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Real Estate Trends
2012 July Amazing Amenities

 While a pool and a clubhouse used to be the hallmark of luxury condo living, the  whole concept of upscale condo amenities has exploded in recent years with the  construction of condo units tied to high-end hotels. This has added perks  r…

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2012 June Something Old into Something New...

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 136 million tons  of construction and demolition waste was generated in 1996. That's the last  time these figures were made available, and the numbers have almost certainly  ri…

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2012 June The Debate Rages On

 Concern over health and an evolving legal landscape has prompted a number of  condo and co-op boards in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as well as communities  across New England to ban cigarette smoking in individual smoking units. This  …

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2012 May Like Money in the Bank

 On a rainy day a few years ago in front of the Massachusetts State House, plenty  of viewers watching Fox News on TV got a good chuckle, along with the Fox news  reporter covering Beacon Hill that day. On the sweeping grassy slope behind …

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2012 May Park It

 There’s nothing worse than circling the block over and over in search of a parking  space. When condo owners have a spot to call their own, it’s a luxury that can be considered priceless—especially in the harsh New England winters, when s…

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2012 April Catering to Man's Best Friend

 Pet owners certainly love their dogs and consider them a part of the family.  With an estimated 40,000 dogs in the city of Boston alone, (as per  allstateanimalcontrol.com), it’s no wonder businesses and city dwellings are jumping on the …

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2012 February Revisiting Reverse Mortgages

According to the latest U.S. Census, although the Northeast has the smallest number of people aged 65 and over, the region is home to the highest percentage of over-65 residents: just over 14 percent. Connecticut ranks among the top fi…

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2011 December Getting Wired

For many condo properties—even those of recent vintage—existing telecommunications infrastructure may fall woefully short of that found in the average private home. But with the unique complications that arise when updating a condominiu…

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2011 December What's in the Forecast

Turn on the evening news, and you’ll get a good idea of the main topic on the minds of community association professionals as calendars flip to a new year: It’s all about the money. Like it or not, financial considerations affe…

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2011 November Holiday Harmony

Holiday decorations are a bit like art—you know what you like when you see it. And our own sense of neighborliness and desire to live in a friendly community, combined with our need to respect freedom of expression, mean we must recogni…

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