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Condominium Management


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

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

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

The Florida Swimming Pool Association

Floridians are one of the few people that have the privilege to enjoy their pool practically year round. But, before that can happen there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation and maintenance that has to happen…


May 26, 2016

How to Collect Delinquent HOA Fees

Dealing with delinquent homeowners is an unfortunate reality for the majority of HOA boards. With tight budgets, payment defaults can be costly.  Collecting delinquent HOA fees is one of the most common problems faced by…


May 19, 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

40-Year Recertification Planning

If you’ve lived in Miami and Fort Lauderdale for a while, you’ve probably heard someone, somewhere complaining about their building’s 40 years recertification. This provision, stating that condominiums that are older than 40 years need…


May 5, 2016

Concrete Concerns

Although Florida does not have the harsh winters of the north, it does have humidity in spades. Concrete corrosion, therefore, is problematic. HOAs need to ensure that the concrete making up their sidewalks, pavements and…


May 3, 2016

Let’s Talk About Plumbing

Of all the modern conveniences we take for granted, indoor plumbing is not only basic, but it is indispensable. Without a system for refreshing our water supply and disposing our waste water, modern life quickly…


December 29, 2015