The Great Defibrillator Debate: Weighing the Pros and (Potential) Cons

by Matt Humphrey | June 12, 2019 11:00 am

The ready availability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) significantly improves the odds that the victims of sudden cardiac arrest will survive, so it might seem like a no-brainer for community associations — especially those with aging populations — to install the devices. This week, we dig into why it’s important to understand some of the…

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Defibrillators: Help Your Associations Navigate the AED Installation Question

by Matt Humphrey | June 10, 2019 11:20 am

The ready availability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) significantly improves the odds that the victims of sudden cardiac arrest will survive, so it might seem like a no-brainer for community associations — especially those with aging populations — to install the devices. Although more associations are doing so, it’s important to understand some of the…

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Cyber Criminals Could Come for Your Community Association — and You!

by Matt Humphrey | June 5, 2019 10:10 am

A recent survey conducted by the Foundation for Community Association Research found almost half of the community association respondents didn’t have policies and procedures in place to safely collect and store homeowners’ personal data. This week, we’ll explore why that’s a problem. It’s true that associations often operate on the more low-tech side of things,…

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Associations and Management Companies Aren’t Immune from Cyber Crime

by Matt Humphrey | June 4, 2019 11:46 am

A recent survey conducted by the Foundation for Community Association Research found that almost half of the community association respondents didn’t have policies and procedures in place to safely collect and store homeowners’ personal data. That’s a problem. It’s true that associations often operate on the more low-tech side of things, but that doesn’t mean…

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Online Owner Payments, Part 2: Choosing the Right Path

by Matt Humphrey | June 4, 2019 11:21 am

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. Read Part 1 here: In April, we discussed the numerous benefits associated with allowing owners to make payments online, as well as how managers can overcome resistance to the change from boards of directors. Now we have some advice for managers to smooth the transaction once they’ve…

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Time to Review the ARC Rules?

by Matt Humphrey | May 30, 2019 6:18 pm

This week we take a look at a recent court case that provides a warning of how architectural review slipups might land an association in court. The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) has a lot of power in a community association, which can lead to disputes with owners. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to…

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New Case Teaches Important Architectural Review Lessons

by Matt Humphrey | May 30, 2019 6:07 pm

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) has a lot of power in a community association, which can lead to disputes with owners. One such recent case provides a warning of how architectural review slipups might land an association in court. Fortunately, you can take some steps to reduce the odds of this. Good Fences Make Mad…

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Are You Ready for New Overtime Rules?

by Matt Humphrey | May 22, 2019 10:22 am

This week we fill you in the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest proposed rules for overtime pay. Proposed rules introduced during Obama administration created quite an uproar among employers — not surprisingly, considered that they were expected to make more than 4 million salaried workers newly eligible for overtime. A federal district court judge halted…

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New Overtime Rules on the Horizon?

by Matt Humphrey | May 20, 2019 10:40 pm

The rules for overtime pay are again under the microscope. Proposed rules introduced during Obama administration created quite an uproar among employers — not surprisingly, considered that they were expected to make more than 4 million salaried workers newly eligible for overtime. A federal district court judge halted those rules days before they were due…

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Make Laundry More Bearable

by Matt Humphrey | May 15, 2019 11:01 pm

Many owners dread doing their laundry in the shared laundry room, but community association managers have several alternatives to help ease the drudgery. This week, we share some steps worth considering. First, technology can go a long way toward improving the laundry experience. Laundry services providers increasingly offer proprietary apps to their customers. For example,…

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