Category Archives: Community Living

What Are Governing Documents?

We’re always talking about the association’s governing documents, but what are they? State Law Almost every state has statutes governing condominiums and homeowner associations. In addition most associations are subject to the state corporations’ code. Declaration, Master Deed, or Proprietary … Continue reading

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Politics or Not – What Would You Do?

During a community election in December of 2013, four (4) homeowners sought to be elected to two (2) open seats on a board of directors. In the end Candidate One received 125 votes, Candidate Two received 115 votes, Candidate Three … Continue reading

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OMG! Your Dues Are SO HIGH!

It has been my experience that many times real estate agents and potential purchasers do not understand what they are getting for their money when asking about the dues.  They compare the monthly amount paid at Building A to Building … Continue reading

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Real World Homeowner Association Stories

In the world of community association management, there is never an end to the crazy and sometimes idiotic things folks will do.  Sometimes a board of directors will loose all sight of reasonableness and other times the homeowners loose a … Continue reading

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Details – Who Pays Attention?

The other day I noticed that the flags flying in front of a luxury residential building were torn and tattered while blowing in the wind.  Apparently these flags have been in this condition for quite some time.  This lead me … Continue reading

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Reflection

  A friend asked the other day what it is that I most enjoy about living in a multi-family common-interest building.  This got me thinking…  Well, most of all it is the diversity around me and the neighbors who have … Continue reading

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Condo Living – Who’s Who?

Many folks who live in a condominium community usually come and go about their business never thinking about those who serve or work for their community.  For many, as long as their care-free lifestyle is uninterrupted and building systems are … Continue reading

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