors or customers they represent, building on a reputation as a caring company.  As their motto says, they consider themselves “Your Partner in building a better Community TM.”  To find out how Hara Community 1st Advisors can help your organization, visit their website today. 

Announcements & Events from Hara Community 1st Advisors
TIME TO REGISTER NOW!  The 2018 HMI Board Certification Seminar - Registration Link Attached, Longwood, Florida
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!  REGISTER TODAY!  SEATING IS LIMITED.  Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 – The 2018 HMI Board Certification Seminar All are Welcome! &...read more
Register NOW for the 2018 HMI Board Certification Seminar - Registration Link Attached, Longwood, Florida
REGISTER TODAY!  SEATING IS LIMITED.  Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 – The 2018 HMI Board Certification Seminar All are Welcome!  This event is open to ...read more
2018 Florida Legislative Session Update – Community Association Related Bills, Longwood, Florida
Florida’s 2018 Legislative Session is in full swing. Following a fairly busy Florida Legislative Session in 2017, there are again a number of proposed bills relating to community ass...read more
The 2018 HMI Board Certification Seminar - Coming on March 21st, Longwood, Florida
SAVE THIS DATE!  Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 Coming next month...  The 2018 HMI Board Certification Seminar!   All are Welcome!  This event is open to...read more
SAVE THE DATE!  HMI's Annual Board Member Conference & Certification Seminar, Longwood, Florida
SAVE THIS DATE!  Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 Coming in less than 3 months...  The 2018 Hara Management Board Certification Seminar!   All are Welcome!  Thi...read more
Some of the most frequent questions I face in my representation of homeowners’ associations, or HOAs, relate to whether a gathering of directors is considered a “board meeting” that ...read more
Question:  I live in a condominium and have heard that The “Sunshine” Law will allow me to speak at an upcoming board meeting. How does this work? (J.B. via e-mail) A...read more
All too often, our firm’s community association attorneys are asked by boards of directors and property managers about the steps that they can take to prevent troublesome residents f...read more
While the following article pertains to a lawsuit in California...it does have relevance for community associations in Florida, as the issue is governed by federal law. In an earli...read more
Among the major changes to Florida’s condominium laws in 2017 is a new provision mandating term limits for board members. The new legislation marks a significant departure from the p...read more
When you hear the word “special” you usually think of good things — special events, special features, special offers, special pricing, just to name a few. The word “special” generate...read more
Keeping your reserves funded can be challenging without first establishing what your community needs. Reserve studies are a great way to set the stage, but Robert Nordlund from ...read more
QUESTION:  Everyone loves the Superbowl... I DON'T!  I manage several condominiums and need a better way to discover and enforce short term rentals.  How do I do ...read more
As with many Florida communities, my HOA Board had questions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Would FEMA pay to pick up all our debris, when should the security guards be asked to...read more
Despite a slowing in the number of Florida mortgage foreclosure cases, many community associations still face situations where a foreclosing lender fails to timely complete its forec...read more
Considering Hurricane Irma’s approaching landfall, HMI asks that communities and individuals prepare in case the storm tracks toward Central Florida.  Hurricane Irma can potenti...read more
ATTENTION CAMS & BOARD MEMBERS: SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! The Central Florida Chapter of CAI is offering six (6) scholarships to CAICF members that are also CAMs or HOA Board Memb...read more
HMI has recently updated our Facebook page.  In addition to posting our educational articles, we will also be posting more personal information about our team so you can get to ...read more
By Phillip Masi, CIRMS - Senior Vice President, AssuredPartners   Happy Budget Season!… it is that time of year again for our annual community association insurance budget ema...read more
After providing studies for more than 1,500 associations in Florida over the last 25 years, we’ve been asked innumerable questions about reserves and reserve studies. Here are some o...read more
Are you holding “illegal” Board Meetings?  You might be without even being aware!  Do you know that discussing Association matters among a group of Board Members could...read more
SAVE THIS DATE!  May 22nd, 2017 Coming in just 18 days...  The 2017 HMI Board Certification Seminar!   All are Welcome!  This event is open to an...read more
Please be advised that our main office will be closed on the following dates due to holiday observations:   Thursday, December 15th - the Main Office will close early at 1...read more
November 23, 2016 Good Morning, The HMI Office will close today, Wednesday, November 23rd at 2:00pm, and remain closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday...read more
Join your fellow Board Members and peers on November 3rd for a lunch meeting and panel! The presentation is entitled “55+ Communities – Aging in Place.” Registration begi...read more
A special alert from our colleagues at the Community Advocacy Network (CAN)...   1. Special Powers During a State of Emergency Yesterday, Governor Scott declared a State of E...read more
Good Evening HMI Community Members, I know that all of you have been inundated with forecasts, evacuation planning tips, and news from the media on Hurricane Matthew… so I will...read more
NEWS RELEASESeminole County Sheriff's Office Investigator and her family seriously injured in house fireSeminole Co. Fla., (April 26) - Seminole County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) Invest...read more
