2018 July
Focus on... Budget & Finance

Finance The Tax Act of 2017
2018 July The Tax Act of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 represents the first major restructuring of federal income taxes since 1986, and ushers in serious changes to how co-op, condo and HOA owners will benefit from home ownership. In many cases, the new law wil…

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Finance When Associations Borrow
2018 July When Associations Borrow

Whether it’s a renovation, an emergency repair, or anything in-between, condos, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations are rarely not spending money on something. And while they may have reserves on hand to pay for its latest project, m…

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Finance The ABC’s of  Appraisal
2018 July The ABC’s of Appraisal

For many people, appraisals are a mystery, from why and how they’re done to how the information gathered during the process is ultimately used. Truth is, the mystery is easily demystified. Appraisal is, for all intents and purposes, a strai…

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Real Estate Trends The New England Condo Expo
2018 July The New England Condo Expo

On Tuesday, May 22nd, the 10th annual New England Condominium Expo took up residence at Boston's Seaport World Trade Center for an invaluable day of learning and connection-making for New England’s residential real estate community. Over 1,…

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Q&A Q&A: Not for Sale?
2018 July Q&A: Not for Sale?

Q. I live in a five-story condominium with 24 units, 24 “designated” parking spots, and six undesignated spots. “Designated” means that only the 24 people with parking tags can park in any one of the 24 designated spots (but the spots are…

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Q&A Q&A: What’s the Secret?
2018 July Q&A: What’s the Secret?

Q. Many owners have questions about what happens at the monthly board meetings. Our board refuses to release any meeting minutes to the owners. Also, the board has told me that they do not record in the minutes who voted for what. Can the…

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