2013 February
Focus on... Board/Owner Relations

Management
2013 February Pet Peeves

 Time was, if you said that a co-op or condo building was 'going to the dogs,' it  was a bad thing. These days however, that's not always the case. According to  the American Pet Products Association, 39 percent of all U.S. households own …

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Owner Relations
2013 February Better, Stronger, Faster...

 These days, there are few people who don’t have a business website, a Facebook account and even a Twitter handle. It’s the same for buildings.    As the rise of online social media invades nearly every aspect of our daily  life, co…

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Owner Relations
2013 February Building a Better Board

 Working in groups can be a challenge. Working in groups when people’s homes—and possibly their life savings—are involved can be a far greater challenge. It’s one faced every day by those brave souls who volunteer to serve on their co-op  …

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Law & Legislation
2013 February Knowledge is Power

While essential to the successful operation of all cooperatives or condominiums, governing documents are often only glossed over by otherwise well-intentioned board members, residents and property managers leading to potential pitfalls.…

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Owner Relations
2013 February Taming Transient Turnmoil

 As housing markets in many parts of the country—including South Florida—have foundered, many developers have opted to convert portions of communities  originally intended to be condominiums into rental properties.    When a develop…

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Finance
2013 February Letting it Slide...

 It’s the same dilemma that single-family households across the U.S. are facing:  What bills need to be paid immediately and what bills can wait? And should we  stretch ourselves thin, taking more out of our bank accounts to pay for privat…

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Neighborhoods
2013 February Delray Beach, Florida

 Founded in the late 1870s and incorporated 47 years later, Delray Beach, Florida  is known for a storied history rooted in citrus growing, farming, and its famed  white sand beaches that symbolize this Village by the Sea.    Locate…

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2013 February Q&A: A Hard Place

Q I am the property manager for a medium-sized condo association. There is an  owner who is several months behind on their assessment. We have followed the  standard protocol of the association of sending out notices and it is reached  th…

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