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2016 July
Focus on... Budget And Finance

Finance Financial Record-Keeping
2016 July Financial Record-Keeping

Whether your community is a condo, HOA, or co-op, proper record-keeping is the difference between a healthy property and one headed toward peril. And while meeting minutes and election results require well-organized documentation, records s…

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Finance Show Me the Money
2016 July Show Me the Money

The first of the month rolls around and it’s time to pay the monthly dues that keep the building operational. Repairs might need to be made, maintenance done, bills paid to keep all the common elements running and those dues make it all hap…

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Finance Spotting Financial Irregularities
2016 July Spotting Financial Irregularities

While it's pretty much impossible for a condo board, HOA or an employee thereof to commit fraud on the scale of a Bernie Madoff or any one of the greed-driven shysters who have made headlines in recent years, building boards and managers ce…

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Finance Managing Employees
2016 July Managing Employees

These days, pretty much everyone has a smart phone, which means they have a computer in their hands all day, every day. That makes it difficult to take true vacation days, to 'unplug' on the weekend, and to “leave work at work.” Our work li…

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Neighborhoods Brookline, Massachusetts
2016 July Brookline, Massachusetts

A town with a reputation for the elite, and nearest metropolitan neighbor to Boston, Brookline, Massachusetts is the birthplace of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, late night comedian Conan O’Brien, and the last home of Pulitzer and Nobel…

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Real Estate Trends Q&A: Seeking Parking Accommodations
2016 July Q&A: Seeking Parking Accommodations

Q. Our condominium building has assigned parking spaces, and the space for our unit is quite a distance from the entrance. As we’ve gotten older, my wife has developed difficulty in walking. We asked the board if we could get a space clos…

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