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What trends do you see for the Community Association industry? When looking for HOA trends, one must look at trends in the overall housing market – several of which have direct implications to HOAs. The combination of increasing rental rates along with a lack of rental inventory is making housing purchases more appealing. This is true not only for Baby Boomers, who may be interested in downsizing, but also for Millennials, the largest living generation in the U.S., who will be mak- ing their initial home purchases. What is interesting is that both Baby Boomers and Millennials appear to have similar desires when it comes to housing – they want convenience and amenities that fit their lifestyle whether that be a closed- in suburban location that provides quick access to city services and attractions, the inclusion of digital technology and the ability to be continuously connected, or energy-ef- ficient buildings that support green efforts. HOAs need to allocate time and effort to get the pulse of their extended communities and plan for the changes needed to keep them updated and current to prospective home-buyers. HOAs also need to be able to effectively communicate their efforts through digital channels. Social media should be considered a medium that will enable and encourage community involvement and engagement – providing chan- nels for an HOA to inform, learn from, and respond to the needs of their residents. Q

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