2015 February
Focus on... Board Relationships

Board Operations Home Sweet Home
2015 February Home Sweet Home

In densely-packed urban environments and sprawling suburban developments, people can often feel isolated despite living in close proximity to their neighbors. While high-rise residential buildings put many people and families literally on …

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Board Operations Building an Online Community
2015 February Building an Online Community

Social media is the means of fostering a community digitally and sharing information among like-minded people. Or is it? Yes and no. For condo associations in New England, the trend seems to be websites, private groups, and web…

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The New England Condo Expo: Thursday, April 30, 2015
2015 February The New England Condo Expo: Thursday, April 30, 2015

The seventh annual New England Condo Expo is returning to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on April 30th, bringing with it more than 150 exhibitors and thousands of trustees, board members, managers and residents from all over the …

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Board Operations A Sound Relationship
2015 February A Sound Relationship

Dealing with service vendors is a necessity for any condo development, as there are always going to be things that need to be repaired, replaced, serviced, cleaned or renovated. New England communities do not differ greatly from the …

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Board Operations Board Do’s and Don’ts for 2015
2015 February Board Do’s and Don’ts for 2015

Often, the best, most successful boards and communities share the same combination of habits and traits; all the while, the worst, most fleeting share the same, as well. Case in point: there isn’t tremendous mystery in what actions make ce…

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Board Operations A Fine Line
2015 February A Fine Line

Break the rules. Pay a fine. Repeat. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work—but community associations that don’t keep penalties for rules infractions up to date may find that residents consider it easier (and possibly cheaper) to …

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Q&A Q&A: Pet-Free Living?
2015 February Q&A: Pet-Free Living?

Q My condominium does not allow any animals, as spelled out in the condominium rules and regulations. This was one of the reasons I purchased in this building. With no regard to the rules, several owners snuck in cats for pets. Our proper…

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