2013 May
Focus on... Recreational Amenities & Community Programs

Recreational Amenities The Play's the Thing
2013 May The Play's the Thing

 Back in the day when most of us were little kids, playgrounds largely consisted  of swing-sets, teeter-totters, some monkey bars, and maybe a metal slide or  two, along with the requisite basketball hoops and tetherball set-up.    …

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Recreational Amenities Let's Be Perfectly Clear
2013 May Let's Be Perfectly Clear

 The state of Florida has long been considered a vacation and retirement  destination for the rest of the United States and the entire globe. With more  than 8,000 miles of shoreline and 1,300 miles of beaches, Florida’s natural water vist…

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Recreational Amenities All is Illuminated
2013 May All is Illuminated

 Call it the Ikea-fication of America. It seems that more and more people are  getting interested in design, especially when it comes to their own home. In  decades past, household furniture and decorations didn't vary a whole lot.  Growin…

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Real Estate Trends Condo This!
2013 May Condo This!

 For seven years, Mira Calton and her husband, Dr. Jayson Calton, owned a  floating home, one of the 165 privately-owned residences on The World, a  644-foot yacht that continuously circumnavigates the globe. Owning a home on  the yacht, w…

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Management That's Criminal!
2013 May That's Criminal!

 Serving on a condo board has its challenges—mostly of a relatively mundane, everyday sort, like how to pay for new carpet in  the clubhouse, or what kind of flowers to put in the new beds out front.  Occasionally however, a much more sens…

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Board Operations Delegate, Delegate, Delegate!
2013 May Delegate, Delegate, Delegate!

 Read any of the major business publications or websites and you’re bound to find articles on the importance of delegating. It’s one of the most fundamental skills for a successful business owner to have. A  simple Internet search finds sc…

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Law & Legislation Laws Versus Rules
2013 May Laws Versus Rules

 Differences and disputes happen. We’re only human, and that’s why laws and rules are in place. But, the federalist system of government we  use in this country is far from the most efficient system. Layers and layers of  laws, statutes, a…

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Q&A: Kicking Out a Board Treasurer
2013 May Q&A: Kicking Out a Board Treasurer

Q Does the individual condo association board members and president have the legal  right to remove a treasurer from duties without due cause and deny a chance for  rebuttal?    —Concerned Condo Resident   A “Condominium a…

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Q&A: Buy and Flip
2013 May Q&A: Buy and Flip

Q Is it legal for a lawyer that represents a condo to buy a foreclosed unit and  then flip it?    —Ethically Curious   A “There is nothing in the law,” says Robert L. Kaye, Esq., the managing member of Kaye Bender Rembaum,…

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Q&A: Setting Up Reserves
2013 May Q&A: Setting Up Reserves

Q I am the president of our condo association and I am in favor of creating  reserves. Over the last 40 some years our residents have voted down the  establishment of a reserve. I would like to recommend to the owners a general  pool of r…

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