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Use Green Landscaping Practices to Save Money and Resources

April 26, 2017    
By Carolyn Zezima
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Take Proper Steps When a Member Declares Bankruptcy

April 13, 2017    
By Andrea Brescia With almost 800,000 bankruptcy filings in 2016 alone, chances are that someone living in your community will declare bankruptcy at some point. And the likelihood grows if your association is in the South, where the highest numbers of bankruptcies are recorded. With one filing, the...
Dealing with Members

Use Social Media to Reach—and Listen to—Your Community

April 13, 2017    
By Andrea Brescia More and more Americans are getting—and sending—their information through social media in real time: from politics and breaking news to sharing family photos and learning about events. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are the favored community forums for staying in...
Recent Court Rulings

Do Community's Rules Discriminate Against Families with Children?

April 13, 2017    
FACTS: A couple filed a fair housing case, alleging discrimination based on familial status at the condominium community where they lived with their two minor children. The couple claimed that the condo association and its management company created an “atmosphere of hostility” against...
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Appreciate Differences When Managing Master Associations

March 9, 2017    
At first glance, an association’s structure and management seem straightforward. A planned community or condominium building typically has a set of governing documents, a board of directors who make sure that the rules and regulations in those documents are followed, and a manager who, with...
Risk Management

Tread Carefully When Faced with Sex Offender in Community

March 9, 2017    
The safety and security of the community you manage should be a top priority. You’re faced with many challenges when trying to keep your community safe and secure. You can take care of many cut-and-dried problems on your own or with help from your staff, if you can get the association to...
Recent Court Rulings

Homeowner's Retaliation Claim Against Association Failed

March 9, 2017    
Facts: A homeowner in a planned community that was situated on a lake witnessed an employee of the community’s hired landscaping company spraying fumes without wearing protective clothing or a face mask. The homeowner complained to the association and also made a report to the state’s...
Recent Court Rulings

Association Couldn't Rely on Declaration to Cut Down Berm

March 9, 2017    
Facts: Two homeowners with a townhouse in a planned complex sued the association for making alterations to and performing work on a protective berm located in the complex’s common area near their lot. They alleged that the alterations to the berm resulted in a loss of seclusion and privacy...
In the News

Highest Industry Credential Awarded to Community Association Professionals

March 9, 2017    
Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading authority for community association education, governance, and management, has awarded the most prestigious and respected designation—Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)—to 86 community association professionals. The PCAM...
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Rein in Association Expenditures to Keep Costs Low, Members Happy

February 10, 2017    
Finances are a huge consideration for community association boards and managers. It takes money—and sometimes lots of it—to keep a community or condominium building up to high standards and running smoothly. If you manage an association or serve on your association’s board of...
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