2014 August
Focus on... Insurance/Board Training

Insurance When Waters Rise
2014 August When Waters Rise

When is a flood not a flood? That’s a serious question for southeast Florida’s residential communities. Even if they have flood insurance, damage caused by heavy rains and backed-up sewers may not meet the National Flood Insurance Program …

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Insurance Identifying Insurance Options
2014 August Identifying Insurance Options

You can’t underestimate the value of insurance. In a simple analogy, operating a business—or the day-to-day business of a co-op or condo—without adequate insurance coverage is a lot like skydiving without a parachute. Needless to say, it’s…

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Board Operations Who’s Responsible for Repairs
2014 August Who’s Responsible for Repairs

Say you’re in bed, and you hear what sounds like the shower going. It's late, and you're tired, so you pay it no mind. You wake up at 4 a.m. to get a glass of water and find half the rooms in your apartment flooded— you forgot to turn the …

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Neighborhoods Pompano Beach, Florida
2014 August Pompano Beach, Florida

From relaxing on the beach to fine dining and terrific shopping, Pompano Beach has it all. Centrally located between Palm Beach and Miami, Pompano Beach is often called "the Heart of the Gold Coast." The city is known for its excelle…

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Q&A Q&A: Who’s Responsible for Foreclosed Units?
2014 August Q&A: Who’s Responsible for Foreclosed Units?

Q If the HOA has title to a unit and a bank holds the mortgage and takes it back from the HOA is the bank responsible for all expenses? i.e., maintenance, tax, water and electric. The bank has allowed one unit to become inhabitable and it…

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Q&A Q&A: Usage of the Community Pool
2014 August Q&A: Usage of the Community Pool

We have a very small pool in our community. Obviously, it would be impossible for all the homeowners to go to the pool at once. I read something about discrimination since I had asked if we could get a lifeguard instructor who could offer a…

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Board Operations Monster Meetings
2014 August Monster Meetings

The headline of a recent Walpole, Massachusetts newspaper article read: “Fight between Walpole selectmen cuts meeting short.” The first sentence of the article stated, “Selectmen came to verbal blows on Tuesday night, prompting other board…

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