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2013 October
Focus on... Board Operations

The South Florida Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo
2013 October The South Florida Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo

Meet with more than 275 exhibitors representing every facet of the condo, HOA and co-op industry and earn CEU credits and board certification by attending seminars at the South Florida Cooperator’s Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo on Wednesday, Dec…

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Board Operations High & Mighty
2013 October High & Mighty

There’s nothing worse than being a unit owner in a building and seeing someone on your board breaking a rule and seemingly getting away with it. Some board members believe that they are “above the law” so to speak, and seem to be ope…

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Board Operations Just One Big, Happy Family...?
2013 October Just One Big, Happy Family...?

Finding the right balance of involvement between HOAs and condo boards and residents can be like maintaining a healthy relationship with a significant other—you want to be compassionate, responsive and attentive, but not too needy, nosy or…

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Board Operations Meeting Minders
2013 October Meeting Minders

You may love your building. You may even love your neighbors and the members of your board. But there are few people who can say that they love their monthly board meetings or annual owner or shareholder meetings. That’s because these meet…

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Management Rules on Records
2013 October Rules on Records

When it comes to ensuring that important association documents are private and secure, board members and managers have to follow specific protocols. However, due to ignorance or carelessness, those rules aren’t always followed. “Prob…

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Management Staff Management 101
2013 October Staff Management 101

Management of any property requires a varying degree of resources and skills. Materials, capital, and personnel are required for everything from ordering supplies to the complete overseeing of a multi-unit, high rise condominium. Above all…

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Real Estate Trends Age-Restricted Communities
2013 October Age-Restricted Communities

Norman Reinhard lives in Century Village at Pembroke Pines, an age-restricted active-adult community in southwest Broward County. He’s an unabashed advocate of its lifestyle. Norman and his wife, Maxine, moved to Century Village at P…

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Law & Legislation The Business Next Door
2013 October The Business Next Door

Many aspects of the American work landscape have changed radically in the last two decades. As the service and information economies have overtaken manufacturing and other more traditional forms of labor, the old 9-to-5, office-bound workd…

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Q&A: No Vote on New Lobby
2013 October Q&A: No Vote on New Lobby

No Vote on New Lobby Décor Q I recently walked into the lobby of my condo building greeted by a new décor theme. I was completely caught off guard as there had been no correspondence to the homeowners that this change would be takin…

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Q&A:Taking the Fifth
2013 October Q&A:Taking the Fifth

My association's documents say that the board must consist of five total members. This past election, only four people ran and got elected. Does the new board then have to appoint another member? If they choose not to for some reason, can …

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Real Estate Trends Not the Norm
2013 October Not the Norm

Time was that a nice, spacious condo unit with a good location, a good view and several basic amenities, such a laundry room, a doorman and a gym or pool, were what buyers wanted in South Florida. But as more buildings were construct…

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