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Up in the Air
By: Nena Groskind
February 2015
Death and taxes aren’t the only certainties in this life. Litigation surely belongs on that list. Community association mangers and board members, who often find themselves targeted in law suits (some more or less frivolous than others), know this as well as anyone.

Answering the Call
By: Nena Groskind
January 2015
Condominium owners can be demanding. This hardly qualifies as a stop-the-presses revelation to association managers, who are acutely aware that owners - and board members - expect managers to respond quickly, even instantly, to their questions or concerns.

Words of Wisdom
By: Nena Groskind
December 2014
The author of this quote is unknown, but its truth is indisputable. We learn from experience. This is one of those trite but true statements that most of us accept at face value. But we decided it was worth exploring more deeply and in more detail. So we asked some industry veterans to tell us what they’ve learned over the years and how those lessons have changed:

Focus on Fees
By: Nena Groskind
November 2014
The board members reviewing proposals from community association management companies usually pose two key questions: What services do you provide and how much do you charge for them? Those aren't the only questions boards ask or should ask, but they will almost always rank high on the list.

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.

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