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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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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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Pool Parties and Liability Concerns

  This past weekend the annual pool party was held in my own high-rise condominium community.  This event has become a huge extravaganza.  This year’s entertainment included a DJ, hula-hoop contest, beer chugging contest, belly dancers, Middle Eastern drummers, and … Continue reading

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Condominium and Homeowner’s Monthly Dues – What Does it Take to Maintain a Community?

A friend of mine who lives in the same building as I recently commented to me that he is happy to pay whatever is necessary to live in our building as long as it was maintained to the same high … 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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Rules, Rules, Rules!

If you live in a common-interest community, chances are you have a list of rules and regulations you are required to follow.  Community guidelines are established to promote community balance for a harmonious living experience.  They also maintain, preserve, enhance … Continue reading

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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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