Tag Archives: Community

Community Associations: Three Realities You Can’t Escape

All community associations have three things in common. Membership is mandatory. Buying a home in a community association automatically makes you an association member—by law. Governing documents are binding. Association governing documents can be compared to contracts. They specify the … 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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Board Member Traits

In speaking with colleagues who are on-site managers for urban condominium buildings, I have noticed some common traits that we discuss related to successful volunteer board members and communities.  It is my belief that when board members understand their role … 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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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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Bambi – “A total misuse of the system!”

This story…I could not make up! A neighbor receives a knock on his door one evening.  As the door is opened the neighbor is greeted by a Fulton County Marshall.  He was handed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) that was … Continue reading

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The Reserve Fund

What is a reserve fund?  A reserve fund is money set aside to maintain a community’s major common areas, equipment and facilities.  The fund is used to repair or replace assets as needed over the life of a community.  In … Continue reading

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