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Community Association Management


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

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

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

When Temperatures Rise

Temperatures in Florida have a tendency to average above the 90s during the daytime in summer months causing discomfort and unease to residents. With humidity rivaling a Brazilian rainforest, summer in Florida can be reduced…


June 9, 2016

Clear Communication

The importance of transparent communication cannot be underscored in condo communities. Lack of clear, forthright communication between boards, managers and unit owners is one of the top perennial complaints association members have about living in…


June 2, 2016

Smart Building Technology

With the impressive array of consumer technology available today, it should come to no surprise that buildings are jumping on the trend. New technology is quickly becoming a staple in building operations than ever before,…


May 24, 2016

The Importance of Building Codes

Buildings require regular upkeep and maintenance in order to be safe for residents. Although this may seem obvious, building maintenance can often be neglected to the last minute, posing threats to residents. Luckily, building codes…


May 17, 2016

What Residents Want

About 20 percent of Americans live in a community governed by a condo association, homeowners association or co-op board, according to the Community Associations Institute, which educates volunteer board members and association management professionals. The…


May 10, 2016

When to Claim?

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 is more unclear, however, is deciding when to file a…


April 26, 2016

How to Avoid Litigation

Within large communities, disputes can transpire relatively quickly, sometimes making the specter of litigation loom a little too close.  Litigation can be costly – creating both financial and social strain within a community; typically making…


April 14, 2016