Owner Resources

Welcome to the Owner Resources page for Community Focus!   We have created this page for owners to use various applications related to their home, business and community.   We will continue to update and add more useful information as needs arise, so mark this in your “Favorites” section for easy access.

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Download ARC Application

  • Community Focus – Application for Architectural Review – Download this form and follow the instructions to submit a request to the ARC (Architectural Review Committee) or Association Board for any changes, additions or improvements to your property which require such approval as outlined in your governing documents.  Any modifications made without approval by the ARC or HOA/POA Board may be subject to fines and remedial action at the expense of the owner.  Please contact Community Focus if you need assistance in determining wether your proposed modification requires such approval.

Download ACH Bank Draft Form:

Join Community Mailing List

Fill out this form to join your association’s mailing list:

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Request Maintenance

For requests for maintenance and repairs that should be covered by the association, please click on the link below and fill out the online form completely.  Please remember to give us full details as to the area of concern and the nature of the issue, so that we can easily come to your property, find the problem and determine course of action.  Remember that your governing documents determine whether the HOA/POA is responsible for certain repairs.   We can provide documentation for any items that come into question.

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North Carolina General Statutes

Although we post your community-specific governing documents on each Community Page of our website,  all communities are subject to the provisions set forth in the North Carolina General Statutes.  Below are links to the General Statutes that are most commonly used in reference to community associations in North Carolina:

Parliamentary Procedure

There are many resources available to help boards and associations better understand the processes for holding board meetings that are effective, efficient and meet the requirements of law.  North Carolina’s own Jim Slaughter holds the highest designations for parliamentarians and is a renowned HOA attorney and instructor.  Here is a link to some very useful information for boards regarding meetings and meeting minutes:

Parlimentary Procedure INFO

Property Resources

For your personal  maintenance needs, we have a list of local vendors that we  have had positive experiences with.   Please contact us for names of individuals and companies with the following services available:

  • Carpentry
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Chimney Inspections and Cleaning
  • Computer Services
  • Electrical Repairs and Service
  • Landscaping and Yard Maintenance
  • Painting (Exterior and Interior)
  • Pest Inspection and Service
  • Plumbing
  • Real Estate (Sales Agents, Buyers Agents, Lenders, Appraisors, etc)
  • Rental Agencies & Property Managers
  • Roofing

Local Government

Suggested Reading

  • Your Home is Your Castle: Homeowners Association Management (Author:  Richard S. Blumenfeld)
  • Be Reasonable!: How Community Associations Can Enforce Rules Without Antagonizing Residents, Going to Court, or Starting World War III (Author:  Kenneth Budd)
  • Working With Your Homeowners Association: A Guide to Effective Community Living (Authors:  Marlene M. Coleman, M.D. & Judge William Huss)
  • The Homeowners Association Manual (Authors:  Peter M Dunbar, Esg. & Marc W. Dunbar, Esq.)
  • Homeowner Associations: A Nightmare or a Dream come True? (Author: Joni Greenwalt)
  • Privatopia: Homeowner Associations and the Rise of Residential Private Government (Author – Professor Evan McKenzie)

We have limited copies of these books and will be happy to lend them to owners in our managed associations upon request.

For more information please contact us. We’re happy to help!