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The Right to Know - What Info Should Be Shared with Condo Owners?
By: Nena Groskind
October 2014
Show me the money! And the contracts. And the bank ledgers. And the minutes. And the bid specifications. And all the decisions boards have made on architectural changes – for the past 25 years. Condominium owners often request – or demand -- information about association governance and finances, and few would dispute their “right to know” how their community is being run. But the owners’ “right to know” does not encompass every record and every document boards and management companies produce, nor every communication they exchange.

Message from the Chair - Welcome to the 25th Annual Condo Conference and Expo
By: Beth Tramontozzi Sullivan
September 2014
Welcome to the 25th Annual Condo Conference & Expo. With it being our 25th year we decided to really shake things.

Making Meetings Matter
By: Nena Groskind
August 2014
Whether despised as time wasters, endured as necessary evils, or both, there is no question that meetings are important, not only because they are the primary vehicle for conducting association business, but also because for good or ill, they help to define a community.

Looking for Alternatives
By: Nena Groskind
July 2014
There are two things all condominium association boards hate. Well, probably a lot more than two, but for purposes of this discussion, two in particular: Increasing common area fees and reducing services. But with costs rising and essential (often long- deferred) renovations draining reserves, many boards are finding that they must do one or the other in order to cover their operating expenses. There is another option, however, which some boards have already discovered and many are beginning to explore: Finding alternatives sources of income to boost revenue without raising owners’ fees.

Community Associations Aren't Focusing on Water Conservation But Costs and Environmental Concerns Suggest They Should Be
By: Nena Groskind
June 2014
Water may become "the oil of the 21st century," as some economists have predicted. But water conservation hasn't yet created the sense of urgency that has propelled improvements in automobile gas mileage, spurred sales of hybrids and persuaded an increasing number of homeowners to acquire energy efficient appliances, upgrade their heating and cooling systems, and take other steps to reduce their energy costs.

 
 
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