2008 July
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Finance Greening for Savings
2008 July Greening for Savings

From your neighbor’s spiffy hybrid automobile to Leonardo DiCaprio’s “célèbre-green” status, it’s clear that increased attention to the environment is both vitally important and in vogue. It is also clear that there is huge savings poten…

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Finance Federal Form 1120-H, 990 or 1120?
2008 July Federal Form 1120-H, 990 or 1120?

For the uninitiated, tax filing for something as complicated as a community association can seem more than daunting. Fortunately, there are multiple options for homeowners associations, and with a little background knowledge, you can tak…

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Finance Behind in Reserves
2008 July Behind in Reserves

The Harbor Towers, a pair of 40-story residential buildings designed in part by noted architect I.M. Pei, offer some of the most exquisite views of the Boston harborfront and skyline. Once out of place in what was a district of warehouse…

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Finance Preparing the Annual Budget
2008 July Preparing the Annual Budget

Maybe it’s not as annoying as that trip to the dentist, but the annual budget comes around every year just like that dental appointment. And the budget process, say trustees, officers and accountants who are charged with completing it, d…

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Finance Time for a Getaway?
2008 July Time for a Getaway?

Looking for miles across tree-covered mountains and valleys. Heading up the slopes for a bracing day of skiing. Buyers who have long entertained dreams of finding that ideal New England vacation home are discovering some great opportunit…

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Finance Newbury Port
2008 July Newbury Port

When the city of Newburyport incorporated in 1764, it encompassed less than 10 square miles and had a population of about 3,000 people. Today, the city still covers less than ten square miles and has a population of fewer than 18,000 res…

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Finance Financial Issues
2008 July Financial Issues

Any manager or trustee who has been around for at least three years has noticed the recent sharp turn in the real estate marketplace—from red hot in 2005 to ice cold in 2008. How could that have happened? What are the politicians saying …

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