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Best Community Association Practices in 2018

When it comes to community management, it’s easy for things to turn south quickly. However, with the right practices, your community can thrive. It may seem like people expect a lot nowadays, but with a…


December 12, 2018

The Flight of the Snowbirds

Every year the state of Florida experiences an ebb and flow of full-time and part-time residents; as the seasons change, so does the population. Part-time residents from the northern United States and Canada live and…


March 30, 2017

Pet Policies at your Community Association

Although it may sometimes feel as if our pets have the run of the roost. In order to maintain the status quo – especially in a communal living environment such as a condominium, cooperative or…


March 29, 2017

In-Unit Parking for Luxury Condominiums

The coolest new amenity must have in luxury condominiums are car elevators and in-unit parking. It’s exactly what it sounds like: you drive your vehicle onto an elevator platform, hit a button, and you and…


March 20, 2017

How to Manage Owner's Renovations

All you have to do is turn on the TV these days to know how popular kitchen and bathroom renovations have become. Backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, subway tiles, granite countertops, glass-enclosed showers, soaking tubs –…


March 2, 2017

Lead Paint and Other Toxins

  Whether you make your home in the heart of a city or in a big suburb, there are certain dangers that have nothing to do with crime rates, economics, or the latest disease (read:…


February 7, 2017

Neighborhood Watch

  Everyone is right to be concerned with the safety of their communities, whether they live in an area highly susceptible to crime or in a sleepy retirement community. Condos, Co-ops, and HOAs are no…


January 3, 2017

Training New Board Members

A condo or homeowner’s association is the cornerstone of a building community. The condo or HOA maintains order and continuity by preserving architectural integrity, maintaining the common elements, protecting property values, and often providing for…


December 29, 2016

Electric Cars in Your Condo or HOA

  In 2013, there were approximately 100,000 electric vehicles on the roads nationwide. That number has risen to approximately 450,000 this year. While the bulk of the growth has been in California, the trend is…


November 1, 2016

Keeping Board Elections Honest

Los Sueños, a 13-building, 396-unit condominium complex on Hialeah’s west side – takes its name from the Spanish word for ‘dream,’ but the outcome of its November 2015 owners’ association board election was a nightmare.…


October 27, 2016

Home-Based Businesses in Condos

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration statistics, over half of all small businesses begun in the last decade have been home-based – that’s more than 38 million in real numbers – with a new…


October 25, 2016

Get Ready for Hurricane Matthew!

  We’ve had quite the run – over 10 years without any major hurricane systems! Nevertheless, Hurricane Matthew is rapidly approaching Florida, so it has come time to prepare.


October 4, 2016

9 Time Management Tips for Property Managers

When it comes to time management, property managers need to focus specifically on the unique daily tasks that you face in running an efficient and profitable business. Being a property manager is a demanding job…


September 29, 2016