2012 January
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2012 January The New England Condo Expo

In the midst of a chilly New England winter, spring may seem ages away. But professionals serving the community associations industry are already preparing to showcase their businesses at the New England Condo Expo in May. Exh…

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2012 January Striking a Balance

As they gaze across azure seas, past palm trees and swimming pools on a tropical coastline, prospective buyers on HGTV’s “House Hunters” show always ask about the fees. Unlike most would-be residents, though, they might not bat an eye a…

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Management
2012 January A Day in the Life

 If there’s one constant in the property management industry, it’s that there is no constant in the property management industry.    Every day, every week, is different. There’s never a dull moment; it’s always challenging. And the …

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Management
2012 January Friend Us on Facebook

 As the calendar approached the start of 2012, more than 800 million people were  on Facebook, 200 million people sent updates on Twitter, around 125 million  were chatting away on MySpace and around 120 million people were registered  use…

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Management
2012 January A Matter of Style

 To be considered an effective manager, one must possess a plethora of skills  including the ability to inspire, motivate and handle multiple tasks at once.  In the end, building managers are only successful when they satisfy, or better  y…

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Management
2012 January Aging In Place

 Citizens over the age of 65 comprise nearly 13 percent of the U.S. population—just under 40 million seniors. By 2030, it is estimated that 72 million Americans will be over the age of 65,  nearly doubling those numbers. Where this volume …

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Law & Legislation
2012 January RIP Fannie & Freddie?

 One of the biggest issues in the real estate industry over the past year has  been the speculation that government-sponsored mortgage programs Fannie Mae and  Freddie Mac will be ending. For the past 70 years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac  …

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2012 January Q&A: Conflicted in Connecticut

Q I am the vice president of our board. Just recently, we found out through a real  estate ad that the president of the board is selling his unit. Does this pose a  conflict of interest? In effect, should the president remain the presiden…

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2012 January Q&A: Tackling a Mold Problem

Q I am the owner of a condo unit. I have a mold problem which stems from water  damage coming through the outside bricks. I had a mold assessment company take  air and material samples. It was determined that there is extensive mold growt…

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