Most community associations screen potential purchasers and potential renters. In fact, when surveyed, many board members state that screening community occupants is one of their pri...read more
Sponsored by the Law Firm of PeytonBolin -- Valuable training for Board Members and Community Managers alike:   ***Webinar*** Board Certification for HOAs and CondosTo...read more
Not surprising that in a random sample of newspaper and TV stories focusing on HOAs and condo associations, 13 of 16 stories were about disputes and controversies. Only 3 stories wer...read more
Sponsored by the Law Firm of PeytonBolin -- Valuable training for Board Members and Community Managers alike:  COVENANT ENFORCEMENT: HOW TO ENFORCE RULES & REGULATIONS ...read more
As Florida courts continue to work through the backlog of first mortgage foreclosures (referred to in that way due to their first or priority lien position on the property), it becom...read more
TIME IS RUNNING OUT - REGISTER TODAY!RSVP BY CLICKING <HERE>COMING MARCH 2nd, 2016 - The 2016 Hara Management Board Certification Seminar!   All are Welcome! This eve...read more
By Robert M. Nordlund, PE, RSAssociation Reserves, Inc.February 2016  Keeping adequate Reserve Funds for the repair and replacement of common area facilities is an essentia...read more
COMING MARCH 2nd, 2016 - The 2016 Hara Management Board Certification Seminar!RSVP TODAY BY CLICKING <HERE>All are Welcome! This event is open to any current or aspi...read more
With the exception of some emergencies, vendors should be pre-screened and approved to work on Association property. Every now and then management companies and Community Managers r...read more
Yesterday, the Senate Regulated Industries Committee failed to approve SB 1122, Relating to Homeowners’ Associations. The bill would have required all homeowners’ associations to pay...read more
SAVE THIS DATE!  March 2nd, 2016Coming in 34 days...  The 2016 Hara Management Board Certification Seminar!  All are Welcome!  This event is open to any current o...read more
In a corporation, the board of directors, as a body, has a fiduciary responsibility for the decisions they make with regard to corporate assets and the rights of stockholders.The fid...read more
With the new legislative session beginning today, we begin the New Year introducing new proposed legislation relating to community associations and note their possible effects on com...read more
Individuals, associations and other entities carry insurance coverage to protect them from liability, loss, and other financial and legal threats—that's pretty basic. What isn't alwa...read more
Question: I live in a homeowners’ association. The board of directors has historically held a budget workshop with only the chief financial officer of the management company and two ...read more
As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. It's been quite a year for us all!  We hope...read more
DECEMBER 1, 2015, POSTED BY MICHAEL TOBACKForeclosures by community associations against their delinquent unit owners were virtually unheard of 10 years ago, as lenders would almost ...read more
By Joseph Adams, Managing Shareholder at Becker & Polliakoff, on November 2nd, 2015Posted in Reader Q&A Question: My homeowners’ association is in a dispute with our prior la...read more
Question: Our homeowners’ association board and management company do not enforce the restrictions contained in our governing documents. While the association occasionally sends out ...read more
Insurance coverage and claims are often among the most confusing and troublesome matters that developers and community associations must address, and large claims involving serious p...read more
By Donna DiMaggio Berger of Becker & Poliakoff on September 22nd, 2015(Reposted from The Community Association Law Blog)A nuisance is generally defined as a person, thing or circ...read more
New data this morning from the National Hurricane Center in Miami is forecasting that the strength of Erica will drop as the storm moves across Florida and the storm, which was proje...read more
Please consider attending one or more of the upcoming training seminars offered by local association law firms:Invite your entire board to one of the following Board Member Cert...read more
June 2, 2015 - Miami Herald Business SectionDespite the rebound of the real estate market and the slowdown in the filing of new foreclosure cases, community associations across Flori...read more
Last week we discussed tips for plant selection and care; in Part II, we review environmental tips for Florida-Friendly Landscaping.  After you've made your plant selections, in...read more
In practically every discussion of topics related to HOA governance, it is important to remember that one size does not fit all. Consider how the following factors can define the ...read more
Disaster Recovery & RebuildingExcerpts from: Hurricane Preparation and Claims Recovery Team Advises Residents, Business Owners, Association Management and Owners on Disaster Reco...read more
Our apologies,  in the recent post regarding this upcoming training, we mistakenly listed the end time of this seminar as 10:30pm.   The seminar actually runs from 8:00 AM ...read more
First impressions matter, especially when in comes to landscaping in Florida. When deciding on the right types of low-maintenance and drought-resistant plants for your property, it ...read more
Thursday, May 21, 2015. Orange County, FL.   A west Orange County community homeowner's attempt to improve some landscaping has led to a three-year battle with the nei...read more
Thursday, May 21, 2015. Orange County, FL.   A west Orange County community homeowner's attempt to improve some landscaping has led to a three-year battle with the nei...read more
Sponsored by the law offices of PeytonBolin (www.peytonbolin.com) - this FREE 2.5 hour seminar will highlight the following:The Association is a Business!Mission, Vision &a...read more
  Question: Our homeowners’ association governing documents do not have a provision that authorizes fining homeowners. The documents only contain a provision for levying as...read more
