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Board Operations
2013 September Electric Revolution?

Whether condo associations will buy into the so-called “electric highway” has become the perennial $64,000 question. And the answer? Maybe — eventually. The demand isn’t there yet, but just how fast this wave of the future is t…

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2013 September When Snowbirds Fly

The carefree lifestyle of condominium residents may make an owner feel as though taking off for a winter in Florida is a simple as removing the trash and locking the unit doors. Managers will explain that it’s not so simple. Jeff Mar…

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2013 August Round 'Em Up!

Freelance photographer Jocelyn A. lives in a charming, post-war brick townhouse community of over 1,600 units and a $3 million annual budget. She receives a monthly newsletter with over 20 pages of everything to keep residents i…

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2013 May Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

 Read any of the major business publications or websites and you’re bound to find articles on the importance of delegating. It’s one of the most fundamental skills for a successful business owner to have. A  simple Internet search finds sc…

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2013 April Knowledge is Power

 While essential to the successful operation of all cooperatives or condominiums,  governing documents are often only glossed over by otherwise well-intentioned  board members, residents and property managers leading to potential pitfalls.…

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2013 January Limits of Board Power

 Everybody sometimes disagrees with the decisions of the condo or HOA board.  Maybe the choice to rearrange the garbage receptacles out front seems  ridiculous, or the ongoing clattering of machinery on the roof is driving the  top-floor r…

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2012 December Meeting Masters

 Anyone who’s clocked lots of hours at association meetings has a story or two about high  passion and heated arguments—but a police detail at an annual meeting? “If someone’s just too disruptive,” reports Henry Goodman of the Dedham, Mass…

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2012 November Keeping the Look

 Most people assume that as soon as they buy their first home, they will finally  have the freedom to paint their decks purple, to hang fluorescent window  treatments and colorful sconces, or litter their lawns with political or yard  sale…

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2012 October Getting Out the Vote

 Election season typically starts around Labor Day, when we start to be bombarded  with reminders to cast our ballots to choose who we want to be in charge of our  city, town, state and country. It ends on Election Day in November, when th…

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2012 October Understanding Fiduciary Duty

 Being elected to the board of a co-op or a condo comes with a great deal of  power, and with that power also comes a great deal of responsibility. Whether  they serve a co-op or condo community, trustees and board members, in their  posit…

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