Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Word on Leadership

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Community Association Fundamentals

If you live in a community association, you might be surprised how many of your neighbors—owners and renters alike—don’t really understand the fundamental nature of common-interest communities. And we know that many others, including the media and government officials, lack … Continue reading

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Using Residents as Vendors = Bad Idea!

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Four Part Harmony for a Community Association

  Part One – Board of Directors, One Voice. Volunteering for your community association can be both a challenging and rewarding experience.   A key component to a Harmonious Board is speaking with one voice to the community.  A board should … Continue reading

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What? The Association Is Foreclosing On My Condo?

Countless Americans face foreclosure when their lending institutions are unable to collect mortgage payments. In an ideal world, no one would ever face foreclosure—for any reason. But that world does not exist. Banks and other lenders foreclose on homes when … Continue reading

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Old School vs. New School

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Excuses, Excuses!

Association members who pay their assessments late or not at all come up with some very interesting excuses. Here’s five of the most common, and why it’s smart not to use them. Excuse #1:  “I didn’t get what I paid … Continue reading

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