Q: We live in a small homeowners’ association and everyone knows everyone else. Is it possible for the association to impose fines but have the members of the fining committee remain...read more
During the month of April, Hara Management, Inc. announced a drawing for some exciting gifts in appreciation for your business and to spread the word about HMI.The drawing was h...read more
Did you know that in addition to HOA and Condominium Association Management, HMI also specializes in Residential Rental Property Management?  Hara Management and its sister comp...read more
What's the difference between a great Board and just an okay Board?  Great Boards develop, maintain and value their credibility and integrity.  As a group and individually ...read more
While Hara Management, Inc. and its affiliated companies, Pioneer Realty of Florida and Poinciana and RE/MAX Pioneer, have held an A+ BBB Rating for some time now, they all recently ...read more
For those of you living in communities within Orlando City Limits, the deadline for grant applications is fast approaching.  In order to apply for a grant, someone from the Boar...read more
For nearly two generations, HMI has been providing Florida rental property owners with exemplary service, treating each property in their care as if it were their own.  When it ...read more
For over forty years, Hara Management, Inc.  has been helping HOA/Condo Association's and rental property owners to effectively manage their properties.  HMI works with a w...read more
Modern Declarations of Condominium (or “CC&Rs” in HOAs - ) usually authorize the board of directors to enact certain rules and regulations. Over the years, I have written ab...read more
  Question: Can the board of a homeowners’ association move monies from one reserve account to another, or for operating purposes, without membership approval? D.D. (via e-mail)...read more
  ORLANDO, Fla., March 23, 2015 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings in February, acco...read more
Mortgage Foreclosure Defense 102 - Protecting the Association's Interest - March 13, 2015Presented by the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff.Check-in begins at 11:30 AM; pr...read more
Question: When must the board for a homeowners’ association provide the reserve schedules to the members? Can this information be provided at the annual meeting, or does it need to b...read more
  Two troubling bills have been introduced this legislative session that could have very dire consequences for Florida community associations.  The first bill, introdu...read more
   The City of Orlando's iLead training source is a comprehensive program that provides YOU with the tools to inform, connect and involve your neighbors through a series of...read more
Hara Management, Inc., Central Florida's premier Property Management and Homeowners / Condominium Association Management firm, would like to assist the efforts of Habitat f...read more
It’s seems to be such an obvious area of property maintenance and yet many HOA and Condominium Associations overlook important aspects of road maintenance. Failure to properly maint...read more
As a member of a Homeowner or Condominium Association Board of Directors, you should be familiar with contracts well enough to explain the terms to other members. Likewise, investmen...read more
Hara Management, Inc., Central Florida's premier Association Management firm, is pleased to announce its 2015 HOA/COA Board Certification Legal Seminar in conjunction with our c...read more
Corporate landlords are benefiting from the worst U.S. rental-housing shortage in more than a decade as construction trails demand and more Americans opt to lease rather than buy.The...read more
Even the most diligent and responsible Homeowners or Condominium Association will experience sudden shortfalls if they rely on an outdated or inaccurate Reserve Study to make their d...read more
Sitting on the board of a Homeowners or Condominium Association means assuming a great deal of responsibility; one of the most significant of which is managing the Association's rese...read more
  Question: My question centers around the accuracy required of the minutes to the homeowners association (HOA) monthly board meetings. Recently I've been attending a ...read more
There is a very old and time-tested proverb: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to preventive maintenance for common area el...read more
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, among other things.  The FHA regulates every HOA/COA in every state and can get tricky.  Vio...read more
QUESTION: How can a Board, manager or homeowner hold the HOA insurance provider accountable once a claim is made against the HOA/COA, Board and/or management company? (i.e. maki...read more
HMI is now offering website update services to our valued Association partners! Does your Association have a community website? If so, are you having difficulty keeping the content f...read more
A fresh and lively, interactive course for anyone serving or planning to serve on a Florida community association's Board of Directors.  Learn the basics of vendor negotiations,...read more
Wishing all our valued customers and community partners Health, Happiness, and Prosperity this Thanksgiving.  We are grateful that you have chosen Hara Management, Inc. as ...read more
Florida’s Mechanics Lien Law was renamed the “Construction Lien Law” about 25 years ago and is found at Chapter 713, Florida Statutes. If your association undertakes a...read more
Single-family housing production in October reached its highest level since November 2013 while the more volatile multifamily sector brought combined nationwide starts activity down ...read more
As part of Hara Management, Inc.'s ongoing effort to keep our Association Boards informed and educated on current issues, we periodically post articles of interest on our HMI Bl...read more
Considering the many challenges and responsibilities involved in real estate investment services, it's important to be able to rely on a company with a proven track record in the reg...read more
Creating a sense of community within a Condominium or Homeowners Association, especially one with a high percentage of rental properties, may appear to be a daunting challenge. Rente...read more