2007 April
Focus on... Management

Management 100 Years Young
2007 April 100 Years Young

The New England landscape has changed considerably since the first condominiums opened here some four decades ago. And the attributes of the condominiums themselves have morphed over the years; there are now high-rises and mid-rises…

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Management Negotiating the Contract
2007 April Negotiating the Contract

The management contract defines the relationship between the condominium and management company, but the document's provisions frequently receive only cursory review or discussion by the condominium board. If troubles crop up down th…

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Management Tongue in Cheek
2007 April Tongue in Cheek

As a rule, New England Condominium sticks to the straight and narrow as we contemplate the many players and problems in condominiums. But condo- miniums are, after all, populated with people, and people are human, fallible, and occas…

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Management Thinking About Buying a Vacation Condo?
2007 April Thinking About Buying a Vacation Condo?

With warmer days arriving at last, thoughts turn to lazy summer days in a beachside house. But what's the best way to secure your spot on the beach if you don't want the hassles of full-time ownership? Condo-hotels and time-shares are tw…

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Management A Delicate Subject
2007 April A Delicate Subject

In a condominium, trustees, owners, managers, and developers are confronted each and every day with myriad infrastructure issues, each of which significantly affects the financial considerations of the development. Although not often a t…

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Management When is a Good Time?
2007 April When is a Good Time?

Maybe it starts with complaints about guest parking, or too much noise from next door, or neighbors smoking. Whatever the reason, the condominium rules and regulations— also known as the CR&Rs—in your community probably need updating. C…

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Management The One Hour Board Meeting
2007 April The One Hour Board Meeting

One of the most important elements in the operation of a community association is the meeting process. The success of an association is often reflected in the quality and tenor of its meetings. Surprisingly, the meeting process is often …

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Management Community Perspectives
2007 April Community Perspectives

Insidious is not a word that usually comes to mind when think of community association living. But then again, we don't generally think of any insidious phenomena around us as being insidious. Need an example? While majority of Americans…

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Management Technology Today
2007 April Technology Today

Where there's smoke, there's fire, right? Not always. Smoke and soot damage are the obvious aftereffects of a fire, but they are also the by-products of many other domestic mishaps, including residue build-up in a furnace or chimney…

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